This isn't relevant to the OP, but bone-stock STI's that have had the failure down here have had it replaced without having to sign that one-time only loyalty statement. One has failed twice and been covered twice. Still didn't have to sign.....but he's bone-stock.
Another person who didn't have to sign had a Catback and a drop in Panel Filter. Those seemed to be within acceptable parameters as well.
With all that stated can these Threads die now?