Well, that's reassuring.
Asking my 'source' for more detail, it turned into a friend-of-a-friend scenario. His mate is a mechanic, who has a mate at Klosters in Newcastle. He's claiming that the aluminium subframe, heavier weight and stiffer suspension are all contributors to failure.
Having little faith in the story, I figured posting it here might clear it up for me.
Still, it might be something that has a low failure rate due to manufacturing defects. Let's keep our ears to the ground to rule it out....