All turned out well. Free wheel bearing on S.O.A.'s dime. Comments saved me $377.
I printed the service bulletin which I found on line, gathered it together with my1-inch thick stack of reciepts from the past 9 years and took them to the service manager in person (along with his business card which was left in my car after the last oil change asking me to please give him a good review if S.O.A. contacted me..
I personally explained the wheel baering/warranty situation to him and told him I would like the bearing repaired under warranty. He explained that my vehicle was 3,000 miles and one year outside of the extended warranty BUT that I should call S.O.A. and tell them about it: he wrote the number down for me.
I called S.O.A. They got back to me in a week and authorized the repair under warranty.
WOW. Nothing out of pocket except 2 hours of my time.
I think going down there in person with the service manager's business card on top of a stack of receipts and simply walkng up and telling him what I wanted, and why, made the difference.
Now I'm going have the timing belt done and I'm going to take the car there. The knows he is going to make money on me.
Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions.