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Topic # 96964 8-Feb-2012 11:07
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We have to have the windscreen replaced due to a (second) chip, and the glass company found rust around  it, under the seal. They say the windscreen can be replaced after the rust problem is fixed.

Obviously the insurance company says this comes under maintenance and there's no cover for it under our policy.

I am just trying to figure out if this is a problem we should find on a ten years old vehicle, first buyer. I am trying to contact someone at the dealership to find what's the warranty on this at the moment, but getting a run around.

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  Reply # 578604 8-Feb-2012 11:12
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Just talked to someone with a Chrysler dealer in AKL, who happens to have someone from Chrysler US around, and he confirmed body warranty is five years.

Doom...





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  Reply # 578605 8-Feb-2012 11:12
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May it depends on where you live, close to beach etc?

I had same problem once, and yeah you need that fixed otherwise it will bubble under the glass and potentially could create an issue there a bit later on. Thing is though that it now needs to go to a panel beater and then possibly a painter before coming back to the windscreen shop, which all takes time and money.



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  Reply # 578606 8-Feb-2012 11:14
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Living in Kihandallah and Johnsonville all this time, so not that close to the sea... Yes, will have to get that done, before doing the glass. And before getting the WOF, which is next week.

Oh well...





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  Reply # 578612 8-Feb-2012 11:30
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I had that issue several years ago with a New Zealand assembled Nissan Bluebird.

Seems that at some stage the windscreen had been broken and replaced but the repairer had NOT sealed the metal surrounds and rust ate throught both "A" pillars.

It was a known fault for that model.



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  Reply # 578614 8-Feb-2012 11:34
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You don't say what the car is, some makes/models are worse than others. My Ford had rust problems at the 4 year mark (pathetic) but that was fixed under the 5 year warranty, and was a known issue. I would expect most modern vehicles to be rust free for 10+ years these days. Nothing lasts forever however.




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  Reply # 578617 8-Feb-2012 11:37
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All Wellington is close to the sea. If you're not getting Titahi Bay salt in the wind it'll be Lyall Bay or some variation on that.


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  Reply # 578618 8-Feb-2012 11:40
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For around the last 20 years I have only purchased new cars and keep them until the new car warranty expires. I have not paid for any mechanical or body repairs in that time and I can't remember the last time I purchased a new tyre.




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  Reply # 578619 8-Feb-2012 11:41
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Just had to do $600 of rust repair (engine rail) on our 11yr old mazda demio  - a lot depends on where you live,  salt by the sea, or salt from road gritting. I suppose that could be one good reason for moving to Hamilton?

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  Reply # 578626 8-Feb-2012 11:45
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VW has a 12-year, unlimited distance warranty against corrosion perforation, but most other makes are 5 years from what I have seen.  Back in the 80s, you were lucky if you could get to 5 years before rust appeared on most brand-new cars.  For your Chrysler to have reached 10 years is not bad really!





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  Reply # 578631 8-Feb-2012 11:50
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My 10yr old XR6 has just had its first rust repair to the top right strut tower. But over the years ( I have had it since 1yr old) I have had to take preventive action of surface rust in many areas of the car. According to the panel shop where I had the above strut tower Falcons are particuarly bad and he has had some examples of <5yr models needing quite serious repairs.

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  Reply # 578651 8-Feb-2012 12:22
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American cars are not that great ;-)

Jap / Korean cars are built to last forever... and ever....

I had a Pajero 93, second hand import from Japan (sold it last year). More than fifteen years, never had any problem with rust.





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  Reply # 578653 8-Feb-2012 12:25
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I had a Pajero 93, second hand import from Japan (sold it last year). More than fifteen years, never had any problem with rust.


And the electrics ?

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  Reply # 578656 8-Feb-2012 12:42
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Fords, rust problems, really?

And here I was thinking
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