Not very technical of a title, but I'm refering to the area you put the gas in on the side of the car.
My 2k ssei has been holding up very well minus the few issues that everyone else mentioned many times earlier like the intermediate shaft, rear window regulators, and the leaking into the trunk issues.
However, another problem has been brewing. I know in my wife'* '99 buick she had a plastic insert in her gas slot to contain any spillage and protect the metal. Mine, hovever, does not. Are we supposed to have that plastic piece in there as well on our cars?
Well, I'm getting bubbling and it'* starting to rust below that area. Plus the inner bottom below the fill point is getting rusty. I'm at work on break or I'd try to show some pics. There is a weld or crease inside the area and I think water and gas are getting in there causing it to rust.
I have two questions. First is my car missing a plastic protector piece? Second, if not what do you recommend to keep this from getting worse?
Granted my car is aging(so sad ) but there is no other rust showing and if I can clean up the affected area and protect it with some sort of insert, then it should be good to go for a long while,
Any info, advice, comments, etc... are welcome.