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Old 12-18-2004, 04:20 PM   #11
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With my hood and I think those of others here, the hood wasn't rusted through(since aluminum won't rust through in the normal sense). However, corrosion was the cause of the problem so GM fixed it with no problems at all.
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went and took the cover off mine and had a look at the bonnet and there it was at the front three little bubbles but thing is mine only has 59k on it and it is in england so the warranty isn't worth anything so i will just to wait and pay for it myself
please don't start feeling sorry for me as i was going to get all the stone chips done so i'll just have to get the bonnet sorry(hood) done as well never mind i still like it very much so a couple of hundred pounds wont be to bad
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I think that alot of people have had problems in the 2000+ with a bra on the front of the car. A bra on the car traps in moisture and promotes the rust on thoes hoods

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bring it in they will fix it. I drove in for an oil change and asked to see
the maneger of the paint dept. He looked at it and said they have a
service/recall on our hoods.
She looks great now.
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well i just took my car in to the pontiac service dealer to get my hood checked out and they said that they would have to take off the hood, strip down the hood, sand everything, paint it and put it back on and that it would cost me about 200. He said that he has to take everything into consideration, mileage, condition, how bad the bubbling is. so i dont know what Im going to do. I think Im going to go take it to another pontiac deal in another city and see what they say. you never know

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The fact of the matter is that it shouldn't cost you anything. The corrosion warranty is there to cover defects in manufacturing. Seeing as how the bubbling is caused by the incorrect primer being used during manufacturing, it is a manufacturing defect and should be corrected immediately at Pontiac'* (GM'*) expense no matter how close to 100,000 miles you are.

Come next summer I better not have these difficulties with my local Pontiac dealership. I want my hood fixed and fixed proper. You don't spend thirty some thousand dollars on a car only to have the paint bubble at less than 40,000 miles.
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yes the corrosion protection is there for a reason......USE IT. It should cost you nothing
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Wrong. GM probably wont' do a thing about it! I've taken my car to several dealers (mine has the same problem) and GM won't do a thing about it. It explicitly states in the warranty that the paint warranty only pertains to the vehicle RUSTING completely through, as in a rust HOLE not just rust. The entire front 1" of my hood had the paint chip off as my car has the same problem as the Bonneville and I took it to several dealers and they said they couldn't do anything about it because it wasn't rusted through. I also have a spot about the size of a half dollar on the side of my car where the paint fell off and it is rusted pretty bad in that spot behind the driver'* side door but they won't do anything about that rust either, because yet again, it is NOT rusted through! My car isn't new by any means, it'* 7 years old, but these problems started when it was only two years old and they wouldn't do jack about it because the metal wasn't rusted through. The paint "warranty" won't cover anything basically. I also have horrible oxidation on my trunk. Parts of it are turning white on a burgandy car.
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\The thing about aluminum is that it will hardly ever corrode all the way through. The way that aluminum oxidizes is a surface oxidization that doesn't penetrate very far into the surface of the metal. The same can be said for steel, but the rust (oxidized steel) is not physically stronger and is more chemically reactive than the base steel. The opposite is true for aluminum. Aluminum oxide is much stronger than base aluminum and is much more chemically stable.

I guess the thing to do if you have time to do it is to remove the bubbled paint (mine is just under the lip right now and not visible as yet) and keep it cleaned up so that the corrosion can progress further into the metal. Once it goes through, take it in and force them to replace your hood...
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yes GM warrenty says 100,000 mile rust THROUGH corrosion protection. I thought that his hood had bubbled and there was a hole
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