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Old 03-13-2006, 12:51 PM   #11
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I just bought it a month ago, the guy i bought it from said he complained and they wouldnt fix it.So I am assuming 3rd owner 133000 k later they wont fix it for me.
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I just bought it a month ago, the guy i bought it from said he complained and they wouldnt fix it.So I am assuming 3rd owner 133000 k later they wont fix it for me.
rules it out for me too.. 3rd owner at 123k
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GM knows about the problem though, and if your car has less than 100k on it they are able to fix it. You just have to complain enough and to the right people. Since the hood will not rust it doesn't have to be "rusted through", it just has to be corroded to be covered under the 100k warranty. Just like if your paint was peeling off your car GM has to cover it I believe to 100k, and whatever warranty that is is what covers your hood.

The bottom line is they know of the problem and will repair it if you find someone that actually wants to do the work. The dealer we bought our SSEi from wouldn't touch it, but when we went to the dealer we bought the GTP from they said it would be no problem at all and suggested that we wait until right before 100k to get it done to take the most advantage of it. (why get it fixed at lets say 70k to give it more time to happen again)

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this is a direct quote from the chevy web site, im sure that pontiac is covered identically

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CORROSION PROTECTION
Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built to resist corrosion. All body and sheet metal components are warranted against rust-through corrosion for 6 years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first). Application of additional rust-inhibiting materials is not required under the corrosion coverage and none is recommended. See your Chevrolet dealer for terms of this limited warranty.
based on this, GM technically has no liabilty to fix the problem, since there is no RUST THROUGH
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with a little stink I got mine done free
but I only had 35k on her at the time


I would bring it to maaco for a price quote.
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this is a direct quote from the chevy web site, im sure that pontiac is covered identically

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CORROSION PROTECTION
Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built to resist corrosion. All body and sheet metal components are warranted against rust-through corrosion for 6 years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first). Application of additional rust-inhibiting materials is not required under the corrosion coverage and none is recommended. See your Chevrolet dealer for terms of this limited warranty.
based on this, GM technically has no liabilty to fix the problem, since there is no RUST THROUGH
I realize that it is rust through warranty. But this has nothing to do with rust. Like I said, there is some warranty (might even be that same warranty) that is the same length that covers the paint on your car. So if in 6 years or 100,000 miles the paint all peels off your car, GM has to fix it becuase obviously thats a defect. It is that warranty that covers the hood.

Do you remember in the late 80'*/early 90'* when GM was having the problem with the paint peeling off cars? There were a LOT of people that got their cars repainted due to that as long as they were under the 6 year/100k miles. This is the same thing. It is a factory defect, GM knows about it, and they WILL fix it.

But hey, maybe the dealer I went to just felt like doing **** for free.
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if there was such a simple warranty, i would think that people wouldnt have much problem at all getting their hoods repainted.. Many people have to either put up a big fuss or go to another dealer in order to get it covered
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