Last post on Oct 07, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Paint, SUV
#9 of 15 Re: Rust [monexp]
Dec 28, 2009 (8:04 am)
My 02 Explorer has rust all over the roof! I took it to a body shop and I was shown the cracks on my hood (very light and hard to see unless looking for them). I was told the hood is going to rust too. 6 months later it is! I notified Ford and they will do nothing about it. I was told by the body shop owner that he has seen a lot of Fords that do the same exact thing (the roof and the hood), usually the dark colors (mine is dark green). Ford knows of this problem yet they keep using the same process of painting, ridiculous!!!!!
#10 of 15 Re: paint peeling on top of 2004 [trailsandroads]
Apr 10, 2010 (8:59 pm)
Have a 2004 white explorer that has a spot about 1 ft square that has flaked off. It is not faded but is flaking off. Have you had any success in getting ford to take care of this problem.
HAS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCED PAINT FLAKING ON 04 EXPLORERS ?
#11 of 15 Re: paint peeling on top of 2004 [ted16]
Apr 12, 2010 (8:37 am)
Was cleaning my 05 Explorer and when I went to clean the roof all the paint in the grooves was gone. There is some bubbling starting to go up on the high points.
#13 of 15 Rust on the inside my 2008 Explorer
Mar 10, 2011 (8:31 am)
A couple months ago my wife & I purchased a used 2008 Ford Explorer from a local dealership with 40 some thousand miles on it. And recently looked under the drivers seat & found the underside of the seat & the gearing all rusted & the floor board is rusted underneath the carpet. How can there be rust from the inside out & is there any action that can be taken to have Ford fix this problem?
#14 of 15 Re: Rust on the inside my 2008 Explorer [tinman76]
Mar 10, 2011 (12:52 pm)
This is only my suggestion, I'm not an expert!
Did you buy it "as is" or was there any warranty period?
If you only bought it a few months ago, I would send a registered letter to the dealership stating the problem, insert pictures into the letter, and ask them for a refund. It sounds like the rust has ruined the integrity of a car thats not very old. I would copy your attorney and be sure to show that CC on the bottom. Or - better yet - have your atty send the letter on your behalf, people resond immediately to a letter from an atty, and it might only cost you $50 to have it sent.
If they wont offer you a refund or excellent repair, file against them in small claims court right away (if the amount you are seeing is allowable by your courts) or you might lose your window of oppty. Good luck.
#15 of 15 2004 ford explorer,rust on hood
Oct 07, 2011 (7:14 am)
2004 explorer,noticed paint bubbling front of hood, lifted hood,found paint bubbling undersideof hood, vehicle has 49,000, bought new,garaged,something obviously wrong with these vehicles,
dealer no help, FORD should stand up and admit the problem as GM did in the 70s with hoods
and trunks on intermediate sedans and coupes, driving for 52 years,many new cars,once they start to rust you cannot stop it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!