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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Truck
#1 of 15 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting
Jan 23, 2008 (5:46 am)
Just curious, My F250 was just out of it's 5yr warr.
Iv'e noticed what I thought was just a tack weld loosing it's paint before the warranty expired. I took the truck back to the dealer and they informed me that the truck was two months out of its warr.and could do nothing. Now a year later both rear fenders are rusting from the inside out and I noticed other Ford doing the same. With the newer galvinized metals thsi should not be happining this soon. Does any one else have this problem and so did Ford own up to it. What recourses do I have? Thanks.
#2 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
May 17, 2008 (7:32 pm)
I have a 2002 F250 also. I have the same thing happening. I thought I heard a while back that the steel ford is using is only galvanizes on one side so they could get the paint to stay on. Not sure how true it is though.
#3 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
May 31, 2008 (4:17 pm)
yep same thing her 2002 f 250 rusting over rear wheel pass. side thus far.
#4 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Jul 01, 2008 (5:47 pm)
i had a 99 f350 s.d. that i sold because of the box that rotted in the wheel wells too i worked at the time at a ford store and had the rep look at the truck i was also just out by one month and was told no. i still have a 94 lightning that has not seen snow and the wheel well are rusty on it with only 80k. my 92 f150 4x4 rotted in the same way.
i still have my 2001 f250 and the box is rusting again no help just out of warranty.
i did call ford and they said i could trade it in for a new one!!! why so in a few year i can replace the box sides or get an other truck.I was a service manager for three ford dealers for over 20 years, but i'm not happy that i have to buy a new box or a part of qrts for two of them. don't get me wrong i have ford blue blood with 4 mustangs,two trucks and an exploder. just rubs me the wrong way with the same concern year after year.
#5 of 15 2002 hdf250 rust
Jun 01, 2009 (8:19 pm)
MY FORD F250 HD 4 WHEEL DR. EXT CAB 8 FT BED IS RUSTING AWAY. WHEEL WELLS FIRST NOW THE BACK OF THE CAB . STARTS WITH BLISTERING PAINT FROM THE INSIDE OUT. THE DEALER TOLD ME I WAS 2 MONTHS OUT OF WARRANTY SO IT WAS MY PROBLEM , I TOLD HIM FORD WAS PUSHING ME TO CHEVY , HE TOLD ME THAT WAS OK BECAUSE THEY SOLD CHEVYS TOO. IT WAS HARD NOT TO DECK THE GUY ( I GUESS THATS THE NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE) . i bought this truck new , it was not cheap ,just cheaply made). I HAVE A 1957 T-BIRD THAT HAS NO RUST ITS ABOUT 95% RIGHT , BUT THIS F 250 IS MY LAST FORD . I HAVE HAD FORDS SINCE 1963 BUT NO MORE. TODAY GM WENT INTO BANKRUPTCY , I HOPE FORD FOLLOWS AND THE GOV. KEEPS ITS NOSE OUT OF IT. THEY HAVE BEEN STICKING IT TO US FOR YEARS LETS GIVE IT BACK. I LOVE THE TRUCK BUT LOOKS LIKE I WILL NEED A LOT OF BODY FILLER , MAY AS WELL BUY SOME STOCK IN BODY FILLER WHILE I'M AT IT , I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF 2002 F250s THAT ARE THE SAME AS MINE SO THE STOCK HAS TO GO UP. I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I'M JUST A LITTLE BITTER.
#6 of 15 03 f-250
Nov 27, 2009 (11:14 am)
my truck is doing the same as all of your trucks. i bought my truck brand new in 03 waxed it twice a year and i have a hole the size of a quarter on my pass side up above the rear wheel and getting worse. the paint is bubbling on my drivers side rite above the drivers rear wheel ..when i called ford they told me sorry sir there's nothing we can do.anybody got any idea's???
#7 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Jan 16, 2010 (9:38 am)
I have a 2001 F-150 Crew Lar. Both front doors rusted...front rocker panels rusted completely through...(large holes)... The truck was taken care of...Polished 3 times a years...Tried getting warranty from Ford with 76,000 miles (3 years ago)..They told me the warranty was up at 75,000... "like the rust just started 1000 miles ago...I have been a Ford customer for 15 years...i will NEVER buy another Ford....They have lost me as a customer for LIFE....
#8 of 15 FORD F-150 RUSTING
Jan 16, 2010 (9:40 am)
I have a 2001 F-150 Crew Lar. Both front doors rusted...front rocker panels rusted completely through...(large holes)... The truck was taken care of...Polished 3 times a years...Tried getting warranty from Ford with 76,000 miles (3 years ago)..They told me the warranty was up at 75,000... "like the rust just started 1000 miles ago...I have been a Ford customer for 15 years...i will NEVER buy another Ford....They have lost me as a customer for LIFE...
#9 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Aug 27, 2010 (7:57 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty, dark blue in color. I bought the truck brand new and am having the same issue. I have kept the truck in pristine condition and the paint around the rear wheel wells has started popping. I have noticed the same thing with trucks the same year as mine and as new as 2006. Before this one, I had a 1992 Ford F-150 that I kept for ten years and not once had this type of issue with it. I have always been a hardcore Ford believer, but I am starting to rethink my devotion. It is ashame that you pay this much for a truck and then have to shell out even more money because of a default in manufactoring. What happened to American made products?
#10 of 15 f250 rust
Sep 30, 2010 (4:47 am)
i, and most other owners of the f250's have the same rust problems on the wheel wells. obviously a manufacture problem. with bill ford and mulahly(sp?) promising high quality in ads, this total line failure sure shows that they really are not paying attention to quality. this will reflect badly on future sales as our vehicles on the road will show ford does not really pay attention to quality.