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Mar 04, 2008 (9:25 am)
I'm not sure if this has been discussed yet (no search hits), sorry if it has. I have an 07 with the 18" chrome rims. Needless to say the winters in Buffalo are not very forgiving. I try to keep it washed as much as possible. I noticed that the rims are starting to bubble on the outer edges and almost a rust like appearence on other parts. Is this something warranty will cover or is there anything I can pick up at the autoparts store to "re-polish" them when spring hits. Thanks in advance for the help!
#2 of 34 Re: Rim Damage [buffalo78]
Mar 04, 2008 (9:34 am)
If they're not damaged from contact then they should be covered under warranty. Have the dealer check them.
#3 of 34 Re: Rim Damage [akirby]
Mar 04, 2008 (11:27 am)
Thank you! That's what I was planning to do, just didn't know if it was a common problem other people were having.
#4 of 34 Re: Rim Damage [buffalo78]
Mar 11, 2008 (6:14 pm)
Just saw this message. I am a Canadian and I have the same problem. The problem get worse because the rims etch and flake. I will be trying to see if i can get them replaced under warrenty,when i return from Florida. I will also ask for the 18" aluminum wheels as replacement.
#5 of 34 Re: Rim Damage [jimmy36]
May 21, 2008 (4:17 pm)
I am from near Ottawa (Canada), and I have the same problem too. I investigated, and the local Ford dealer told me there are 800+ cases in North America with 2007/08 Ford Edge rims. As well, I requested free replacement rims (covered under warranty).. but these are on massive back-order... they're talking 2-3 months before in-stock since there are so many cases of this throughout NA. The clearcoat is chipping off the rims (flaking), and it is also bubbling too. Caused from the excess winter of snow we had, heat from brakes/wheels, and the salt -- all combined into one. The Ford dealership has been instructed to take pictures of the rims for R&D so they can fix the problem with the rims... BECAUSE the replacement rims they intend to send me will probably do the same thing after next winter unless they crack the source of the problem (rim coating composition breakdown/reaction). Later... Bo
#6 of 34 question?
Feb 09, 2009 (10:40 am)
how do u find out the diminsiouns
#7 of 34 question? con't
Feb 09, 2009 (10:42 am)
of ur wheel wells?
#8 of 34 Re: question? con't [CCW91]
Feb 09, 2009 (1:47 pm)
With a tape measure?
#9 of 34 20" Chrome Wheel Problems
Mar 17, 2009 (11:40 am)
My '08 Edge Ltd with 20" Chrome wheels (6000 miles) has brassy tarnished spots on them that will not come off with the car wash solution or soap & water. My Edge just went through a long, snowy Ohio winter with road salt, although I did wash it frequently, especially after big snow storms. I went to buy chrome cleaner last night, but also noticed that the clear coat is peeling off along the outside edge of one of the tires, so I just took it into the service department. The "Master Certified Service Advisor" said that the wheels shouldn't do that, and they might need to order new rims for me. Then my sales rep came into the service area and said that their service guy could clean up the rims with a special cleaner. I told him I bought some chrome cleaner at the auto store, and he said that the stuff I bought in the store wouldn't do the job. What!!?? Does this mean I have to take my Edge to the service department every time my wheels get tarnished. Also, this does not address the peeling clear coat.
I will pick up my car in a couple of hours and will follow up on this forum.
I also have some kind of glue dripping down from the outer edges of the long horizontal piece that goes across and surrounds the lift gate handle. In between the horizontal piece and the lift gate, in the crevice, the paint has bubbled and is completely crumbled off in some places. They said they will put touch up paint on it and schedule it for body work.
#10 of 34 Re: 20" Chrome Wheel Problems [onedgeltd08]
Mar 18, 2009 (5:39 am)
Keep after them for new rims. Our daughter had the same thing happen to her Escape chrome rims. The only solution was new rims which Ford paid for.