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#15 of 36 2010 Ford Edge 20' Chrome Rims
Jan 02, 2011 (7:25 pm)
I noticed when i bought my brand new 2010 leftover Ford Edge about a month ago that one of the Chrome 20' factory rims had a small chip in the chrome. I was walking around my car today and noticed very large areas of flaking chrome on EVERY rim now. I see that several other people are having this problem after a snow storm . The fact is we just had a snowstorm here in the Phila. area and now i see all this flaking. I guess the salt theory is making sense now . I will be contacting my Dealer and will update this forum with my results.
Mar 27, 2012 (6:26 pm)
I recently took my Edge Sport in to have the tires balanced and aligned. I was surprised to hear that all 4 rims were damaged and that they were not covered under warranty. I have never has a problem with the alignment or balance until recently and have not run over anything that could damage the rims. The model year is a 2010 and I only have 22k miles. The Ford dealer in Albany Georgia wanted $2900 to fix the problem and said I should make an insurance claim. I picked up my Edge and went to another shop where a good friend worked. He advised me that the 4 rims were damaged and he can repair them for $1900. This sounds to me like a factory defect but was wondering if anyone else is having this issue.
#18 of 36 Re: Ford Edge Sport Rims [gregoryscott1]
Mar 28, 2012 (10:38 am)
What type of damage? If the rims are bent then somebody ran into something at some point. There are no factory issues on Edge wheels other than the chrome clad wheels not being repairable (the chrome clad part) and some problems with air pressure.
#19 of 36 Re: Ford Edge Sport Rims [akirby]
Mar 28, 2012 (11:32 am)
I agree Allen. Someone probably drove over a curb.
#20 of 36 Re: Ford Edge Sport Rims [lateralg]
Mar 28, 2012 (11:52 am)
I 'spect somebody has some 'splaining to do (Lucy).
#21 of 36 Re: Ford Edge Sport Rims [akirby]
Mar 28, 2012 (1:40 pm)
I have been told by the body shop that they had never seen something like this. My wife did hit a curb with the drivers side wheel and that was when we noticed the tires being out of align and some balance issues. I did try to blame her but my daughter had her back and was in the car with her. We did buy the Edge used 8k miles and now has 22k but have had no issues. I was also told by Ford and the body shop for the rims to be damaged it would take a severe hit to the rims where all the tires could "blow" out. Do you think it is possible the rims were bent when we bought the vehichle? The good news for me is I use USAA on my car insurance and they are taking care of most of the bill. Thanks for everbodies response.
#22 of 36 Re: Ford Edge Sport Rims [gregoryscott1]
Mar 28, 2012 (4:21 pm)
Wheels (not rims) don't just bend by themselves. If you're sure you didn't do it then I would say it's almost guaranteed that the previous owner did it. Probably straightened out the damage enough to get the tires to hold air. Glad insurance is taking care of it.
#23 of 36 Re: Ford Edge Sport Rims [akirby]
Mar 28, 2012 (5:42 pm)
Thanks and I was just wondering if anyone else had any problems but it sounds like we were just unlucky.
#24 of 36 My Chrome Wheel covers are not "covers" at all!
May 23, 2012 (5:22 pm)
I slightly bent one of my plastic chrome wheel covers on my 2011 Ford Edge SEL. My fault, I gotta pay to replace it.
So I go to the dealer to see how badly this is going to hurt.
I ask the parts guy, "How much to replace the chrome plastic wheel cover on my Edge?" He rolls his eyes, he has been through this before. "Um, well, you have to replace the whole wheel. I stare at him. "What?"
The wheel cover is "bonded" to the wheel. You can't get it separately. $768.12, plus mounting and balancing. But they will give you back $50 for the old wheel. They will recycle it for you." How sweet and Green of Ford.
They go on to explain what a great engineering design it is. "Putting chrome on the wheel this way saves weight and cost. It improves your MPG."
Yeah well, I think it is a calculated money grab by Ford to make sure you spend $800 bucks, instead of $80, or $150, for something %60+ of owners are going to damage sometime in the car's life. I do not think it was an engineering design at all, but a purposeful design to extract as much money from their clients after they purchase the car.
Now I know how they could avoid the bailout, by building in a crazy expensive design that screws their clients.