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#137 of 230 Re: 2008 Escalade accelerated rust [katzoo]
Dec 10, 2011 (7:30 am)
I am so sorry to hear about your rusting problems... you are not alone. I have been fighting this issue for a couple of months now. Obviously, the first step is to put in a formal complaint to NHTSA. I have a blog set up with what I hope is some helpful information.
This also has a link to a fellow GM victim, that is very helpful. I hope this helps a bit, and PLEASE let me know how you make out in court.
Best of luck.
#138 of 230 Re: 1999 GMC Sierra rusting frame [pattipie3]
Jan 22, 2012 (3:41 pm)
I have a 1999 GMC Sierra and it is rusting too. Frame has completely rusted and had to have it repaired (some what) before the rear end falls out and the rocker panels are just as bad. I work on cars and i see this all the time. Even the insurance agent told me this was a problem on these trucks and that is not cover buy them. They need to recall them and fix them, other wise i will never buy another one! At least toyota fixed their problem.
#139 of 230 Re: 1999 GMC Sierra rusting frame [chrisgfromva]
Mar 14, 2012 (7:03 pm)
Complain to NHTSA and GM and never buy from GM again. You will never hear from either but at least they will get the message (unless we bail them out again). I have been restoring my 2002 to fight rust with 45k miles. GM has turned their backs on their customers and chose profit over product. Send them a message back. I will be buying other trucks from now on. And to the GM CS's watching this site, stop responding, it is insulting to think you care. Maybe if GM let some dead weight go they could properly make trucks that are actually safe. (Oh and before anyone chimes in saying truck is 10 yrs old. Check my older posts. I have been fighting rust since 2004.)
#140 of 230 Re: 1999 GMC Sierra rusting frame [gmrustbucket]
Mar 15, 2012 (7:41 am)
#141 of 230 Re: 1999 GMC Sierra rusting frame [gmrustbucket]
Mar 15, 2012 (8:27 am)
> I have been restoring my 2002 to fight rust with 45k miles.
Same here, but mine only has 30K miles. Don't forget to look behind the rocker panels below the doors. I noticed the paint bubbling up with a moist oily feel underneath the paint chips I was breaking off. One area was rusted enough to knock out a hole. I ran a video camera probe behind to find the metal rusting out from the back. I'm going to wait until next fall to cut mine off, seal it up with POR-15, then put new ones on. For now I fiber glassed over, and sealed with POR-15 from the outside. Seems the designers left large channels open on the bottom, which allows salty water to spray up inside the closed channels from the wheels, and then forgot to apply any kind of a rust inhibitor. I better not meet one of these designers on the street.
#142 of 230 Re: 2008 Escalade accelerated rust [katzoo]
Mar 24, 2012 (1:28 pm)
katzoo, what has been the outcome if any with GM? We have a 2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD with the EXACT same issues...2 sets of brakes and rotors rust out, the entire underside is heavily rusted, exhaust has rusted off and the truck only has 32000 miles. We are now even seeing rust inside the cab.
#143 of 230 Re: 2008 Escalade accelerated rust [jeanfitz63]
Mar 24, 2012 (5:11 pm)
I have been to court on this and can give you a lot of good info. Where are you in the process.
#144 of 230 Re: 2008 Escalade accelerated rust [jeanfitz63]
Mar 24, 2012 (5:13 pm)
I have been to court on this and can give you some good info. Where are you in the process.
#145 of 230 Re: 2008 GMC 1500 Undercarriage Rust [gmcustsvc]
Mar 25, 2012 (11:00 am)
Christina, This problem affects all of the GM trucks ont he road, its not just a select few. My truck (2000 silverado 2500 extended cab) is in great shape no rust at all, but the brake and fuel lines are rusted to hell. Dont start me with the piston slap. I am threw dealing directly with Gm, when my tailgate cables broke and crushed the tailgate, you issued a recall 1 week after the occurence and GM did nothing but replace the cables. If it wanot for the government bail out gm would be gone. Its time to do something. Just google rust and chevy truck and youll get enough hits to enter into a recall. I was a die hard chevy guy (still have an 87 aerocoupe with 4300k) but i will not be much longer. When its time for a new truck 3 brands come to mind, ford, toyota and dodge. Sadly Gm is no longer part of my automotive vocabulary.