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#148 of 231 2008 GMC 1500 Rust.
May 05, 2012 (7:58 am)
I have purchased a 2008 gmc with 10,000 miles on it I wash It every weekend and it parks inside the last few times I have washed it I notice little rust spots on the doors in random spots there more and more after I wash it. I called GM which the truck is still under warranty and they said they may not beable to do anything about it. Me and my dad have been GM fans all are lifes after he had seen what my truck was doing stop he stop buying GM products. I have on the truck for 3 months today I just want to find a way to get GM to fix this problem.
#149 of 231 Re: 2008 GMC 1500 Rust. [kellerbuilt]
May 06, 2012 (10:47 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post your experience. Can you please email me directly at SocialMediaGM.com with your VIN, dealer of choice and contact information? I would like to look into this further for you.
GM Customer Service
#150 of 231 GM rust vs. Toyota rust
May 11, 2012 (3:17 pm)
As the owner of a 2006 Silverado and a follower of the Toyota truck rust issues I would like to make the following observations:
My 2006 Truck has minimal to no rust on its frame. My neighbor has the same on his 2003 Silverado and 2005 Colorado. I live on Long Island where salt is used extensively during winter storms. (although this past winter is an exceptiondue to the mild temperatures).
I did a search on www.arfc.org which is the site where vehicle complaints are compiled to the NHTSA. I searched "Frame Rust". In the first 10 pages of search results I found the breakdown of complaints by manufacturer:
GM - 2
Isuzu - 5
Honda - 9
Kia - 1
Subaru - 1
Ford - 9
Nissan - 10
Toyota - 63
Fully over 60% of the complaints were for Toyota products. Over 3 million Tacomas and Tundras were sold in the last 12 Years. Toyota has been dealing with this problem by buying back and destroying / or re-framing these trucks to the tune of approx $13,000 per vehicle.
3 million times $13,000 equals $39 billion. Current Toyota yearly profit is approx $5 billion, so that their liability for these defective frames is equal to about 8 years of profit. I predict their policy of taking responsibility for these rusty trucks will end within a year or two. If I owned their stock I would sell it soon.
#151 of 231 2000 Chevorlet 1500 4x4
May 14, 2012 (11:14 am)
I guess this is a trending topic on many Chevy trucks. I bought my truck about 5 years ago and could see just a small amount of rust under the rocker panels. Now, I've got a large hole in the passenger side rocker panel and rust is starting to run up the side of the cab on the drivers side. The hinges on the tailgate rusted off and I've replaced them (about $100 from the dealership for parts). I have given up trying to remove my trailer hitch. It has rusted to the receiver itself. Other people I know have had the same problems with their Silverado's around the same year model. I checked with a few body shops around and the cost to replace the rocker panels, spray the under carriage rust and fix what has started on the body would cost about half the value of the truck now.
#153 of 231 Re: 2008 Escalade accelerated rust [kendonhank]
Jul 21, 2012 (6:57 am)
The break lines burst a on my 1995 Chevy silverado Z71 couple years ago and had them replaced. I was amazed at how rusted the frame was and am wonder if the frame will break. I call them rust barnacles, I find large pieces of rust on garage floor. I was not aware until recently that many others were having the same rust problem. I live in the north and take good care of my vehicles. My other car is a 1996 and has no rust. I have dealt with GM on other issues and realized they just don't care.
#154 of 231 Re: 2008 GMC 1500 Undercarriage Rust [kendonhank]
Aug 16, 2012 (6:15 pm)
Please help. I bought an 08 GMC Sierra a year ago from a chevy dealership. It is now turning into a rust bucket. I have no idea what to do. I did purchase an extended bumper to bumper warranty. Any info appreciated. I have worked very hard to get to the point where I could buy a truck that I could be proud of and I take very good care of it. But I am afraid Im swabbing the deck on a sinking ship. Any and all info appreciated
#155 of 231 Re: 2008 GMC 1500 Undercarriage Rust [cmanns]
Aug 16, 2012 (6:58 pm)
Good evening cmanns,
The recommended underbody care is to (at least anually) rinse away any chemicals or road salts with plain water. We can also get you more information on your corrosion warranty, if you like. Please email us the last 8 digits of your VIN at socialmediagm.com
GM Customer Service
#156 of 231 Re: 2008 GMC 1500 Undercarriage Rust [gmcustsvcsarah]
Aug 16, 2012 (7:30 pm)
The GM warranty does not cover corrosion. They say that they do, but then they qualify it by saying they do not cover corrosion caused by the environment, which of course, is ALL corrosion.
#157 of 231 Re: 2008 GMC 1500 Undercarriage Rust [cmanns]
Aug 16, 2012 (7:34 pm)
Where did you buy the truck? How many miles? GM will likely tell you that they do not cover corrosion. That is their standard position, regardless of how old the vehicle is, how many miles, where it is operated, and how it is maintained.