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#1 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 04:33 PM

So something that I've noticed with my car, and newer cars in general. The bottom of the door, right where the weld is already has rust! Not even 70,000 miles! Does anyone else have anything like that?









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#2 OFFLINE   BIG ROCCO

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

LOL nothing ever rusts here in Phoenix


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#3 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

Maybe that door leaks water.   

 

I haven't noticed anyone else with that problem and seem unusual to me.  It may be covered by a warranty.  Some reading indicates there is a rust-through warranty and a rust warranty, but not sure specifically for the C-Max.

 

https://www.justansw...t-warranty.html


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#4 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:46 AM

It's only surface rust, but it happens on both front doors. Right at the bottom. It wasn't as bad on my Focus, so I'm wondering if they're using a different type of metal.



#5 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:36 PM

I've not seen the problem.   And they use lots of salt on the roads.


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#6 OFFLINE   homestead

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

Perhaps the door was scraped on a tall curb.
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#7 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:34 PM

I'll have to take a closer look when I'm not so tired! Update y'all soon.



#8 OFFLINE   WNY

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

yup, where the seam is rolled under on the inside bottom of the door, my driver has a little bit, i just clean it and wax it off, might be inside the door or something. idk. 


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#9 OFFLINE   Tree63

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:48 AM

My 2013 has some minor surface rust in  the same area.  It's gone through 4 winters up here.  Not bad.  Time to put some wax or NuFinish on it before winter.



#10 OFFLINE   anbron

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:32 AM

Mine has no rust also. Applying wax is a good idea to prevent surface rust.



#11 OFFLINE   Tom

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:24 PM

Be sure that the door water drains are open.  In the past, there were issues with lift gate doors not having the plastic covers on the water drains removed when the new cars were delivered to the buyers. May also apply to the doors?



#12 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:00 PM

I'll have to look! It could just be some clogged drains causing it.








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