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Corrosion Warranty?

can anyone tell me how the corrosion warranty works on our cars

I have a 2008 cobalt, and I found out it has a 6 year, 100,000 mile corrosion warranty

the bottom of both of my passenger doors (the inside lip) are scabbing up, the paint has peeled completely off, and are starting to turn brown with rust

I would like to take care of this before it gets visable and bad, but how does the warranty work, would this be a warranty claim?

I could fix this myself...just another thing on this car I would need to tend to, but if it can be covered under warranty, why not let them do it?

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You can do a terrible cover and blend job like the person before me and not tell the person you end up selling it to! Sorry, it's a sore spot for me. I'd call the dealership if there is a warranty.
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my father and grandfather owned an auto body shop when I was a kid, I worked there until I was about 22,

I know the right way to do it, although rust is cancer, it's very hard to completely get rid of, and if you don't get rid of all of it, it will come back

that, is one of the things that worries me about getting it fixed under warranty too...will they just do a cheap "lipstick on a pig" fix so that the rust just comes back after the warranty is over?

overall, I just have a bad opinion of GM service due to previous experences...I am not sure this would be any better

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my father and grandfather owned an auto body shop when I was a kid, I worked there until I was about 22,

I know the right way to do it, although rust is cancer, it's very hard to completely get rid of, and if you don't get rid of all of it, it will come back

that, is one of the things that worries me about getting it fixed under warranty too...will they just do a cheap "lipstick on a pig" fix so that the rust just comes back after the warranty is over?

overall, I just have a bad opinion of GM service due to previous experences...I am not sure this would be any better
Talk to Sarah "ChevyCustSvc" - she works for GM and will help get you settled.

My buddy had the same issue with his Cobalt - they just replaced the door.

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Agreed, I will never take my car to a GM mechanic unless it is the only other option. If you have that much experience I would say just do it yourself and save the hastle.

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Talk to Sarah "ChevyCustSvc" - she works for GM and will help get you settled.

My buddy had the same issue with his Cobalt - they just replaced the door.
Only problem is he is talking about right behind the door by the wheel well. That is attached to the roof so they will not just replace it.
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the bottom of both of my passenger doors (the inside lip) are scabbing up, the paint has peeled completely off, and are starting to turn brown with rust
Sounds like its on the doors? On the inside lip, as in under the door, but on the vertical lip.

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Agreed, I will never take my car to a GM mechanic unless it is the only other option. If you have that much experience I would say just do it yourself and save the hastle.

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Only problem is he is talking about right behind the door by the wheel well. That is attached to the roof so they will not just replace it.
it's a hassle to do it myself, it's alot of work to do it right

no, it's not behind the wheel well, it's the bottom lips of both passenger doors, they could replace the doors, if they wanted to

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Thats the way I would go then.
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That corrosion warranty to be is boguss. If you read the fine print they don't cover surface rust, it has to come from the inside to be covered. I could never get a GM covered except for one vehicle that the clear had peeled (1979 Citation).

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Coby,

yet another disappointment in GM service, and they wonder why they teetered on the virge of non-existance

I'm going to do a little more research on this...and find out for sure what is covered

my opinion is, their coatings failed, which then caused the rust to be able to form...therefore...it's a fault with the car

I swear, I get more and more disappointed in this car daily...:(

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from the GM website:

Sheet Metal Coverage
Sheet metal panels are covered against corrosion and rust-through as follows:
Corrosion: Body sheet metal panels are covered against rust for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Rust-Through: Any body sheet metal panel that rusts through. This is an actual hole in the sheet metal and is covered for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first

so, basically it has to look like crap before they will cover it, but if I do nothing, it will look like crap, but will it go to shit before the warranty runs out?

ugh

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Memphis 16-MCH600 "Baby Belle" hybrid amplifier
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