Well after three Mustangs and three years with my current one it looks like I'm finally going to deal with the aluminum hood corrosion issue like some many others in the past. I was at the car wash today and when drying I ran my hand under the lip of the hood right above the headlight and felt the bubbles. after a closer look I found that it's starting to come over to the top of the hood and it's all along the inner weld so it must have been happening for a while and I just hadn't found it. So my question is has anyone else had to deal with this on a 2015 and up and how did they handle it? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
My 2015 had paint bubbles on the hood at 18 thousand miles. Dealer sanded it down and squirted some paint on it. This was covered under 3-36 warranty. I said to the dealer, ďI donít know much about auto body but I think if you just paint over that it will come back.Ē Well, they were way to important and high up to listen to me. They said donít worry itíll be fixed!
Now a year later, the bubbles are back.
What a shocker!
Now Ford says no! 3-36 is expired!
Now Dealer says no! We donít guarantee corrosion repairs.
So, once again the little guy gets screwed.(que the woody woodpecker laugh).
Now that Iíve looked into it, this seems to be a huge problem across the country.
My question is if we do manage to get new hoods, will THEY do the same thing? I mean does anybody know if they fixed the contamination issue on the replacement hoods?
Did you know, and this came straight from ford today because I was on the phone with them. By the way, I was very polite and courteous with both the dealer and Ford.
If you BUY a new hood itís covered under Ford parts warranty (24 months). However if you get a new hood under the 3-36 b to b warranty there is no warranty on that part. So, if you are 30 months into the 3-36 an the hood gets replaced then bubbles appear on that hood say 7 months later....too bad for you!
Too bad because I love my Mustang GT. 39k miles, garage kept and meticulously cared for. Bubbling paint all over the hood in multiple spots. Dealer and Ford will not help. I don't know what to do honestly but I know I'm getting screwed. BTW, IMO, the 5 year corrosion warranty isn't worth the paper it's written on. Seen a lot of 5 year old ford aluminum panels corroded to the point of perforation? Me neither. I bet there hasn't been one warranty claim satisfied under those terms. How about some more worthless warranties to make us suckers feel better. I've got one! If your motor blows up while at a traffic light on the forth Thursday of the second month when pink elephants are in the cross walk, you're covered!!