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2012 v6 hood and trunk corrosion

Hey I have a 2012 v6 (not sure when it was built).
I've had the car for only 5 months and I noticed a bubble on the hood. I took it to the local dealership and found it out was aluminum hood corrosion. I did some research on this forum and inspected the rest of the car and found more corrosion on the inside of the decklid. Ford has agreed to repair this under the 3 year bumper to bumber by repainting the hood and trunk. I am not satisfied and want a new hood and trunk because I believe this problem will just happen again as the contaminated aluminum corrodes again. The corrosion under the hood seam was causing a perforation almost all the way through the hood. I'm not happy because my my mustang is too new to rot and it's getting bodywork already. I'll post when it's "repaired" and let you know how it goes.


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I have a lot of little orange dots all over my car. You can't really notice it unless you look close. I have tried washing it several times. Do you have these as well?

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No...sounds like custom paint. Beware of aluminum corrosion/paint peeling on hoods and trunks of 2012 mustangs.

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This has been a problem since the inception of this S197 body.

Hood is aluminum and normally will show corrosion underneath front edge of itself first.
Trunk is made of steel, in salt air, or salted streets, lower inside lip of itself may show rust, as paint is thin near seam and sealer at seam.

Not clear where this car is located, parked most of the time. If within 1/2 mile of the ocean air, it very likely could show damage within a year.

Orange spots on other car, most likely industrial fallout from a manufacturing facility or any chimney exhaust..which has in it metal or chemicals.
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This has been a problem since the inception of this S197 body.

Hood is aluminum and normally will show corrosion underneath front edge of itself first.
Trunk is made of steel, in salt air, or salted streets, lower inside lip of itself may show rust, as paint is thin near seam and sealer at seam.

Not clear where this car is located, parked most of the time. If within 1/2 mile of the ocean air, it very likely could show damage within a year.

Orange spots on other car, most likely industrial fallout from a manufacturing facility or any chimney exhaust..which has in it metal or chemicals.
Is this something that the warranty would cover?
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From Cali and Beach in your name. Are you sure it's not the ocean air?
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I have a lot of little orange dots all over my car. You can't really notice it unless you look close. I have tried washing it several times. Do you have these as well?
That is rail dust that embeds itself in the paint during transport by train. The train's wheels melt off little flecks of metal from the rails and these melt into the paint. Since they are iron they eventually corrode and you are left with small rusty dots all over the car. Happens all the time.

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That is rail dust that embeds itself in the paint during transport by train. The train's wheels melt off little flecks of metal from the rails and these melt into the paint. Since they are iron they eventually corrode and you are left with small rusty dots all over the car. Happens all the time.
So can I get it repainted under my warranty?
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So can I get it repainted under my warranty?
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My aluminum hood is contaminated and corroded. If ford repaints it it will just corrode again. I wish deysha or Ford would get involved and get me a new hood.

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I have a lot of little orange dots all over my car. You can't really notice it unless you look close. I have tried washing it several times. Do you have these as well?
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My aluminum hood is contaminated and corroded. If Ford repaints it it will just corrode again. I wish Deysha or Ford would get involved and get me a new hood.
Hello PismoBeach3.6,

Per the warranty guide included with your vehicle, we will repair, replace, or adjust those parts that are found to be defective in materials or workmanship during the warranty period. Your dealership has determined that a repair, rather than replacement, is appropriate for this situation. Ill be more than happy to review this for you, but wont give any guarantees.

Will both of you please PM me with your VIN, dealer, full name, mileage, and best daytime number? mnast52, also make an appointment with your dealer for diagnosis.

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