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2012 Hyundai Elantra Question: Has anyone else had a problem with premature rusting?

 

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OldsMech49, West Chester, OH, October 02, 2012, 11:18
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At least two stone chips in the paint on the hood have resulted in bubbled paint and rust. Rust has also erupted near on headlight, with no evidence of a nick or chip.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12976 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 02, 2012, 13:14
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    SEEK WARRANTY INFO SHOULD BE COVERED

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    Gzi June 27, 2014, 15:08
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    Hi, your question is long ago. But I am confronted with the same problem since one year. The car started to rust all over the place at 1 year old. Also made bubbles. And the dealer turned me away and said it is not covered by rust warranty, because they are rock chips. I am sure they are no rock chips. That looks like more like an old car were the rust is coming through underneath the color. I know that rock chips are first white spots from the color underneath and they take a long time until they strt to rust. It seems there is no undercoating at that car?
    If you found some solution in the meantime, let me know.
    Also I found that the car uses way more fuel than it should. Really frustrating. I got turned away for that, too.

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