In alt.autos.ford.focus David D <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> "Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
>> In alt.autos.ford.focus John R Cambron <*email@example.com*>:
[ Rust? ]
>>> No rust on my Focus.
>> Had some on the rear door (chrome strip), seems a cancer on Ghia
>> models. Had it fixed by Ford under the 12 year rust warranty a
>> few years ago, have to take a closer look as it seems to come
>> back again.;(
> My previous Focus (with the chrome strip) had a re-spray in 2002, and then
> one year later the dealer replaced the whole boot/tailgate as the rust had
> come back. But also it was all around the edge - I think I recall an earlier
> post about problems with the sealing compound allowing moisture to penetrate
> via the seam on the inside.
Yep, there's a problem with the sealing compound, all doors/etc.
Have checked this a few times but no problems there until now,
despite the rear door, which looks somehow as if it would rust
there below the sealing compound, in addition to the previously
mentioned problems at the chrome strip which come back.
A proper fix would need a new rear door, curious if Ford will
spent the money now, or just respray it again until the 12 years
rust warranty are over?
> So it is worth checking all over for any other signs rust.
> The dealer told me that the "fix" will be the same as 3 years ago - they
> just put a plastic membrane/washer under the trim after the re-spray
> To me it's crazy that this problem has been evident for 5 years and nothing
> was done about it.
Yep, sounds crazy, thought this problem would have been fixed
long ago and only early models, like mine (1999) would have this
Looking at this and other flaws, you ask yourself how long does
Ford produce cars? They should really know better!
Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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