Is Ford Doing Anything About Their Paint Issues?

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  1. PrepVet

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    My 2015 EL is really starting to have corrosion starting to pop underneath the paint in the tailgate. It is starting to get bad. Half a dozen small bibles just popping up and looking like hell. The warranty doesn't cover this since it isn’t a rust through. I have seen many similar trucks with the same issue.

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    Short answer- No

    They cover 2016+ models for it under warranty but never fixed it themselves properly. So they will fix once then once you are out of warranty you are on your own. Current model Explorers commonly peel on the hood as well as newer Expeditions.
     
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    Here is a link to a 47-page thread on the aluminum panel paint corrosion on the Expeditions: https://www.expeditionforum.com/thr...gister-a-complaint-read-fords-response.16012/

    My 2015 Ford Expedition Limited 4x4, purchased new, began to corrode prior to the base warranty expiring. As such, I’ll never purchase a new Ford with aluminum panels.
     
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    The new aluminum F-150's are starting to bubble paint here in New York also.

    While Ford is making repairs in warranty, they seem to have deemed poor paint performance a "service item" that's the customers' problem once out of warranty.

    Do other manufacturers have problems with their aluminum panels?
     
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    I’ve noticed aluminum 2015 F-150s bubbling in NY as well, particularly ones with the Lariat plastic wheel arch trim
     
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    I’m still within the warranty but the dealership has said tough shit basically. Ford Corp won’t cover it.
     
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    My experience was the same. There is a Facebook group devoted to this problem and most owners - warranty or not - were flipped the bird by Ford. A handful have gotten repairs partially covered and a very small portion of those have gotten new panels. Meanwhile, Ford just keeps updating the TSB to add more years. We're now up to 20 models years and a dozen differen models that the problem impacts. It's cheaper for them not to fix it. It's the Pinto attitude all over again.
     
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    Denying it mostly.. Surprised there hasn't been a class action suit filed by now..
     
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    Ford covered my aunts 2014 and resprayed it at no cost after several phone calls to corporate and through the help of the dealer. There are already one or two tiny bubbles in the paint on the bottom edge though, still better than before. They resprayed it in 2016 or 2017 I forget. I believe Ford called it a “goodwill” repair meaning it wasn’t warranty but they did it out of “goodwill” lol.
     
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