does not GM have a long warrenty for rust?
Yes, I thought it was 6 years/100000 or something?airbalancer said:does not GM have a long warrenty for rust?
Have you contacted the BBB ? I'm not sure they have it in Canada, sorry. Back in the late 70's, early 80's GM turned out some pretty crappy engines and trans. combo's. My Dad had an Olds Cutlass that needed both replaced, out of warranty, and by going through the BBB, GM picked up some of the cost.2000STS said:Yes, they do have 6 year / 160,000KM coverage for an actual hole in the metal. The catch is that it must rust from the inside of the sheet metal through to the outside. Not from "inside" the car (as mine is) but the inside surface of the sheet metal skin. So.....if there is surface rust and it is left to rust through they will not cover it...their stand is that it should have been repaired immediately at the owners cost if beyond the original warranty of 4 years / 80,000KM.
I did intend for this thread to be in the " Consumer Report: What's YOUR opinion? We'd like to know..." section above but it ended up here.
In any case this thread is better represented at the "Rust" thread.
Last winter I noticed my trunk carpet was soaked also. Pulled out the spare tire and found about 2 inches of standing water! Seemed that the carpet was the more wet in the right and left rear corners. I pulled the side liners out and went and siliconed all the seams for the wheelwells and any in the trunk floor. I then put a small bead of silicone (black) around any seam or split I could find in the weather stripping around the trunk lid. Very tedious to make it look good but I checked it the day after our recent record setting rainfall and it was bone dry. The only problem is I couldn't tell you if it was from sealing the floor or the top since I did it all at the same time.WAZR1 said:No sunroof. I looks like the moisture is coming in from the spare wheel well somewhere. Originally I though one of the little adhesive stirps was the problem because a small chunk had been peeled up. I sealed it with some gasket sealer but tonight I found a fresh puddle under the spare tire.
How about putting an extremely bright light under the car while you search for potential openings in a darkened trunk.WAZR1 said:...I plan to dry out the trunk and hit the under side with a high pressure hose for a while and find out once and for all where it is coming in. ...
I cut the notches tonight as listed in the article on CaddyInfo.com, then sponged out about a gallon of water from last night and todays rains. After I was done cutting, I closed it up and hit it with the hose for a good 10 minutes from the back. I opened it up and it was dry as could be!2000STS said:Check your doors on the outside bottom corners too. There is a bead of sealer that runs over the seam. Push on the paint in that area and see if it has separated from the metal. The rust may not be showing (yet) but the paint layer or sealer may move or there may be rust along the seam.
My vehicle was manufactured April 2000 (from front drivers side door sticker). Let me know what you find and how you proceed please.
Whine more for me. I would be pissed off at that. That is bs that you have rust on it.2000STS said:I don't think I've mentioned it on this thread so check:
By the way I appreciate all of the supportive comments from this board....my wife says I'm a whiner....maybe I am but I am so %%#^* off I don't care.