Bulletins & Advisories Warranty Extension: Tailgate Surface Corrosion

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Service News, Sunday 27th Jan, 2013.

  1. Service News Staff Managed Dealer Information

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    Chassis Codes: BE1, BE3, BE5
    Production Years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

    The above affected models have this issue and Honda have released this as warranty extension: +3 years extended warranty (3 years normal warranty period + additional 3 years = 6 years total cover)

    The Symptoms
    Corrosion occurs on the outer panel surface of the tailgate. The corrosion may appear in the form of blisters, spots or cracking of the paint.

    The Cause
    Limited paint toughness against corrosion.

    The Fix
    Corrosion Repair1. Remove all parts and trim to be able to access the corroded area.
    2. If the corroded area has sealer applied this should now be removed.
    3. Use a wire brush to remove all traces of corrosion. If a wire brush is ineffective use sanding machine or grit
    blasting techniques.
    4 Sand the affected area with 800 grade dry paper until smooth.
    5. Degrease and clean the repair area before masking for paint application.
    6. Apply epoxy primer to the affected area. Ensure good coverage and penetration into any panel joint areas.

    NOTE:
    - Follow manufacturers instructions for drying times etc.
    7. Smooth the area with Scotch Bright (#800).
    8. Degrease and clean the repair area again before applying the surfacer primer.

    NOTE:
    - Follow manufacturers instructions for drying times etc.
    9. Once the surfacer primer has dried smooth repair area again with Scotch Bright (#800).
    Degrease and clean the repair area.

    Advise for owners: Some owners will view this recall as jumping on the bandwagon to get free repairs on their cars. There are clear guidelines to this extension. Can the legitimate owners with this issue approach your dealers to start the process.

    For those trying their luck or give Honda bad name go else where to moan!

    Honda dealers will extensively and thoroughly check the area and if found the corrosion has resulted from stone chipping, scratching or a poor previous paint repair then is not covered by this warranty extension. Honda dealers will take paint measurements before they proceed with the claim.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    FR-V owners of 2009 models last chance saloon get in before this expires.
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

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  4. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I did @Nels , thanks. Mines too old for this :-/
    Body work is going to be something I need to work on next year though, as I'm starting to see bubbles appearing now :-(
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    No harm in calling HUKCS and pleading you have been hard done by, you will be surprised they may offer assistance. Call em mate and log the case.
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :whathesaid:
     
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  7. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Will give it a go guys, cheers.
    Any advice on what I should push on?
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    'A starter for 10'

    Only just found out about this extension to the warranty.
    Clearly the bubbling on your car started a few years ago.
    You've kept her in tip-top condition.
    Could they please just ask HUK if they would look kindly on your case.
     
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  9. Bugsy Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Mines too old aswell 9 years old so out off warranty
    Here are some pics after valet

    1441908930119-219157205. 14419092205721223096730. 1441909252922-2026453551. 144190927055433663056. 1441909288781898979417.
     
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  10. richb87 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Mines also to old (54) have blistering on the tailgate, a small area under the number plate . I'll probably just try and sort it myself but would have been nice!
     
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  11. garf8v Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi Nels
    Thank you, I have seen this, but I have paperwork that came with the car for a 12 year anti corrosion warranty, although I am having problems with John Banks in getting this years paperwork....
    What a great club this is!
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    NP @garf8v. I just wanted to ensure that our FR-V members didn't miss out, but you've clearly got things under control.
    Thank you for the kind comment about our club. :Hey:
     
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  13. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    So following an email to Honda UK about my rust problem, they have responded asking some questions. Those being;
    1. Have I taken it to my local dealer for inspection? - No, but can do.
    2. Am I the first owner of the car? - No, 2nd or 3rd (need to check)
    3. Has the vehicle been mainly garaged? - Not sure.
    4. What the current Mileage is? - 80K
    They have also asked where I learned this was a common fault - so I suppose I just remind them of this warranty extension then? yes?
    What's you thoughts and advice guys, not looking too hopeful due to that questioning :-/
     
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  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Well TSB are common knowledge yes you can quote it , take it to the dealer let the process take it course mate. If you need help PM me.
     
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  16. mattyg Premium Member Club Supporter

    Hi does any one have the email for honda UK to try and claim my car has a rust bubble forming under the handle and it's a 2009 model
    much appreciated
    matt
     
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  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    call the contact centre or Contact us fill out the contact form.
     
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  18. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Thats what i have done, got the ball rolling :Niceone:
     
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  19. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :goodluck: and keep us posted.
     
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  20. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Will do, going down Honda over the weekend and see if they can do the inspection before I reply to there email.
     
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