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#1 sparkymark75

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

Does the Mk2 Focus have any known paintwork issues?

My 2007 Focus has a rust spot just under the rear window directly below the window wiper. It's a light brown colour at the minute but I'm worried about it getting worse.

What's the paintwork warranty on Ford cars like?

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#2 jay1981

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

Never heard of a Focus rusting under the rear window. I think that the paintwork warranty is only for 12 months, the anti-perforation warranty is longer however.

In my experience the Ford warranty is a load of rubbish, they try any trick possible to avoid paying out on a warranty claim - most things seem to get blamed on stone chips, which is not covered under the warranty.

I had the paint peeling off both outer sills and I went back to Ford and they were not interested.

#3 Stoney871

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

The point that you have rust on was a common fault on the MK1 Focus as the v shape at the bottom of the window channel held water badly.
On a MK2 the channel is straight so shouldn't gather water like the MK1, have you checked in case it's a run off from the wiper spindle?
It could just be staining from rusty water.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

Be kind of impossible for a stone chip to affect where I am talking about. Not sure if it is rust or just dirt, need to get a toothbrush and clean it.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

Never heard of a Focus rusting under the rear window. I think that the paintwork warranty is only for 12 months, the anti-perforation warranty is longer however.


In my experience the Ford warranty is a load of rubbish, they try any trick possible to avoid paying out on a warranty claim - most things seem to get blamed on stone chips, which is not covered under the warranty.

I had the paint peeling off both outer sills and I went back to Ford and they were not interested.


I will agree the ford warranty is a waste of time.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

Be kind of impossible for a stone chip to affect where I am talking about.


Yes its unlikely, but its the kind of crap dealers use to get out of a warranty claim :angry:

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