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2014 C-Max energi Frame Rust

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My 2014 C-Max energy is rusting out and has rust on the frame in the back end on many of the welds (see attached photos).

The car was mfg in May-2014 and now has 16k miles

Is this covered by the warranty?

It looks like bad Steel and terrible welding to begin with.

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Edited by alandubrinsky

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First, a question. Do you live in the Midwest, or an area where they use a lot of salt on the roads? That could explain why there's seemingly more rust than you might think for a 2 year old car.

 

That doesn't look too unusual IMO, and could hardly be defined as "rusting out".

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This is my first American car in 30 years and none of the frames of my Honda's ever looked like that!!! even beyond 10 years old.

This C-max was originally from Trenton, MI but had only spent one winter in MI then moved South. I live in Atlanta, GA.

And yes, this is considered rusting out. The rust starts on the inside...when you see if visibly it usually has rusted through.

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So you're just assuming it rusted through? Unless you can stick a screwdriver through it I would guess it's just surface rust. Even one Michigan winter without proper maintenance can cause some surface rust. That can be fixed with Xtend or other rust treatment.

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I'm with you as far as not liking the surface rust. However, that looks normal for a northern vehicle. Vehicles from auction that were from northern climates look like this. It's on all manufacturers. I see it on used cars.

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