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paint peeling off my g*d d*mn roof...

Thread in 'Recalls and Service Bulletins' started by Mike Sove, May 9, 2009.

  1. Mike Sove

    Mike Sove Active Member

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    what the hell!?!??!! i was washing my truck a couple days ago and kept noticing something white floating down the driveway... so yea.. ITS THE PAINT OFF MY ROOF! anyone have this happen? btw, its an 04 adrenalin. any recall on this? or am i gonna have to "find" other issues w the paint and make a claim on my insurance?:angry::angry::angry:
     
  2. Gary DiPietroSr

    Gary DiPietroSr Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Boy, that sucks!:eek: I'll have to keep an eye on my roof. Go back to your dealer and ask about it. Sometimes they can help. I don't think ins. will pay for it.
     
  3. Gavin Allan

    Gavin Allan Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Quality is Job One!





    :banana:
     
  4. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Many, heck almost EVERY manufacturer had this issue at 1 time or another...

    Chevy, Toyota, Honda, Nissan....



    Any way,



    There was an early issue with the 2001 ST and others that had this issue....

    Check with the dealer to see if it is covered under an extended coverage or some sort of TSB..



    Todd Z
     
  5. tom buczkowski

    tom buczkowski Active Member

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    I have an 01 with this issue. I noticed it around 04 with about 40k on it. The dealer called a rep. from Dearborn to look at it,he was no help. He said there was a problem they were aware of but it was not a safety issue. He refused to help in anyway.The FORD rep had the balls to say " If it bothers you that much,then don't wash it for about 10 days and trade it in and let somebody else worry about it" I asked him that if I were to do that ,do you think it would be for another Ford vehicle?
     
  6. Richard L

    Richard L Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    It sounds to me that if the paint is flaking off, that you would have noticed a paint problem by now??? Unless of course you never waxed the roof of the truck, then you probably would not have noticed it.



    It something easily overlooked on a taller vehicle. I even took my 2001 ST to a detail shop and they failed to wax the roof?? I went back the next day and raised hell with them. They waxed the roof and gave me $40 back for my trouble.



    As for recalls??? Ford is not going to recall a vehicle for paint after 5+ years....even if there were paint problems on the 04 models. Most paint issues are only handled within the first year, and most runs, drips and errors in the first 30 days.



    ...Rich











     
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    Les Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Use to be paint had a five year warranty (at least for GM).
     
  8. Thomas Rogers

    Thomas Rogers Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    RichardL said:


    You sound like Johnny Bench in a Krylon commercial.



    TJR
     
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    Have you used a high pressure hose on the roof ?
     
  10. Steve McKellop

    Steve McKellop Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    No TSB's or FSA's on paint for '04.



    There is one, TSB 02-17-1, for the 1999-2002 EXPLORER, 2000-2002 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, EXPLORER SPORT, MERCURY: 1999-2002 MOUNTAINEER

     
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  11. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I keep eye on mine. So far I get mold in the grooves. I live on the texas coast though.
     
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    Mine has faded away very badly on top of the cab. It's been doing it for quite some time now... I figured Ford wouldn't do squat about it, so I just let it go. It looks like total crap, but oh well...
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Could put on a vynal roof on it,,,:lol:...not...:lol:
     
  14. Thomas Rogers

    Thomas Rogers Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    MuddyST,



    Is your ST garage kept or outside 24x7x365 (x 5 years)?



    TJR
     
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    Matt Stehle Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    i've found this on my '04 adrenaline too, just under the window on the drivers side door. it's a thin strip (1/8") peeling all the way across, but just the clear coat. i'm going to tape the area off, hit it with a green scotch brite pad to remove anything that is loose, then apply some touch-up clear coat. i might do some hand-polishing, but I'll prob just wait until I find someone i can trust to buff the whole truck out.
     
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    "No TSB's or FSA's on paint for '04.



    There is one, TSB 02-17-1, for the 1999-2002 EXPLORER, 2000-2002 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, EXPLORER SPORT, MERCURY: 1999-2002 MOUNTAINEER"





    What can a person do in regards to this TSB? are there any more details on it?
     
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    Steve McKellop Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    But not for the 2004 model. That TSB is in my Library under the "Tech stuff" folder if you wish to read it.

     
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    I have a blue '02, so mine fits into this tsb apparently. Is this too old now though for them to do anything for me?
     
  19. Mike Sove

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    trucks outside since ive gotten it. i bought it in 07 as a lease turn in. ive seen the roof before while loading my bike in the back, but never saw this.. these are some pretty big flakes.. i had my buddy from the body shop look the truck over real good. between that and the microscopic rust spots ALL over the truck, hes going to take care of if through my insurance. i only have a $200deductable so i cant beat it. hes going to repaint the entire truck and bill the ins. i'm dropping it off tuesday morning. thanks guys i appreciate all your help.
     
  20. Dan Long

    Dan Long Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I've never heard of insurance covering paint unless it was damaged in an accident or vandalism.....
     

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