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Unread 09-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
lelis
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Rust in a brand new KK

I live in Brazil and have just bought a brand new KK (0 miles, manufactured in July/12 in the US). I bought it in July, this year. I noticed it has some rusty parts (please see uploaded photos), as well as in several parts over the rear axle.

IŽm pretty mad about that since I own a 1998 XJ that simply does not have a single rusty nut. Also, because a KK costs USD60K here !!

I should be very grateful if could give your opinion about this. Is this normal? I went to dealer and observed other KK that does not have these parts rusty. I do not live near the sea but probably these cars come here by ship. The dealer suggests to paint these parts, but in Brazil companies treat customers like idiots, thereŽs absolutely no respect.

Should I force the dealer to replace these parts with new ones? IŽll probably need a lawyer to do this.

Any advice and opinion will be very welcome.

Thank you very much.

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Unread 09-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Normal surface rust.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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yes normal, sand them down but some paint and be done
to me thats part of regular maintenance
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Unread 09-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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normal and nothing to worry about.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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I do see one thing to keep an eye on in the last pic.....
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Unread 09-20-2013, 01:22 AM   #6
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Yeah, normal. Those were not painted at the factory and a little humid weather will cause that. Just hit it with some semi-flat black spray paint.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 06:11 AM   #7
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I do see one thing to keep an eye on in the last pic.....
Haha I had the same thought
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Unread 09-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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I do see one thing to keep an eye on in the last pic.....
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Unread 09-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
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I recently purchased Flood damaged vehicle in auction which is Jeep KK liberty. Vehicle in New Jersey area were flood damaged during hurricane Sandy , and many of them were auctioned. I am not saying yours is, but if the vehicle was shipped from NJ , it might be drenched in rain and saltwater. You may ask dealer to open the plastic under the gear box to make sure there is no rust there.
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