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.
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.