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7th Gen ('06-'07): 06 ss rusting out at rear wheelwell

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$1,000 at a Chevrolet/Cadillac dealership. Included repainting of the hood, fenders, and front bumper cover, as well as a new upper grille and lower ground effect insert.
Nice, I might go talk to some dealerships. My front bumber and ground effects has all kinds of knicks that I think is a bit much for paint. along with some rust bubbles that are starting to form. Just want to get a nice fresh coat on it lol.
 
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:53 AM
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hello everyone,
please help me pass this along to anyone you may know who has a 2006/2007 monte carlo which is rusting in the rear quater panels. we have created this page to get everyone having the problem together to make [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]gm[/COLOR][/COLOR] fix their mistake. we are getting estimates of $4,000-$6,000 to fix their mess up in the wheelwells but the body shops are all telling us to get rid of the cars because financially they it is not worth it to fix them. we work too hard to keep our monte nice and have to get rid of them and take a loss because of a design flaw. information of the process and claim will be on the page. Thanks in advance from fellow monte carlo lovers

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:03 AM
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3montes, do you have any updates as to where you are with GM right now? I know you said they were calling you quite a bit to investigate.

I can say I would pay a reasonable amount to fix the issue because I really like the car and that's why I bought it in the first place. However, I agree that if it's a design flaw, which it looks like it is, GM should be held accountable. I'm not just going to unload the car because it's not worth it financially to repair. That's not an option and not an acceptable answer.
 
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:25 PM
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Knock on wood, so far I have not have that issue
 
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right now gm told me there was no assistance for me due to warranty expired. i kept asking him for options and he kept telling me there was no assistance as if reading from a book. i told him my attorney would then be contacting him he said ok then i will close your case until he does so and he hung up on me. i have been in contact with over 20 people having this issue. we need to get everyone to open their claims so gm sees its not just 1 car.
some of us have opened a claim with the better bussiness bureau as well. i have also contacted our consumer reports at the cbs philadelphia and will be speaking with them this week. DO NOT LET GM STEAM ROLL US we paid good money for these cars which we bought bc we liked them. we didnt buy them just to get rid of them 6 years later and loose all the money invested in them.
get on the face book page and help me pass it along i will be posting all the numbers to call later today
 
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:47 AM
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I'd love to help but it hasn't happened to me yet.
 
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MnteCrloSS47 View Post
I'd love to help but it hasn't happened to me yet.
Good to hear you and Tadd haven't experienced this. Hopefully that stays true. Mine's a very small localized spot but it's inevitable when it does start. I've been doing my best to take care of the spot since I first noticed it.
 
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got nervous and checked mine. im all good! thank god.
 
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:55 AM
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My 03 is safe - even though it did get salted the first 3.5 years of it's life the sheet metal stayed clean. The inside door seams are also notorious for rusting and my 03 is clean there too. I'm hoping if I keep it out of the rain it won't start rusting. (In the past 4 years I have only been caught in the rain a couple of times and I was able to dry it off right away.
 
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:31 PM
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Mine is free except for the small spot on the passenger quarter lip. I didn't even notice it until six or so months after I bought it. Since then (pretty much since I graduated) mine has been stored winters and not driven in the rain unless I'm caught in it which has only happened a couple times. These steps should extend the inevitable but at some point I'm certain I'll have to have it repaired.

Never had this issue in the rear quarters on my 03, or anywhere on that car for that matter.
 

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