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      08-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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E91 - rusty tailgate!

Got a shock when I opened the glass on my tailgate today and noticed a small patch of rust emerging on the upper edge below the wiper motor. Heard of similar on E46/E39 Tourings but not so far on E91s. Has anyone experienced similar?

No previous damage / stone chips etc. I assume water has got in behind the seal and combined with the muck that tends to congregate there.

I am hoping it will be covered by the 12 year corrosion warranty (it's a 55 plate) - not got a full dealer history but all servicing fully up to date and last vehicle inspection was done at a dealer - not sure if that's a factor.

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Take it in. isn't there a 10 years warranty on rust . I remember reading that somewhere
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If I remember rightly the warranty only covers if it's gone through the metal not surface rust which that probably is.
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Yes I've heard that but I'm not sure how you can distinguish between surface rust and rust that has penetrated? Is it just a matter of time? Assuming it is not from accident damage / stone chips etc then why does it matter?

Anyway, going in to dealers tomorrow to be assessed. Fingers crossed.
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Dealer has confirmed as a valid claim - just need to wait for BMW to approve and then get it sorted.
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All sorted by the dealer - a repair rather than new tailgate but looks like a good job, time will tell.
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Good that they fixed it.

Hopefully just minor surface rust, as once rust has set, it always seems to come back.
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Nice one!Any quibbling from the dealership as I'm surprised that they didn't try to weasel out of it-especially with an older car...
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Nice one!Any quibbling from the dealership as I'm surprised that they didn't try to weasel out of it-especially with an older car...
Took a bit of chasing after initially taking the car in (stuck between service dept, bodyshop and BMW UK), but in the end no quibbles - I think it is a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty so no reason why they should really.
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Good on them. Looks like a nice repair.
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Nice one!Any quibbling from the dealership as I'm surprised that they didn't try to weasel out of it-especially with an older car...
Took a bit of chasing after initially taking the car in (stuck between service dept, bodyshop and BMW UK), but in the end no quibbles - I think it is a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty so no reason why they should really.
Food for thought-good stuff and thanks for the reply...
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