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smith1430 01-31-2011 12:08 PM

2006 rusting jeep!
I have a late 2006 overland. The rear bootlid under the glass is starting to 'bubble' and rust. It also has rust spots appearing on the bottom edge and a blister near the rear number plate! as it is only 4 1/2 years old I have taken it to the local dealer, they have photographed it and a warranty claim is going in. I have been told by the dealer not to expect Jeep to sort it out but they will give the claim a go.

Has anybody else had any similar problem with the rear of their truck and if so did it Jeep fix it under warranty?


JDM12 01-31-2011 12:23 PM

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Ive noticed the only rusting on the exterior painted surface of my wk in the same location as yourself, under the decklid glass. I've sanded to metal and repainted with some auto store touch up type paint. I am now careful to open the glass and handwash/dry and wax the area whenever I wash the vehicle.

I did not waste my time dealing with warranty claims, most likely you will be told that your exterior rust was a result of a rock chip that was left untreated.

hamuel2003 01-31-2011 04:31 PM

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I have had the exact same problem, and have just learned to reapply touch up paint every so often if the paint appears to be worn off. Another trick that I learned from someone was to put electrical tape in that area, so the window will rub the tape instead. It seems to work, but you have to change the tape every so often, and it may be noticeable on a light colored jeep.

Does anyone know if the hinges on the glass are adjustable? I always forget to look into that, but if you could adjust the glass upwards a hair, I believe that would solve the problem, since the glass is too close to the bottom. If anything, maybe jeep should issue a recall or sell a different hinge if the ones on there are not adjustable.

JDM12 01-31-2011 04:36 PM

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I havent noticed any rubbing personally, it just seems that the area is prone to collecting stagnant water/dirt/salt. I haven't looked at the hinges tho.

hamuel2003 01-31-2011 06:37 PM

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My glass used to rattle on bumps, so I adjusted the latch inwards slightly to hold it tighter. I heard from a friend who does body work though that it is a somewhat common issue on SUV's with a rear glass like that.

suzieque 01-31-2011 07:24 PM

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do you guys have a snapshot of where the rust is?

smith1430 02-01-2011 03:23 AM

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It must be a problem that Jeep are aware of! It doesn't make you want to buy another one! I am still awaiting the call from the dealer. Also had tyre pressure sensor snap when putting in more air. Quality of parts is shocking. Jeep you should be ashamed.

Russ 02-02-2011 05:32 AM

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I have a 2006 CRD overland and have had rust spots on the lip just under the rear lift glass and on the edge of the chrome strip above the number plate.

I contacted my dealer and they said the rust spots under the rear glass were covered under warranty as they were caused by a defect in the paintwork. The rust at the corner of the chrome strip would not be covered as it was due to the chrome strip rubbing on the paintwork.

They repainted my tailagte and did the rust around the number plate at the same time as a goodwill gesture. All done under the 6 year paintwork warranty.


smith1430 02-02-2011 01:15 PM

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Russ, are you in the UK?
If Jeep decide not to honour the warranty i may ask for you details to pass to them.


Russ 02-02-2011 01:33 PM

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Yes, I'm in the UK.

If yours is bubbling up from under the paint then it should definitely be a warranty job.

My dealer said it was a fairly common fault and they have done others before.
They did also say that if it had of been just the rust around the number plate then it would not of been covered.

Where abouts are you in the UK.


TJXJWJ 02-02-2011 01:40 PM

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I'm giving our 2006 a thorough investigation this weekend after reading this thread. When I detail, I wax inside door jambs and inside the area under the glass and hatch so hopefully I'm okay...

babygorilla 02-02-2011 01:41 PM

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ah.... I have a little rust in my undercarriage. Not sure what to do about it all...

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