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Rust Problem

I have a 2007 CC SE 4x4 black.

Here's my problem, I bought the truck brand new July 30th, I absolutely love it. But a couple of weeks ago I noticed 4 or 5 rust spots on the rear bumper to the left of my license plate. I took it in to the dealer where I bought it, he ordered me a new bumper. I am happy about that. Today however when I got home from washing it I noticed speckled surface rust all over my tailgate and rear corner panels, in front of, behind, and over the wheel well.

My question is, has anyone else had an issue like this, if so did the dealership do anything for you? I've only owned the truck for 7 months and has just over 8k miles, and I got rust everywhere already. And I still owe a ton of money on it.

Obviously I'm going to go complain to the dealer to see what they will do for me. I just would like to get some opinions.

Thanks for reading my rant.
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that is crazy, I would be jumpin' up and down acting like a fool at the dealership if it was mine. good luck in whatever happens

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i have the rust specs on the bumper as well. they can be waxed off or polished off, however i would take to the dealer if it is that new mine is 3 years old. no rust on the paint on mine. sometimes small specs of tar my look like rust take a little alcohol and see if it comes off brown, i have had that on some cars. good luck
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I have a 2007 CC SE 4x4 black.

Here's my problem, I bought the truck brand new July 30th, I absolutely love it. But a couple of weeks ago I noticed 4 or 5 rust spots on the rear bumper to the left of my license plate. I took it in to the dealer where I bought it, he ordered me a new bumper. I am happy about that. Today however when I got home from washing it I noticed speckled surface rust all over my tailgate and rear corner panels, in front of, behind, and over the wheel well.

My question is, has anyone else had an issue like this, if so did the dealership do anything for you? I've only owned the truck for 7 months and has just over 8k miles, and I got rust everywhere already. And I still owe a ton of money on it.

Obviously I'm going to go complain to the dealer to see what they will do for me. I just would like to get some opinions.

Thanks for reading my rant.

It's weird this was brought up. I have both issues as well. Good to know they'll replace the bumper.

As for the speckles, I have them everywhere. I noticed them right away and they rub off with my finger but we've had constant snow/salt so I haven't been all over to see how extensive it is.

I was talking with a guy I know who used to work at a Nissan dealer and an auto body shop. He told me it is more than likely "industrial fallout". Meaning, when vehicles are parked next to train tracks or shipped on trains they get this. Basically it just crud kicked up and flung around by heavy metal.

Told me a few things to get rid of it but I can't recall right now. Also told me that Nissan should take care of it.

I'd like to hear other opinions on this subject too.
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I know that a bunch of people on the Titan site had that discussion. The dealer talked about "rail dust" from shipping by train. I think it was a matter of buffing/polishing. Not sure, may want to search "rail dust" on other sites.

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all my rust is from sliding along rocks and denting and bending body parts..
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i had the so called rail dust on my 07 super black kc,,dealer painted hood and roof
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Without seeing it myself, I'll go out on a limb and suggest that you get a clay bar (ie Mothers) and follow the directions.

I'm betting it is exactly as stated earlier, metal fallout, rail dust and normal-everyday contaminants that is on top of the paint.

In other words, iron particles are stuck to the surface ( again, on top) of the paint and has started to rust, making it look like your paint is at fault. A very common misconception.

One way to avoid it would be regular washing & waxing.
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I have seen were people have done grinding and such on/arouond there there trucks, and the hot sparks leave little chunks of meatle in the paint and rust so there are rust spots every place.. I could see the same thing happening with brake dust from the trains.
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