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I see no issue. 110k KM's of salty road debris hitting the bumper. The OEM rear mud flaps do not keep salt and mush from accumulating in the rear corners of the bumper.

But, bad form on the part of the Dealer. Would have been a better idea to spend a few $$ to respray the bumper before putting pics up.
 

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Bad form from the dealer for sure. But I have to disagree. That is way excessive for the year of the truck and km. We use salt here but it's not as bad as "the salt belt". A good chunk of the winter it's too cold for salt. I see you show an 2011 truck in your info Shizzy. Is yours that bad?
 

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It is not.

But Not knowing the history of the truck pictured, it could have had a minor accident that required a new rear bumper which a cheap aftermarket one was used and mediocre paint work was done, I can see this happening. No paint applied to the back side of the bumper, as you see all of the rust comes from the edges....
 

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Not sure on Nissan but for most manufacturers the bumper is painted separate from the vehicle. It usually comes from the bumper supplier prepainted and thus it is never as good of quality. Look at suburbans and Tahoes with painted bumpers- they are always rusted first. I had an Expedition with a painted bumper and it rusted first. I expect my painted bumper to rust faster and when it does I will just replace it with a chrome take-off.
 
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