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Old 23 Apr 2004, 08:41 pm
Rob G
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Default 2003 RSX-S rusting already.....

I can't believe my 2003 RSX-S is rusting already after only 11 months and
9000kms. It is garage parked at night and has absolutely
no rock chips anywhere. I noticed I had some road tar specks on the front
fenders and doors and upon closer inspection saw some brown
spots among the black spots. I'm almost positive these are extremely tiny
pits in the paint that are starting to show rust now. I have
several on each door and front fender. Last year I found a noticeable pit
in the paint on the roof of the car which I filled in with touch up
paint. I don't drive on gravel roads and I seldom drive on the highway. If
I do drive on the highway, I never follow behind other cars.
When my car was new, I paid extra for a complete protectant package on the
leather, paint and carpetting. However now it seems I'm getting
tiny rust spots and the drivers leather seat is cracking badly. This is
VERY frustrating!


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Old 24 Apr 2004, 04:40 am
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Default Re: 2003 RSX-S rusting already.....

mudguards?? perhaps your tires are blasting the doors with sand on the
highway?

"Rob G" <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
news:108jher116abm56@corp.supernews.com...
> I can't believe my 2003 RSX-S is rusting already after only 11 months and
> 9000kms. It is garage parked at night and has absolutely
> no rock chips anywhere. I noticed I had some road tar specks on the front
> fenders and doors and upon closer inspection saw some brown
> spots among the black spots. I'm almost positive these are extremely tiny
> pits in the paint that are starting to show rust now. I have
> several on each door and front fender. Last year I found a noticeable pit
> in the paint on the roof of the car which I filled in with touch up
> paint. I don't drive on gravel roads and I seldom drive on the highway.

If
> I do drive on the highway, I never follow behind other cars.
> When my car was new, I paid extra for a complete protectant package on the
> leather, paint and carpetting. However now it seems I'm getting
> tiny rust spots and the drivers leather seat is cracking badly. This is
> VERY frustrating!
>
>
> --
>
>
> Rob
>
>



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Old 24 Apr 2004, 06:59 am
Frank
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Default Re: 2003 RSX-S rusting already.....

Yes, this is worrisome indeed. And not normal. I also have a 2
months old RSX (2004). So I am paying attention to other owners'
experience!

First, make sure it is surface rust and not small sand particle
lodged in the clear coat. If it is rust, bring it back to the
dealer for inspection and mention the leather problem as well:
They will probably do nothing, but you want all of this
documented (they usually write it down on the work order so you
are documenting it). Take a few pictures as welll. At the very
least, the leather should be covered under warranty but wait
before changing the seats if you have purchase the car. Why?
well, because I think the next set of seats will have the same
problem so you want to extend as much the life of the seat.

As for the rust, well, I am just like you and also park my car
inside (both at work and at home). In our Canadian winters, this
just encourages more rust. I had a 1991 Acura Integra that only
started rusting (slightly) in 2001 when I started parking it in
heated garages. At work, we have in the garage a "self serve car
wash unit". I now wash the car after I had to drive in snow and
salt/calcium, which is at least once a week during the winter
months. Oh, and CR recommends never never ever purchasing any
upgrades protection to the paint or leather. They are a waste of
money. Myself, I will get my car professionaly rust checked only
if this does not void my warranty. However, I bought last weekend
a can of Rust Check and applied it to the obvious spots ((wheel
wells, inside the hood, etc. Do not forget to apply it under the
doors (spray in the holes beneath the doors and the hatch) and
under the rubber seal on the roof where the windshield joins the
roof)). This will do for now until I get it done a in few years.
Hopefully, nothing like what is happening to you will to me (!)

The leather seems to be a very common problem. They cracks on the
left side (driver site) portion of the seat right? I have heard
of RSX owners getting their leather seat changed at around 50000k
under warranty. However, they had to scream like hell for it. I
would recommend documenting everything (rust and leather) and
start a file now (at 9000k). Just in case. Make sure that the
Acura dealership is informed of this and of the fact you are
displease that you painted more for nothing. Acura dealers have
a bad reputation for services, but not necessary Acura Canada. I
would also inform them.

Frank

"Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in message
news:mCqic.16683$_o3.535693@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> mudguards?? perhaps your tires are blasting the doors with sand

on the
> highway?
>
> "Rob G" <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> news:108jher116abm56@corp.supernews.com...
> > I can't believe my 2003 RSX-S is rusting already after only

11 months and
> > 9000kms. It is garage parked at night and has absolutely
> > no rock chips anywhere. I noticed I had some road tar specks

on the front
> > fenders and doors and upon closer inspection saw some brown
> > spots among the black spots. I'm almost positive these are

extremely tiny
> > pits in the paint that are starting to show rust now. I have
> > several on each door and front fender. Last year I found a

noticeable pit
> > in the paint on the roof of the car which I filled in with

touch up
> > paint. I don't drive on gravel roads and I seldom drive on

the highway.
> If
> > I do drive on the highway, I never follow behind other cars.
> > When my car was new, I paid extra for a complete protectant

package on the
> > leather, paint and carpetting. However now it seems I'm

getting
> > tiny rust spots and the drivers leather seat is cracking

badly. This is
> > VERY frustrating!
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > Rob
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 24 Apr 2004, 04:50 pm
Rob G
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Default Re: 2003 RSX-S rusting already.....

I spent an hour claying the driver side door and it turned out
fairly well. The rust colour spots were very difficult to remove,
but I got most of them out. I noticed a nice dent in my door
which will require paintless dent removal. Damn!

--


Rob

"Frank" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
news:zEsic.16497$Ml.8479@news01.bloor.is.net.cable .rogers.com...
> Yes, this is worrisome indeed. And not normal. I also have a 2
> months old RSX (2004). So I am paying attention to other owners'
> experience!
>
> First, make sure it is surface rust and not small sand particle
> lodged in the clear coat. If it is rust, bring it back to the
> dealer for inspection and mention the leather problem as well:
> They will probably do nothing, but you want all of this
> documented (they usually write it down on the work order so you
> are documenting it). Take a few pictures as welll. At the very
> least, the leather should be covered under warranty but wait
> before changing the seats if you have purchase the car. Why?
> well, because I think the next set of seats will have the same
> problem so you want to extend as much the life of the seat.
>
> As for the rust, well, I am just like you and also park my car
> inside (both at work and at home). In our Canadian winters, this
> just encourages more rust. I had a 1991 Acura Integra that only
> started rusting (slightly) in 2001 when I started parking it in
> heated garages. At work, we have in the garage a "self serve car
> wash unit". I now wash the car after I had to drive in snow and
> salt/calcium, which is at least once a week during the winter
> months. Oh, and CR recommends never never ever purchasing any
> upgrades protection to the paint or leather. They are a waste of
> money. Myself, I will get my car professionaly rust checked only
> if this does not void my warranty. However, I bought last weekend
> a can of Rust Check and applied it to the obvious spots ((wheel
> wells, inside the hood, etc. Do not forget to apply it under the
> doors (spray in the holes beneath the doors and the hatch) and
> under the rubber seal on the roof where the windshield joins the
> roof)). This will do for now until I get it done a in few years.
> Hopefully, nothing like what is happening to you will to me (!)
>
> The leather seems to be a very common problem. They cracks on the
> left side (driver site) portion of the seat right? I have heard
> of RSX owners getting their leather seat changed at around 50000k
> under warranty. However, they had to scream like hell for it. I
> would recommend documenting everything (rust and leather) and
> start a file now (at 9000k). Just in case. Make sure that the
> Acura dealership is informed of this and of the fact you are
> displease that you painted more for nothing. Acura dealers have
> a bad reputation for services, but not necessary Acura Canada. I
> would also inform them.
>
> Frank
>
> "Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in message
> news:mCqic.16683$_o3.535693@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> > mudguards?? perhaps your tires are blasting the doors with sand

> on the
> > highway?
> >
> > "Rob G" <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > news:108jher116abm56@corp.supernews.com...
> > > I can't believe my 2003 RSX-S is rusting already after only

> 11 months and
> > > 9000kms. It is garage parked at night and has absolutely
> > > no rock chips anywhere. I noticed I had some road tar specks

> on the front
> > > fenders and doors and upon closer inspection saw some brown
> > > spots among the black spots. I'm almost positive these are

> extremely tiny
> > > pits in the paint that are starting to show rust now. I have
> > > several on each door and front fender. Last year I found a

> noticeable pit
> > > in the paint on the roof of the car which I filled in with

> touch up
> > > paint. I don't drive on gravel roads and I seldom drive on

> the highway.
> > If
> > > I do drive on the highway, I never follow behind other cars.
> > > When my car was new, I paid extra for a complete protectant

> package on the
> > > leather, paint and carpetting. However now it seems I'm

> getting
> > > tiny rust spots and the drivers leather seat is cracking

> badly. This is
> > > VERY frustrating!
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > > Rob
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 24 Apr 2004, 10:52 pm
Rob G
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Default Re: 2003 RSX-S rusting already.....

Oh and what I thought was rust, probably was, but not from my car
thankfully.
My dash is rattling again and something is rolling around loose underneath
it.
I'm wondering if they broke a clip(?) or something when they were stuffing
the
foam padding between the dash and the windshield. It's not even cold out
and the dash is making noise.

--


Rob

"Rob G" <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
news:108lo8kklnkmj3d@corp.supernews.com...
> I spent an hour claying the driver side door and it turned out
> fairly well. The rust colour spots were very difficult to remove,
> but I got most of them out. I noticed a nice dent in my door
> which will require paintless dent removal. Damn!
>
> --
>
>
> Rob
>
> "Frank" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
> news:zEsic.16497$Ml.8479@news01.bloor.is.net.cable .rogers.com...
> > Yes, this is worrisome indeed. And not normal. I also have a 2
> > months old RSX (2004). So I am paying attention to other owners'
> > experience!
> >
> > First, make sure it is surface rust and not small sand particle
> > lodged in the clear coat. If it is rust, bring it back to the
> > dealer for inspection and mention the leather problem as well:
> > They will probably do nothing, but you want all of this
> > documented (they usually write it down on the work order so you
> > are documenting it). Take a few pictures as welll. At the very
> > least, the leather should be covered under warranty but wait
> > before changing the seats if you have purchase the car. Why?
> > well, because I think the next set of seats will have the same
> > problem so you want to extend as much the life of the seat.
> >
> > As for the rust, well, I am just like you and also park my car
> > inside (both at work and at home). In our Canadian winters, this
> > just encourages more rust. I had a 1991 Acura Integra that only
> > started rusting (slightly) in 2001 when I started parking it in
> > heated garages. At work, we have in the garage a "self serve car
> > wash unit". I now wash the car after I had to drive in snow and
> > salt/calcium, which is at least once a week during the winter
> > months. Oh, and CR recommends never never ever purchasing any
> > upgrades protection to the paint or leather. They are a waste of
> > money. Myself, I will get my car professionaly rust checked only
> > if this does not void my warranty. However, I bought last weekend
> > a can of Rust Check and applied it to the obvious spots ((wheel
> > wells, inside the hood, etc. Do not forget to apply it under the
> > doors (spray in the holes beneath the doors and the hatch) and
> > under the rubber seal on the roof where the windshield joins the
> > roof)). This will do for now until I get it done a in few years.
> > Hopefully, nothing like what is happening to you will to me (!)
> >
> > The leather seems to be a very common problem. They cracks on the
> > left side (driver site) portion of the seat right? I have heard
> > of RSX owners getting their leather seat changed at around 50000k
> > under warranty. However, they had to scream like hell for it. I
> > would recommend documenting everything (rust and leather) and
> > start a file now (at 9000k). Just in case. Make sure that the
> > Acura dealership is informed of this and of the fact you are
> > displease that you painted more for nothing. Acura dealers have
> > a bad reputation for services, but not necessary Acura Canada. I
> > would also inform them.
> >
> > Frank
> >
> > "Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in message
> > news:mCqic.16683$_o3.535693@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> > > mudguards?? perhaps your tires are blasting the doors with sand

> > on the
> > > highway?
> > >
> > > "Rob G" <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > > news:108jher116abm56@corp.supernews.com...
> > > > I can't believe my 2003 RSX-S is rusting already after only

> > 11 months and
> > > > 9000kms. It is garage parked at night and has absolutely
> > > > no rock chips anywhere. I noticed I had some road tar specks

> > on the front
> > > > fenders and doors and upon closer inspection saw some brown
> > > > spots among the black spots. I'm almost positive these are

> > extremely tiny
> > > > pits in the paint that are starting to show rust now. I have
> > > > several on each door and front fender. Last year I found a

> > noticeable pit
> > > > in the paint on the roof of the car which I filled in with

> > touch up
> > > > paint. I don't drive on gravel roads and I seldom drive on

> > the highway.
> > > If
> > > > I do drive on the highway, I never follow behind other cars.
> > > > When my car was new, I paid extra for a complete protectant

> > package on the
> > > > leather, paint and carpetting. However now it seems I'm

> > getting
> > > > tiny rust spots and the drivers leather seat is cracking

> > badly. This is
> > > > VERY frustrating!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Rob
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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