Re: Hood: Rust Issue
It's my understanding that the improved hood design has weep holes. The problem was that water could get up underneath the hood and sit there and rust, the weep holes allow this water to drain. I am certain that salt does speed up the rust process. Here is what happened to me: I took it in with rust bubbles on hood. Dealer said GM won't cover unless it rusts all the waay through. Went back again to talk to a manager, they still would not fix, however said next week GM rep would be there and I could talk to him. I talked to GM rep and body shop manager, they first tried to sell me a new truck with $1000 off and give me peanuts for my truck. NO DEAL. So the GM rep agreed to pay half and gave me an estimate of $850. Bewildered, I went to another dealership. They told me GM wouldn't pay for it also but gave me an estimate of $400 to fix. Big difference between $850 and $400, then it struck me what they did. They doubled the price and then agreed to pay half, what a scam. I went to the owner of the first dealership and told him I would go to the ends of the earth to trash his dealership (I know a lot of people in the area) and let everyone know of the scam. He took me to the body shop manager and confronted him. The body shop manager said he thought I wanted the doors painted also(WTF?) and blamed it on miscommunication. The owner asked can you replace this hood for $400 and he said yes. So the owner said good, Bob the GM rep already said he would pay half so the owner said the GM rep will pay the $400 and my share will be $0.
2004 Colorado LS, Z-71, 4x4, ext. cab.