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Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:39:46 PM »
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 Won't go over the whole Mazda 3 wheel arch rust but  I've noticed mine has started to bubble in said place but after taking it back to Norton Way Mazda the paint guy said mine has had so called crap recall on it . He said there is no point taking it any further as Mazda will throw it out as to them its had the recall .
Has anyone taken it further and complain to Mazda ???
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Re: Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 08:52:19 PM »
I know how you feel Neil as I have the odd spot appearing.   (2004 model)   But honestly, the car is 12 years old and some rust spots are to be expected. 

As far as contacting Mazda.................  I think you know what their answer would be.   
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Re: Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 09:32:17 PM »
At 11 years old it's done well TBH, I'd agree with Mr Power it's lasted a reasonable amount of time and trying to prove defective manufacture on much younger cars can be a minefield.

You are still in perforation warranty (12 years I believe or it is now). However a bubble is not perforation and it'll be out of warranty long before it it's a hole...then there's the question of if you've had annual body inspections required for the warranty.

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Re: Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 11:01:54 PM »
It's a real shame as the car as a whole has been really good .
It's never let me down and still drives really well. Everything works!!!!
I work for a main dealer and we have a company who comes in to do minor work on our cars . There in tomorrow so will see if they can sort it out .

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Re: Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 11:21:52 PM »
It's never let me down and still drives really well. Everything works!!!!

Exactly.  Mine is still running as new. Still loads of power and as you say everything works. It's a shame that there seem to be so many problems reported with the newer models.  I'm afraid that there is a definite link between "Improved" technology and the instances of that technology going wrong. 
I have considered replacing mine with a newer model, but then reconsider. I know that the older the car gets, the more it is likely to cost to repair / rectify. But as it stands,based on my car's performance over the past 12 years hopefully it is likely to carry on for many years to come.

I hope you can get this minor bodywork problem sorted out satisfactorily.
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Re: Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 07:31:16 PM »
Had the guy look at it today and felt inside the wheel arch rim and was surprised how clean it was . There was an Insignia next to mine and he pulled out loads of crap ..
He said that he can do both sides for £160.
I just really want to make it look good  again and slow the rust down.

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Re: Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 07:39:03 PM »
That's a good deal, as long as he matches the paint well.   Result. :)
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Re: Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 08:06:47 PM »
They seem pretty good , don't think Marshalls would use them if they were a bit crap.
I'm going to take out the wheel liner's in a couple of weeks and see what it's like .
Ordered some Schultz underseal spray .. Get it on the ramp and give the wheel wells a good coating ..

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Re: Rust on bottom of rear wheel arch.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 08:06:47 PM »