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Old 8/11/16, 01:47 AM
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Hood corrosion

Have a 2014 convertible. I've read many posts about the hood corrosion issues. So far I don't see it on mine. Is it a foregone conclusion that all hoods will be affected? Or do some escape the issue?

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Most escape the issue. I bought my '13 GT convertible in July 2012. So far, so good. (knock on wood)
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Originally Posted by DrVet View Post
Have a 2014 convertible. I've read many posts about the hood corrosion issues. So far I don't see it on mine. Is it a foregone conclusion that all hoods will be affected? Or do some escape the issue?

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That's a tough question to answer. There's a ton of anecdotal evidence on here that most of the cars have it, but it clearly wasn't a big enough problem overall for Ford to ever issue a TSB, a recall or change their process anytime during the 10 model years it's an issue (05-14).

All I can say is, check your car over meticulously before you hit the 3/36 warranty expiration. Ford will take care of it until that point and, after that, you're in for a pain in the butt fight that you'll likely lose.
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My 11 didn't have it but 12 did. Hit or miss.
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Just checked my hood and trunk lid closely. No issues yet.

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I'm two for two on an '05 and '12 both having it.
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There is a TSB now, it includes every Mustang built since 2005 plus many other Fords:
TSB 16-0028
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There is a TSB now, it includes every Mustang built since 2005 plus many other Fords:
TSB 16-0028
Well that's nice of Ford, a simple fix...
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Ford had been replacing the hoods outright (mine was replaced along with some other forum members), but now it looks like they're only repairing the existing panel.
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Originally Posted by mfc133 View Post
Ford had been replacing the hoods outright (mine was replaced along with some other forum members), but now it looks like they're only repairing the existing panel.
I'm assuming that it will cost us if we are out of warranty though.
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Originally Posted by mfc133
There is a TSB now, it includes every Mustang built since 2005 plus many other Fords:
TSB 16-0028
Wow. Finally.

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I'm assuming that it will cost us if we are out of warranty though.
Not sure...I'm curious how this affects the way they deal with it though.

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Ford had been replacing the hoods outright (mine was replaced along with some other forum members), but now it looks like they're only repairing the existing panel.
The body shop manager at my Ford dealer was adamant that an affected hood can't be repaired permanently. He would only guarantee that a new hood could be painted to avoid the problem ever happening again.
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Wow. Finally.Not sure...I'm curious how this affects the way they deal with it though.The body shop manager at my Ford dealer was adamant that an affected hood can't be repaired permanently. He would only guarantee that a new hood could be painted to avoid the problem ever happening again.
Yeah, this is interesting and overwhelmingly what's being reported. However, both body shops I have used (for other repairs) insist that this is repairable by redoing the seam sealer.

One of the repairs included work to the hood. I mentioned the hood corrosion issue before they started work and they told me their work has a lifetime guarantee so don't worry about it. If it happens they'll redo the work.

Presuming they're good on their promise, the assurance is good enough for me... It's not that big a hassle.
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Hey moderators, I think this one is worth sticking at the top of the page - there's been so many posts about this problem over the years and this TSB is the first official acknowledgement from Ford that there is indeed a problem. Lots of guys should have new ammo to use with their dealers and with Ford now. Just wish it'd come out before I replaced my hood completely with an aftermarket one, though it was free thanks to insurance (unrelated hail damage claim).
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My hood was repaired by a dealer shortly after I bought my 2014. No return and looks great. It's been about two years or so.
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Thank You for this information. Just saw a small area on front hood lip.
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I too found a small area on the lip of my hood. I'm waiting to hear back from Ford.
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Originally Posted by kylerohde View Post
That's a tough question to answer. There's a ton of anecdotal evidence on here that most of the cars have it, but it clearly wasn't a big enough problem overall for Ford to ever issue a TSB, a recall or change their process anytime during the 10 model years it's an issue (05-14).
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I'm afraid that's incorrect my friend. TSB 16-0028

They have even gone ahead and included the 2016 Mustang because apparently they have just resigned themselves to the fact that they can't figure out how to assemble a car with aluminum body panels correctly.

http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/TSb/...dPdf?id=193285

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Originally Posted by 3point7
I'm afraid that's incorrect my friend. TSB 16-0028

They have even gone ahead and included the 2016 Mustang because apparently they have just resigned themselves to the fact that they can't figure out how to assemble a car with aluminum body panels correctly.

http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/TSb/...dPdf?id=193285
****. 2015-16 F-150 too.
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Originally Posted by kylerohde View Post
****. 2015-16 F-150 too.

Yep. I was skeptical about the all aluminum F150 from the beginning because you have an aluminum body with a steel frame and what causes the corrosion is dissimilar metals, i.e. steel and aluminum. So at some point the body has to be mounted on the frame and they have to use steel bolts I would assume. I can't imagine how they are going to avoid corrosion on that truck and given the Ford track record with aluminum panel corrosion I would think it's a forgone conclusion that the things are going to corrode.
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How much does a GT hood weigh?
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