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Go to dealer and demand repaint. 43 46.24%
Go to dealer, get told "you off roaded the Jeep" and pound sand 8 8.60%
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File insurance claim with AAA and get told to go to Jeep 1 1.08%
Go to private repair shop and pay out of pocket 0 0%
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post #1 of 33 Old 12-27-2009, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Bubbled Paint - thanks Chrysler

I washed the Jeep today (no it's not a mall crawler) and noticed that the paint on the top hinge of my front passenger door is bubbling. I'm guessing from drip water resulting from my passenger side mirror. It's bubbled and looks like it might be cracked in a few places.

I'm not very pleased at all but am VERY skeptical to go to a dealer about it. I have NEVER had a good experience with Jeep/Chrysler even when I bought my Jeep.

So, what do I do? Having worked in the car care industry for a few years I know the potential problems with cracked paint and want to get the hinge sanded/repainted before it snowballs into a much larger, rusty problem.

Looks like there is already some rust forming:



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Go to dealer and demand repaint!

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Corrosion is covered on a different warranty. Have the Dealer touch it up.

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i think the dealers are well aware of the problem and will do the repair with out any problems. the peeling paint on the outer hinges has something to do with the door part of the hinge being aluminum and the wrong primer being used at the factory. it won't hurt to call the dealer and ask the service manager before burning the gas.
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1st: Go enjoy some bacon or bacon flavored product of your choice.

2nd: Go to the local auto parts store and pick up a few cans of Duplicolor spray on bedliner and a T-50 torx bit.

3rd: Plan a weekend to pull the hinges off and bedline them. It comes out great and will be much more durable.

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mine came with bubbles, dents, and rust from the factory. I just plan on painting over myself this spring or summer.

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There is a TSB on that. The used steel bushings in the hindges from the factory. They updated it to aluminum bushings. The repair process does include repainting the hindges. Take to the dealer, if they are idiots let me know and I will get you the TSB.

I had mine done a couple of moths ago
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There is a TSB on that. The used steel bushings in the hindges from the factory. They updated it to aluminum bushings. The repair process does include repainting the hindges. Take to the dealer, if they are idiots let me know and I will get you the TSB.

I had mine done a couple of moths ago

Good info, I have the same problem with mine...

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Update:

Just got back from Huntington Beach Jeep, hinges will be in Monday for replacement and the Jeep goes in for paint same day. They are giving me a loaner/rental thanks to my extended warranty.

Can it be? An ACTUAL good experience with a Jeep dealer?!


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I noticed my hinges had paint bubbles on them too a few months ago. I gotta go check for rust. I'm kinda skeptical about taking my Jeep to the dealer, I too have never had any good experiences with the place I bought her from.

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i scuffed up my hinges and bedlined them looks awesome and they were scratched anyway

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Before the local dealership closed I was doing their warranty work and Chrysler is aware of this problem. Pretty common on JK's, especially front doors due to more frequent use.

The fix is that your dealer will order new hinges, refinish and install.

When Chrysler paints our JK's at the factory they paint the hinges on the door. The back side of the hinge is not painted and neither is the door in that spot. After you open and close the door a bunch of times the flex causes there to be a gap, moisture gets in and the paint starts to bubble up.

Should not have any problems getting the dealer to cover. I have seen this problem on Jeeps still parked on the dealer lot.
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Just dropped my Jeep off at the dealer for the repaint. They gave me a rental under my extended warranty and it's a truck... gets worse mileage than my Jeep. After fuel in that and daily insurance I'm going to for sure lose money on this deal. I can't wait to see what damage the dealership does to my Jeep.


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Before the local dealership closed I was doing their warranty work and Chrysler is aware of this problem. Pretty common on JK's, especially front doors due to more frequent use.

The fix is that your dealer will order new hinges, refinish and install.

When Chrysler paints our JK's at the factory they paint the hinges on the door. The back side of the hinge is not painted and neither is the door in that spot. After you open and close the door a bunch of times the flex causes there to be a gap, moisture gets in and the paint starts to bubble up.

Should not have any problems getting the dealer to cover. I have seen this problem on Jeeps still parked on the dealer lot.
thanks for the info moose!


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Should hold you over awhile, I've yet to see a redo by their paint dept that actually held up. They redid mine 1.5yrs back, it's already bubbling again, aluminum requires some really good prep prior prime/coatings. I'm going to do all of my hinges including the hood & tailgate myself in a couple weeks with self-etching primer & textured bedliner, will look good against the redrock.
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2nd: Go to the local auto parts store and pick up a few cans of Duplicolor spray on bedliner and a T-50 torx bit.

3rd: Plan a weekend to pull the hinges off and bedline them. It comes out great and will be much more durable.
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i think the dealers are well aware of the problem and will do the repair with out any problems. the peeling paint on the outer hinges has something to do with the door part of the hinge being aluminum and the wrong primer being used at the factory. it won't hurt to call the dealer and ask the service manager before burning the gas.
I agree....I had the same situation happen and the service department helped me without any problems. They looked at it and said they would take care of it. They ordered new hinges and sending it to the paint bay. Should have my Jeep back later this week.

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Took mine to the dealer and showed him the paint bubbling up around the hinges. He ordered new hinges right away NO PROBLEM AT ALL. But no loaner car while repairs where being made. So i called chrysler and they paid for a rental no charge to me. NOTE Be careful to check out your window gaskets on all the door because mine had to be replaced. they were streched out when they removed them for painting doors/hinges. So both gaskets around my doors were also replaced with new.
All things considered the dealer and chrysler made it right and zero out of my pocket. I had to do some nice talking with chrysler ....you know you catch more flies with honey....and all that stuff

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mine are doing it, lets see how well this plays out.
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The dealerships suck at repairing this issue because they don't know how to prep alum apparently. They fixed mine, they bubbled again (knew they would), so finally couple weeks ago I rattled on some bedliner from Autozone just to see how I'd like the black hinges against Redrock, looks awesome, texture hides the bubbles .

I know how to prep alum and will remove all of them next and give them the treatment and have them TNT bedlined with the real stuff after I prep the alum.
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My hinges started doing that not even a year out after buying it. As of today, it has not peeled, mine is an 07 bought in october 2006, and the bubbles have gotten worst. I talked with a Jeep dealership about it, they said that it not covered under warrenty, and basically to go pound sand.

So Im wheeling it, and when it flakes, I'll either repaint them or get new hinges.

Hell, my JK has over 100,000 miles on it now, and they have not peeled, I dont think many may have to worry for a while. Ive gotten used to them.

What ticks me off, ist he little black tar spots that are a pain to get off, and the mini micro specs of rust inbetween the paint particles that if you look really closely you can see. And in a light color jeep like greay stone pearl like mine or white its probably very noticable.
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Just noticed it on mine the other day. I thought it was an 07 prob and was fixed, mine is an 08

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I had the plates that hold the windshield replaced and painted but now almost every exterior door hinge is bubling really bad. I have had the 08 for 26 months and took it to the dealer twice and to body shop they sent me to only to thave Chyrsler deny the claim. THe warranty os 160km for perforation from what i am told and I have 154k
They told me to call chrysler and they told me to call the stealership.

I will call nad raise hell but if someone can show me a TSB or something that i can ram down thier throats that would be great

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