$50,000.00 2008 Silverado = RUST??

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Gator Dave, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Gator Dave

    Gator Dave New Member

    I just purchased a 'new' 2008 2500HD LTZ, Z71 4x4, w/6.6L Diesel. I did say 'new,' it was a hold-over from last year, never demo'd or titled - 23 miles original...probably from test drives. I bought it 5 days ago. My state has a NO buyers remorse return policy, you bought it - it's yours!

    I never bothered to 'inspect' the undercarriage and drive train, it's NEW right? Well, all the shafts, mounts, sway bars, steering linkage, tie rods, brake calipers/backing plates, bushing mounts, and much more are solid RUST! Even along the frame and where there are galvanized parts, etc., they are rusty!?

    GM Customer Satisfaction seems to agree that that truck SHOULD NOT have that corrosion! The dealer, the service manager, and the salesman say it's "normal."

    The view under my truck looks like a combination of a NEW p-up and a '68 p-up pulled out of a bayou!

    BTW, I am a Florida boy, the truck was purchased in NW Florida -- I hate to see how it will deteriorate if it ever sees northern roads in the winter...

    Comments PLEASE!

  2. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I'm shocked is all i have to say
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    huh, have a photo of the corrosion? How bad is it?
  4. SilveradoBrett

    SilveradoBrett Rockstar

    What? Thats shocking? Do you have any pictures to show? I kinda want to see it!
  5. 95CTburb19

    95CTburb19 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    maybe it got flooded :neutral:
  6. 08victoryredZ71

    08victoryredZ71 Rockstar

    X2 they could have sold you a flooded one!
  7. zach45

    zach45 Epic Member 5+ Years 100 Posts

    i dono about all that... my driveshaft rear 2" blocks and u bolts and all **** like that are rusty... but my uca and lca are fine. and all that other stuff your said..
  8. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site Dave! Too bad about the rust and I would be persistant with GM and maybe they will take care of you.
  9. bry2500

    bry2500 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    If they don't take care of you and it is just surface rust or not to bad corrosion you can treat it with POR-15. But if you do follow the instructions very precise and DO NOT GET IT ON ANY NUTS AND BOLTS. You will never get them out. This stuff is the best rust treatment on the market and is hard as a rock after dried.You would have to do the pieces individually so dismantling your truck is necessary

    I would beat the salesman just short of death first before trying this. They should take care of you. It should't be your problem.

    Dealership = liars

  10. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Thats outragous, I would stay persistant w the dealers. Post a pic of it when you get a chance. Are we talking about surface rust? How long was the truck on the lot?? I might try looking at the under carrige of some other trucks at the dealer. :neutral: Keep us posted.

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