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^^^ This

The only way Nissan will start putting effort into fixing things like this at source is if it costs them financially doing repairs.

I have a 350Z since new in 2008 and it doesn't bubble at the door mirrors (nor have any of my R35s) so it's not a normal run of the mill problem....it's a flaw and Nissan should put it right.

Same with people paying for third party bell housings.....I can see why they do it but ultimately, Nissan should be replacing them until they work as intended.....again, lots of other cars have bell housings which aren't faulty and it's not even new technology. I believe only then will they put the effort into a permanent fix.

Don't let them off with it.....
 

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I've just contacted Nissan

Just contacted nissan today as both doors are effected by this rust proble. They retuened email:

Thank you for your message, the Nissan customer service team will contact you as soon as possible. Your tracking number is 1-BJJ0HH.

so i will let you know how things turn out guys
 

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is there a known fix for this problem yet ?

where does the water get in?

i.e is there something that can be done to the seal? or fill the gap with silicone or something?
 

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I have this bubbling slightly under the n/s door mirror. (MY12).

I will be taking it up with the dealer when I get back off holiday and see what happens.
 

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Mine's a MY09 with no signs of corrosion (yet), if anyone has a picture with the mirror removed to show where it starts bubbling would be very helpful. I'd prefer a preventative measure over the faff of dealing with Nissan dealers to get it repaired.:nervous:
 

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After getting a few quotes to get the well known top of the door bubble repaired at my own expense, I found this thread today and decided to chase it up as a potential warranty claim.

I was directed by my local Nissan Dealer to the Nissan HPC in Tunbridge Wells. A quick phone call, I popped over with the car a couple of hours later, and so far they have been very helpful indeed. The service manager dealt with me and after making a visual inspection of the paint bubbles on both sides (just starting to appear on the driver's side, but quite visible on the passenger side), agreed it was corrosion and as such should be covered by the 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. He said it is now a 'know issue' on both the mirrors and top of the door, (apparently it's where the assembly robot picks up the door from!? Sounds feasible) and as such he didn't expect Nissan UK would have any issue with honouring the warranty claim (fingers crossed! Famous last words etc!) They have done many others now it seems so a precedent has been set. I am waiting to hear back in a week or so.

I have heard that a few claims have been rejected as the corrosion was 'outside to in'. He mentioned that if the corrosion is caused by a rubbing of a trim or fouling on a bodywork shutline, it isn't covered, as the corrosion is caused by the paint being externally damaged, like a stone chip that isn't treated. But if the corrosion originates from under the paintwork, then it should be covered. He didn't seem to care that the car has been serviced by Litchfield and Kaizer since it passed 3 years old, as long as it was serviced by Nissan specialists.

It's a 2010 car with 38k on the clock. I'll keep the thread updated with the outcome...
 

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So far I've not had this and I have one of the oldest R35's in the country. its been outside most of the time as well

Its a bit random I think but some of the JDM's don't have the issues the EU cars do

R
weird this I have also 08 car and no issue with rust on doors?
 

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I'm glad Nissan are finally acknowledging it is a 'know issue' and from the evidence on here it is definitively inside out corrosion so should be covered under the 12 year anti-corrosion warranty.

Hopefully it will now be easier for others to rightly claim and not be fobbed off by Nissan like I and many others have been.

Below are some close ups of the corrosion areas as an example and for future reference:





 

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I've had my passenger side sorted by my dealer.... Drivers side next!!

No issues! Just photos taken by dealer, then advised couple of months later work was authorised.
i have this corrosion on both sides, not interested with the warranty side of things as i will be getting a face lift on the car several paint issues and scratches. The part i am looking for advice with is the body shop is of the opinion to fix this corrosion the door cards and door glass have to be removed i think this is not required and would avoid this action if possible
 

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Right, an update... Bad news. I got a reply from the dealership saying Nissan UK have rejected the warranty claim because the rust bubble on top of the door is not a 'known issue'. Reading this thread alone shows this is nonsense. My bubble is in exactly the same place as the others, at the top and front of the door, on both sides, just below the plastic trim. I am pretty sure that if I removed the mirror I would find rust there too, as from what I have seen, cars that rust below the mirror tend to rust at the door top too at some point. It just depends on which one appears in view first!

I will try and collate the images of rust bubbles at the top of the door and send them on to Nissan Customer Services, as I intend to take this further. Although frankly, the fact that rust may or may not be a 'known issue' is irrelevant surely? If it appears from below the original paint, on a car still under warranty, then so what if you happen to be the first one affected? If you had a stone chip that wasn't repaired (because you had not taken it to Nissan HPC for maintenance) and started a rust spot, then I can see how you wouldn't be covered, because you had failed to maintain the paintwork. But a rust bubble originating under original paint with no surface damage must be covered! I can't ever see how it wouldn't be. I think this is Nissan trying to wriggle out until a big enough noise is made.

I will start the ball rolling with an upload of the top of the door bubble on mine. Maybe others can follow suit, even if you have a photo prior to the repair? That way I can demonstrate to Nissan that the door top bubble is also a common issue along with the mirror bubble. The reply I had from the dealer indicated that if this was the mirror bubble, they would do it without quibbles...
 

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I'm glad Nissan are finally acknowledging it is a 'know issue' and from the evidence on here it is definitively inside out corrosion so should be covered under the 12 year anti-corrosion warranty.

Hopefully it will now be easier for others to rightly claim and not be fobbed off by Nissan like I and many others have been.

Below are some close ups of the corrosion areas as an example and for future reference:





great photos, i looked at my car again i have the corrosion on the fwd upper edge of the door and not yet under the mirrors,wonder should i still go ahead and take of the mirror as the body shop is suggesting..
 

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Same corrosion issue on my nearside door, bubbling just below the window trim. Cars an 09 model. I would suggest you contact some of the independents and ask them to photograph the corrosion on any cars that come in for service, you should soon build up a collection of pictures to forward to Nissan.
 

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Had my bubbling under mirrors done under warranty at Nobles. Right on the 7 year mark. They also fixed the rusty bonnet corners and gave me two pots of touchup and lacquer.

Might live miles from Silverstone or Millbrook for CATDT training but having a good NHPC is a little recompense.
 

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Passenger side door bubble. MY2010
That's Ultimate Silver isn't it? The HPC won't want to touch that paint with a barge pole. Absolute nightmare to get any paintwork fixed on that colour - I know because I've got a small dent from Tesco in my rear wheel arch and no one wants to have a go at it.

One chap has told me he'd only guarantee a full respray on a UMS car.
 
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