Rust issues on Ford Figo

    It is extremely important to curtail rust as soon as it is seen to avoid major expenses in the future.

    Published On Feb 17, 2024 08:30:00 AM

    17,276 Views

    Rust issues on Ford Figo

    I own a Ford Figo Titanium, which has clocked almost 11,000km. Recently, I drove a bit in the rain and couldn’t clean the car for almost a month. After cleaning, I noticed that the paint along the running board is flaking off. I was under the assumption that the paint job in a car is similar everywhere. Could this be a sign of rust, and how can I get it fixed?

    Karthik, via email

    Autocar India says: The paint surface on the bottom part of a vehicle’s running board is deliberately done in a coarse finish so as to make it withstand the dust and debris hitting the underbody. Going by the pictures shared by you, it could be surmised that there is corrosion on the said area, which is leading to the paint flaking off.

    While paint defects are covered under warranty by carmakers, it is likely that the damage has been caused by the prolonged rain and slush conditions the car was subjected to. We would still advise you to take your car to the service centre and get it inspected thoroughly for any other visible signs of rusting as well.

    If there is a non-accidental paint chip off from the running board, the company could honour the warranty under goodwill and repair the damage free of charge. If not, it is extremely important to curtail rust at this point itself to avoid any further damage to the structure of the vehicle.

    Also see:

    Ford Figo 1.2 AT review

    Buying used: (2015-2018) Ford Figo diesel

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.

    Comments
    ×
    img

    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now
    Poll of the month

    The Mahindra XUV 300 facelift will be called the XUV 3XO. Should more brands rename models for facelifts?

    Yes, it could give new life to a slow-selling car

     

    13.66%

    Yes, but only if there are significant changes

     

    31.83%

    No, it's confusing and dilutes the brand name

     

    30.12%

    No difference, the product speaks for itself

     

    24.38%

    Total Votes : 1288
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe