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Rusty 2001 E55 AMG

I have a 2001 Mercedes E55 AMG I recently bought. The trunk along with the bottom of the front passengerside door is rusting substantially. There is also a few spots coming through on the passenger side rear quarter panal. Does anyone know if Mercedes covers this under the Rust protection warranty? and how long? The car is now 5 years old. Who do I contact? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Sounds like flood damage.

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Sounds like flood damage.
i would have to agree.

w210's are notorious for rust problems mostly along the bottom edge of the doors and spring perches, but i've never heard of rust in the trunk area.

if there's rust/bubbles coming from the quater panel under the paint, that panel has been repainted.

did/do you have an extended warranty? if so, is it a starmark or from an outside vendor (other than mb)?
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The W210s have a KNOWN problem with Rust at the doors/trunk and Front Spring Perch...Its the Primer Process ...Do a Search its a KNOWN Problem


The door WILL rust at the TOP of the door seal area...Peel back the door seal...water gets trapped

Same on the trunk...Water trapped

Same with the spring perch..Water trapped...rust on the spot welds

Several cases have been sent to NTSB..Front spring perch falls off when going 70mph can KILL You..This should be a recall!

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The W210s have a KNOWN problem with Rust at the doors/trunk and Front Spring Perch...Its the Primer Process ...Do a Search its a KNOWN Problem
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Yeah, that's what I heard. My 99 wagon spend most of its life driving snow in Minnesota. It has lot of chips on front from sand and salt, but I yet have to see any rust spots on it.
The door protection recall was already done when I bought it.
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Yes I had a 96 E320 that had a spring perch break. Fortunately I didnt crash. I had it re welded in place.
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