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Old 04-18-2011, 12:16 AM
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I have a 2011 Dodge Ram SXT the rear bumper started to rust by the exhaust and now on the other side of the bumper. I took it to 2 dealerships they are aware of the problem but all they did was give me a bottle of chrome polish. Finally the 3rd dealership said they would give it a acid wash and re polish it. At least I got 2 free bottles of chrome polish.
What dealer is going to acid wash and re polishit for you if you don't mind me asking?

I think it is interesting that so many of us have the problem and all seem to be given a different solution. I have been told the bumper has to rust through before it will be concidered for replacement.
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When i went to buy my 2010 i looked in the lot all the chrome bumper trucks were rusting out. I asked the sales guy and he told me that there was a problem with the coating process on the bumpers and they had they all had to be replace. No idea how true this was... but that's why i bought the sport with the painted bumpers...
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My 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Laramie has rusty bumpers. Six months ago I advised my best friend (who I eventually bought the truck off of) to get it checked out under warranty because I know some Tundra owners going through the same problems.

The truck now has 93,000km (3yr-60,000km has expired) but it is only 1.5 years old and has only seen two winters. This is unacceptable in my opinion and the bumpers should be replaced. There is a TSB out on this problem (see below). My dealer has filed a claim to replace the bumpers regardless of the mileage. That was last week.... I will let you know how I make out.

STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
    • Date Reported OCTOBER 01 2010
    • NHTSA Reference #10034710
    • TSB Reference #CSN-K23
    Description: DODGE SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. MOPAR CHROME FRONT BUMPER CORROSION. THE MOPAR REPLACEMENT CHROME FRONT BUMPER ON CERTAIN VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A CORROSION CONDITION ON THE CHROME SURFACE OF THE BUMP
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:39 PM
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Angry Help!!! - Source for Replacement Chrome Bumpers!

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Gents,

My 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Laramie has rusty bumpers. Six months ago I advised my best friend (who I eventually bought the truck off of) to get it checked out under warranty because I know some Tundra owners going through the same problems.

The truck now has 93,000km (3yr-60,000km has expired) but it is only 1.5 years old and has only seen two winters. This is unacceptable in my opinion and the bumpers should be replaced. There is a TSB out on this problem (see below). My dealer has filed a claim to replace the bumpers regardless of the mileage. That was last week.... I will let you know how I make out.

STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
    • Date Reported OCTOBER 01 2010
    • NHTSA Reference #10034710
    • TSB Reference #CSN-K23
    Description: DODGE SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. MOPAR CHROME FRONT BUMPER CORROSION. THE MOPAR REPLACEMENT CHROME FRONT BUMPER ON CERTAIN VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A CORROSION CONDITION ON THE CHROME SURFACE OF THE BUMP
    Repair Information for NHTSA #10034710
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Guys,

Not to my surprise, Chrysler denied my claim due to "Out of warranty Mileage" despite the vehicle only being 1.5 years old.

This in my opinion is unacceptable. Most modern day chrome is "eye-candy' and is made like sh*t. To be environmentally friendly they have bastardized the chroming process. What's the point? Both bumpers are going into the landfill.

Well I can't stand the thought of rusty chrome. If it looks bad now it will look worse in 2 more years. So the only option I have is is to replace them... however:

1) I DO NOT want to order a Mopar replacement for fear of getting the same defective supplier.
2) Labour is going to cost about $230 to replace the bumpers (sensors and all that crap) so I don't want to do this again in 2 years.

Do any one of you know an aftermarket manufacturer of the front Chrome "bezel" (I don't need to replace the "guts of the front bumper")? How about the rear bumper? (this is one unit)?

Any and all help is appreciated. Stuff like this just pisses me off!

Boris.!!!

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Guess what, I have a new bumper on the way!

Took it in for a routine service and checking around the truck I noticed rust on the chrome front bumper up around where the bolts are (just under the upper painted front cover) - mostly coming from the bolts that are completely rusty.

They ordered a new one, no questions asked.

Lift that upper bumper cover everyone, I bet your bolts are rusted.
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took mine to the dealer they said they 'ordered bolts,etc maybe a new bumper. waiting for the parts to come in
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