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Submitted: Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:22
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Just bought a Holden Rodeo dual cab, I drove from Adelaide to Perth, checked out Perth, then started driving home along the coast. I noticed some stone chips on the front edge of the left rear door below the door moulding. I didn't think much of it and continued our great trip. By the time I got back to Adelaide this small area was covered in stone chips. Upon closer inspection the rear door was over flush in this area by 3mm and in my opinion the door being over flush has created this problem. Pictures below.
Do you guys agree and should Holden cover it under warranty?




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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:39

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:39
I reckon I'd be heading back to the dealer... Parts improperly fitted is surely a warranty issue... JMO
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Reply By: Member - briggzee (WA) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:53

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:53
pafc, Were you by yourself i.e. could it have been a passengers seatbelt clip hitting the sides of the door? My triton has similar marks but it has taken a couple of years.
Craig.
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Reply By: pafc - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:17

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:17
Holden won't come to the party, they adjusted the door but won't repair the damage. The car has only got 10000 km on it, don't think it is the seatbelt. The service manager said the damage has occured due to stones and if the panel was flush the stones would have damaged elsewhere. Rang customer assistance and they rang the service manager, can't win.
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Follow Up By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:37

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:37
I've the same problem with mine and Ive put it down to stone chips from the front wheel. The only remedy that i could foresee would be to fit larger mud flaps.

this has also posed a problem for denting in my rear doors. As a dropside tray was fitted to my rodeo, stones that hit the front edges that protrude from the side are reflected into the door panels, thus causing many small but noticeable dents

If you find any solutions to this, I would be interested as Im sick of buying touch up paint
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:11

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:11
quote "if the panel was flush the stones would have damaged elsewhere"...??? why havent you got stone chips elsewhere? did all the flying stones decide that they would hit just the leading edge/lip of the door? not likely

but would it have still happened if the door was correctly aligned?
depends on which angle they were flying at I suppose
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:11

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:11
is it on both sides?
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Reply By: Member - John L G - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:25

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:25
Forget the warranty.

Why repair it if other owners have experienced same?

Simplest, easiest & cheapest is to buy some el-cheapo chrome or rubber reflector edge moulding from Supa-Cheap to cover the damage.

My 2c's worth

John G
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Reply By: desert - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:31

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:31
From the response of the Holden service manager, it could be taken that now that they have adjusted the door fit, the problem of chipping is fixed. I would have the door repainted at your expense (keep the receipt), then after the next trip if there are any stone chips in that area again, go the service manager for both paint repairs, as you have now got before and after service evidence.
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Reply By: bushy04 - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:16

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:16
Had a similar problem with my Triton, with stones hitting the leading edge of the tray & bouncing off the paint work.
Cured this problem by fitting side steps which stopped all the rubbish comming up from the front wheels.
End result was no more stone chips.
Hope this gives you idears.
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Follow Up By: BennHW - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 20:15

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 20:15
I'm with Bushy04 ... Go the side steps.

They'll also protect the bodywork from sticks that fly up when you drive over them.

My steps have taken a few heavy hits that would've otherwise made a real mess of the paintwork.

Big saver on sand-driving too. Better to sand-blast the steps than the sills and lower doors.
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