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05-17-2014 06:05 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Mike had this problem on his 2013, when it was about nine months old. Eight of the ten hinges on his JKU were all bubbling. Took in to the dealer and they had to photograph and send in to Chrysler for approval. Took about 48 hours to get approval back.

Dropped the jeep off for two or three days. They had to remove the hinges from the jeep, sandblast, repaint, clear coat and reinstall. They also touched up a small ding that he had on one of the frame hinges from reinstalling the doors one time. It still looks good today.

But now I am obsessive about checking ALL the hinges on BOTH jeeps every time we wash them. I don't want it to happen again and be out of warranty...
God ! I should have never posted in these threads...

Washing Mike's jeep today I found that both hinges on his drivers side door are corroding again. This time it's not on the hinge body itself, it's on the door side at the seam where the hinge meets the door. I can actually feel where the corrosion has broken through the paint.

Guess we will be swapping jeeps this week so I can get his taken in to the dealership so they can take the photos to start the approval process. !
05-17-2014 03:52 PM
Raziel Got an'11 I notice this not so long ago. I believe it was the f/p side. Now I gotta check the others. Would like it fix, but I need a vehicle & can't afford to rent one for a few days. Could be longer since I'll probably find something Frakked up from their paint job like last 4 times.
05-17-2014 02:50 PM
Captain Ahab Seems like we could spray plastidip on the back side of the hinge and essentially make a custom gasket? Wouldn't that isolate the metals and stop the problem?
05-17-2014 02:46 PM
vwphibs I have a '12 JKUR Winter Chill. I had all the door and hood hinges redone in Oct '13 due to bubbling while under warranty and now the bubbling is happening again on the door hinges. This is my first Jeep and it's been quite an adventure between replacing a head, water pump and this issue all under 2 yrs of buying it.
05-14-2014 01:46 PM
KEH_2012 My 2012 JK had/has this. I noticed it memorial day last year. Brought it in, got it back with paint lines around all hinges. Brought it back, they made it worse. Brought it in a 3rd time and they stripped both doors down and the hinges, primed everything then put them back on and did the final paint coats. Last I checked on of the 4 hings has started again. Its bi-metallic corrosion from putting an aluminum hinge on a steel body without paint. Once the rust is impregnated into the cast aluminum hinge you are pretty much out of luck from what I have been told. Next step is some black stainless steel hinges.
05-14-2014 12:51 PM
ibrown3005 Captain, you are correct. Aluminum and steel don't mix. If mine do it again, I think I will just sand and dip them. That look is growing on me.
05-14-2014 12:01 PM
Captain Ahab Yep same issue here. Wondering if Plastidip as a primer then paint over that would solve the issue? I assume this is a cathodic issue between dissimilar metals?
05-14-2014 11:53 AM
StarBrite Mike had this problem on his 2013, when it was about nine months old. Eight of the ten hinges on his JKU were all bubbling. Took in to the dealer and they had to photograph and send in to Chrysler for approval. Took about 48 hours to get approval back.

Dropped the jeep off for two or three days. They had to remove the hinges from the jeep, sandblast, repaint, clear coat and reinstall. They also touched up a small ding that he had on one of the frame hinges from reinstalling the doors one time. It still looks good today.

But now I am obsessive about checking ALL the hinges on BOTH jeeps every time we wash them. I don't want it to happen again and be out of warranty...
05-14-2014 10:20 AM
ibrown3005 If you have others starting, don't wait. When I had mine done, the dealer tried to tell me a couple of them were ok. They also had to repaint the doors because the metal under the hinge had started to rust which would lead to the dame problem again. Then they misaligned the doors which caused a leak that wasn't there before. All is good now but as a friendly caution, CHECK THE DEALERS WORK CAREFULLY.
05-13-2014 10:29 PM
Lusus_Naturae Just noticed bubbling on my passenger front door at the top of the hinge. Confirmed the hinge is aluminium, and it's not rusting. The dealer took a few photos and my hinge has been approved for repairs. It looks like two more hinges may be starting to have issues too, but they are ok for now.
07-23-2013 08:05 AM
damndirtydog
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Originally Posted by FXnut View Post
Anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty..

Hinges would have to bubble to the point there was a hole through..
This is why I got mine fixed with in the 3 year warranty period.
The door hinges were bubbling, while very minor, while it was brand new on the dealership lot. I had them put into the service history that I have pointed out the problem upon purchase. Good thing I did because after 2 yrs the bubbling was real bad. And they did try to deny my claim, fortunately my service advisor was on my side, plus the complaint on the service record. I also pointed out to the service manager that perforation or not, that I am in the 3yr bumper to bumper warranty period, this is a defect and I demand it be fixed.
I think you'll have more fire power on your side if you're in the 3yr warranty period and insist on it being repaired. It's an expensive repair job, because it is labor intensive, especially if they do it correctly, and Daytona Dodge auto mall body shop did an excellent job.
07-22-2013 09:41 PM
FXnut
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Originally Posted by DSmith1178 View Post
Attachment 275922

Paint on outer panels should be warrantied for 5 years or 100,000 miles so guys who are out of your 3 year 36 warranty dont give up yet.

Anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty..

Hinges would have to bubble to the point there was a hole through..
07-22-2013 09:37 PM
2five22 Galvanic corrosion.

Two dissimilar metals can become an anode/cathode combination and with the addition of slightly acidic rain, corrosion and bubbling of the paint can occur.

The Navy has it all the time with their aluminum hulled ships and steel propulsion shafts.
07-22-2013 09:16 PM
damndirtydog
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Originally Posted by DSmith1178 View Post
Attachment 275922

Paint on outer panels should be warrantied for 5 years or 100,000 miles so guys who are out of your 3 year 36 warranty dont give up yet.
Good to know.
07-22-2013 05:45 AM
david.w.johnson My 2008 had it on all hinges when I bought it. When the wife returns to the States in a couple of weeks, I'm going over to the autoshop to use their airhammer to remove all hinges and re-finish. It is corrosion. I don't trust the dealers in the US, let alone the ones in Belgium. I'll fix it and it will be done right.
07-22-2013 05:04 AM
DSmith1178
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Originally Posted by damndirtydog View Post
On my 2009 2dr all the door hinges bubbled and both hood hinges too.
As long as its in the 3yr bumper to bumper warranty they'll fix it.
The body shop did a great job on mine.
Otherwise u can bedline, paint, plastidip or cover them with hinge covers.


Attachment 275922

Paint on outer panels should be warrantied for 5 years or 100,000 miles so guys who are out of your 3 year 36 warranty dont give up yet.
07-21-2013 10:42 AM
element4all i just had my drivers side door repainted, and they made sure to paint door and hindge then assemble it so there is a layer of paint between the parts.
07-21-2013 10:23 AM
damndirtydog On my 2009 2dr all the door hinges bubbled and both hood hinges too.
As long as its in the 3yr bumper to bumper warranty they'll fix it.
The body shop did a great job on mine.
Otherwise u can bedline, paint, plastidip or cover them with hinge covers.
07-21-2013 09:47 AM
reissc1
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Originally Posted by DSmith1178 View Post
Reviving this thread. Just noticed paint bubbling up on my driver side front door top hinge. Barely a year old. 2012 JKUR. I have a list of things that need to be addressed so Ill add it to the list and take it in soon.
Glad you brought it up again. I have the same problem on the same door. It's the same vehicle and same age as well. Let us know how it goes when you bring it in.
07-21-2013 07:21 AM
DSmith1178 Reviving this thread. Just noticed paint bubbling up on my driver side front door top hinge. Barely a year old. 2012 JKUR. I have a list of things that need to be addressed so Ill add it to the list and take it in soon.
05-19-2013 09:12 AM
JTPhoto JK
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Originally Posted by dwindeck View Post
I'm pretty sure a TSB has been put out on this and will be fixed FOC.
TSB was out for this in late 07-08 due to improper metal prep used at the factory. Mine were re-done 3 years ago under warranty and problem has not recurred.
05-19-2013 08:58 AM
dwindeck I'm pretty sure a TSB has been put out on this and will be fixed FOC.
05-19-2013 08:23 AM
rirrgang It's corrosion, not a paint problem. My pass front side has it. So does one of the hood hinges.
05-19-2013 08:01 AM
ibrown3005 Bedliner is my plan if it pops up again. Dealership didn't give me any problems when I first went in to ask about it. It was maddening however with the mistakes made, all of which were avoidable.
05-19-2013 05:46 AM
8figgas Tape them off and Bedline them, simple as that...
05-19-2013 04:37 AM
kjeeper10 Common on all wranglers. Google "mirror mod"
It's a small hole drilled in the mirror base that lets water out and prevent its from streaming down over the hinges.
From what I understand it works well.

Fwiw ... My hinges are a mess. Planning to bedline at some point.
05-18-2013 11:32 PM
Williard86 It's not moisture. It's because the door is steel and the hinge is aluminum. Theirs no paint between them and when the two metals touch, it causes oxidation.
05-18-2013 10:52 PM
reissc1
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Noticed the same thing on my 2010.
I wonder why it issued popping up on the hinges. How is moisture getting in there?
05-18-2013 10:52 PM
blackforestgreen common problem on jk models. dealers will just repaint and will happen again after warranty. many take hinges off and bedline them. problem solved.
05-18-2013 10:41 PM
KingZ Noticed the same thing on my 2010.
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