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07 WRX rusted floorboards?? What the hell?

Guys I was cleaning the carpets in my car today and noticed that the brackets for the bucket seats have a significant amount of rust on them.....looked further and the bracket for the trunk/gas cap release is rusted as well. There was no powdercoat/paint on that bracket at all and the coating on the seat brackets is just peeling off. Im pissed! This is an 07! Called the dealer and the service manager said to bring it in as it should be covered under the factory warranty. How are they gonna fix this if the floorboards are rusted? Will they actually weld new ones in? Anyone else have/had this problem? Car has 15k on it with only one winter! This is BS !Cry!

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Someone got lazy at the dealer factory I have heard of this happen with other cars just not subaru's
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Yeah, that's what im guessing. I just cant believe I didn't see that the one bracket wasn't painted before I bought the car. I am anal about looking over cars before I buy them. I actually asked to be alone with the car for like 20 mins to look it over. Im anxious to see how the floorboards look when they pull the carpet back. I hope it's not too bad, but im not holding my breath. Im gonna make sure it's not fixed half-ass too...I know how "some" dealers operate, and I don't want the problem to return when the warranty is up.

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Sounds like you were either an early monday morning car, or a late friday production car, lol. No but seriously, Im curious as to how they will "fix" this. Keep us updated man.

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Sounds like you were either an early monday morning car, or a late friday production car, lol. No but seriously, Im curious as to how they will "fix" this. Keep us updated man.
Except all WRX models are made in Japan. They don't typically have those kinds of issues.
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Parts made in Japan. My car was actually manufactured in Vancouver Wa, or so said the sticker on the window when I bought it.

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their Indiana plant is a zero landfill plant. how many american car makers can say this?

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^^^ All that and I go out and get full cattless TBE lol!!!

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That is crazy that it is rusted already, have you pulled the carpet back at all to see how bad it is? what about under the body of the car how does that look?
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Parts made in Japan. My car was actually manufactured in Vancouver Wa, or so said the sticker on the window when I bought it.
Yeah it says final point of assembly. That is a way to get out of saying made in Japan. They send the car minus something like bumpers. THey put the bumpers on at the port so that makes it the "final point of assembly".
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Actually its more than just the bumpers, but Im not here to argue small things like that. Nagy put up some good info though.

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Actually its more than just the bumpers, but Im not here to argue small things like that. Nagy put up some good info though.
Yes I didn't say it was the bumpers just used it as an example. Trust me it is not enough to consider the car assembled in the US.
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I semi agree with you. Just means there is some lazy assembly worker doing the same thign day in and day out, doesnt mean something stupid cant happen.

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