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I decided on my way home i would take advantage of the nice weather and wash off my car since I haven't gotten to do so in about 2 or 3 weeks due to horrible weather so after i cleaned it off I look at the bottom of my fenders and i see this. That is just the drivers side it has also done the same thing on the passenger side. My question is the wore out paint covered under warranty. I am fairly pissed off at this point because I haven't even had this car for a year and its having paint problems.
 

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Do you have the OEM splash guards on your Koup? That seems very high up the rocker panel.

That is definitely a concern and I'd go to the dealer for put in a warranty claim before any corrosion begins.
 

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No I don't have the splash guards on my koup. I plan on calling the dealer tomorrow after i get out of school.
 

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That really sucks... judging from the pic I doubt splash guards would have helped ????? You must travel a lot of gravel roads in order for that to happen....
 

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It would seem that way but the thing is I don't drive on gravel or dirt roads at all.
 

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Paint has a limited warranty of 3 years or 36 months. That looks like its sticking out more than the rest of the panel.
 

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That's the half of the driveway my dad always parks on. I park down off our hill on pavement.
 

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after looking at the photo for awhile, is it my eyes or is the body not aligned properly, cause to me it appears the front is not flush with the rear. If any body part sticks out to far it will be subject to road spray.. Take a look and see in person.

Other than that, have you put on wheel spacers that make your tires stick out past the body??
 

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No I haven't the wheels are stock except taking the inserts out.
 

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after looking at the photo for awhile, is it my eyes or is the body not aligned properly, cause to me it appears the front is not flush with the rear. If any body part sticks out to far it will be subject to road spray.. Take a look and see in person.

Other than that, have you put on wheel spacers that make your tires stick out past the body??
Another service advisor and myself both noticed that it looks like that skirt is sticking out past the fender.
 

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After visually inspecting it. It seems to be lined up fine, but I'm calling the dealer tomorrow and see what they say about it.
 

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I agree in the picture is looks out of alignment..
I have no idea what caused that..

This realy sucks I hope they have some good news for you
 

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If not I'll just have to get some touch up paint for it for right now. I'm in college and my father bought me the car for college and if my dealership doesn't hold up to the warranty, which I'm not sure this is even covered anyway, but if not its modding time.
 

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If not I'll just have to get some touch up paint for it for right now. I'm in college and my father bought me the car for college and if my dealership doesn't hold up to the warranty, which I'm not sure this is even covered anyway, but if not its modding time.
How does them treating that part of your paint as a warranty make (or not make it) 'modding time'? Just because they deny your paint claim doesn't mean the rest of the car isn't under warranty
 

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My though process is like this. If I rightfully see that this should be covered under warranty and my dealership denies to fix it under warranty. They probably will deny to fix anything else under warranty. Which to me means I will be able to mod it.
 

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My though process is like this. If I rightfully see that this should be covered under warranty and my dealership denies to fix it under warranty. They probably will deny to fix anything else under warranty. Which to me means I will be able to mod it.
That's a really dumb thought process, no offense. What you have there is a fairly inexpensive fix. Not to mention that most mods you can do without affecting your warranty. Find a new dealer? All Kia's within the U.S. will serve a warranty for your vehicle.

It sounds like you'd be modding your vehicle out of spite because they potentially will not cover any other warranties, in the end they will make more money off of you and you will be the loser.
 
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