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Apologize in advance if this has been covered somewhere. Send me there if it has, thanks!

I live in upper Midwest but for not even being 4 months old, the rust on the axles and under carriage seem extremely excessive. Is it a Jeep thing? Would dealership do anything? I’ve watched the YouTube videos on undercoating but like everything else, pros and cons and different methods. Recommendations please!

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You live in the Midwest...every vehicle looks like that after driving on salty roads all winter.
 

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Every manufacturer has rust. I was just looking at a new Chevy pickup on the lot and it had a lot of rust underneath.
 

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I spray the underside of my vehicle for a good 15 minutes every week, and empty a can of Rust Check after. Sometimes twice a week during the winter. Not a speck of rust after 5 month. Tech says he never seen a vehicle that goes off-road every weekend while still looking brand new like mine.

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Mine had some ridiculous rust too. Wire brush and rustoleum.
I realize its not uncommon, but it should be uncommon on a 50k vehicle in 2019.
Check out that drain bolt. Yeesh.
 

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It doesn’t matter how much the vehicle cost, if you run it through the road salt in the Midwest winters it’s going to look like every other no floor flinstone mobile out there. I lived in Iowa for a couple of years and was amazed by the half door Buick’s an in one case a Chevy truck that was so rusted you could see the window regulators through the doors.

I ran my cars through the indoor wash weekly trying to fend off the corrosion. The car wash can only do so much. The salt sprays in every nook and cranny. There is nothing you can do long term.
 

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Salted snow roads kill cars. No doubt. However that rusted drain bolt was with 20 miles on the odo in southern cal.
Its rusted when it arrives at the dealer.
In 2019 theres no more excuses.

Heres more from my first day of ownership in so cal.
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Bought a new Chevrolet SSR years ago [3 miles] Delivered in May. The underside was white with salt residue,and rusted areas !1 How can this be? Investigation revealed the holding areas around the plant [Flint Mi.] where the vehicles were stored awaiting shipment were salted .Truck was driven in the salt & slush!!!! Was not happy to say the least.
 

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