Just like our fleet of 06' F-150's, my emblem on my 2011 F250 is starting to peel and bubble up on the front grill. Every 06' had their rear and front emblems replaced close to 3 times until we just gave up and lived with it. I thought Ford fixed this problem? Going to the dealer tomorrow to get a warranty repair. Anybody elses doing this?
2011 Ford F-250 Lariat Oxford White
MODS: Door Seals, Pioneer Z120BT, AirLift WirelessAIR, Firestone Rite-Rite 2535 bags, DDM HID 55w 4500k, Rancho 9000XL, B&W Turnover Ball, Titan 50gal. Tank,
Well that sux... I specifically asked Chris Brewer if they improved the Large Ford emblem from cracking like the 05 -10 cheep emblems and got a straight answer that yes the '11 emblems have been fixed.
Makes you wonder!!!!
2012 F250 Lariat CC FX4 3.55EL 6.7 PSD (Pulling Beast and all Stock)
9 months old, 7K miles, and front bumpers are rusting as well. It seems to wipe off with a good scrub though. Any thoughts on what causes this? I've got other vehicles that are 3 years old and no sign of rust on them, what's FORD doing wrong...
The bumper rusting issue is one that I am monitoring. When I waxed the truck recently (on an unusually warm day in the Northeast) I found that the bumpers are not smooth. My microfiber towels was constantly snagging chrome artifacts. I haven't looked at them with a magnifying glass but I suspect these are either excess chrome or more likely, small pin hole rust spots.
F350 4x4 Crew, Short Bed, Diamondback Tonneau, DuraFlaps, Ford LockPick, Extended Remote Start, DDM HIDs all around, Epic door seals
My So Cal dealer ordered a replacement grille emblem under warranty today when I had the truck in for the NOX/PCM flash. The truck is 18 months old with 20k on it. They claimed it was not covered under warranty, but eventually I got them to do it.
Does anyone know if the grille has to be removed in order to replace the emblem? The service writer gal couldn't tell me for sure. If so, I'll replace the stock yellowish halogen lamps with silverstar or the like while they have it off.
BTW, the NOX/PCM flash has worked wonders on the transmissions shift issues, also it looks like the mileage is better too.
12 months old and there was rust AND the peeling emblem. Had the football replaced under warranty and they cleaned off the rust on the bumper, tow hook, and exhaust tips. Rust reappears every 6 months, just clean it off and hope for the best.
__________________ 2011 F250 6.7L 4X4 CC Lariat Plat 2 Tone SWB
Options: 20" Tires, Moonrf, Supp Heat, TGate Step, Chrome Pkg. Upfitter SW, HD Alt, E Lock
Mods In: Leer 700, Reese 18K Hitch, PIAA Extreme White, 23% Tint, Nokya Cosmic White Fogs, 2nd USB Port, Mud Flaps, Weathertechs, BedRug, iPad w/Copilot, Infinity Spkrs
Mods to come: Vision X Leds, Brite Box, Door Seal
The grille is chrome plated plastic, and I'm convinced the bubbling is caused by the plastic gassing off in the heat/sun. My stepdad never parks his trucks (02 & 10 Superduties) inside and they are both bubbling/peeling. I always park mine ( 06 & now an 11) in the shade and have never had one do it.
Does anyone know if the grille has to be removed in order to replace the emblem? The service writer gal couldn't tell me for sure. If so, I'll replace the stock yellowish halogen lamps with silverstar or the like while they have it off...
Tom, The grille takes about 1 minute to take off. Piece of cake.
__________________ 2011 F-250 CC 4x4, 6.7L PSD, LB, 3.55e, Tuxedo Black w/black leather, Lariat Ultimate, FX4, Camper package, Dual alt, Rapid heat, Tough Bed & mat. MODs: Epic Door Seal mod, Rancho 9000XL, AMP Power Steps, Lockpick, Roll-N-Lock "E" tonneau cover, T-REX black stainless mesh grilles, One off carbon fiber look center dash, M&R LED lightbar, Infinity Kappa x4 upgrade, Pyle Driver bed speakers, Plasmaglow FireStorm and FX-4000 strobes, Kensun HID fogs, ICELED scanner, 15w solar panel, Swing case, etc.
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