Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

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Seacourt
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Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by Seacourt » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:41 am

Hi,

Spotted this whilst looking at Topix today.

Screenshot 2018-12-06 at 10.37.10.png

Can anyone tell me what this campaign is all about? I've tried google but no joy..

Would be interested as I think I have this issue.

Thanks

Seacourt.
F Type V6S Convertible 2013.
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PhilB
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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by PhilB » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:54 am

Quite a few topics on the rusty cross brace that affects some.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1307&hilit=Corrotion
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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by Seacourt » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Thanks PhilB,

I am aware of this issue, but wanted to know specifically what this campaign bulletin says about this.

Does anyone know?

Thanks

Seacourt
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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by PhilB » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:04 pm

It was mentioned recently but we need someone with full Topix access to give the details on it.
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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by Dassalt » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:35 pm

I have had mine replaced by Jaguar, albeit after many many months of constantly pushing them for action.

Details of the content of SSM74031 as follows:-

Issue: A customer may complain of corrosion appearing on the Under-body braces.

Cause: Insufficient Zinc-Nickel plating on current components.

New spec parts include a Zinc-Nickel plated layer between paint protection and the metal substrate which provides a greater level of corrosion protection for exposed Under Body steel components, including protection against stone chipping and other environmental impacts due to Zinc-Nickel hardness properties.

Action: If any of the Rear Under body braces are exhibiting red rust corrosion, replace them with the new part number as listed below, and submit an EPQR with photo’s attached of the concern and quoting this SSM.


It is interesting when it talks about "Insufficient Zinc-Nickel plating" given the rust on mine it would appear that the ZN plating on my original parts was none existent.


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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by daytona650 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:57 pm

Will they be doing this under warranty or will a 2013 car qualify?


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basher
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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by basher » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:06 pm

So they're replacing cross braces now?

I just had mine painted FOC under warranty during a service.
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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by simpleR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:12 pm

I'm so far....... rust free!
Perhaps I have newer part already.....?

Will be mentioning at 2nd service in May after the winter anyway.
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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by Kdes » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:30 pm

My dealer said it was surface rust and nothing to worry about. This may have been before this TSB was released.
Some questions that maybe we can get answered

- do you know the date the TSB was issued
- does apply to all vin number or limited range?
- what is the definition of “red rust”?

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Re: Campaign SSM74031 X152 Under body brace corrosion

Post by Dassalt » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:21 pm

I don't know the exact date the SSM was issued, the copy I saw had a last modified date of 09-11-2018. Possibly there could be later modifications as I also had the support plates and fixing bolts replaced which were not specifically mentioned in the SS at the time of my fix.
There is no specific mention of vin number, under Models it just states F-TYPE/X152.


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