Original equipment vehicle body sheet metal components are warranted to be free of “Perforation from Corrosion”, defined as rust through, from the inner surface to the outer surface, resulting in a hole. The duration of this warranty is 60 months from the warranty start date*.
not to split hairs because no one would do that, but the hole must rust from inner to outer (it did not do that).
The hole was also not the result of the rust, the rust was the result of the hole....one could argue.
also there are specific exclusions:
RUST/PERFORATION AND SURFACE CORROSION WARRANTIES Does Not Cover:•Body panel rust caused by lack of maintenance, abuse, or accident•Rust where paint has been damaged by stone chipping or debris from the road•Rust caused by environmental fallout, or, hail, tree sap, salt or submersion in water, sand or mud• Exhaust system components •Corrosion of outer trim parts , such as mouldings. However, corrosion of outer trim parts are warranted for 12 months/20,000 kilometres (whichever occurs first).
also since the car seems to have been exposed to salt and/or environmental fallout and we are unsure of maintenance, abuse, or accident the warranty is not useful....one could argue
but no one wants to be hit in the face with a wet, mouldy airbag in an accident!
Thats just wrong!...lol