Warranty Booklet| What is Not Covered: Damage Caused by the Environment“These warranties do not cover damage caused by airborne fallout (which includes but is not limited to chemicals, tree sap, and bird droppings), salt, water, flooding, hail, windstorm, lightning, extreme temperatures, or any other environmental cause.”
Owners Manual| page 10-2, Exterior Care“Washing
Salt, chemicals, insects, tar, soot, tree sap, and bird droppings should be washed off by using a light detergent, as required. If you use a light detergent, make certain that it is a neutral detergent. Do not use strong soap or chemical detergents. All cleaning agents should be promptly flushed from the surface and not allowed to dry there. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of lukewarm water. Wipe the remaining water off with a chamois or soft cloth.”
Owners Manual| page 10-4, Corrosion Protection“The most common causes of corrosion are:
The accumulation of moisture retaining dirt and debris in body panel sections, cavities, and other areas.
Corrosion is accelerated on the vehicle when:
• It is exposed to road salt or dust control chemicals, or used in coastal areas where there is more salt in the air, or in areas where there is considerable industrial pollution.”