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Kia Spectra, Auto Body, Sedan, Wagon
#47 of 76 Re: SPECTRA 05 PAINT [knowbtr42]
Apr 16, 2008 (12:30 pm)
I would be more than willing to help, I posted a while ago, I have a 2006 Kia spectra, mine is silver, I have had nothing but problems with the paint, the last time they fixed it (painted chipping on the rear quarters, behind the rear doors), they said they were doing me a favor, they painted it and put a chip guard on the area, well it hasn't been more than two months and it is rusting again, I am so frustrated with this, I bought it brand new, and have had nothing but problems with it. And now I don't know what to do, because contacting them again, I have a feeling they won't do anything this time, because the last time they said there needs to be a hole, which anyone knows a hole won't show up for a few years, after the warranty is already up. You can contact me at red8133yahoo.com.
Apr 17, 2008 (12:33 pm)
Please avoid posting email addresses in the forums, trolls scan forums to gather email addresses to spam. You can email each other through your member profiles or via Carspace! Thanks!
#49 of 76 Re: 2007 Red Kia Spectra5 Paint Issues - Canada [prairiewriter]
Apr 24, 2008 (9:36 am)
Hey Prairiewriter, et all,
Apparently this is not a unique for Spectra's or red. My black 07 Magentis with just less than 20,000km on it is similarly afflicted. I dread talking to Kia after reading your experiences.
Ian in Ontario
#50 of 76 Re: 2007 Red Kia Spectra5 Paint Issues - Canada [ipwinsor]
Apr 24, 2008 (10:10 am)
You will be in for a heck of a fight since you have alot more mileage on your car. The rest of us started at much lower mileage.
I will post updates on my progress as it happens. I am going to implement whats called the Lemon Law in Massachusettes and it may take a few months but I plan to nail Kia to the fence.
Good luck to you and keep us posted.
#51 of 76 2008 Rio Cinco
May 26, 2008 (6:35 pm)
The Sapphire Blue paint seems to have a similar problem, too with the thinness of the paint and clearcoat. I bought my car last September, only 3000 mi. I love the car but started noticing little scratches with white underneath after only 4 mos, or so, being told all dark color paint have that problem. The touch up paint hadn't even been on the market yet. I love the car, very safe even though the mpg is a litlle less than advertised. I bought touch up paint today, but don't plan to use it for a few days until I get Kia to make good on their paint warranty. I'll update all.
#52 of 76 How many persons ?
Jun 30, 2008 (5:31 pm)
How many persons do you got for the collective attack on KIA ?
#53 of 76 Re: How many persons ? [rogerparent]
Jul 01, 2008 (3:42 am)
I am helping organize this, but it's another woman who is keeping tabs. I just forward her any information I get and some people email her directly. If you would like you can find our email addresses in previous posts and get a hold of us that way.
Jul 31, 2008 (12:37 am)
I also have a black 2008 spectra5 purchased in december 07. In march 08 my paint started to bubble on the hood, rear hatch, door trims and roof. I went to the kia dealer and was told that it was bird droppings that took the paint off my car and of course it's not covered in the warranty! Unbelievable response, I am now trying to go through the Hawaii Lemon Law and I guess I'll see what happens there. Ultimately I dont even want the car anymore which is really unfortunate because I really like the car, just not lying and deceptive KIA employees!!!! Has anyone thought of a class action lawsuit?
#55 of 76 Re: Paint Issues [determined26]
Jul 23, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Oh my gosh, I have been searching and Ive got the EXACT car- 2008 Spec5, and I have got spots all over the top and hood where the paint starts to crack in a circle and then "boils" off to the primer when the car sits out in the heat. The spots are one eighth of an inch in diameter and are popping up out of nowhere. Dealer says its an outside caustic chemical that got on it. Its either in my garage or at work. What can we do? Now, I dont even want it repainted- how long will that last? Any help would be appreciated.
#56 of 76 Re: Paint Issues [oldsman4]
Jul 23, 2009 (7:50 pm)
You will go to KIA and they will tell you its your fault. Then if you try to talk to a factory rep you might get a response like I did. He told me he decides whats covered & what isn't. He said I must be driving on gravel roads and it is from rocks hitting the car. I work in Providence same place for 8 years, my old car didn't have a scrath on it. Last I checked I95 was a paved highway. KIA does not honor the warranty plain and simple.I was going for the Mass Lemon Law then my father took ill and passed away. I missed the timefram to file so I'm screwed. Tell everyone KIA does not help their owners they blame us for owning the damn car. The paint loss seems to have reached its pinnacle about 6 months ago. I guess I must have stayed out of those gravel pits..lol Oh don't be surprised if you have windshield probelms and your tires won't be worth anything in 8 months. Due to the design if the car if a feather brushes against it kia tells you its pitted badly and thats proof of your paint problem...lol They have all the answers. Spread the word. Put a sign in the car window when its parked and say KIA doesn't honor the warranty.