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#59 of 76 Re: 2007 Red Kia Spectra5 Paint Issues - Canada [ipwinsor]
Sep 18, 2009 (1:50 pm)
My Spectra 5 2007( I bought this car new) is chipping the painting showing circular white primer in a 20.000 miles. The dealership said that is normal, said those are stone, he came with a paper tape to remove more of my car painting, of course he can not remove a car painting with a paper tape, just so irritating. Then, he use a pen to show me 3 stone chipping that my windshield to prove those were stone chipping were the cause of my car peeling off ,very cheap painting work.
I drove much older cars much more intensively than this one and never saw this chipping so quickly like that. Spectra is a nice car, but when I am planning to sell this car, my car esthetically is going to look horrible.
#60 of 76 Re: Spectra 05 paint chips [helened]
Sep 18, 2009 (1:55 pm)
My Kia 07 Spectra 5 I drive like you, I am having the same problem. It is unacceptable
#61 of 76 Re: Spectra 05 paint chips [debora1]
Oct 08, 2009 (12:35 pm)
Had the dealer inspect it and the rep could not deny that it was NOT outside influence. Ive got little bumps, squiggly lines, and all kinds of wierd shaped bumps coming up from undernieth the paint besides the burn holes where the paint is missing. He even said that it looked like something was under the paint, but their solution was for ME to pay 200$ of the 850.00 estimate and they would fix it. Um, well if the car was out of warranty and it was goodwill that would be fine. Not when its under warranty. Isnt that what the warranty is for? In case there is a man problem painting the car? Sounds to me like there is. Look at this thread! Just very frustrated to pay 17K for a car and have to repaint it a year later.
#62 of 76 2005 Kia Spectra 5 (Red) Peeling Paint
Apr 28, 2010 (9:27 am)
I have a RED 2005 Kia Spectra 5. I bought it brand new. My first new car ever. Of course I take very good care of it. About 1 1/2 years ago I notice the paint on the back fin was starting to have little bubbles in it. I called the dealership and they asked me to bring it in so their service manager could look at it. I did and he said that it was outside the paint warranty time and they wouldn't pay to fix it. But if I wanted to get a new part it would be about $300 for them to order and install it. Well, I didn't go that route and now I'm glad I didn't. Because now it's almost all over the back of the car. Any metal part on the back hatchback has paint peeling and bubbling on it. So far only the back of the car is having this problem, but who knows what it will look like in another 1 1/2 years. Other than the peeling paint my car looks immaculate. No dents, no scratches, nothing. It makes me so sad. I can't believe there hasn't been a paint recall on this!
#63 of 76 Re: 2005 Kia Spectra 5 (Red) Peeling Paint [jenae]
Apr 28, 2010 (10:24 am)
Mine is a 2007 and the paint in the front (entire front) same thing. All these years, 3 dealerships and the same thing, no coverage. The latest excuse I got was they don't honor the paint warranty in New England because there is too much road debris. I guess they shouldn't sell Kia's in New England. Be careful with your in cabin air filter (behind the glove box) that can also cause water to build up in your dash board.
Good luck and do what I plan on doing, next time buy a Hyundai.
#64 of 76 White also flakes
Aug 26, 2010 (6:09 pm)
I bought a white 2009 Spectra in Nov of 2009, and already have a battle zone of spots all over my car. The dealer that i got the car from said my spots were from the color being white, then said from bird poop, then from tree sap, and finally from the sun`s heat and rays. The Kia rep said that they were from chemical burns and best yet, told me to turn it in to my insurance company.......Isn`t he telling me to commit insurance fraud? What kind of company is this...We work hard for our money, they sell us a car that they know is damaged. Let`s try to get them out of this country.
#65 of 76 Re: SPECTRA 05 PAINT CHIPS [hamlin04]
Aug 26, 2010 (6:20 pm)
I just got a white 2009 Spectra and the same problem is happening with mine, so color isn`t a factor here, and it seems neither is the year. I was told by the rep to file with my insurance co........that`s insurance fraud........WHAT A GEM OF A COMPANY.......
#66 of 76 Re: SPECTRA 05 PAINT [mobilemec]
Aug 28, 2010 (11:31 am)
In regards to the paint problem, -.I have a white 09 with the same mess showing up all over.what state do you live in, and could you give me the number of the rep that told you that kia is aware of the problem? I live in Iowa and the rep that I talked to, said that they were chemical burns.........any help you can give, will be greatly appreciated.
#67 of 76 Re: SPECTRA 05 PAINT [knowbtr42]
Aug 28, 2010 (11:42 am)
I was reading your post about the paint problems.I have an 09 Spectra that`s white. Same problems as the other people here have. Roof, hood trunk and side panels. Have you gotten anywhere with this matter. My Kia rep said no dice to coverage being honored Chemical burns are what they are calling it. Any help, will be greatly appreciated
#68 of 76 Re: SPECTRA 05 PAINT [red01]
Aug 28, 2010 (11:47 am)
Have the same problems Mine is an 09, and white. Have you had any luck?