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#64 of 76 White also flakes
Aug 26, 2010 (7:09 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 (7:20 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 (12:31 pm)
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 (12:42 pm)
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 (12:47 pm)
Have the same problems Mine is an 09, and white. Have you had any luck?
#69 of 76 Re: SPECTRA 05 PAINT [truckyoyo]
Sep 04, 2010 (8:35 am)
Kia doesn't care. The honest answers from the service techs are that you should have bought a shield for the car the day you bought it or else you end up with a car that is peeling and the windshield will be pitted in record time. It is the poor paint and glass quality that cannot take normal driving conditions let alone New England. They told me Kia would never cover paint in New England because of winter salt use etc. Then why do they sell cars in New England??? They couldn't answer that, we are all screwed by KIA, spread the word. And Insurance won't cover it.
#70 of 76 Texas - 2005 Red Kia
Dec 06, 2010 (8:40 am)
It's not just a New England problem. I bought mine here in Texas in June of 2005 and it rarely snows here (2-3 days a year). It's a paint problem. They obviously don't want to accept responsibility for it so are blaming everything else. So far mine is still just in the back of the car, unfortunately it looks awful. Still immaculate other than the paint. So sad there's nothing being done about this when so many people are having this same paint problem. Has anyone gotten anywhere with Kia on this?
#71 of 76 Re: Silver Spectra 08 Peeling Paint
Jan 16, 2011 (1:31 pm)
Looks like I have the same problem as many others. After a small chip on the front bumper the paint began chipping off and further cracking like a boiled egg being peeled. I questioned it with the dealership only to be told it wasn't covered under the warrenty. I was given a referral to a local paint shop to get an estimate and also told they might not be able to fix the problem. I would most likely have to replace the entire bumper! In addition I have numerous chips on the hood as well. I love the car but doubt I'd ever get another Kia. I live in North Carolina so the problems can't be road salt or freezing temperatures! I'm about ready to peel off all the paint and go with an unpainted black bumper!
#72 of 76 Re: Silver Spectra 08 Peeling Paint [buffie5]
Jan 17, 2011 (11:00 am)
I agree with you. I love how my little car zips around and has alot of power. But I won't buy another Kia because of the paint issue. I think it's sad when you have a new car and take really good care of it that you are stuck with peeling paint. I could understand it if the car was 10+ years old or if it was always parked in the sun and never washed. But not when it's parked in a garage or carport most of the time and less than 5 years old. I can't belive there isn't some kind of paint recall or class action suit against Kia yet for this. A new paint job isn't cheap.
#73 of 76 o4 Spectra Paint Problems
Aug 04, 2011 (5:25 am)
I have an 04 Spectra with silver paint. Front bumper paint has crackling spots all over. Rear bumper is dulled and feels like sandpaper. The trim pieces on both sides have no paint left on them. The left side view mirror has no glossiness left at all, yet the right side mirror is fine. The trim was where it started and KIA told me there was nothing they could do. The bumpers started showing some decline in 2009 and now look really bad. I keep my cars a long time so I will probably get them re-done. It is a shame KIA doesn't address the paint issue. We are free advertising for them and shoddy paint on the vehicles doesn't make them look good.