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#149 of 185 paint issue with 2005 Impala
Jul 28, 2009 (10:51 am)
My '05 Impala has missing paint spots on the hood but it is not like a typical paint chipping. They are like droplets of paint that have come off in perfect little circles about the size of small peas. I am certain this has NOTHING to do with driver error or misuse and my car is stored in a garage. I am VERY disappointed with my paint and will not stand for ANYONE telling me that it is "chipped" off. This is obviously a Chevy defect.
#150 of 185 Hood Paint is Known Defect...not stone chips
Jul 28, 2009 (11:51 am)
I am in the collision repair business with many Chevy dealers as my customers. I work in their body shops...it is a well known fact by all GM dealer shops that these cars suffered from a production line contamination problem.
You will find defects in showroom cars, I know because body men have told me they bring the cars "around back for us to spray them..." I also saw a black SS I was considering in the showroom with a boil the size of a bird dropping right on top of the hood.
I know paint and body repair and know what to look for. The final straw was when I noticed GM no longer sprays clear coat inside the hood, trunk, and door jambs.
This is a cost saving tactic.
Your paint problems are known to GM. Go talk to the body men at the dealer shops...they'll whisper!
#151 of 185 "Stone Chips"
Sep 08, 2009 (5:49 pm)
I have a black 2008 Impala LTZ , The last time Iwashed it I noticed several dozen chips and blotches on the hood, roof and trunk and none on the front bumper or sides. I purchased a simonize protection package when I took the car to avoid these problems. In an attempt at good will the dealer washed and detailed it and recoated the simonize sealant. When we picked up the car the chips were just as noticeable and we were told thats all that could be done... they couldn't explain the stone chips under the spoiler and no marks on the sides of the car.... I notice that some mention was made of an area rep or possibly the BBB... Its rather discouraging to be treated like this especially since I have been doing business with this dealer since 1972!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#152 of 185 stone chips
Sep 09, 2009 (5:26 am)
buffing or 'detailing' the cars paint finish will do nothing for stone chips. Your problem may be more systemic and probably not caused by stones but by contamination in the production line at GM plant where your car was assembled and painted. Get to the GM area rep and file a claim.
#153 of 185 No chips at all!
Sep 10, 2009 (11:35 pm)
I own a 2006 Impala SS. I have no paint chips at all!
#154 of 185 Re: 06 Impala Problems Finally Came to a Head! [bugley1]
Nov 15, 2009 (7:09 pm)
I helped my Mom buy a 2007 Maroon Impala - brand new. Currently, it has low miles on it. I spent the day waxing it - 3 coats exactly and buffing over and over. 3/4 of the car has little round pea like spots. It feels like sand paper on the hood, driver's side and trunk. I didn't notice it before as I live out of town and it has been a while since I was home. My parents are in their 80s and this is absolutely criminal. I am calling the dealer tom. morning and asking for a professional paint job from them. I don't live in their town and wonder if anyone had any luck getting a new paint job from the dealer or dollars to have someone else do it. This is sad, especially when it people like my parents have driven chevy for years and then this happens to them as they saved for years for a new car!! Any help would be appreciated.
#155 of 185 Re: 06 Impala Problems Finally Came to a Head! [drdee1]
Nov 16, 2009 (6:04 am)
Just be aware if you repaint the car it will depreciate significantly. You want some sort of rebate or exchange for the defective car.
#156 of 185 Re: 06 Impala Problems Finally Came to a Head! [92735i]
Jan 19, 2010 (6:58 pm)
I just traded in my 07 Precision Red Chevy Impala for a new Ford F 150 and the dealer gave me a few thousand less that I would have gotten because he knew it had been repainted by Chevy and it had paint missing on the whole front end. Thanks Chevy for screwing me over!
#157 of 185 impala paint
May 03, 2010 (12:54 pm)
My 2005 Impala has big flakes of paint coming off all over the car--Is chevy doing anything to fix this problem for Impala owners?
#158 of 185 Re: impala paint [rnjbaz]
May 04, 2010 (5:59 am)
Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news - but Chevy will do nothing about it. I have worked on this for over a year now - no paint job - holes in the paint keep getting worse. Have talked to the Chevy 800 number several times - in fact - more than my brother - and no luck in getting this fixed. This was a retirement gift to my mom at the age of 75 - and she is drives it to church. How in the world can she get gravel pits on it when the roads are paved. So, going back to a new dealer this week and hoping they will paint this car for her. I have no intention of trading it in or getting rid of it - just want it painted. I will never buy a chevy again - never - Ford is better and I should have bought a Ford for her. I will let you know what happens this week - but just so you know - they have done nothing for a year!!!! If you get anything done - let me know - still frustrated in Ohio.