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Chevrolet Impala, Paint, Sedan
#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.
#159 of 185 Re: impala paint [drdee1]
May 04, 2010 (7:15 am)
Your Government dollars hard at work!
#160 of 185 '09 LTZ paint
May 13, 2010 (7:36 pm)
I just got a new '09 Impala LTZ. It is white and the paint appears to be really good on it. I have not noticed any flaws like blisters or boils. Maybe the problems are only with the red color?
#161 of 185 Re: '09 LTZ paint [p100]
May 17, 2010 (4:05 pm)
My white Chevy Impala SS is going on four years old and there is not a hint of a paint problem anywhere on the car. In fact, it is more chip-resistant than many other cars I have owned.
I have no complaints about the paint or anything else about this car which remains one of the best and most fun cars to drive that I have ever owned.
#162 of 185 Re: '09 LTZ paint [priggly]
May 18, 2010 (3:10 am)
First of all your Impala is not red. Red painted in Canada is the color that had the problem. The paint chipped off the entire hood of my 2007 Chevy Impala the third month I owned it. The tire censors had to be replaced, the windows and moldings had to be replaced in the first year, the frame cradle replaced the second year. I could go on as there were multiple problems all covered under warranty. I am happy for you that your Impala serves you well but you only have to follow this thread to know there have been some serious problems with this car. I now own a 2009 Cadillac CTS and I am very happy with it. I did love my Impala but it didn't love me.
#163 of 185 Re: Paint Chips on 07 Red Impala SS [susanm5]
Sep 13, 2010 (3:19 pm)
Hi! I live in Canada and own a LT 2007 White with 3.9 This too has the same problem.. I got this car used from a GM dealer,it was 1 1/2 years old from USA, and had 5 or 6 spots that they only put spot paint on before selling it .. 6 mouths later there was 10 to 15 new spots on hood. I asked about this and was told It's not on the re-call list and they wouldn't fix it ..Every time I go in to dealer I get the same line.. Now I have about 100 spot on hood and other parts of car and sume are the size of dimes,, My brother-in-law re-stores old car and knows paint. He said the hole car needs to be stripped to metal re primed and painted and would cost $6000.00 or more.. I can't even trade it in .. Two other paint shops said the primer used by GM is not bonded to metal,and one shop said it looks like it was the old lac based primer used on it..The only way GM is going to FIX this problem is to make them re-call these cars, and this would have to be a class action law suite to do that. I've been a GM man for 30 or 40 years now and this maybe the late GM car i'll buy, or let park in my driveway, TO BAD FOR YOU GM>>> If any one is starting a class action suite ,CALL ME PLEASE....