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Chevrolet Impala, Paint, Sedan
#162 of 185 Re: '09 LTZ paint [priggly]
May 18, 2010 (4:10 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 (4:19 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....
#164 of 185 Impala Paint chips
Sep 13, 2010 (5:19 pm)
I'm in touch with a trouble shooter 2nd step. after talking to your dealer is to call 1-866-509-9090. Servic request case. Try this route if it doesn't work let me know I'll give you Step #. Good-Luck.
#165 of 185 Re: '09 LTZ paint [priggly]
Feb 18, 2011 (1:12 pm)
I hope your Impala continues serving you but all I can say is Standby! A few months ago I might have said the same thing about my 2006 Impala SS but now I can tell you I will never buy another GM product. The transmission exploded at 75000 and the white paint is peeling off the hood after 4.5 years. This car is costing me a fortune and I still have 6 payments left. I've spent hours on the phone with GM and all they tell me is "too bad for you". Never again.
Mar 05, 2011 (2:36 pm)
my silver 08 has all the chip problem and also contamination under paint on roof line,bubbling up.seeing dealer on mon.
Mar 07, 2011 (9:50 am)
ok,gm said they would paint entire roof,windshield needs to come out,first guy had no problems about it,the second guy comes out and first thing he says,rock chip!i say dont call it a rock chip and he has a melt down!totally ballistic,surprised i remained as calm as i did!they will do it under a goodwill gesture! if you sneeze on this car there will be a chip,some dust particle hit mine and needs a new paint job on roof!
#168 of 185 Re: 08 impala paint [bassmaster1]
Mar 07, 2011 (10:24 am)
My white '06 Impala SS has the "bubbling up" problem all over the front of the hood and small rust spots across the top of the windshield. The local dealer keeps saying "rock chips" just like yours but I can easily knock off as much paint as you like with a fingernail. GM has been deaf to the problem. Basically told me "too bad for you". If there is anyone in this forum who can offer any advice how I might get some relief from these people, I will be very appreciative. I'm thinking of suing them in my local small claims court. The dealer is Country Chevrolet in Warrenton, VA. Might it help to go to another dealer?
#169 of 185 Re: 08 impala paint [wileyone]
Mar 08, 2011 (9:57 pm)
just keep trying,i'm surprised they are doing mine,the bubbled area does not show an impact like the normal chips from a rock,i think the primer and paint is so thin anyway,thats big savings for government motors.send as many e-mails as you can to corporate.
#170 of 185 Re: 08 impala paint [bassmaster1]
Mar 09, 2011 (9:55 am)
The customer (dis)service people I've been talking with in Detroit are claiming that they don't have email and their bosses don't have email. Guess they're tired of received complaints. What email address have you been using to reach them? I'd like to send a few images of my peeling paint.
Mar 13, 2011 (8:23 am)
picked car up sat and i would have to say they did a great job!can't tell it was painted,had to reposition headliner rubber trim but not a big deal,these guys did a great job! other than having to listen to one abusive idiot the rest of GM guys did a super job.