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Chevrolet Impala, Paint, Sedan
Mar 05, 2011 (1:36 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 (8:50 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 (9:24 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 (8:57 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 (8:55 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 (7:23 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.
#172 of 185 Re: paint 08 impala [bassmaster1]
Mar 13, 2011 (3:46 pm)
Who are you praising? the dealership? Detroit? both?
Mar 14, 2011 (5:37 am)
#174 of 185 Re: 08impala [bassmaster1]
Mar 16, 2011 (6:26 am)
I have a 2000 Impala that I purchased right off of the show room floor. Have had paint problems since day one. It is black. All top surfaces (hood, trunk and top) have been painted at lease 3 times. The last time was back in 2006. It has overspray all over it. You can really see it in the sun. Have not bothered to take it back. I am tired of dealing with it. Will never buy another GM car. Not only the paint sucks but I am now on the 4th power steering pump, the third water pump bypass tube, every window motor has been replaced, three tie rod ends on the driver side, etc, etc. The ignition switch has been replaced several times. The steering shaft at least 3 times. No more GM for me!!!
Mar 17, 2011 (5:35 am)
i've seen many different makes of cars with paint problems,peeling clear coat etc,it really sucks to pay for a new car and have it happen!alot of cars get repainted and never have another problem,others seems to be a throw away car,drive it till it blows.