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#1 of 287 Toyota Corolla Paint Problems
Jun 03, 2008 (5:02 pm)
I have a 2007 Corolla LE that I purchased almost a year ago. I noticed recently that the paint is chipping off of my car. I went to one dealership about the issue and all the service representative did was argue with me in a sarcastic voice saying it was rock chips.
Unless rocks can defy gravity and fly backwards the chips are not from rocks when they are located on the trunk, hood, and sides of the car. There are 43 paint chips on my car as of today. I am taking the car to another dealership tomorrow to see if I have any better luck. I am not paying $18,000 for a car that will have no paint on it in two more years.
I have a feeling Toyota will refuse to fix the problem and continue to blame it on me.
Has anyone else noticed the paint chipping on their cars?
If Toyota does not fix the car properly I will be driving a different car soon, and it WONT be a TOYOTA! I will fight this for all it is worth.
#2 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [laurenfowlkes]
Jun 03, 2008 (6:32 pm)
This is a common complaint for many new cars, including Honda. Some say it is the environmentally friendly paint they must use.
I have only a few chips on my '07 Camry - I don't follow cars too close.
Good luck, but you won't win this one, and Honda is no better for stone chips - check the forums.
#3 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [laurenfowlkes]
Jul 07, 2008 (10:36 am)
I too am having a paint issue with my Toyota. It is a 2007 Corolla (silver in color). Just recently I noticed 3 spots where the paint is chipping. The best way to describe it is a circle about the size of a pencil eraser. It is a what you would expect the paint to do if it had a bubble in it and you popped it. it is all the way down to the primer. I have so far 2 on the roof and 1 on the trunk. Is this what yours has?
#4 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [mark401]
Jul 07, 2008 (12:32 pm)
Yes that is exactly what my car is doing. I also have an '07 Corolla (blue). Toyota is not doing anything but if we could get enough people we could get a class action lawsuit started.
#5 of 287 Paint problems
Jul 08, 2008 (7:28 pm)
My 2007 white Corolla Type S has many spots where the paint is chipped off. On the hood, the front door edges, near the back windows, etc. In one spot on the hood it looks like a bubble has formed. I haven't checked with any Toyota dealer yet but understand it may not do any good. What can be done?
#6 of 287 Re: Paint problems [cyberhomi]
Jul 09, 2008 (5:00 am)
I am not exactly sure what can be done. I am taking my car to a specialist
outside of Toyota to see if the problem is indeed a paint defect. If it is
then I will probably contact a lawyer and go from there. I would recommend
taking your car to someone in your area that specializes in body work to
verify whether or not you have a paint defect. The only other thing I know
#7 of 287 Re: Paint problems [cyberhomi]
Jul 09, 2008 (5:54 pm)
What is everybody's exterior color that you have on your cars. Nobody has mentioned that and if they are all similar...perhaps therein lies the issue!
Jul 10, 2008 (3:52 am)
My exterior is blue.
#9 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [laurenfowlkes]
Jul 20, 2008 (10:52 am)
Yes!!! I have the same problem. I just got my 07 Toyota Corolla about 6 wks ago and now see there are a few rock chips on my hood. Looks as tho the manufacturer just painted the metal and did not cover with what most car painters use (clear coat) to protect the paint job.
#10 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [drgntudo]
Jul 20, 2008 (11:40 am)
Yes, you are correct all new cars these days come with clearcoat. But clearcoat will not protect your car paint from stone chips, etc. Clearcoat is more for appearance sake than it is for protection. Clearcoat will keep your paint from becoming dull.