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#11 of 287 2007 corolla le
Jul 29, 2008 (1:25 pm)
I purchased my 2007 phantom grey corolla LE in January of '07 for just under $20,000.00 and have paint chips on the hood, doors and fenders already. I've been trying to get a toyota representative to take a look at it. I believe the least little thing and the paint chips off the car. It is evident that the paint is coming off these cars too easy. I've printed all of your comments from this web discussion and have given them to the toyota dealer but I'm asking for anyone with paint chipping on their corolla to request that their cars be recalled and repainted. I will print all request and send to the toyota representative. Please give me your feedback.
#12 of 287 Re: 2007 corolla le [raynakay]
Jul 29, 2008 (4:23 pm)
Best of luck to you. I still have not had any luck getting a representative
to look at my car. Please let me know if you have any luck or get any
where. These problems are ridiculous and I have a feeling that Toyota knows
this but they are going to deny the problem as long as they can.
#13 of 287 2007 Toyota Corolla S (Blue)
Jul 29, 2008 (6:20 pm)
Wow. I first starting researching on this about 8 months ago when the paint started SEVERELY chipping of of my then, nearly brand new car. All, and I mean all over my hood, trunk, roof, spoiler, etc., is chipping so severely. I have been to two different Toyota shops and they blame it on, get this, BIRD CRAP! Not possible for so many reasons I don't wish to write a loooong message about. Long story short I have written to spervisors, CEO, President, and Better Business Bureau to no resolve. I gave up on this issue about 5 months ago after literally, many tears and headaches. I recently moved into a new home and came accross my lease from Toyota and decided to give it a look over and found something else interesting. When I decided to buy my car the gentelman that sold it to me advised that it would me much more benificial to lease instead of buying because Toyota has something special called a "residual Lease" which meant for me that I would not be charged for milage. Well as I recently discovered that was a big fat ugly lie. I have now confirmed in my lease that my mileage limit is 36,000. Lovely. These people are liars and thieves. PLEASE let me know what you guys find out. Let's get these *$#%%#*^$#% in a class action.
#14 of 287 Re: 2007 corolla le [laurenfowlkes]
Jul 30, 2008 (1:44 pm)
Lets all ask for a recall and make it public that we are asking for one.
#15 of 287 Re: 2007 corolla le [raynakay]
Aug 10, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I have the same problem, my blue corolla 2007 has bubbles where eventually the paint chips off, it is in several parts of the car, especially in the trunk. I took my car to a dealer and they told me that it might be acid rain or some industrial liquid, come one. I am taking my car to another dealer, and if they do not solve the problem, I think making the problem public, local news and Business bureau should help.
#16 of 287 Re: 2007 Toyota Corolla S (Blue) [grlady2908]
Aug 12, 2008 (8:41 am)
If your salesperson told you that you have unlimited miles then he lied. The finance person should have also went over the lease contract with you and that's when you would of seen that you signed up for a 36,000 miles lease. I can't believe you thought you could buy a car on a lease and have unlimited miles. How would anyone make any money if you put a lot of miles on that car. Your "residual value" is what the leasing company expects your car to be worth at the end of the lease time and the 36,000 miles. A lot of the time when you lease a Toyota if you don't go over the miles and the car is in excellent condition, the actual value is higher than the residual value which then in turn you have equity in the car. As far as for the chipping I would check some other paint shops and get their opinion and use that for leverage to get your car fixed under warranty. It could very well be bird crap or something of that nature though. If you don't wash your car for a period of time and there are smashed bugs, bird crap, tree sap, the acid in it will eat through the clear coat and damage the paint. Good luck on getting this resolved and I would recommend to find another dealer that won't lie to you.
#17 of 287 2 day new 09 Corolla with 2 paint chips
Aug 15, 2008 (4:41 am)
I just bought a 09 Corolla LE 2 days ago and it already has 2 paint chips. Apparently the paint on the corollas are not what they should be. I had an 96 corolla with 227,000 miles, I bought it 3 yrs old with 25,000 miles and I never had this problem!! I just called the dealer yesterday, their explanation was rock chips, well really there are rocks everywhere and all cars would be chipping and look terrible if this was the case. Another toyota dealership salemen I called did admit that sometimes a car gets a bad paint job. Does anyone have this problem, is there a class action suit against toyota that I can sign up to complain about this? Also would getting a clear coat put over the car help? I would appreciate any responses. Thanks!!
#18 of 287 Re: 2007 corolla le [raynakay]
Aug 15, 2008 (5:23 am)
I just bought my 09 Corolla LE 2 days ago, 12 Aug 08, and on 14 Aug 08, I have 2 paint chips. I would gladly like to be on your recall to have cars repainted!! After only 2 days, that is just ridiculious!! Julia
#19 of 287 Re: 2007 corolla le [white3]
Aug 15, 2008 (8:53 am)
I have sold my 09 corolla already but I too had two areas where the paint was chipping. Doesnt bode well for Toyotas paint does it.
#20 of 287 Re: 2007 corolla le [ashriver]
Aug 15, 2008 (11:28 am)
Why did you decide to sell? How long did you have your car? What kind of car did you buy after selling the 09 corolla. Also, just called the lemon law attorney, he thought I should check the warranty to see if the outside paint is covered, even though the dealership (salepersons at dealership) said it was not covered.