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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#153 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [missfittoy02]
Jun 01, 2009 (3:18 pm)
Sorry, I do not own a 2009 Corolla,
I have a 2005 S with no paint problems that I can see. I also have a 2008 Matrix XRS which seems to be okay so far. Sorry to hear about this problem. Perhaps it is regional depending upon where the car was manufactured. They (Toyota) no longer use the lead based paint, so that or the lack of the proper hardeners may be the cause of this issue as I have read. Good Luck!!
Dec 29, 2009 (9:35 pm)
My 6th month old 2009 Corolla has a paint chip up front.
#155 of 287 Re: chipped pain [floridaminnie]
Dec 29, 2009 (9:40 pm)
Okay! Touch-up paint is available from the dealer.
#156 of 287 Re: 2007 corolla le [raynakay]
Feb 09, 2010 (10:06 am)
Did you ever have any luck with this? I have an 07 Corolla that is also chipping on the hood and my mechanic looked at it and states there is no paint on this hood to speak of. Sounds like poor quality paint job so I started searching and found this thread. Thanks for any response and things you have learned.
#157 of 287 No more complaints . . . . .
Mar 17, 2010 (6:05 pm)
I recall back in late 2008 when the 2009 Corollas first came out the large volume of paint complaints on this forum. Seems like they all but totally disappeared. I wonder what's behind this. Did Toyota improve their paint that much in such a short period of time? I for one never had any complaints on my paint job on my 2009 Corolla I purchased in 2008. To this day my Barcelona Red 2009 Corolla, after a year and a half, is just as pristine as day one. Not a one chip, nick or any blemish whatsoever.
#158 of 287 Another unsatisfied customer.......
Apr 05, 2010 (5:58 pm)
Well, I am new to this forum but after my 3rd quarter size paint chip I decided to see if any else was having the same problems. I have an 07 metallic black corolla and the paint on the roof is horrible. Now I have multiple rock chips on the hood which dont bother me too much because they are isolated and about the size of a ball point pin. What really gets me is the chips and bubbling of paint on the roof. Right now I have 3 quarter - half dollar size paint chips on the roof but not only does the paint chip off it continues to spread like wild fire. I also have quite a few spots where is paint has started to bubble so it is just a matter of time before the paint flakes off and bare metal starts to rust. Has anybody received a straight answer from toyota about this wide spread problem? Also, if there are any class actions or petiitions that need a signature, you can count me in. What have others been doing to remedy their paint chipping/flaking problem?
#159 of 287 Re: Another unsatisfied customer....... [kilo9]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:56 am)
Where are you getting the notion that there is a widespread paint problem on Corollas? Not saying you don't have a bad paint job, but widespread ? hardly . . . .
#160 of 287 Re: Another unsatisfied customer....... [terceltom]
Apr 06, 2010 (7:00 am)
If one car has a problem, the others that traveled that same production line probably suffer the same deficiency.
Googling "toyota paint problem" gave 126,000 hits.
#161 of 287 Re: Another unsatisfied customer....... [imidazol97]
Apr 06, 2010 (7:32 am)
On the contrare, I don't agree with that assumption. If so, why not more complaints? Do you realize how minuscule 125,000 "Google" hits is for a car that's been in production since 1966, (40 years) ?
#162 of 287 2009 corolla s white
Apr 16, 2010 (8:26 am)
this paint started chipping from bugs on our first highway trip. In just a year this toyota has more chips than my honda had in 10 years. Any grasshopper, bee, or large fly chips the paint. Never seen such weak paint. In a few years at this rate this will be trashed. Hope toyota's image recovers soon so that I can sell without taking a bath.