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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#199 of 287 Re: Give us a break. [imidazol97]
Jul 13, 2011 (1:00 pm)
I think is crap that Toyota hasn't offered to repaint these cars, I know there has to more folks with this paint issue that haven't come forward.
I also have a 2001 Corolla that the clearcoat is peeling off the roof and rear left door. I am the second owner of his car, purchase in So Cal. and have waxed it tried to keep out of the sun....
Now that I live in Vegas, the heat is doing a number on the anything glued down, trim inside the door frames have peeled off.
I love this car even it looks like I dont...This car has less than 89000 miles on it
#200 of 287 Re: Give us a break. [kimj1969]
Jul 13, 2011 (2:31 pm)
It's eleven years old, you can't even expect a Toyota to last forever? Mileage really doesn't factor into the equasion as it's still exposed to the elements, even if it's not being driven.
#201 of 287 Re: Give us a break. [kimj1969]
Sep 20, 2011 (2:28 pm)
I have an 07 Corolla with paint that is chipping. When I asked the dealer, I was told that paint had a 3 year warrantee... end of conversation. It is crap. I just saw a news report on thin paint and that the car makers aren't standing behind their work. I sure can't afford to paint my car!
Sep 27, 2011 (4:38 am)
I have 2 GM cars. 13 years old, 10 years old. I have a toyota 7 years old. Ever since I bought the corolla the paint on the back bumper has been atrocious. Any slight scratch causes the paint to begin peeling off. I have been patch painting the car for years. The last straw came last night when I removed painters tape around an area i was touching up and the paint all came off on the the tape. This is the first and only car that has done this. Quality of Toyota has gone done hill and I can't understand why they would use such poor quality manufacturing. Just be aware that Toyota does not have quality control like other auto manufacturers. And to think I paid more for a toyota thinking I was paying for quality. I was taken!!!! No more toyotas!
#203 of 287 Re: Why Buy Toyota? [quality_check]
Sep 27, 2011 (5:19 am)
You do realize 10 and 13 years ago GM was allowed to use better paint then they would be allowed to use today right? Toyota, Ford, G.M.,etc., etc. are now required to use less volatile and only environmental safe paints these days. Along with this requirement came a much less durable paint on ALL newer cars.
#204 of 287 Re: Why Buy Toyota? [quality_check]
Sep 27, 2011 (7:17 am)
>The last straw came last night when I removed painters tape around an area i was touching up and the paint all came off on the the tape.
This is not the mark of a quality paint job. Haven't there been postings about problems with Corolla paint for years?
The other poster claims it's _all_ companies having paint problems now. Is that true?
Read the Lexus forums? Any postings about problems with poor paint and poor adhesion in the Toyota Lexus models? Or is the cheap paint process on the Corolla? Also read the Camry/Avalon postings.
My GM cars have never, never had paint flake away from a scratch. My Cobalt has had a couple--2008. No flaking. No problems.
Good luck in finding a resolution for the paint quality problem.
#205 of 287 Re: Why Buy Toyota? [terceltom]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 27, 2011 (7:17 am)
Yes, we've seen this complaint on a multitude of makes/models. It's not Toyota-specific.
#206 of 287 Re: Why Buy Toyota? [kirstie_h]
Sep 27, 2011 (7:18 am)
>multitude of makes/models
Is it on the lower line models? Or broadly based through the various price levels.
#207 of 287 Re: Why Buy Toyota? [imidazol97]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 27, 2011 (7:27 am)
It's pretty broadly-based. I've seen it on Lexus models, Hyundai models, etc. Not all models have complaints, but... I'm guessing that's just because there are no posts about it, not because it's not happening. The newer paint just seems to be less durable.
Additionally, these often come in conjunction with complaints about "flimsier" body metal. The use of lighter, thinner metal is pervasive in an attempt to meet consumer demands for increasingly more fuel-efficient vehicles. Obviously, making a vehicle lighter in weight helps.
#208 of 287 How to start a new discussion?
Sep 27, 2011 (8:04 am)
I recently noticed that a lot of 5 to 10 years old Honda cars have very bad paint problems (peeling off) on the roof and hood. I'd like to open a new discussion on that but could not find any link or button. Can you help?