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#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.
#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.