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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#239 of 280 Re: 2011 Toyota Corolla Paint Problem [zlatina]
Jul 01, 2012 (8:42 am)
Call Toyota US Corp HQ in Los Angeles and file a complaint and have them assign it to a regional person. You can find the toll free number on the website or in your owners manual.
But, in your case I would not deal w/ dealers right now. I would escalate it to Corp HQ. Get them involved.
And I agree that luck has nothing to do with it. It is a fully automated process. It is also the most time intensive part of the manufacturing process as well. So, if a company were looking to cut corners (aka reduce costs) then this would probably be at the top of the list IMO.
#240 of 280 Re: 2011 Toyota Corolla Paint Problem [zlatina]
Aug 13, 2012 (9:56 am)
i bought a 2012 corolla magnetic grey with 5000 miles i found tiny orange spots in the paint around the lower part of the car the field rep is going to look at it next week but the paint an body man at toytota said that shes probably going to say its something i drove over to get on the paint my arguement is how did it actually get through the paint and clear coat i will never buy a toytota again and im speading the word another company that doesnt back there product
#241 of 280 Re: 2011 Toyota Corolla Paint Problem [artfemus]
Aug 13, 2012 (10:41 am)
Sounds like you have a good argument. I simple test would be to try to scrape it off with a fingernail, if it comes off it's indeed something you drove over, if not and it's under the clear coat then it's on Toyota.
My question to you is why would you not buy another Toyota? Do you think another car manufacturer would have just automatically given you a new car or repaint yours without even looking at it?
#242 of 280 Re: 2011 Toyota Corolla Paint Problem [artfemus]
Aug 14, 2012 (4:44 pm)
Mine is getting worse and worse. Now as the wax is washing out (it was waxed in May), I can see such dirt trapped in the paint on other places which I did not see before: beneath one of the mirrors, a bubble in the paint close to the mirror, a bubble on the other side of the trunk, close to the number plate where I got the missing spot of paint, and many other imperfections. And because you mentioned something orange in the paint, mine too has a reddish spot under the door but I was told it is not rust because it is plastic. I had a representative look at mine but have not heard back yet. We will see if Toyota stands behind the warranty.
#243 of 280 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [greasemonkey48]
Sep 15, 2012 (1:05 pm)
I also have a 2004 Toyota Corolla , the pait is comming off on the hood, the trunk, etc.., I wiil not buy another one, will Toyota do anything about this?
#244 of 280 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [klaplace]
Sep 15, 2012 (8:04 pm)
I don't know but I DO know this was the last car that I am going to afford to purchase and bought it because my last Toyota was awesome !!!!! If you find out anything please let me know as now the paint is coming off my entire car and it looks like it belongs in the Ghetto !!!
#245 of 280 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [jalt1952]
Sep 26, 2012 (8:52 pm)
Both commiserating and passing along information. I have been driving Toyotas for as long as I have been driving and have always been happy with them. My latest car is a 2004 Corolla. I purchased it used in 2007 with 18,000 miles on it. Since that time it has had no major engine problems outside normal wear and tear.
However, I am having major issues with exterior paint (a deep blue) and the dashboard (a beautiful burled material - probably plastic). Soon after I purchased the car, a door of one of the dashboard's storage bins came loose (it was not loose before I purchased it). I had been keeping CD's in it and it was not overloaded. About a year later, another storage door came off. Then in January (the car had approximately 60,000 miles on it), in quick succession the exterior paint became noticeably faded, rust appeared on the roof, the clock in the dashboard "died," the electric windows in the back seat began working erratically and a third storage door became loose and began popping open when the car hit a bump - all in one month! I have taken excellent care of the car and feel that this is unreasonable.
I inquired about replacing the first broken door and was told that it would cost over $500 to repair as the entire dashboard had to be replaced. Of course fixing the rust and the paint would cost approximately $2000. Frustrated, I never inquired about replacing the clock; maybe it is an easy fix. So, I will be either shelling out $2,500 for a car with 65,000 miles on non-engine repairs or replacing the car. I guess Toyota wins either way. Are these design flaws or planned obsolescence?
Toyota's advertising is aimed at reliability and running over 100,000 miles. That is true, it is a very reliable car and may very well run 200,000 miles, but the sad condition of the paint and interior are quite embarrassing. So, I guess it is good bye to Toyota. We had a good run but it is no longer worth my money.
#246 of 280 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [missysnow2000]
Sep 27, 2012 (12:43 am)
You really don't think Toyota planned for your car to only last eight years do you? There are many older Toyotas then your 2004 on the road. Perhaps the previous owner didn't take care of the car when they had it as you did. They might have even abused the paint with one of the harsh paint applications out on the market. Some of them could take the clear coat right off if not used as they should.
#247 of 280 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [terceltom]
Sep 27, 2012 (5:41 pm)
Missy actually I have a 2003 Corrolla and YES I do expect it to last as well or better than my 1991 which I had for 12 years that NEVER had a problem !!!!!
#248 of 280 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [missysnow2000]
Oct 10, 2012 (7:56 am)
I am having the same issue. I have a 2006 Toyota Corolla; its bairly 6 years old and looks about over 12. Its rediculous. Its a dark Blue pain job. and the roof looks likes its bubbling up with rust and cracks on the passenger sie back seat. And that isnt really the only place there are cracks in the pain all over the car. the bumper's color is fading in spots. It just looks emberasing. Ive been trying to figure out if there is some sort of pain recall on this brand can you please let me know