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#276 of 280 2006 Toyota paint peeling
Feb 14, 2013 (7:00 am)
I'll repost without the email so no one else is adversely affected. Totally informational, as was the original post on January 6th. verbatim...minus the email...obviously there are no ill intentions. just seeking information
I am new to this forum and ran it across it for the first time yesterday after being at the body shop to quote a paint job for my 06 Corolla. The paint is peeling so badly off the roof and I just saw it for the first time over the Christmas/New Year holiday when nothing could be done because everyone was off or closed. I am extremely upset as this should not be happening to a car of this age, regardless of the make or model. I have been the only owner of this car as I purchased it brand new. When I went to the body shop I asked if they had been aware of other Toyota Corollas with a similar problem and the guy said yes he had seen a few this way. He also confirmed that due to the nature of the paint peeling there is no way to just sand it and repaint that spot because there is obviously a defect in the original paint or the way the original paint was to adhere. Therefore it will be a minimum of $1200 to fix this problem because the entire roof has to be stripped and the windshield (back and front) has to be removed. And it is rusting! So time is of an essence. Would you please reply to my post about what you all have done regarding your issues? I am currently searching the internet to see if any legal actions that have been taken because this is obviously a wide spread problem over the course of many years. Please help!
#277 of 280 Toyota Corolla 2010 many many tiny rust spots
Apr 29, 2013 (1:17 pm)
It was a nice bright day yesterday and while drying the car I noticed many,many rust colored spots on the doors, mostly below the trim line. Oddly nothing on the quarter panels hood,trunklid or roof. You had to be very close up to see them, from a distance with normal eyesight, you would never notice. You can feel some texture if you run your hand over the area. I am the second owner of the car and it only has 17 k km. What a shame. The car is white so really closeup they are quite obvious. Some appear on the sills, which are plastic right? So that's a bit odd. Maybe defective paint rather than metal rusting from underneath?
My friend has a white 2005 Echo with similar symptoms. I suppose you could buff them off but would that be a good idea? Then some acrylic treatment?
#278 of 280 Re: 2006 Toyota paint peeling [angelao]
May 02, 2013 (7:27 pm)
Hi! I saw your post and my mom is having the same problem with her blue 2006 Toyota Corolla. At first we thought it was the heat of the Texas weather but we started seeing other Corollas on the highways with the same problem. Mainly blue ones like her. I tried doing research on recalls and came up with nothing. Have you had any luck on finding any further information?
#279 of 280 Re: 2006 Toyota paint peeling
May 03, 2013 (10:45 am)
I understand that Toyota is not backing their paint issues. I have been contacted by an individual that is researching it now. I am certain that she will contact you as soon as she reads this !!!!! My car looks awful and I am sooooo sorry I bought a Toyota !!!! Also watch her catalytic converter there are issues with them !
May 03, 2013 (10:56 am)
I'm so sorry I took so long to post back here. Very hectic several months. So this manager that seemed appalled at my paint job acted very aloof when I actually brought it in. He's not head of the Service Department and he basically just rolled over when they told him that it wasn't covered. So he brought me the name and phone number of the local company that does paint jobs and touch-ups for them. It's not an actual TOYOTA paint center. It's just a random place that does paint jobs for the general public. He basically said MAYBE they can give me a discount because of all the trouble. I explained to the manager that this company they were trying to redirect me to is the SAME company that already "touched-up" the issues on my car before we took it home. I remember about to take it off the lot, and noticing all these horrendous scratches on it. They took it to this paint company and we noticed they still missed several places, so they took it back to the same company. It looked good for a few weeks to a month. Then some of the scratches showed back up and new ones started to appear. I'm about to get rid of the car, but I know someone will notice all these random slices all over the car. I'm talking about the hood, the trunk, doors.. you name it. Ugh. Sorry I couldn't shed any extra light on this dark, dark tunnel.