Last post on Nov 08, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#281 of 287 Re: 2006 Toyota paint peeling [angelao]
Aug 25, 2013 (11:20 am)
I am so glad I found this forum!! I also have a 2006 Corolla with the same scratch type marks on my roof. It looks as if someone took a razor blade to it! I don't park under any trees and am very careful about washing my car. The 'scratches' are getting bigger and rusting. Please let me know what you were able to do about this. Thanks!
#282 of 287 Another Rusted Roof..
Sep 16, 2013 (2:38 pm)
I have a 2005 Corolla with the same paint issue. I just got off the phone with Toyota's customer service department and they pretty much told me that because my car is past the 3/36 Warranty coverage (3 years or 36,000 miles) there's nothing they can do to help me. I'm upset that Toyota is not taking responsibility for an issue they're obviously responsible for. Are there any updates on a resolution for this? My car looks so awful, it's embarrassing! Estimates I've gotten to fix it properly have been between $1,200 to $1,600. Ridiculous.
#283 of 287 Re: Another Rusted Roof.. [michirios]
Sep 16, 2013 (3:15 pm)
Why in the world would you be upset with Toyota? They're exactly right, you're past the warranty. There's no "lifetime" warranty on auto paint. Granted most car paint would have lasted longer, but yours didn't so you have to live with it. Perhaps your environmental conditions where you reside even had something to do with the shorter paint life.
#284 of 287 Re: Another Rusted Roof.. [terceltom]
Sep 16, 2013 (3:29 pm)
I'm not the only with this issue, clearly, there was a problem with Toyota's paint used during the 2005-2006 period. No, there's no lifetime warranty, but there is such a thing as taking public responsibility for it. I would be content if they provided a service discount to fix it, I'm not asking them to pay for it all. I live in the city, not out in desert so I don't see what "environmental conditions" out of the norm that my car could've possibly been exposed to...
#285 of 287 Paint problems
Oct 10, 2013 (7:02 am)
I have noticed that many are have the same issues as I am regarding corolla paint problems. I have a 2012 corolla that I purchase new. While washing my car a large chip of paint came off the bumper. There was clearing no damage to the area. But, I have to say that in the 40 years I have been driving I have never had this happen. I contacted Toyota immediately and was told that they have had no complaints regarding this problem. I said to the representive, "really because I just got on the internet and within 5 minutes found many people with this problem" Her comment to me was "We have no control over what people post on the internet and whether it is factual or not". To which I replyed " So you are saying that several hundred people have nothing better to do than sit around and lie about this problem"? To say that I got no where would be an understatement. I then took my car to the dealership. They took a picture of the area and said that a Toyota representive would have to be called to take a look and determine whether it was caused by abuse of the car. Seriously? I am still waiting to see what happens. But, after all of the issues I have read regarding this problem , I have NO intention of letting go this problem easily. We'll see what happens.
#287 of 287 Re: Same story, different day [rebeccaforman]
Nov 08, 2013 (8:29 pm)
This is scaring, isn't it? Try to attract the attention of the media. In this way you are helping yourself and many other Toyota owners. Why not do what Ford owners did? If you need my support, just let me know. I have the impression from observing the cars around me that Ford cars have much better paint quality. Mine, Toyota Corolla 2011 is so fragile, I am afraid to touch it and every time I look at it there is a new scratch. My neighbor's Ford, about 8 months newer than mine, has many dents but the paint is intact, so can be fixed. Mine, the lightest touch of a rock, thrown by my own car chips the paint and leaves a small white dot (paint chipped to the primer). The car has been on a highway just once so far and for not more than 10 miles. Is it normal to be afraid to drive your car on a highway? Is it normal to be afraid of scratches and chips and try to keep at least 2 cars distance from the car in front of you? Sometimes I am even afraid the police may stop me for holding the traffic.