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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#31 of 287 Re: 2007 corolla le [ursulafernande]
Aug 27, 2008 (8:33 pm)
Meeting with the Toyota Rep was no help at all but the Service Manager at Twin City opened my eyes to the fact that Toyota did make changes to the type of paint they are putting on cars now and that the paint is enviromentally friendly. The problem I have with this new environmentally friendly paint is that you can brush against a leaf of nature and it chips. I think what has to be done is we will have to prove that Toyota is using a paint that isn't durable and the proof is in the pudding because it is happening to all of us. After we prove the paint is cheap, then we will have to go for a breech of contract of their warranty. Does anyone know a class action attorney?
#32 of 287 Re: 2007 Toyota Corolla S (Blue) [grlady2908]
Aug 27, 2008 (8:39 pm)
just want to let you know that the Toyota rep I talked with today blamed my paint chips on bird droppings which was contrary to the dealer blaming it on rocks.
I learned that Toyota started painting thier cars with environmentally friendly
water/based paint recently which isn't as durable at the paint they use to use.
You may be interested in reading the other comments I've made about this.
#33 of 287 Re: 2 day new 09 Corolla with 2 paint chips [raynakay]
Aug 29, 2008 (3:44 pm)
I just got my 5,000 mile oil change (had the car 2 months, heavy driver) and my paint is chipped and my windshield has cracked in 2 places. I am VERY interested in getting in on any class action suits. We deserve better with BRAND NEW cars... Let me know how to get involved.
#34 of 287 Re: 2 day new 09 Corolla with 2 paint chips [lizzierin]
Aug 29, 2008 (4:12 pm)
Aren't the windshield cracks a tip-off that you might have hit some stones or cinders on the road to cause not only the windshield cracks but the paint chips as well? Obviously any car's windshield would have cracked under a stones perferation, but if the stones are getting that high on the vehicle they are sure to hit your hood and bumper as well. I'm not saying the Toyota paint isn't a problem on these new cars but it does sound like your car is driven under harder then normal road conditions to aquire these windshield cracks. Are you keeping suggested following distances from the vehicle in front of you?
#35 of 287 Re: 2 day new 09 Corolla with 2 paint chips [terceltom]
Aug 29, 2008 (4:40 pm)
As I've said before, you're going to have to sue all manufacturers, because they all use new environmentally-friendly paint, and I read complaints about the other manufacturers' cars and how many paint chips they have. This has been a complaint for years. Good luck, but don't waste too much time or money on your suit.
#36 of 287 Re: 2 day new 09 Corolla with 2 paint chips [terceltom]
Aug 30, 2008 (8:28 am)
Well, the paint chips showed up very quickly after getting the car and I drove an 08 Caliber for 40,000 miles on the same daily route without any problems on the paint. Not to say that the conditions are the same every single day.
The first windshield crack came from the very edge and cracked as I was driving down a empty neighborhood street with no cars in view. It stumped me as to how it could have happened. I spoke with the service manager and he claimed that because the crack (not a chip) started from the edge of the windshield and was external (can't feel it on the inside) it is not a dealer issue. I posted that mainly because I have seen the ads for the 09 that flaunt its special soundproof windshield. I was curious if anyone else had these problems.
I wondered if the second one happened because the windshield was weakened by the first crack. I am just curious if anyone else has noticed the windshield crack easily.
I never follow closely and drive very cautiously, I take good care of my cars, which is why I have been surprised by these 2 issues showing up so quickly after purchase.
#37 of 287 Re: 2 day new 09 Corolla with 2 paint chips [lizzierin]
Aug 30, 2008 (9:15 am)
Windshield cracks like mentioned you will get regardless of what you drive some get more than others. My 00 Accord 1, 04 Forester 3, 06 CRV 2, 09 Corolla 0, so far.
Rock chips and windshield cracks will depend on how high or low the car sits when i do get a crack i get it fill ASAP so it wont spread i missed one on my CRV that cost me a windshield when it started spreading.
That was was located in a area where i could not see and when the sun came out one chilly morning it grew like a wildfire.
#38 of 287 Paint just fine, so far !!!!!
Sep 01, 2008 (8:36 am)
Had my 2009 Corolla XLE for two weeks so far and put on 250 miles to date with paint still as good as day one. I was starting to get concerned about the paint on the Corolla's after reading this discussion topic but this issue was unfounded so far. I would guess much of this discussion depends on individual driving habits, but we'll see !!
#39 of 287 Re: 2 day new 09 Corolla with 2 paint chips [lizzierin]
Sep 03, 2008 (5:22 am)
Now I have 4 paint chips instead of 2 and I believe the chips all happened when I was not driving the car but when the car was parked. And I never had any problems with my 96 corolla that has 227,580 miles on it. My 09 Corolla only has about 780 miles on it, and it is less than a month old. It is not how we are driving the car, it is most certainly the paint! I would love to go in with a class action suit, just let me know how and when.
#40 of 287 Re: 2 day new 09 Corolla with 2 paint chips [white3]
Sep 03, 2008 (6:25 am)
If you are fairly sure that these most recent paint chips happened when your new Corolla was parked I would guess maybe the original two also happened when parked. Perhaps I would look around for any environmental concerns where you park the car, like trees, squirrels, cats etc. The other thing I might be concerned about would be kids playing, throwing rocks or even vandalism in the neighborhood. Will the "strike force" warranty cover these new chips?