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Toyota Corolla Paint Problems



  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Okay! Touch-up paint is available from the dealer.
  • Hey,

    Did you ever have any luck with this? I have an 07 Corolla that is also chipping on the hood and my mechanic looked at it and states there is no paint on this hood to speak of. Sounds like poor quality paint job so I started searching and found this thread. Thanks for any response and things you have learned.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    edited March 2010
    I recall back in late 2008 when the 2009 Corollas first came out the large volume of paint complaints on this forum. Seems like they all but totally disappeared. I wonder what's behind this. Did Toyota improve their paint that much in such a short period of time? I for one never had any complaints on my paint job on my 2009 Corolla I purchased in 2008. To this day my Barcelona Red 2009 Corolla, after a year and a half, is just as pristine as day one. Not a one chip, nick or any blemish whatsoever.
  • kilo9kilo9 Posts: 1
    Well, I am new to this forum but after my 3rd quarter size paint chip I decided to see if any else was having the same problems. I have an 07 metallic black corolla and the paint on the roof is horrible. Now I have multiple rock chips on the hood which dont bother me too much because they are isolated and about the size of a ball point pin. What really gets me is the chips and bubbling of paint on the roof. Right now I have 3 quarter - half dollar size paint chips on the roof but not only does the paint chip off it continues to spread like wild fire. I also have quite a few spots where is paint has started to bubble so it is just a matter of time before the paint flakes off and bare metal starts to rust. Has anybody received a straight answer from toyota about this wide spread problem? Also, if there are any class actions or petiitions that need a signature, you can count me in. What have others been doing to remedy their paint chipping/flaking problem?
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Where are you getting the notion that there is a widespread paint problem on Corollas? Not saying you don't have a bad paint job, but widespread ? hardly . . . .
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,054
    If one car has a problem, the others that traveled that same production line probably suffer the same deficiency.

    Googling "toyota paint problem" gave 126,000 hits.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    edited April 2010
    On the contrare, I don't agree with that assumption. If so, why not more complaints? Do you realize how minuscule 125,000 "Google" hits is for a car that's been in production since 1966, (40 years) ?
  • robbaronrobbaron Posts: 2
    this paint started chipping from bugs on our first highway trip. In just a year this toyota has more chips than my honda had in 10 years. Any grasshopper, bee, or large fly chips the paint. Never seen such weak paint. In a few years at this rate this will be trashed. Hope toyota's image recovers soon so that I can sell without taking a bath.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    edited April 2010
    You do realize that 10 years ago a much different paint was used on your Honda and well as all other cars. I understand that the paint used today is a water based paint which is much less durable then the paint of old. I' ve read Honda is faring no better with their paint quality then any other manufacturer is with this newer paint.
  • prizm8prizm8 Posts: 1
    I am taking my 09 into the dealer for the 2nd paint issue. When the car was less than a year old, there was paint that cracked/delaminating on the edge of the front pass side wheel well. The paint was reworked. Now I am getting extensive rust thru on the front pass side door. I am having that assessed tomorrow. I am assuming that this is going to become a common theme with this particular vehicle. Does anyone believe that meeting with a district rep of toyota should be done & will it accomplish anything? I know that this problem is covered thru 60 months but even so--your car is repeatedly tied up in the collision shop. I also wonder whether this will be applicable to the Lemon Law in New York state.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Couldn't disagree with you more. The cars of today just don't rust thru like they did years ago. You definitly have yourself a problem, but "common", I don't think so! What gives you reason to think that? Have you heard of other rust problems on the current generation of Corollas?
  • My 2009 corolla front windshield cracked and very soon developed - Sandeep Tara
  • alexespindalexespind Posts: 2
    Hi there,

    I have a 09 Corolla S and from the get go, the paint was having problems. I took it to the shop and was told it was natural. I had a Ford Escort GT 1993 and it NEVER had that problem. I just sold it.

    I think Toyota has been cutting corners everywhere and I think there has to be a recall of this model.

    I am mad.
  • alexespindalexespind Posts: 2
    Yes, there is. And Toyota has been cutting corners everywhere. I think there should be a recall on the 09 Corolla S paint job.

    Even the paint on my hub cups is bubbling...

    This is my first Toyota and it is paid for and I am very upset.

    Furthermore...I have been checking online and there is INDEED a widespread paint problems with Corollas. It is time for a RECALL
  • mnfmnf Posts: 404
    Please explain widespread and where did you read this so i can read them also.


  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    I'm as interested as MNF is. Please share these "widespread" paint problem reports you've been reading about with others.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,054
    >Please share these "widespread" paint problem reports you've been reading about with others.

    All you have to do is use Google: 131,000 hits for corolla paint problems. UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1
  • louisiana1louisiana1 Posts: 6
    Whats up imidazol97? I have a problem with my 98 Buick Lesabre. Last Friday my blower just stop working with no warnings @ all. It was working fine 2hrs prior. I put a brand new blower on it and the new one wouldn't come on. Since my old one was already off, i got it tested @ Autozone. It spent like a champ. I checked all fuses and all of them lit up. I even check the ones on the passenger side and under the hood, they all tested positive. Later, I got a resistor off a used Buick and hooked it up and the blower still wouldnt work. Next, I got an a/c switch off a used Buick and still nothing. The blower still wouldn't blow. I've taken it 2 several mechanics and they're dumbfounded, they can't find out whats the problem. Im just tired of spending money and my problem isnt being fix. I'm in desperate need of help. Can you help me?
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,054
    I copied your question here in Buick leSabre heating and cooling:
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