Subaru B9 Tribeca Paint Gold Paint Problems
tribeca_06 Member Posts: 31
Ok so i have a 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca and i love it, great car..but my problem is witth my exterior color. The color is champagne gold and it seems that the color is faded or has some strange color marks. These marks are lighter then the gold color, what could this be? Im thinking sun damage or maybe the paint is just screwed up?
Will dealer repair even though it is out of warantee
Its not like an insurance claim-they wont cut me a check for half the cost and leave it up to me to do it.They will only pay the body shop once its completed
I am contemplating parking my car beside the dealership with a huge sign...
Anyone have any other ideas?
I would also send letter to SOA if dealer/SOA persists on paying only half (SOA has already accounted for this issue in its warranty reserves, so there should be no $$$ pain to SOA let alone the dealer). And, you are right ... the paint issue has nothing to do with the mileage.
In my case (I am a new Subaru owner), I spoke to my new Subaru dealer re servicing issues and brought up the issue about the gold paint issue. The dealer immediately agreed to re-paint the car and provide me with a rental while it was being done (all at no cost to me).
hahah that would be funny, for you sign.." Subaru Defective Paint Job"...make sure lol dealership is crowded with buyers ahha
thanks for that document ! I have yet to go to the dealer..but im learning alot of information on this..see paying half is a real pain in the wallet b/c its a $4,000 job so i have to pay $2,000? thats BULL. we shouldnt have to pay that..but i heard some dealers ( i guess like yous) are being very kind about it.
Also, Google: "ndab" "subaru"
This should take you to the document as well.
Kan- thatts great, my B9 is at 58,00 i have to go to my dealer still to show the problem but i have talked to many people who have done and such even with being out of warranty, so all this is great back up, and wow i cant belive the stripped it like that, keep me posted!!
kan3: may have been me, but who cares, the important thing is SoA stepped up. Glad to hear it.
Ateixeira..was urs repainted??
I've had other cars painted (Miata) and the job wasn't very thorough. They damaged some trim and forgot to replace a wheel hub that was scratched.
I calmly spoke to the supervisor, asked for a replacement trim piece (they tried to epoxy it back together), and the wheel hub cover, and told them to take their time.
When body shops rush the results show it.
Being so small it was hit 3 or 4 different times. I had so many repainted panels that there were 5 shades of white on her.
The body shops that rushed would break trim pieces and forget things. One forgot a bolt that you could see in the door jamb, obvious stuff.
I just learned never to rush a body shop, in fact tell them to take their time and dot all the i's, cross all the t's.
Of course if you decide to keep it till the wheels fall off, then it does not matter anyway.
Bottomline, in the used car market, people are VERY leery and even a hint of a problem will cause them to either low-ball for a significant discount or just walk away to an example which does not have such a history.
Also, a body repainting, however well or expertly done, can be detected by people experienced in such things, in 2 seconds. I personally was amazed when the people at a dealership detected a small re-painting on some body panels on a car I sold over 10 years back, even though the work was professionally done and the car bought back to the pre-accident status (I personally could not detect the re-painting, even though I knew the precise location of where it was done).
I have not heard of any "Harvest Gold" paint issues yet.
PS: Yes, if you are keeping it for a while then a re-painting will not have any significant material effect on the car's value, since depreciation will have a much larger effect. I agree.
Mazda's Crystal White was a color known for peeling paint, so repainting wasn't all that bad, I suppose.
I now have a 2008 Miata in a dark blue and that color scratches too easily.
Subaru paint scratches easily too..hate their paint lol
I did a quick "drive-by" through sb9t and will be becoming a member shortly. Thanks for the heads-up.