[ad#Google Adsense]There was a new post in our automotive forums last week asking about problems with the paint on a new Camaro. This brought up some interesting questions in regards to what manufacturers should be required to cover, how big a problem it really is, and whether or not it’s a design or application issue. Forum member Sis, claims that she is experiencing paint damage on the lower part of her new Camaro, from normal driving and not on gravel roads. Also, the dealer, nor GM are offering to fix the problem.
The car in question has only 8,000 miles, but is showing more wear in the paint than other cars the forum poster has owned with a lot more miles. So is it a design issue or a paint application issue?
In my personal experience I owned a new Plymouth Neon back in 1997, which had paint issues on the deck lid. The dealer and even Plymouth refused to do anything about the flaking of white paint. However, after a lot of persistence I managed to get Plymouth to agree to pay 60% of the cost. So, maybe this is another one of those issues where complaints will have to start rolling in before anything is done about it. So I encourage anyone having paint issues on their new Camaro’s to start calling your local dealership and GM. Perhaps with numbers we can get something done about the paint problem sis is having.