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Bought this car used at 32,000 miles. I just noticed the paint bubbling on the hood this year, with 83,000 miles. Here comes the rust!!
- Jenny M.,
North Salem, IN, US
The white paint on my Chrysler 300M has developed tiny "fluid bubbles" under the factory paint. On certain areas of the car, these bubbles have ruptured, exposing what looks to be a white based primer...?...not the typical grey primer I'm used to seeing. This tells me that either Chrysler uses some odd primer, or the paint is actually separating in layers on the car. The flakes are not just the clear coat either (I got curious and figured, hell, if the paint's coming off anyway, why not take a closer look at it, so I popped a couple of these tiny "bubbles" and the paint that lifts off is white, not clear coat.) Took the car to the dealership where I bought it...body shop manager said it was in fact factory paint...advised me to contact Chrysler Corp. directly, which I did. Chrysler tells me that they only warranty the paint for 3 years or 36,000 miles...figures! I then asked the customer service rep. if he was aware of the numerous class action lawsuits against Chrysler for their sh*tty paint jobs and the water based primers they used to use (small water bubbles under my paint makes me wonder if they're still using it)....he says he can only offer me information about what they cover under warranty. I also informed him of the numerous small claims court rulings where in most cases it seems to be a unanimous decisions with the judges that a factory paint job should last at least 15 years. Still nothing. So, now I have a car that I absolutely adore, but is starting to look like sh*t. This is the 3rd Chrysler I've owned and will probably be the last since Chrysler apparently loves to take your money, but refuses to stand behind their customers or their products. Such is life I suppose....
- Christina A.,
Snow Camp, NC, US