2001 Elantra Paint Problems

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by suresh, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. suresh

    suresh Guest

    I own a 2001 Elantra Silver Color.
    Paints near the front bumper peels out like mad.. Everytime, I do a
    carwash, it is getting stripped more. I spoke with the Hyundai Warranty
    and they wont cover if it is more than 36K miles. Mine is just 37K.

    Anybody having similar problems or ideas ??
    suresh, Oct 7, 2004
  2. When did the paint first start peeling? Was it at less than 36K miles?
    Even if it's not, I wouldn't let them off the hook. I had a transmission
    problem when my Excel was 4K miles out of warranty and after a bit of
    persuasion, Hyundai covered 75% of the repair cost.
    Brian Nystrom, Oct 8, 2004
  3. suresh

    suresh Guest

    It peeled off when it was about 34K miles. Despite me telling this to the
    hyundai customer care, they politely declined. I gave up then!
    suresh, Oct 8, 2004
  4. suresh

    Sligo Guest

    Don't give up. Demand satisfaction. If they do not stand behind try the
    BBB and then small claims court.
    good luck,
    Seamus J. Wilson
    Sligo, Oct 9, 2004
  5. If you give up that easily, you're never going to get anywhere. Keep
    pushing and refuse to take no for an answer. Go as far up the chain of
    command as necessary to get someone to authorize the repair.
    Brian Nystrom, Oct 15, 2004
  6. suresh

    DADEO Guest

    My 2001 Elantra (silver) had dime size spots where the paint was comeing
    off.I was shocked when I took it in and the dealer(Pittsburgh) looked at
    it and said they would fix it and Hyundai will cover it.If I remember
    right I had the car for about a year when I started finding these spots.My
    sister has a 2003 Tibby (silver) and she is now finding spots where the
    paint is comeing off.She took it to her dealer (Las Vegas area)and at the
    first visit they said they would fix it,so an appointment was made.When
    she went back to have the work done,they changed their mind and said they
    would not fix it.So now comes a big hassle.Why did my dealer
    (Bowser-Pittsburgh) do the right thing and took care of my paint problem
    and this other dealer does not want to discuss it any further?I'd be
    curious to what others have to say about this.
    DADEO, Nov 11, 2004
  7. suresh

    DADEO Guest

    And another thing that rubs me the wrong way is Hyundais' excuse that the
    paint problems are from bird do do.This seems to be the first reason given
    when a paint problem arises.I know bird stuff is no friend of paint,but it
    seems to be the standard first excuse given.Many have heard it when a
    paint problem starts.Was there a inter-office memo about what to blame the
    paint problem on first?These paint problems on the Hyundais are not
    anything new.I've read about them in other Hyundai sites starting back in
    2001.I've personally been connected with two of them,both silver.I could
    be totally wrong,but I think there was/is something wrong with the way
    Hyundai did/does paints cars or with the paint itself.Luckily my paint was
    taken care of by my dealer,no complaints.My sister and others all got at
    first the bird story,now for them,the real do do begins.
    DADEO, Nov 12, 2004
  8. suresh

    theta Guest

    okay..so did you ask her why they refused to fix it?
    theta, Dec 9, 2004
  9. suresh

    theta Guest

    Bird droppings has a very high concentration of uric acid and it will
    damage the paint surface if not wiped clean promptly.
    There's no paint or coatings out there that can withstand the chemical
    attack of uric acid.

    theta, Dec 9, 2004
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