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I have not heard anything about any paint recall.
 

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If I was the owner of one of these, I would contact the dealership and Kia Corp. and let them know that I expect them to make right this latent defect.

Based their response I'll look at taking it to a small claims court.


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What is a Latent Defect?
A latent defect is a hidden problem with a product that is not discovered during a routine inspection. In other words, a latent defect is a defect that may appear after a product is already on the market.
 

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Saw this Hyundai at the car wash - looks like a very late model, and its pearl white.

If I had a car with this color I'd be putting Kia on notice.

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It's mind boggling how it's just flaking off. I wonder if it's some characteristic of the paint that it just doesn't adhere like other colors? It's hard to imagine that surface prep is so different for this color as all the other colors used.
 

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I've read a few reports where Kia/Hyundai have offered around 75% for the respray of cars that were a few years out of warranty.

I suspect its a chemical mismatch between the primer and the paint.
 

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I would think you'd have to strip all the old paint down to the metal and start over for this to be effective. That's not going to be a cheap job!
 

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I expect that it will need to be stripped down to the primer, and then apply a paint that is compatible with the primer.
 

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KIA knows there is an issue with the paint, because why would any manufacture have a 3 yr 36000 mile warranty on just the paint? I'm not going to wait until something to happen, will get the hood repainted and get rid of it any not own another KIA or Hyundai again.
 

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If it were me, I would first pursue a Latent Defect claim, might even consider employing a lawyer.
 

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KIA knows there is an issue with the paint, because why would any manufacture have a 3 yr 36000 mile warranty on just the paint? I'm not going to wait until something to happen, will get the hood repainted and get rid of it any not own another KIA or Hyundai again.
And then what. Toyota's paint is a problem as well and no warranty after 3 years. They got white paint issues as well and their painting is very poor. So thin its cannot be measured. LOL
 

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Well, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. Same issue, 2015 Sorento SX-L with pearl while paint. My driver's side pillar now has a foot of peeled paint. I've already called Kia and have a case number.

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Please let us know if you get a resolution. There was a case for our year model in the past but it tanked. Unbelievably it's happening with the newer Snow White Hyundais and Kias. Those owners are getting together and working with an attorney at the moment.

Tha paint don't stick. Technicians claim it’s because there’s not enough protection in the clear coat from the sun’s UV rays to prevent the paint from peeling. I get arterial spores too which attack light colors so I polish and wax often. Painting of any panel is pretty expensive with all the inflation and what not.
 

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Tha paint don't stick. Technicians claim it’s because there’s not enough protection in the clear coat from the sun’s UV rays to prevent the paint from peeling.
I would expect that to effect all colors of paint.

It would be good to see some reliable source to support that technicians claim.
 

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Tha paint don't stick. Technicians claim it’s because there’s not enough protection in the clear coat from the sun’s UV rays to prevent the paint from peeling.
Well, if my paint starts peeling, we'll know that is not the reason! My car is garage kept, it's not going to spend much time at all in the sun!
 

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Vehicles here are in the sun whenever it shines. I don't know of issues. My 2015 is Peal White and all is well.
 

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Auto painting been going on for a century. Many changes are not for the best of the consumer and at times very inadequate for us in the rust belts of the continent. Colours which don't work when applied should not be offered nor used.
 
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