paint chipping on 2015 kia soul
Issue Status: Discussion
2013 Kia Sorento stripped paint. I have the same issue. I noticed the rear roof near antenna panel totally stripped down to primer. Of all the cars I’ve owned this has never happened.
2016 Kia Soul (Newport blue colour) with just over 40,000 km. No grid, gravel, etc. road driving - all paved. Same issue, noticed speckling around the hood as well as above front and rear wheel wells. Took to dealer (Hudson Kia in Listowel, ON) and spoke with Service Manager. He said he is 99% sure Kia will not do anything about it and even mentioned that he owns a Kia Soul with 15,000 km and having the same issue - not acceptable. Speckling is right down to the grey primer. Service Manager did the same thing as above, took picture, and had me sign a form, which they will be sending to the manufacturer.
Same issues with a number of the 2013 Optimas. Especially the Snow White Pearl. I have almost 50% of the passenger side A pillar bared to the primer from flaking paint, as well as a number of spots on the front. Most areas did not have any damage, and where there is something like a rock chip, unlike most cars, it starts to flake off almost immediately.
I also have a 2013 Optima with Snow White Pearl paint. I have almost 75% of my driver side A pillar bared to the primer from flaking paint and about 25% of my passenger side bared to the primer. Now the top of my trunk is starting to bubble and the paint will soon flake off. There is no reason for this to happen other than this being a manufacturing defect. I think we should start a class action. My car is only five years old and will soon have no paint left on it!
More paint peeling off now near the left windshield of my 2013 pearl white KIA SORENTO. I took it to an auto shop to get their opinion and they said that it’s definitely a manufacturer defect and that shouldn’t be happening. KIA insists it’s out of warranty. I bought the car brand new. There needs to be a class action lawsuit.