What if the smallest little detail ruined your brand-new car?
If you drive a Kia Stinger, your vehicle may be suffering from an annoying yellow paint issue. If so, it’s important to understand both what this issue is and what you can do about it as a consumer.
Are you worried about your own Kia’s paint job? Keep reading to discover everything you need to know!
Are There Paint Issues with the Kia Stinger?
There is a well-known issue affecting certain models of Kia Stinger that were painted Sunshine Yellow. The net result of this is that even if the coloring looks fine at first, your paint may chip over time.
What is causing the chipping? In short, the chipping is because the affected paint doesn’t stick to the primer the way it is supposed to. And if that’s the case, even a new car may look like an old, battle-damaged automobile well before its time.
Are Any Other Colors Affected?
While this is bad news for Kia drivers, the good news is that the only color affected is Sunset Yellow. If your own Kia has any other color, then you may not need to get the dealership or a professional to perform a touch-up paint job.
Additionally, there are no other yellow paint colors for the Kia Stinger, so there should be no confusion over whether yours has been painted Sunset Yellow or not. However, not all Sunset Yellow paint was affected, so it may be worth contacting your Kia dealer to verify whether you are in danger of experiencing paint peeling off the car anytime soon.
Kia’s Official Response
After enough drivers complained about the paint peeling problem, Kia began to offer customers the chance to get full respray on their vehicle. This respray is completely free, so you don’t have to worry about whether you have a warranty on paint or not.
Kia made an effort to contact most drivers affected by the issue, but that doesn’t mean that your own vehicle does not have the paint that leads to chipping. While the resprayed vehicles received a lifetime paint guarantee from Kia, newer Kia owners may no longer be able to take advantage of this offer.
Should I Talk to My Dealer About My Kia Stinger’s Paint Problems?
Whether or not you go to the dealer for your Kia Stinger paint issue depends on what you want to do. For example, drivers who received a notification from Kia that their car was affected would have needed to take it into the dealership for the promised respray.
These days, most Kia Stingers are being sold secondhand. If you receive one with a defective paint job from a third party, the Kia dealer may not be able to help. Instead, you may need to take the car to a good lemon lawyer.
Get Justice For Your Paint Peeling Today!
Now you know about the yellow paint issue affecting certain Kia Stinger models. But do you know what to do if you bought a car affected by this issue?
The dealer may not be able to help, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with a defective. If you’re ready to stop settling and take back what is yours, you need the Robison Lemon Law Group. To see what we can do for your PA Lemon Law, NJ Lemon Law, or NY Lemon Law claim, just contact us today!