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2004 blue endeavor paint problem

My blue 2004 endeavor has this same problem with the paint fading. It only has 48,000 miles on it, and I've taken really good care of it. I love my Endeavor and am so disappointed that in this day and age, there would be a problem like this.

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  • hlightle Sep 07, 2009

    Unfortunately, like everyone else has experienced, the dealership just shrugs their shoulders because it's no longer under warranty. I first talked to them a few months ago when the black end caps on my bumpers started fading badly. He checked to see if I was under warranty still, and since I wasn't, just gave the card to a paint shop.

    Thanks for your input though.

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This is a common problem with base coat clear coat paint, you may want to take it to the dealer and see if they will do something about it. GM and ford both had a problem with the clear coat fading and actually peeling away. If enough people complain they may do something about it. It has to basically be sanded down and repainted and clear coated again. The only sure way to keep this from happening is using a car cover when it’s in the sun. And blue is one of the worst I have seen for failure. But again it’s worth a shot to go to the dealer and see if there is a recall on the paint. The squeaky wheel gets greased

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  • Bruce Hathcock Sep 08, 2009

    Go to small claims court and file a small claims against them and show pictures of other cars of that year and you have a chance to win, there is laws covering this and Judges will consider your complaint, if they don't show you win and they pay for it, get three estimates and file the paper work, This is how many automotive problems get fixed when there is a problem don't let it go they are supposed to supply a car that lasts 5 years I can bet yo you will get a response as someone has to report to the court and if it gets out that they don't take care of their costumers it is something they do take serious, also if this helped you please rate, And don't let this go.

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