Is that the same car?Toyota usually won't do anything especially out of warranty for either time or miles.
The one's with most paint issues are the whites and pearls some of which are tri-coat paint jobs vs. the standard 2 stage paint on most cars.
Interesting the one NHTSA complaint I found looks to be the same color.
2018 Toyota Camry Paint Chipping/PeelingThe 2018 Toyota Camry has 1 problems reported for paint chipping/peeling. Average failure mileage is 25,000 miles.www.carcomplaints.com
I had also never heard of melting dashes until my son, who has "ownership" of my 2008 Solara now (he lives in another state and had to license it), let me know what had happened. Toyota did not notify me of the fact they were admitting it was junk science that caused it. They probably didn't end up replacing any of the affected dashboards. It was going to be about $2500 to replace one. I understood from other owners that they were claiming unavailability. I had bought nothing nor considered leaving Toyota until that. I even called Toyota and was told they had made exceptions. I and my deceased husband had purchased nothing except Toyota products since 1990 or 1991. I bought a Corolla in 2002, he bought a Camry in 1996 and I bought a 2002, a 2005, that 2008, then the Rev4 in 2017. I had only put 76,000 miles on the '08 my son now has and really just bought the '17 so I could give my son another nice newer vehicle. I guess Toyota decided I wasn't worthy of an exception. I doubt I'll buy another Toyota. They haven't earned my loyalty.Wow I have myself and several family members with Corollas and Camrys. Nobody has any issued like this!
Good luck, I’ve been complaining about my ‘14 super white Tacoma peeling since 2018! Toyota even sent me a notification that IF there’s ever a recall, I’m included. To date, I have a price of $4,000 to fix just what’s peeling, not the whole truck. I’m on my 3rd Tacoma and 3 Camrys…they may be the last!
A rental with an up charge paint ?Wow. How many miles are on that red Camry?
The quality of Toyota paint has fallen over the past decade for a few reasons, cost, environmental regulations, and so on.
A lot of manufacturers are experiencing the same issues with paint on newer cars. Each new Toyota that I buy has paint that is slightly worse than the Toyota that it replaced. The paint on my 1998 Camry was pretty great- and still looked good for the most part after 100,000 miles. The 2007 Camry that replaced it had paint that chipped pretty easily from rocks or other road debris. I noticed the first scratch in my 2022 Highlander within about two weeks of buying it.
I don't think that a recall is in the cards. Recalls are generally for safety-related defects. Toyota could extend the warranty or offer a service campaign for the paint- but that's doubtful. Toyota did extend the warranty on the paint of some colors/models- but the 2018+ Camrys weren't included. It generally was their Blizzard Pearl paint that was used on a bunch of different models that caused the most problems.
That red Camry is the worst that I've seen of the 2018-2023 Camry generation. I just had a 2021 Camry SE in that color as a rental- it had 61,000 miles on it and the paint looked pretty rough- with lots of weird scratches and chips. Strangely- none of them were in the normal places that you'd expect to find them- the hood/front bumper/mirrors still looked pretty good.
Since Toyota charges $400 for this red color- you'd think that it would hold up a bit better.
I agree. It's more likely that the bumper was replaced or repainted prior to delivery. Maybe it was transit damage when delivered to the dealer.It's possible you would not know the car was repaired, before you bought it. The law in my state (Virginia) allows a new car to be repaired without telling anyone, if the damage is less than 7% of the "actual cash value" of the car when it was brand new.
Actual cash value is an ambiguous word, but that is a variable under the control of the dealership where the damage occurred. They control that value and can make it most anything they want to to stay under the 7% threshold. Most manufacturers (to my current knowledge) offer replacement bumper covers with factory paint and I don't think I have ever seen it peel like it has in those pictures.
See if a pre painted bumper cover is available. They never match the rest of the body perfectly and they are not painted with the rest of the metal body as the ovens they are baked in would destroy plastic.
There is a liquid additive that the aftermarket uses to paint flexible plastic parts, that softens the surface of the plastic and allows the paint to actually chemically bond to same plastic. Seen lots of them torn up in accidents, but never peeling paint like that.
Not saying it is impossible, but very highly unlikely