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post #1 of 32 Old 12-02-2016, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Paint Chips CX3 - Recall

Hi Gals/Girls,

I am fellow cx3 owner 2016 myself, have had car less then 6 months, my paint is failing, over 12 chips, paint is flaking off. If you own a cx3 you need to write to Mazda Canada Warranty - I have been to 3 Paint detailer shops, the primer is failing - The hood of your will flake off in a couple of years.

Was told they used a cheaper/ in their words more envirmently friendly paint this year on the cx3 - Mazda USA is running into very big problems on this, they are aware - Canada they have not made a decision on this topic yet.

If you think its rock chips or just, say hey only a couple of dings - You need to think again. Its going to get worse.
So please see your dealership asap, also contact Mazda Warranty. - I have owned 2 skyactive modesl3 and 6 never had this much damage to my paint.

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are you from canada? Let me know how the situation is going? I noticed a few knicks on my car too.


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Yes Canada... USA has had very large response - CDN side, starting to warm up... I thought it was just me, or had a couple or bad chips off HWY, Like I said 3 Auto Detailers, who specialize in paint - All said primer which is supposed to protect your paint, the coating is failing.

Also have spoke to Senior Mazda REp, off the record she has told me its the new paint they used on these models. I am hoping mazda steps up the plate and fixes the issue. - If not, Will be my last for sure.

Ford ran into this problem in 2006 - It happens, but they also painted peoples cars, fixed the issue. - See a forum on this site as well, about paint chips, I know we are not the only ones.

Winter will be brutal this year, I bet I will double the chips/Flakes on my hood/ also sides.

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You say "the primer is failing". The primer is underneath the paint and it doesn't do anything to protect the paint. Are you sure you don't mean the clear coat is failing? Some photos would really be helpful so we know what to look for.

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You could say that the primer protects the paint by keeping it attached to the car.
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Don’t pay a lot of attention to this unless he turns up with some photos because the wording is such that there is no evidence and it is just scaremongering. How on earth can even a bodyshop determine the primer is failing?

"he hood of your car will flake off in a couple of years” - thats quite a bold prediction considering none of us here have spotted it in over a year. Yes modern paint chips but thats it - chips.

EDIT; just checked for TSBs and there are none.

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Is this yet another troll trying to discredit the CX-3? If so he/she needs to get a new hobby.

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Is this yet another troll trying to discredit the CX-3? If so he/she needs to get a new hobby.
Three posts all on the same subject. We'll monitor that one.
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Is there any particular colours involved or is it (as you say) just the primer or is the clear coat involved? I would like to see this narrowed down a bit before I have reason to get nervous. So far I have only had one chip on my hood and by the look of it I am fairly certain it was caused by a flying piece of gravel.

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My CX5 is made from the same metal in the same factory and covered with the same paint. In my part of the UK, they coat the roads with chipping in the summer to provide an abrasive wearing layer through the winter and despite it getting showered in the loose ones while it all cleaned itself up by use, there are very few chips on my potentially doomed paintwork. This is all despite what 3 experts and one insider has told the OP? Hmmm.

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