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Toyota Extends Warranty On Peeling White Blizzard Pearl Camry, 4Runner, Corolla, Avalon, Scion, Lexus GX - Details Here

If you have a Toyota Camry, 4Runner, Corolla, Avalon, Lexus GX, or Scion IQ or XB, with white or blizzard pearl paint that is peeling - here is the extended warranty info.

Toyota has announced a new customer support plan for vehicles with peeling white and blizzard pearl paint. The paint can degrade very rapidly. Some vehicles see the paint begin to come off in as little as one year. The problem affects nearly 2 million vehicles. Models included in the program include the Toyota Camry, 4Runner, Corolla, Avalon, Lexus GX, or Scion IQ or XB. The program will support you whether you are the original owner or purchased the vehicle used.

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The program covers certain vehicles with Toyota's Blizzard Pearl (070) or Super White (040) paint colors.

Toyota White Blizzard Pearl Support Program Phase 1 Notification
Toyota began notifying owners last year in the fall. The owners of Toyotas with white or blizzard pearl paint received a letter notifying them of the upcoming support.

Phase 2 - Repair
Toyota's second phase will consist of a repair made by your local dealer at no cost to you. Any authorized Toyota Dealership can determine if a condition is covered by this Customer Support Program, not just the one from which the vehicle was purchased.

Contact your dealer if you have an affected vehicle. They will tell you the schedule and plan for repairs to your vehicle. Those owners who wish to have direct contact with Toyota on this issue can call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-888-270-9371 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.

If you have a Toyota with Blizzard Pearl or Super White paint that seems defective please tell us about it in the comments below. Detail your contact with Toyota and how the issue is being handled. Your experience may help a fellow owner.

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2013 Camry with Super White paint mines effected
My paint is peeling on my toyota rav 4 and I had this problem once before and now its doin it on the side last time it was the whole roof it's never been through car wash so I know that's not why
My 2012 Rav 4 is also pealing, we paid extra for that finish. Toyota is denying our claim.
2016 Toyota Rav 4 Superwhite. Starting to peel around the gas tank. My last Toyota was a 1998 white Toyota 4 Runner. I kept it for 18 years and then handed it to my granddaughter for her first car and never had an issue with the paint in its 20 years.
I have a RAV4 2013. I walked outside today, and I had huge chunks of paint peeling off of my white RAV4 . I drove it yesterday, nothing was happening. I had paint issues with every GM car we owned, that's why we bought a Toyota this time. I feel like the universe has played a very demented joke on me. I'm contacting the dealership tomorrow. I believe a class action suit is growing momentum.
They will only repaint the area that is peeling and unless you take it to a high end professional they will try to simply blend it which leads to it peeling down the road.
I was told the same thing when they examined my Corolla and was told originally that they would only be repainting the hood. they finally scheduled the appointment to do the job many, many months and many phone calls later, but in all fairness to the dealer this was all occurring during COVID lockdown. When I brought the car into them and left it for the repainting, they called back the next day and said they had decided to repaint the entire car "except for the plastic parts".
Cathy, it says it's only for vehicles with orginial owners.
Not according to the first paragraph of the article, which says: “The program will support you whether you are the original owner or purchased the vehicle used.”
2011 white Camry rear doors and trim have NO clearcoat. Has turned chalky. Can no longer get a good shine. Wierd
I to have a 2011 Camry and there is NO clear coat left on my car! Entire car is chalky… is this covered under the paint recall?
I had a 2004 Tundra an 2011 Camry Super White. Didn't know what was giong on with the Tundra, but when the Carmy statrted doing it, I started researhing it. Thanks to the EPA, Toyota/Honda and others mix in the clear coat with the paint on solid color paints. If it the car is metallic or pearl (multi-stage process) then clear coat is the last stage in the paint process. I am getting ready to go Toyota today because I have a Blizzard Pearl 2015 Venza that the paint just starting peeling off suddenly yesterday. The Blizzard Pearl and Super White can both have this problem and the repairs are covered for the life of the vehicle. I recall call out in 2019 from Toyota that extends the warranty.
My sister has a 2012 toyota camry in white and looks to me that it never had clear coat applied to the paint. Has anyone else noticed this?
What about the Toyota Prius? 2010 Pearl White Prius - numerous people reporting problems with the paint chipping / peeling; body shops reporting that the paint wasn't adhering to the primer; still Toyota is not taking responsibility and telling Prius owners they're on their own - out of warranty! :(
I just got off the phone with Toyota Customer Experience Center (1-888-270-9371) only to be told that my 2010 Prius was manufactured in Japan and that it is not on the recall list. They can't tell me if/when the car will be recalled. I suggest that you call them ans ask about your car being taken care of. They won't be able to do anything since their job is provide canned answers written by lawyers but maybe the sheer number of calls will push them to do something.
Thank you for the update. I plan to call tomorrow. The paint is chipping and peeling very easily, yet when I took my 2010 Prius into the dealership to get repainted, I was told that Toyota won't pay for it. I'm incredulous.
I was told the same thing as respect to my 2008 Lexus GX470 - Blizard White. Mfg in Japan therefore " not "covered but those mfg in Canada are covered. We need to get enough of us together and file a complaint. My car is literally peeling paint chunks due to faulty paint. Always a proud Lexus owner - but now embarrassed to drive the car. Delamination is due to faulty paint / application. Lexus should take care of this issue!
Lucky for everyone my 2017 Tacoma super white is peeling all over the vehicle and Toyota is not covering the paint. Saying it’s a new model with not enough people effected... clearly I’m effected and my vehicle is beyond peeling
My pruis is peeling really bad
My Prius is peeling also. Called Toyota and was told tough luck. Toyota should be ashamed. Same paint, same problem, different answer because it is a Prius!
My 2010 Prius with pearl white color it’s peeling rapidly. I will have a bear car that will rust very soon. Toyota has rejected fixing it, I never knew when I bought a Prius that I can only have it for 10 years.
Thank you for sharing. The same thing happened to me. I just found out from the dealership that Toyota is refusing to pay for the paint. There is clearly an issue with the paint on my vehicle as well; however, Toyota is refusing to pay. I plan to call them tomorrow and see what can be done. Have you tried calling Toyota? If so, what happened? If not, here is the customer service phone number: 1-888-270-9371.
I'm having the same problem with my 2010 prius (blizzard pearl). Large flakes of paint coming off the roof and around the drivers door handle. My local dealer told me toyota won't do anything for prius owners experiencing this problem. Clearly they need to extend this coverage for all affected owners!
My 2010 Prius is also peeling, took it to toyota, they said there was no recall on record. I would like to know what else I can do!!
My 2010 Prius that I paid extra for the paint is affected. It is pealing off in blobs. We had blizzard white $$$
I have the 2010 white blizzard Prius. It is feeling super bad due to colour defect it is bubbling from within, Toyota said if the car is over three years old they will not repair it. So I’m gonna drive the car without color which will cause it to rust. I should have bought the blue one and I wouldn’t have this problem. Toyota should have a class action lawsuit I will gladly join.
Leslie, I have a 2013 Prius Persona with paint peeling off. Don't give up. What state are you in? Take your car to the auto shop that the Toyota Dealer in your area uses and get them to take pictures and document the Manufacture defect. There is a deadline coming up in 2022 so research it and don't give up. Toyota will have to pay for it. You can also file the complaint with Toyota North America. Do not get your car painted, wait for Toyota, they will have to paint your car but you need to push it. Good Luck, Ana in Florida
What about the Toyota Prius? 2010 Pearl White Prius - numerous people reporting problems with the paint chipping / peeling; body shops reporting that the paint wasn't adhering to the primer; still Toyota is not taking responsibility and telling Prius owners they're on their own - out of warranty! :(
Same here with paint peeling in different areas. 2010 Toyota Prius with blizzard white paint. Love the car.