Why Is Nissan Paint So Bad?

Google led me to a few articles that claimed Nissan has struggled with paint throughout the years. Is there any truth to this report, or is it just one of the usual internet tales that circulate endlessly? Some of the links lead to people who have cars with clear-coated metallic paint. It would be helpful to know if I should reconsider buying the 2013 with metallic slate. Thoughts?

In a nutshell, Nissan’s paint is terrible. Large parts of the texture resemble orange peels because to the uneven application. Particularly on the front of the engine hood, it cracks readily. Even though my automobile is only three years old, the front end currently appears to have undergone sandblasting.

The positive thing about “Metallic Slate” is that paint chips blend in with the black plastic of the bumper cover. Any of the dark colors would probably fit that description. Due to the engine hood’s aluminum construction, paint flake visibility is increased. Therefore, “Metallic Slate” is one of the better color options given the quality limitations.


In my seven years of car detailing, I’ve seen that even when I wash with a gentle scrub and presoak with a microfiber clean sponge, I occasionally get small scratches, which are usually caused by using dirty sponges or washing for an extended period of time. The car has less than 6k miles on it and I’ve only had it for six months. the lightweight road grit that can be easily converted into stone chips. I’m sickened by the thin layer of paint that is clearly visible. Nissan’s clear coat is of subpar quality. Seven chips have already been repaired with paint. They must compete better with Lexus. To guard against simple abrasions, Lexus comes with a robust clear coat as standard.

Nissan paint job dispute: On your side

12. Roletha Alston dialed. When we looked over her 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe, we discovered some noticeable stains and deterioration. The client thinks it’s a manufacturing flaw. Nissan informed her that the problem is under warranty, but her car’s warranty had already run out.

Alston repeatedly called the Attorney General’s Office, the BBB, the neighborhood Nissan, Nissan North America, Inc., and the local Nissan. She received responses, but no outcomes.

She purchased her stylish red car nearly five years ago, and she thinks it took that long for the paint flaw to become apparent.

Alston said, “It looks like glue, but it’s clear coat showing through. It starts from here and travels all the way over here.

Spotty and cloudy sound more like weather phenomena than paint on a just purchased automobile. A few weeks ago, Alston first saw the imperfections.

The bubbles where you can see the tiny paint breaks have probably been there for a month or so.

Because the dealership that sold her the car, Victory Nissan, is no longer in operation, her husband appealed to Sheehy Nissan West Broad for assistance but was turned down.

Alston complained to Nissan customer service, and he was told to visit Sheehy Nissan Mechanicsville for a diagnostic. In the end, she received the same response twice more.

“A few days later, the Nissan representative contacted and informed me that I was no longer covered by the warranty. Oh no, very sad.”

a letter from Nissan North America, Inc. stating that due to the expired warranty, they are “unable to extend financial help.”

Alston obtained repair estimates from four body shops, which strengthened her conviction that her lovely car had poor paint when she first purchased it in 2008.

“When they individually told me the same thing, they weren’t together. It’s a manufacturing error that happened at the factory. The clear coat and the way the car was painted are to blame for that.”

Online, there are a lot of concerns about Nissan paint. Many car owners complain that their clear coat is eroding.

Regarding what seems to be a widespread issue, I made a call to Nissan corporate and wrote emails.

“Further research led us to the conclusion that Nissan should pay for the problem. She won’t have to pay anything to have it fixed.”

“After seeing Diane Walker assist others, I said, “I’m not going to hear back from her.” But when I emailed her and received an immediate response, I was stunned “Alston stated.

Mechanicsville is currently painting Alston’s automobile. Nissan provided her with a car rental to use.

In a week or so, I’ll check in with her. The car ought to be prepared by then, and we’ll keep you updated on the outcome of the paint work. The Attorney General’s Office provided conflict resolution services in the interim.

Website for Nissan and Infiniti Peeling Paint Settlement is Live

To inform Class Members of their legal options under the Nissan and Infiniti peeling paint class action settlement, a website has been created.

If granted, a settlement will put an end to complaints that the paint on Nissan and Infiniti vehicles prematurely peels. The settlement is awaiting the court’s final approval.

Customers in the United States and its territories who bought a white-painted Nissan Rogue between January 11, 2013, and April 23, 2013, or an Infiniti QX56 between November 20, 2009, and December 12, 2012, are considered Class Members.

Michelle Nelson commenced the class action lawsuit against Nissan Rogue and Infiniti in November 2017. She stated that she paid roughly $43,000 for a pre-owned 2011 Infiniti QX56 with “Pearl White” paint.

The car, according to rumors, had about 68,000 miles on it when she bought it. Nelson claims that she paid $6,500 to a Nissan partner for a 48-month, 48,000-mile extended warranty.

Nelson claims that she first saw the paint on her car starting to fade in or around February 2017, and the paint starting to peel the following month. The peeling was brought on by a flaw that affects many Nissan Rogue and Infiniti vehicles, according to the Nissan paint class action lawsuit.

Nissan was accused in the Nissan peeling paint class action lawsuit of knowing about the flaw but nevertheless selling the vehicles without informing buyers of it.

Nissan is also accused in the Nissan class action complaint of failing to fulfill its obligation to offer genuine resolution to customers who complained about the issue.

In order to avoid the costs and risks of further litigation, Nissan has agreed to settle the false advertising allegations without admitting any wrongdoing.

Class Members in the Nissan peeling paint class action settlement have a few options if the settlement is accepted. The claim submission date is December 19, 2020. Customers who get benefits will forfeit their right to sue the business on their own behalf.

By November 29, 2019, customers can also opt out of the settlement individually. Customers who do this won’t receive any advantages, but they’ll still be able to sue the corporation on their own own if they choose to. Class Members who take no action forfeit their opportunity to obtain benefits and to bring a lawsuit against the firm.

Class Members can also contest the agreement by November 29, 2019, or they can show up to a hearing on the settlement’s fairness on December 19, 2019.

Has the paint on your Nissan Rogue or Nissan Infiniti developed peeling issues? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

McGuire Law PC, Glassman Wyatt Tuttle & Cox PC, Morgan Law Firm Ltd., and Sawin Law Firm Ltd. are the attorneys representing the class.

Michelle Nelson v. Nissan North America Inc., Case No. 3:17-cv-01114, in the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, is the Nissan Peeling Paint Class Action Lawsuit.

Nissan Infiniti Class Action Claims Premature Paint Peeling on Vehicles

A class action lawsuit was filed against Nissan, claiming that Infiniti brand vehicles have a major flaw that causes the paint to peel and delaminate.

In his class action case, lead plaintiff John Anglin claims that Nissan utilizes seriously flawed paint on Infiniti automobiles that not only peels, but can also lead to rust and other metal body damage.

Furthermore, the plaintiff claims that Nissan frequently refuses to repair the damage even after the vehicle’s warranty has expired.

Anglin claims that he paid over $73,000 for a white 2011 Infiniti at a dealership. But soon after he bought it in 2016, the paint started to chip, and the complainant claims that this made his car appear gray. The complainant claims that despite informing Nissan and the dealership of the issue, neither would take any action.

According to the Nissan class action complaint, “Unlike tires, batteries, and engine oil, which need regular replacement, automobile paint is expected to last the lifetime of the vehicle. As a result, absent an accident, a vehicle owner reasonably would not expect to have to spend thousands of dollars to have their vehicle stripped and repainted during the ownership of the car.”

The class action alleges that Nissan markets Infiniti vehicles as luxury automobiles, and that owners of these vehicles “enjoy an unmatched dedication to professionalism and customer care that is tailored to fit you and your specific demands.” The complainant claims that the factory applied defective paint at the time of manufacture; however, the flaw was latent and therefore not visible to customers when they chose to buy an Infiniti.

According to the plaintiff, Nissan is aware of the latent paint issue and has received multiple customer complaints. The plaintiff claims that Nissan was aware of the issue even as she was contacting the dealership and Nissan customer care, but denied it and declined to assist Infiniti owners whose paint was peeling.

The complaint states that given the vehicle’s luxury status and recent age, “the paint on Plaintiff’s vehicle, as well as other Infiniti brand automobiles purchased by consumers, did not correspond to industry standards.”

In addition to an Illinois subclass, the plaintiff seeks to speak on behalf of a class of consumers who purchased new Nissan Infiniti brand automobiles with defective paint. Nissan is accused of violating Illinois consumer protection laws, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, implied contracts, and negligence in the class action case.

In addition to pursuing legal fees, the class action lawsuit asks for financial compensation, a constructive trust against Nissan on behalf of the putative class, and a ban on the sale of automobiles with flawed paint.

David L. Gerbie, Myles McGuire, and Eugene Y. Turin of McGuire Law PC are Anglin’s attorneys.

John Anglin v. Nissan North America Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-04240, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, is the name of the Nissan Infiniti Peeling Paint Class Action Lawsuit.

The webpage for the Nissan and Infiniti peeling paint settlement is currently up as of November 2019. Click here to learn more about your legal rights as a Class Member.

John Joliet

Nissan deems these outcomes from rock chips to be acceptable. Both at home and at work, this truck is garaged. Waxing, washing, and general maintenance were done to fix any issues. This is unacceptable, and to make matters worse, the body shop claims he will give me a great deal to apply additional subpar Nissan paint. Really?!

Actually, no. No such thing as Nissan paint exists. The body shop uses the same paint that the manufacturers have access to (PPG, DuPont, Sherwin-Williams …)

OEM paint jobs have an issue, but it’s not the paint itself; it’s how it’s applied (too fast).

For example, OEM specifications for UV resistance and durability must be met by paint producers. Since they don’t produce distinct paints for various OEMs, all of their paint complies with the highest standards. They use a kind of gravel “machine gun” to fire at the paint as one of their methods. It fires a predetermined quantity of rocks. The paint can contain an x quantity of rock chips and still meet specifications.

If you use the car, getting rock chips in your paint is inevitable. It makes no difference if you store it in a garage, wax it, or do anything else. It matters that a ton of rocks are hitting your truck while you’re traveling at 60 mph while behind a semi.

Avoid leaving the bare metal exposed if you want to prevent them from starting to rust. Invest in a touch-up pen and make frequent corrections.