2018 Blizzard Pearl Highlander purchased new, last week. SAME day I noticed red dot/mark stuck in my paint ( hours after getting the car). The next day 2 more similar dots. I called Toyota and they acted like they had never heard of this issue, despite many online complaints. I took it back to the dealer on day 4, asking to exchange it. They gave me a hard time but I flipped out and eventually they did it to make me go away. Service looked at the car and said the chemical in Pearl Paint just reacts like this to certain things in the environment, but there is NOT a defect in the paint. HOW DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE? I have a 2002 Silver Nissan, with 250K miles, and never had any issues with paint. New car has issues in 2 days w/paint… From reading post, it seems Toyota refuses to acknowledge any issues w/the paint. FYI: Corporate was of no help and told me to work with dealer. I picked up the silver Highlander yesterday and I’m really hoping not to have other problems. I thought Toyota was top of the line—for quality, I am so disappointed.
Has anyone with Blizzard Pearl, noticed red/rust spots? If so how do you remove them ? Has anyone had this covered under warranty. I now have silver but I’m super worried it may happen to the silver also. I really WISH the Blizzard had worked out. I loved that color. Thanks