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So I have to say my car is definitely a Monday car. 2015 base AT.

Has A-Pillar/Fender creek (yay!)
Had/has defective bumper paint (dealer did repaint the rear, did a 3/5 job)
Replaced shiftknob/door handles (paint peeled off)
Front windshield "spots" - only happens when its wet.

and now! (not really now, started about a year ago)

The rubber moldings/trim (all of them except the molding around the top door windows) is discolored and rotting. Thankfully my local dealer is going to replace it... Downside is, they have to replace some of the glass (rear small panels have the rubber glued on from the factory and can't be replaced)

So I get to have my car taken apart to replace cheap rubber.

I also noticed that the moldings on my car are slightly different than a 2014. The 2014 has a line that routes out at the bottom. Mine just runs flat. Pics attached for your viewing displeasure.


Anyone else have this issue? My lease is up in 3 months... I wanted to keep her, but I can see how they price them so low new.




 

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All those same mouldings, including those along the roof line, were faded,spotted, and discolored when i purchaced my 2014 ultimate new 7/14. I assumed it was because the car had sat in the dealers storage lot for several months in the hot desert sun, manufacture date 1/14. I go over them once a week with detailing spray and a microfiber cloth and they came back and have been fine ever since, i think i kind of slowly wore away a thin layer of weathered rubber.
 

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Hmm, would you mind posting a pic of them now? I'm just curious if the amount of work is worth the effort on a lease. With the other issues I've had and the likely hood that more will arise (car only has 8400 miles, I work 1 mile away from my house), I just don't know if I will be keeping it anymore. Damn shame though... I love the look of the car and the power it puts out.
 

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Cars need to be detailed on a regular basis (more than just washed). If not, they will have the issues you describe. Even the paint. If you know a high end detailer/body specialist, let them do a color correction and you will see what I mean.

They can also easily get the spots off the windows, too.
 

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This site dosent let me post pics for some reason but they basically look new, no more marks, spots, or discoloration. Weather or not its worth the effort is subjective, im a hobbyist and love my cars so i enjoy taking care of them. YMMV.
 

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Cars need to be detailed on a regular basis (more than just washed). If not, they will have the issues you describe. Even the paint. If you know a high end detailer/body specialist, let them do a color correction and you will see what I mean.

They can also easily get the spots off the windows, too.
I probably should have mentioned that I hand wash and detail my car twice a month and run it thru a brushless on the off weeks. I have always detailed my cars. I clean the moldings with pb and use back to black. I also hand wax 3 times a year with mig.


This was not a neglect issue. This is a cheap, sub-par material issue. Thanks for implying it was my fault lol.
 

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Cars need to be detailed on a regular basis (more than just washed). If not, they will have the issues you describe. Even the paint. If you know a high end detailer/body specialist, let them do a color correction and you will see what I mean.

They can also easily get the spots off the windows, too.
I probably should have mentioned that I hand wash and detail my car twice a month and run it thru a brushless on the off weeks. I have always detailed my cars. I clean the moldings with pb and use back to black. I also hand wax 3 times a year with mig.


This was not a neglect issue. This is a cheap, sub-par material issue. Thanks for implying it was my fault lol.
You said/implied you cant get spots off your window, not me. Sounds like "neglect" or wrong products.

Detail 2x month but hand wax 3 times a year?
Huh? What is your definition if detail? High end detailers have products and tricks that the average joe doesnt.

My cars are done 3 to 4 times a month (and I dont mean just washed). They have had paint correction and have been professionally ceramic coated. I dont have the problems you refer to, and get numerous compliments on a regular basis.
 

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You said/implied you cant get spots off your window, not me. Sounds like "neglect" or wrong products.

Detail 2x month but hand wax 3 times a year?
Huh? What is your definition if detail? High end detailers have products and tricks that the average joe doesnt.

My cars are done 3 to 4 times a month (and I dont mean just washed). They have had paint correction and have been professionally ceramic coated. I dont have the problems you refer to, and get numerous compliments on a regular basis.
So its easier for you to blame me, instead of just accepting that MY CAR used a secondary source for the moldings, and that these moldings are defective... I also had them look at the front windshield... It's being replaced, along with ALL of the glass on my car. Show me one dealership that would do that if it was neglect on my part.

Is it so hard to believe that a sub 30k car used cheap materials? Or does it just make you feel better about yourself and your car to blame it on me? I suppose its my fault that the paint peeled off the car. Probably also my fault that the weld on the passenger side creeks... Must be neglect.

Also, who waxes a sub 30k car that often? Are you trying to preserve the $500 paint job by wasting hours upon hours of your time. I don't know about you, but my time is worth more than that. I have never had exterior issues on any vehicle (aside from the GC.)

BTW - I use quick detail spray in between waxes. Go troll someone else... Or maybe go wax your car for the 15th time this year...
 

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Also, I only posted this here so if someone else runs into this issue, they can use it at their local dealer to hopefully get it fixed. Thanks for the warm welcome! Glad the community on here is so pleasant and inviting.

Glad I am getting rid of this car, sad I won't be a part of this wonderful community.
 

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I use Meguiars detailing spray on a microfiber once a week and kind of buff it into the rubber mouldings, when i started doing this it took probably a month or two, like between four and eight applications to get the mouldings to loose that dull brownish/spotted discoloration but it worked for me. I do think theres somthing wrong with whatever type of rubber they are using as it shouldn't do that at least not in such a short amount of time.
 

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I use Meguiars detailing spray on a microfiber once a week and kind of buff it into the rubber mouldings, when i started doing this it took probably a month or two, like between four and eight applications to get the mouldings to loose that dull brownish/spotted discoloration but it worked for me. I do think theres somthing wrong with whatever type of rubber they are using as it shouldn't do that at least not in such a short amount of time.
Thank you for the info! Glad I am not alone here.

Car goes into the shop on Wednesday to get the rubber and glass replaced. With all of the QC issues I've had, I just don't trust the car. It only has 8400 miles on it and I am mortified to think of the mechanical issues that might be lingering (Monday car.) If I was fortunate enough to have not had the cosmetic issues I would have kept her for a long time. It's a fun car to drive and looks suuuuppper sexy (even stock.) I just have a hard time making payments for 3-5 more years on something that has let me down in the first 2 years. That's why I leased in the first place. My Kia Optima SXL I traded in towards the GC was a complete lemon. Took a $4500 loss on the car :frown:

I went and test drove a Q50 sport and red sport. Think I might go back to Nissan instead of keeping the GC.
 

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Sorry to hear about your bad luck with your coupe. Its funny, I also own a black 2013 Optima SXL which now has over 100K on it and its been a great car, nothing but a broken power retracting drivers side rear view mirror and power window regulator both covered before the warranty ran out. KIA gave me a free new long block under warranty due to a recall when i had the window regulator done at about 92K, i never had a problem at all with the origional engine, but said sure why not. I think i might ger another 100K out of it. Sorry for your bad luck with Hyundai/KIA but i can see why you would want to try a diffrent brand based on your experiences.
 

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As anybody with a sunroof know, you have to condition the rubber. (if you don't for the sunroof, when you have it closed, with will start to creek)

Wipe down with silicone spray or tire shine on the rubber window parts after every wash.

All rubber parts are normally made from a petroleum base, meaning oil.
Oil leaks out of the rubber and (chemically speaking) rancifies, or breaks down and evaporates.
This causes the rubber to become hard and brittle.

For this very reason you DO NOT put petroleum based oils on rubber. It will only go into the surface and make the surface gummy.
Silicone spray and tire shine are not petroleum based because of that.
 

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Saw this at my local infiniti dealer when I picked my car up today (traded in my GC for a Q50S)

Somehow, even with this level of neglect, this car has pretty decent rubber.

Cringe Warning: 2016 R Spec - 22k miles






 

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Well you made me go check the rubber on my car!
2014 and the rubber looks great. That picture of the paint coming off that 2016 is scary! Hard to tell in the pic...is that car white or silver? Mine is silver and the paint is holding up well.
You sure had a a lot of trouble with your car but guess you don't have to worry about it anymore!
 

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Well you made me go check the rubber on my car!
2014 and the rubber looks great. That picture of the paint coming off that 2016 is scary! Hard to tell in the pic...is that car white or silver? Mine is silver and the paint is holding up well.
You sure had a a lot of trouble with your car but guess you don't have to worry about it anymore!
Apparently the non metalic paints have had issues over the last 8 year? Not just hyundais, other makes have had issues.
I blame environmentalists for making manufactures change the paint formulas.
 
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