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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 102007

Corsica 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I own a 1996 Chevrolet Corsica. It looked much older that a 1996, because there were many spots of paint thatcame off. You could tell that the paint failed. It must not have bonded to the car because the areas werenow rusting even though I put wax on there trying to prevent the spread of the failed paint. I do many things to keep the car looking good, but the paint just slowly kept coming off. I didn't use car washes anymore because the paint came off when it was hit with the pressurized water. I have seen many other Corsica cars around town that seemed to have this same problem. I didn't know the exact date but it started rusting more recently. The paint failed from the hood to the trunk. There were 22 large spots that was down to metal or turned to rust now.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #4

Sep 042003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The paint is peeling off on my car. These spots are not small, but huge spots that have bubbled and come off for no apparent reason. I would like to know if there has been a recall on this since it appears to be a serious manufacturer defeat. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thanks jr.

- Granite City, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 062003

Corsica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The paint on my 1996 Chevrolet Corsica has been peeling off for over a year now. First I noticed little spots here and there, but now they are all over. The roof top is almost completely gone! I can't take it to a car wash because I 'm afraid I'll come out with a paintless car!

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 151997


  • miles
This problem was not brought to the attention to the owner since he was out of the country while in the army. When the Chevrolet company was finally notified they stated nothing could be done since the car had more than 32,000 miles on it at the time of the report. Since the report was filed with Chevrolet, the author has noted many other Corsica with the same problem. Nothing has been done about this and this isn't the first Chevrolet vehicle I've owned within the last five years that had some problem with the paint.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 181999


  • miles
Was hit from behind by another vehicle travelling 70mph while consumer was at a complete stop, and the glove box drawer dislodged and hit son who broke his nose. The vehicle was totalled.

- Bartlett, TN, USA

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