Problems With Mazda Soul Red Crystal Chipping Paint

Red Mazda with white paint spots

Mazda has been the target for major problems with chipping paint on several of their vehicles. And not just a variety of vehicles from their lineup. We’re talking about any Mazda vehicles that are painted Soul Red Crystal. Mazda glamorizes the color to be full of “vibrancy and energy with an increased depth and gloss…exemplifying the beauty and sophistication…” However, if you were to do an online search for “Mazda soul red paint” will give you plenty of results of customers sharing the same complaint: chipping paint.  

Here at 3D Collision Centers, we’re always looking up the latest news from car manufacturers, from paint problems to repair procedures. We don’t begin any repair before doing so because that’s the type of service you should expect out of a body shop. That way, we are able to serve you and the rest of Pennsylvania with the top-notch auto body repair that you deserve. We feel it’s our job to let car owners like you know about the problems of specific car manufacturers. As a result, you gain a better understanding of the importance of taking your car to be repaired somewhere that is aware of these manufacturer problems. 

Car repair is nowhere near as simple as what it was even just a few years ago. It requires extensive training from the technicians to be up-to-date on how to properly repair a vehicle. They also need to be continually checking repair procedures released by a car’s manufacturer before they even begin a repair. It’s incredibly complex and can cause long-term damage to a vehicle if done incorrectly. 

This also applies for paint repair on vehicles, which is not as simple as spraying some paint on the car in the paint booth. It requires color matching and a process that technicians need to follow. It takes specialized expertise to perform any paint job, whether it’s an allover spray job or just some spot paintwork. 

Chipping Soul Red Crystal Paint in Mazda’s 

Across the country, Mazda owners with soul red crystal vehicles are facing the same problem: the paint is chipping at an excessive rate. This is primarily because the paint is so thin and doesn’t have a thick enough layer to absorb the harsh sun, creating several chips across the car. There are countless online forums and petitions filled with owners all facing the same problems. What makes matters worse is car owners are having to pay to repair this problem out of pocket to the dealer rather than the dealer seeing this is a global issue and issuing a recall. With the number of recalls that are released almost daily for vehicles, it’s truly shocking that Mazda has yet to release one regarding these specific vehicles.

Check out these images of some of the affected cars: 

The irony is the soul red crystal paint color was a recipient at the Auto Color Awards back in 2013. It doesn’t make sense when this color has been nothing but stress for Mazda owners across the country. However, Mazda even admitted two years ago that paint repair on soul red crystal painted cars is not as simple as sanding and applying a new coat. Take a look at what Mazda production communication specialist Jacob Brown said: 

“There’s no way to get around this…[Soul Red Crystal is] more complicated than what you’d find on any other car at their price points…” (Repairer Driven News

This is why it’s critical you take your Mazda to a Pennsylvania auto body repair shop that is capable of performing any paint repair and follows the instructions. 

Who In Pennsylvania Can Fix It? 

Here at 3D Collision Centers in Pennsylvania, we’re always researching the latest repair procedures and updates from every car manufacturer. That way, we are current and are able to give you the highest level of auto repair that you deserve. Our team of technicians are I-CAR Gold Class Certified, which is the highest level of certification a technician can receive. This is extremely important to have this level in training, especially when technicians are not required to have a license to repair your car in the state of Pennsylvania.

We have 7 different locations across Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware counties. Each one of our locations has leading paint methodology systems and premium quality paint to ensure we are giving you the premiere level paint repair for your Mazda.

We encourage you to give us a call at (877)-692-7776 to set up your appointment with 3D Collision Center. Or, if you’d like to call any of our locations directly, click here. We look forward to hearing from you and showing you the 3D Difference!