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Bubbling Paint - Rocker Panel - Fire Hazard and Design Flaw

Discussion in 'New Owner Questions' started by George Sciacca, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. George Sciacca

    George Sciacca VCA Venom Member Venom Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ
    I have a 16 GTS and paint is bubbling just forward of the rocker panels by the air vent? Appears on both drivers and passenger side and actually melting the plastics and turning yellow? Anyone else have this issue? It is due to exhaust pipe being to close to plastic panel. Dealership wants NOTHING to do with it. They say its a paint defect....WRONG!!!! Its a defect in the manufacturing process.

    When driving, it will heat up and melt (Bubble), then cool down and harden when parked for prolonged period of time.

    BTW, also running stock exhaust system.



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  2. BYAIC

    BYAIC Enthusiast

    Jan 26, 2013
    A quick Goggle search and you will find others that have experienced this issue, although it seems most just complain of yellowing not full on melting. But those pieces are supposed to have heat shield material laminated to the back of them and for some cars, miraculously not all, it is insufficient to protect from the heat.

    Go to a different MOPAR store to find help resolving the problem.

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