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    Paint flaking off dark GT wheels

    I read well over a year ago about how some GT owners with the dark wheels had paint flaking off them and Mazda warrantied them. I bought my 2016 GT on Aug 3, 2015. My wheels did not show this problem until just a week ago. (garage kept 33,600 mile car) I went to my local dealer and showed him the one wheel that was showing flaking in about 4 locations. He was well aware of the problem. I thought my other 3 wheels were fine but he found some really minor spots on them and said that is the start of the problem. Within 2 days he had an answer back from Mazda and they are replacing all 4 wheels even though I'm right at 3 months out of warranty time wise but under mileage wise. So, I'm a happy customer and my dealer has always treated me very well and kudos to Mazda for taking care of the issue. New wheels get installed Wednesday this week. I'd buy a new Maazda6 wagon tomorrow if they brought that model into the USA and I'd buy it from my local dealer.

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    Were they the 19's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzman12 View Post
    Were they the 19's?
    Yes. GT dark silver wheels.

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    Got the wheels installed today. I'm very pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50Joe View Post
    Got the wheels installed today. I'm very pleased.
    Good to hear!

    Is your local dealer J. Finger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonLewis View Post
    Good to hear!

    Is your local dealer J. Finger?
    He retired and sold the dealership to Bradshaw. The Mazda dealerships in Easley and Anderson are no more so Bradshaw Mazda now has a lock on Mazda sales in the Greenville SC area. Vic Bailey Mazda is in Spartanburg and then you have to go up to Asheville, NC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50Joe View Post
    Yes. GT dark silver wheels.
    OK. I have those on my GT.
    I don't have a lot of miles on it yet, and so far the wheels look fine.
    Winter is almost here and I just took them off this week and stored them for the winter. I installed snows that are mounted on 17" rims.
    Quite a different ride BTW, but that's another subject.
    Hopefully if my 19's don't see crappy weather, then they'll be OK.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzman12 View Post
    OK. I have those on my GT.
    I don't have a lot of miles on it yet, and so far the wheels look fine.
    Winter is almost here and I just took them off this week and stored them for the winter. I installed snows that are mounted on 17" rims.
    Quite a different ride BTW, but that's another subject.
    Hopefully if my 19's don't see crappy weather, then they'll be OK.
    Cheers.
    My 2016 model was built in the summer of 2015. I'm not sure what model years were effected and when Mazda resolved the issue but there has been several people that got their wheels replaced. No telling how many people just ignored the issue on their car. I would certainly hope Mazda resolved the issue by 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50Joe View Post
    He retired and sold the dealership to Bradshaw. The Mazda dealerships in Easley and Anderson are no more so Bradshaw Mazda now has a lock on Mazda sales in the Greenville SC area. Vic Bailey Mazda is in Spartanburg and then you have to go up to Asheville, NC.
    McKinney in Easley still exist. I knew Bradshaw had bought Finger. Still won*t be able to earn my business, though, but glad your troubles are settled...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonLewis View Post
    McKinney in Easley still exist. I knew Bradshaw had bought Finger. Still won*t be able to earn my business, though, but glad your troubles are settled...
    I know they are still there but last time I drive by there the front row of cars were all used cars and what new Mazdas they did have were behind those and some signage was no longer up. I asked Bradshaw and they told me they let the Mazda franchise end (maybe not true)?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50Joe View Post
    My 2016 model was built in the summer of 2015. I'm not sure what model years were effected and when Mazda resolved the issue but there has been several people that got their wheels replaced. No telling how many people just ignored the issue on their car. I would certainly hope Mazda resolved the issue by 2017.
    Let's hope you are right on the 2017's.
    When I bought my car last year, I brought this subject up with my sales rep, and he was up front about the problem.
    He knew Mazda had an issue with the rims and didn't try to dodge the subject.
    Honesty for a change.
    Of course he assured me that if there was a problem down the line, that Mazda would take care of it.
    I know he's supposed to say that, so we'll see what, if anything, happens.

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    When we bought my wife's car the GT wheels were chipping. They gave us rental so they could fix the rims.

    It came out great back then. A few weeks ago she hit a curb and now the clear is flaking on the rim.

    BEFORE

    Mazda Windows Tinted 1 by jpjr501, on Flickr

    AFTER

    Mazda Rims 1 by jpjr501, on Flickr

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