Hi Friends, I am a proud owner of Fiat Linea MJD Emotion pk. It was bought in Sep 2009 from Dhingra Motors in Gurgaon. The VIN number of the car is MCA11071709007867FPZ. Surprisingly the paint of the car has started peeling off and another shade of white is showing from below. It is happening in patches on bonnett, doors. boot lid and numerous other spots. The temp registration certificate issued by Dealer says the colour as BN White (bossa nova white?), whereas the vehicle delivery acknowledgement note mentions the colour as Vocal white. I want to know if in 2009 both the colors were available in different Fiat Models apart from Linea ???? Can someone fully decode the above VIN number. I tried online decoders but failed. They could not tell me anything beyond country of manufacture. I have complained to both FIAT and Dealer and Fiat was prompt enought to send one Mr Asif from BSF paints who is paint vendor for Fiat to inspect the car. He initially said that clear coat is peeling off but I showed him freshly feeled flakes on spot and he agreed that 2 different shade white paints are there on the car, one below the other. Suprisingly the entire body from inside out has this. From my own little knowledge I can easily conclude that this piece was resprayed at the factory end or dealer end to hide some anamoly in the documentation or it was a testride car or a different paint shade was tested on an already painted car at the factory end. Whatever the reason be, I as a consumer is the sufferer. I have pointed the above facts to FIAT and they have replied that only one shade of white vocal white comes in Fiat cars. I want to know from where this BN White comes in temp reg certificate. And its worth mentioning here that the top coat is creamish metallic white similar but a bit darker to Pearl White in other cars. And the inside white coat of paint is like a brilliant shade of white. I am awaiting response from Fiat end. I want to know whether the resale value of the car will be effcted if they offer to repaint the car. Should I as a customer accept a car that has been badly painted at the factory end. Should not FIAT being such a large international auto giant replace my car with a new one without any costs involved on my part. What are the consumer protection laws that will apply in this case and how to prove in the court that its a manufactuing defect. And above all selling a repainted car to an unsuspecting buyer in itself is unethical. Its a breach of trust selling a substandardly repainted car. At the time of purchase there is no method to check if a car is repainted or not. They all look alike gleaming and shining. The actual facts come out later. I will paste the pictures of the car very soon. I request the other members to help me out in my persuit of justice. I want the car to be replaced.