Well if it makes you feel better I've put 13,000 hard miles on mine in only a few months, and nothing yet. One asphalt driveway scrape, one dirt/gravel scrape, and once a tire shop left it in gear which I NEVER do, and I staled it up onto a curb. To my surprise, so far only paint, but I'll report back after I've gone through -40 and more snow. Maybe it was only certain batches, perhaps we should start a pole as to when the people with cracks cars were made and what color/body/trim they are. Mine was assembled same month as the earthquake.