GM code WA505Q - red
This red automotive paint color is most commonly known as Crystal Red. Other common color promotional names include Crystal Claret and Crystal Red (Claret). The color formulation has been used between 2008 and 2017, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by Cadillac, Buick, GMC, GM, Saturn, and Pontiac. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Buick, SRX, Corvette, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chevy Truck, Verano, CTS, Yukon, Volt, Captiva, GMC, Sonic, Cruze, Suburban, Tahoe, Equinox, Malibu, DTS, Lucerne, Camaro, Regal, Impala, Terrain, Escalade, STS, Acadia, LaCrosse, XLR, Traverse, HHR, Enclave, XTS, Saturn, Pontiac, G5, Cobalt, and ELR. See the full detailed list below.

GM paint manufacturing codes come in two forms, the short 1 to 3 digit model/year code which changes frequently; and beginning in the 1960's a longer 4 digit code which starts with the letters "WA" or "WE". Sometimes called "Fisher Paint codes"; codes beginning with WA are production paints, WE are commercial or special order paints with codes typically starting with '5' (i.e. WE5xxx). Starting in 1994, GM began using a letter as the last digit for all new WA paint codes.

Variations of the exterior paint code WA505Q, which may appear on body data tags include: 505Q, U505Q, and L505Q (the prefix U for upper body, or L for lower body). Location of the GM paint code plate varies depending on the year and model of the vehicle common places are on the top or near the top of the back engine compartment shroud panel just behind the steering wheel, hinge pillar of the driver's side door, trunk or rear hatch, side of door, glove compartment, or behind the driver's seat. Check for either the short year/make/model paint code or the longer manufacturing (Fisher) paint code.


Example of the color GM WA505Q
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Usage list of GM paint code WA505Q (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
2008BuickBuick89Crystal ClaretLucerne
2008BuickLucerne89Crystal Claret
2008CadillacCadillac89Crystal RedCTS,DTS,XLR,SRX
2008CadillacCTS89Crystal Red
2008CadillacDTS89Crystal Red
2008CadillacSRX89Crystal Red
2008CadillacXLR89Crystal Red
2008ChevroletCorvette89Crystal Red
2008GM89Crystal Claret3 stage
2009BuickBuick89Crystal ClaretLucerne
2009BuickLucerne89Crystal Claret
2009CadillacCadillac89Crystal Redalso Crystal Claret, CTS DTS SRX STS XLR
2009CadillacCTS89Crystal Redalso Crystal Claret
2009CadillacDTS89Crystal Redalso Crystal Claret
2009CadillacSRX89Crystal Redalso Crystal Claret
2009CadillacSTS89Crystal Redalso Crystal Claret
2009CadillacXLR89Crystal Redalso Crystal Claret
2009ChevroletChevy Truck89Crystal ClaretHHR
2009ChevroletCorvette89Crystal Red
2009ChevroletHHR89Crystal Claret
2009GM89Crystal Claret
2009SaturnSaturn89Crystal ClaretVue
2010BuickBuickGBECrystal RedLucerne
2010BuickLucerneGBECrystal Red
2010CadillacCadillac89Crystal RedCTS DTS SRX STS XLR
2010CadillacCTS89Crystal Red
2010CadillacDTS89Crystal Red
2010CadillacSRX89Crystal Red
2010CadillacSTS89Crystal Red
2010CadillacXLR89Crystal Red
2010ChevroletChevroletGBECrystal ClaretCobalt
2010ChevroletChevy Truck89,GBECrystal ClaretHHR
2010ChevroletCobaltGBECrystal Claret
2010ChevroletCorvette89Crystal Red
2010ChevroletHHR89,GBECrystal Claret
2010GM89,GBECrystal Claret3 stage
2010PontiacG5GBECrystal Claret
2010PontiacPontiacGBECrystal ClaretG5
2010SaturnSaturnGBECrystal ClaretVue
2011BuickBuickGBECrystal ClaretLucerne, also WA551Q
2011BuickLucerneGBECrystal Claretalso WA551Q
2011CadillacCadillacGBE,89Crystal RedCTS, DTS, SRX, STS
2011CadillacCTSGBE,89Crystal Red
2011CadillacDTSGBE,89Crystal Red
2011CadillacSRXGBE,89Crystal Red
2011CadillacSTSGBE,89Crystal Red
2011ChevroletChevrolet89,GBECrystal Red (Claret)Cruze, Volt
2011ChevroletChevy Truck89,GBECrystal RedHHR
2011ChevroletCorvette89Crystal Red
2011ChevroletCruzeGBECrystal Red
2011ChevroletHHR89,GBECrystal Red
2011ChevroletVolt89,GBECrystal Red
2011GM89,GBECrystal Red (Claret)
2012BuickBuick89,GBECrystal ClaretEnclave LaCrosse Regal Verano
2012BuickEnclave89,GBECrystal Claret
2012BuickLaCrosse89,GBECrystal Claret
2012BuickRegal89,GBECrystal Claret
2012BuickVerano89,GBECrystal Claret
2012CadillacCadillac89,GBECrystal RedCTS, Escalade, SRX
2012CadillacCTS89,GBECrystal Red
2012CadillacEscalade89,GBECrystal Red
2012CadillacSRX89,GBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletCamaroGBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletCaptiva89,GBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletChevrolet89,GBECrystal Claret
2012ChevroletChevy Truck89,GBECrystal RedEquinox, Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse
2012ChevroletCorvette89Crystal Redlate production color
2012ChevroletCruzeGBECrystal RedUS Canada
2012ChevroletEquinox89,GBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletImpalaGBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletMalibuGBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletSonicGBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletSuburban89,GBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletTahoe89,GBECrystal Red
2012ChevroletTraverse89UCrystal Red
2012ChevroletVolt89,GBECrystal Red
2012GM89,GBECrystal Claret
2012GMCAcadia89,GBECrystal Red
2012GMCGMC89,GBECrystal RedAcadia, Yukon
2012GMCYukon89,GBECrystal Red
2013BuickBuickGBE,89Crystal RedEnclave LaCrosse Regal Verano
2013BuickEnclaveGBE,89Crystal Red
2013BuickLaCrosseGBE,89Crystal Red
2013BuickRegalGBE,89Crystal Red
2013BuickVeranoGBE,89Crystal Red
2013ChevroletCamaroGBECrystal Red
2013ChevroletCaptiva89,GBECrystal Red
2013ChevroletChevroletGBE,89Crystal RedCruze Impala Malibu Sonic
2013ChevroletChevy Truck89,GBECrystal RedEquinox Traverse Tahoe Suburban
2013ChevroletCorvette89Crystal Red
2013ChevroletCruzeGBE,89Crystal Red
2013ChevroletEquinoxGBE,89Crystal Red
2013ChevroletImpalaGBE,89Crystal Red
2013ChevroletMalibuGBE,89Crystal Red
2013ChevroletSonicGBECrystal Red
2013ChevroletSuburban89,GBECrystal Red
2013ChevroletTahoe89,GBECrystal Red
2013ChevroletTraverse89Crystal Red
2013ChevroletVoltGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMGBECrystal Red
2013GMCAcadiaGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMCGMCGBE,89Crystal RedAcadia Terrain Yukon
2013GMCTerrainGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMCYukonGBE,89Crystal Red
2014BuickBuickGBECrystal RedEnclave Lacrosse Regal Verano
2014BuickEnclaveGBECrystal Red
2014BuickLaCrosseGBECrystal Red
2014BuickRegalGBECrystal Red
2014BuickVeranoGBECrystal Red
2014CadillacCadillacGBECrystal RedELR Escalade SRX XTS
2014CadillacELRGBECrystal Red
2014CadillacEscaladeGBECrystal Red
2014CadillacSRXGBECrystal Red
2014CadillacXTSGBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletCamaroGBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletCaptiva89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletChevrolet89,GBECrystal RedCruze Impala Malibu Sonic
2014ChevroletChevy Truck89,GBECrystal RedCaptiva Equinox Suburban Tahoe Traverse
2014ChevroletCorvette89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletCruze89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletEquinox89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletImpala89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletMalibu89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletSonic89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletSuburban89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletTahoe89,GBECrystal Red
2014ChevroletTraverse89UCrystal Red
2014ChevroletVolt89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMGBE,89Crystal Red
2014GMCAcadia89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMCGMC89,GBECrystal RedAcadia Terrain Yukon
2014GMCTerrain89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMCYukon89,GBECrystal Red
2015BuickBuickGBECrystal RedRegal Verano
2015BuickRegalGBECrystal Red
2015BuickVeranoGBECrystal Red
2015CadillacCadillacGBECrystal RedEscalade SRX XTS
2015CadillacEscaladeGBECrystal Red
2015CadillacSRXGBECrystal Red
2015CadillacXTSGBECrystal Red
2015ChevroletCamaro89,GBECrystal Red
2015ChevroletCaptivaGBE,89Crystal Red
2015ChevroletChevrolet89,GBECrystal RedCamaro Corvette Impala Sonic Volt
2015ChevroletChevy TruckGBECrystal RedEquinox Suburban Tahoe
2015ChevroletCorvette89,GBECrystal Red
2015ChevroletEquinoxGBECrystal Red
2015ChevroletImpalaGBECrystal Red
2015ChevroletSonicGBECrystal Red
2015ChevroletSuburbanGBECrystal Red
2015ChevroletTahoeGBECrystal Red
2015ChevroletVoltGBECrystal Red
2015GMGBE,89Crystal Red
2015GMCGMCGBECrystal RedTerrain Yukon
2015GMCTerrainGBECrystal Red
2015GMCYukonGBECrystal Red
2016BuickBuickGBECrystal RedVerano
2016BuickVeranoGBECrystal Red
2016CadillacCadillacGBECrystal RedSRX
2016CadillacSRXGBECrystal Red
2016ChevroletCaptivaGBE,89Crystal Red
2016ChevroletChevroletGBE,89Crystal RedCaptiva Malibu Sonic
2016ChevroletMalibuGBECrystal Red
2016ChevroletSonicGBECrystal Red
2016GMGBECrystal Red
2016GMCGMCGBECrystal RedYukon
2016GMCYukonGBECrystal Red
2017BuickBuickGBECrystal Redverano
2017BuickVeranoGBECrystal Red

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