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 2015, primarily by GM. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Corvette, Buick, Cadillac, Chevy Truck, Chevrolet, Cruze, Volt, Camaro, Acadia, Yukon, Equinox, GMC, Impala, Sonic, Terrain, Malibu, Saturn, Pontiac, and Cobalt. 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)
yearmanufmodelcodepaint namecomment
2008GM89Crystal Claret3 stage
2008GMBuick89Crystal ClaretLucerne
2008GMCadillac89Crystal RedCTS,DTS,XLR,SRX
2008GMCorvette89Crystal Red
2009GM89Crystal Claret
2009GMBuick89Crystal ClaretLucerne
2009GMCadillac89Crystal Redalso Crystal Claret
2009GMChevy Truck89Crystal ClaretHHR
2009GMCorvette89Crystal Red
2009GMSaturn89Crystal ClaretVue
2010GM89,GBECrystal Claret3 stage
2010GMBuickGBECrystal RedLucerne
2010GMCadillac89Crystal RedDTS
2010GMChevroletGBECrystal ClaretCobalt
2010GMChevy Truck89,GBECrystal ClaretHHR
2010GMCobaltGBECrystal Claret
2010GMCorvette89Crystal Red
2010GMPontiacGBECrystal ClaretG5
2010GMSaturnGBECrystal ClaretVue
2011GM89,GBECrystal Red (Claret)
2011GMBuickGBECrystal ClaretLucerne, also WA551Q
2011GMCadillacGBE,89Crystal RedCTS, DTS, SRX, STS
2011GMChevrolet89,GBECrystal Red (Claret)Cruze, Volt
2011GMChevy Truck89,GBECrystal RedHHR
2011GMCorvette89Crystal Red
2011GMCruzeGBECrystal Red
2011GMVolt89,GBECrystal Red
2012GM89,GBECrystal Claret
2012GMAcadia89,GBECrystal Red
2012GMBuick89,GBECrystal Claret
2012GMCadillac89,GBECrystal RedCTS, Escalade, SRX
2012GMCamaroGBECrystal Red
2012GMChevrolet89,GBECrystal Claret
2012GMChevy Truck89,GBECrystal RedEquinox, Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse
2012GMCorvette89Crystal Redlate production color
2012GMCruzeGBECrystal RedUS Canada
2012GMEquinox89,GBECrystal Red
2012GMGMC89,GBECrystal RedAcadia, Yukon
2012GMImpalaGBECrystal Red
2012GMSonicGBECrystal Red
2012GMVolt89,GBECrystal Red
2012GMYukon89,GBECrystal Red
2013GMGBECrystal Red
2013GMAcadiaGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMBuickGBE,89Crystal RedEnclave LaCrosse Regal Verano
2013GMCamaroGBECrystal Red
2013GMChevroletGBE,89Crystal RedCruze Impala Malibu Sonic
2013GMChevy TruckGBE,89Crystal RedEquinox Traverse Tahoe Suburban
2013GMCorvette89Crystal Red
2013GMCruzeGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMEquinoxGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMGMCGBE,89Crystal RedAcadia Terrain Yukon
2013GMImpalaGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMMalibuGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMSonicGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMTerrainGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMVoltGBE,89Crystal Red
2013GMYukonGBE,89Crystal Red
2014GMGBE,89Crystal Red
2014GMAcadia89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMBuickGBECrystal RedEnclave Lacrosse Regal Verano
2014GMCadillacGBECrystal RedELR Escalade SRX XTS
2014GMCamaroGBECrystal Red
2014GMChevrolet89,GBECrystal RedCruze Impala Malibu Sonic
2014GMChevy Truck89,GBECrystal RedCaptiva Equinox Suburban Tahoe Traverse
2014GMCorvette89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMCruze89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMEquinox89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMGMC89,GBECrystal RedAcadia Terrain Yukon
2014GMImpala89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMMalibu89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMSonic89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMTerrain89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMVolt89,GBECrystal Red
2014GMYukon89,GBECrystal Red
2015GMCamaro89,GBECrystal Rednot confirmed
2015GMCorvette89,GBECrystal Rednot confirmed

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