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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 350, Paint, Sedan
#20 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [dviscuso]
Jul 26, 2009 (5:30 am)
My way of dealing with it is looking forward to 1 1/2 yrs from now when I can turn the car in. The paint is awful and I will need a mighty guarantee on the paint quality before buying another Lexus. I stopped looking at the car nicks and scratches because it annoys me to no end. I still take care of the auto as if it were mine forever. It looks pretty at a distance but don't look close. I appreciate hearing about the rust issue, which I will watch carefully. I have another issue that has developed in the last 3-5 months and need to have it looked into. When I turn or go up and uneven area where the auto weight shifts (like a driveway as you are turning into it) I hear a thunk noise. Something is not bearing the weight shift properly. It is worse in the right rear near the wheel. There is nothing in my trunk that is shifting.
#21 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [draperysewer]
Jul 31, 2009 (2:26 am)
Well just got emailed to day from the dealer and they are going to re-paint the front of the car at no charge. However, the compromise I had to make will be that after 30 days I have to have a protective sheathing put on the front of the car for protection. That I will have to pay for ^$%&*^%%^&*%, cost about $1,000. I will be turning mine in December 2011. If I hear anything about how bad car is with marks there will be another battle at that time. But we will see what happens. That will be a story for another day.
#22 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [dviscuso]
Jul 31, 2009 (6:36 am)
Has anybody started a class action suit against Lexus for their lousy paint ? I have '09 that is full of scratches & chips 12K miles
#23 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [dviscuso]
Jul 31, 2009 (9:51 am)
That is a lot of money to put into a car you don't own. I would work with corporate if it is that bad before putting one dime into resolving their problem.
I just made sure my paint issues were noted on my records so as not to be penalized when I turn mine in Feb. 2011. I figured if Toyota is going to produce a crappy painted car, they can have it back that way. Thank goodness I am leasing.
#24 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [draperysewer]
Aug 07, 2009 (6:40 am)
I own a 2008 ES 350 with 19000 miles and I too have the same paint chip problem. It's really frustrating to have spent so much money on a car and having this type of fundamental problem. My previous car (2005 Acura TL) did not have this problem. It had only 3 chips in 4 years that I owned it. I have at least 15 chips on the bumper and hood areas on my ES. The sad part is I've only owned it for 12 months!!!
#26 of 83 Lexus Paint
Aug 07, 2009 (7:24 am)
How about all of us Lexus owners with paint problems file a class action lawsuit against them & let's band together. If you are reading this let me know your year. & mileage on your car so I can get a handle on how many people are willing to join me in suing! Also how about tires wearing out 15k
#27 of 83 Re: Lexus Paint [carhop1]
Aug 15, 2009 (3:33 am)
2008 ES 350 19K So far tires have been good for me.
#28 of 83 Re: Lexus Paint [carhop1]
Aug 15, 2009 (9:53 am)
Hi, I posted awhile back when I first noticed my 08 RX400 had so many rust spots after only one year. I would be interested in filing a class action lawsuit against Lexus. The dealership we went to treated us like dirt and said that we didn't maintain our car properly and that is why the paint is damaged. They refuse to return phone calls and emails. We have yet to call 1800LEXUS which is what the dealership kept telling us was our only option. ( to complain to lexus) We haven't had a chance to do that yet. Has anyone else been told that they needed to call 1800LEXUS? and have you done it and what was your outcome?
Anyways... Im sad to say that Im kind of glad that so many ppl share the same problem because that means its not just us.
2008 RX400 25,000 miles.. So far tires are ok.
#29 of 83 LEXUS ES350 PAINT ISSUE- ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE?
Aug 15, 2009 (12:17 pm)
I like about 350 people on this post have owned an ES350 and am experiencing paint issues with chips. It is obsidian black and has about 15 chips in the hood and bumpers and picks up scratches very easily. What do we Lexus owners need to do to start a class action suit vs the dealers? This is ridiculous-I did not pay $38k to look at paint chips. In fact I am not even sure if the car was primed since the color beneath is white
Anyway what do we do? I do not want the dealers "complimentary" paint job under the condition that I fork over $1,000 for a protective clearcoat--