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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 350, Paint, Sedan
#33 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [hatecardealers]
Sep 16, 2009 (1:22 pm)
My 2001 was a fine auto. This one is another story. I can't wait to trade it in and buy the new how Buick that is coming out. Unfortunately I have another 16 months to go. I wonder if I will have any paint left. Very disheartening to hear the multiple dealers and Toyota itself that is shirking responsibility on the paint and other issues. I am going back to American made. They know they have to win the market back and will bend over backward for customer satisfaction. My Grand Prix (loaded) had many more luxuries and convenineces and better sound system than this car. Cheaper to drive too. I was disappointed within a week of ownership.
Oct 07, 2009 (6:50 am)
Lexus historically has led other auto's in consumer quality. There is no way that paint can be a part of that survey, or lexus would be much lower. I have never owned a car that has so many spots where the paint has just released. My Dodge truck has dents made from road rocks, but the paint has not released.
Has anyone had success with Lexus making good on repair or repaint?
#35 of 83 ES350 Paint
Oct 21, 2009 (10:18 am)
Well I'm glad to see I'm not the only person having problems with the paint. I had a 2004 ES 330 in the dark blue - traded it in less than 3 years old - the dealer said the car was in excellent condition except for the hood that would need to be painted which of course lowered the price of the trade in. I now have a 2007 ES 350 in black - same thing! Also on my 330 - had the brakes checked at 50k miles and they said I was good for another 50. On the 350 needed brakes at 40K. My driving hasn't changed and the car was taken to the same place - not the dealer. For the price we pay for these cars the paint should not be like that. I've had other dark colored vehicles and never had this problem. I will print out these posts when I trade my car in and argue with the dealer on the trade in value.
#36 of 83 Re: LEXUS ES350 PAINT ISSUE- ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE? [billevee]
Oct 23, 2009 (3:20 pm)
I have same problem with my 2008 ES-350, Obsidian Blacke, Paint is chipping off from engine hood, i had to buy touch up paint, but same problem continues.
Any help is welcome.
#37 of 83 Re: LEXUS ES350 PAINT ISSUE- ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE? [kearnyfl]
Oct 30, 2009 (12:00 pm)
Have identical problems with my 2008 Obsidian Black ES 350- multiple small chips to white base on front hood near grille, as well as lots of swirl scratches on body without any good explanation. If there is help out there for this problem, beyond bickering with dealer, would be appreciated. Thanks.
#38 of 83 Unacceptable Paint Quality
Nov 13, 2009 (10:21 am)
I have a black 2008 ES 350. There are numerous paint chips on the hood and both sides. My previous vehicles have been from Ford, GM, Honda and Acura. In very similar driving conditions none of these vehicles have experienced anywhere near the number of chips that the Lexus has. My 10 year old Accord looks pristine by comparison. The dealer's touch ups look as bad as the chips, which appear to go right to the base metal. This is a shockingly poor way to finish an otherwise excellent vehicle.
#39 of 83 White paint (Starfire)
Nov 16, 2009 (1:12 pm)
Does anyone know how the White holds up? Seems the paint issues are mostly with the darker colors.
Nov 17, 2009 (3:22 pm)
I purchased new, a 2007 IS250 from Alderson Lexus in Lubbock Texas that has consistently developed numerous paint flakings. I took photographs of the various spots on the vehicle and forwarded them to the dealer. Without asking to actually look at the car the dealer, based solely on the photo's stated they believed them to be rock chips. There are no dents behind the points where the paint has released. There is paint release where a rock would have had to be dropped vertically to cause the paint to have released. My plan is to run a full page add in the local paper inquiring as to others that are experiencing similar problems.
Nov 18, 2009 (8:05 am)
Paint issues appear to be occurring with every automaker.
Do an internet search for "vehicle brand" paint problems and millions
of results are returned.