Last post on Mar 31, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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Lexus RX 350
#1 of 7 Lexus uses inferior materials?
Mar 25, 2010 (6:27 pm)
Why does Lexus use inferior material to manufacture their side mirrors and door handles? Why would my Lexus that cost over $40,000 have both outside mirrors peeling? Why would Lexus use what looks like plastic door handles? When it rains, my door handles get darkened, splotchy areas. The door handles appear to be absorbing the rain water.
#2 of 7 Re: Lexus uses inferior materials? [delma58]
Mar 26, 2010 (12:12 pm)
I don't know what year model RX you have, but my ' 07 RX350 that I've driven for over three-and-a-half years has none of these
#3 of 7 Re: Lexus uses inferior materials? [maximafan]
Mar 26, 2010 (1:09 pm)
Oh, I forgot....I also have a '07 RX 350. Mileage is 39,000. I have this car about 9 months. The handles always absorbed rainwater, but I recently just noticed the peeling mirrors. There was another Lexus, were I purchased mine, that had splotchy handles without rain..that was a '05 RX 350...maybe it was 330.
#5 of 7 Re: Lexus uses inferior materials? [delma58]
Mar 28, 2010 (10:52 am)
Nope. Sorry. Not having these issues. My '07 has just over 51,000 miles on it
#6 of 7 Re: Lexus uses inferior materials? [maximafan]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:14 am)
Glad you aren't needing to have these things replaced/repaired.
I see this on other Lexus RX350/330 in parking lots....peeling, splotchy mirrors and door handles every where I look. I wonder if it has to do with location. I see you are in FLA...well, here in the NE we get hot, too. However, what we get that FLA doesn't is COLD temps. Just a thought. I'll never figure it out. Just need to get to the dealer before the warranty ends.
#7 of 7 Re: Lexus uses inferior materials? [delma58]
Mar 31, 2010 (8:22 am)