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Old 01-03-11, 09:50 AM   #1
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The gray film/paint over the steering wheel controls on my 2007 ES350 has started to peel off. Can anyone confirm if this is a common problem among the earlier years? I noticed the current models have a redesigned steering wheel control that seems to have done away with this film all together. Just trying to get some background info before I head into the dealer. Thanks.
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Old 01-03-11, 10:56 AM   #2
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You may want to try a search. This has discussed many times in the past.

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Old 01-03-11, 11:02 AM   #3
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Yes, this is a know problem with 2007 ES's and you might be able to get your dealer to replace whatever parts are necessary. I had a 2007 for three years in the hot sun and mine held up well but I know many have had problems. And yes the 2010's and later have a new type of control buttons.

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I'd be curious to know if the 2010 buttons could be swapped onto a '07-09 ES. I sure like the look and feel of them much better than the ones on my '07 after using them in a loaner.
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Old 01-14-11, 12:32 PM   #5
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I have tried searching, but nothing is coming up... Any idea if this is covered under warranty? I purchased my 2009 ES350 used, but lexus certified. A month later, the 'paint' was coming off... looks like they painted over the already peeled controls.

any help would be great. thanks!
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Old 01-14-11, 12:45 PM   #6
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I have tried searching, but nothing is coming up... Any idea if this is covered under warranty? I purchased my 2009 ES350 used, but lexus certified. A month later, the 'paint' was coming off... looks like they painted over the already peeled controls.

any help would be great. thanks!
Well, I just needed to dig further... there is a 'sort of' recall for this... Car just needs to be less than 4 years old and under 50k miles.

L-SB-0013-10
February 4, 2010
Steering Wheel Switch Control Appearance

Applicability
YEAR(S) MODEL(S) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
2007 2009 ES350 Plant Code(s): 0
WMI(s): JTH
Introduction
Some ES 350 vehicles may experience a condition where the audio / phone controls on the steering wheel pad are peeling

Found here: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/...40539003520151
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Great site. Thanks, lauderdale!
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Old 10-01-11, 07:03 PM   #8
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I have been trying to find the recall for 2007 Lexus E350 for : L-SB-0013-10; February 4, 2010
Steering Wheel Switch Control Appearance but I cannot. I am having the same problem and was told its $450 to replace. Can anyone give me the link for the recall?
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Old 09-18-12, 11:57 PM   #9
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can anyone help me find where to get this peice replaced? i am out of warranty and i wanna fix this issue
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