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Old 06-23-11, 08:35 PM   #16
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lexus dealer is looking into issue. rust was on vehicle axle if you look carefully also when i bot it, and the pics are there to prove it.
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Old 06-24-11, 04:42 AM   #17
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I looked at mine when I washed and waxed it the other day. I also have some rust under mine as well. Not as bad as the pictures in this thread...
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I looked at mine when I washed and waxed it the other day. I also have some rust under mine as well. Not as bad as the pictures in this thread...

How come you voted "No" then in the poll?
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Old 06-29-11, 07:22 AM   #19
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How come you voted "No" then in the poll?
At the time, I hadn't looked under my vehicle. I took a closer look under my vehicle when I washed and waxed it and found the rust. Next time I go to the dealer, I will ask about it.
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Old 07-01-11, 11:58 AM   #20
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lexus offered to rubber coat the underside. common, do you think i am that stupid? I am sure they are paying attention to these forums. I said no, we ll see what they say..
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lexus offered to rubber coat the underside. common, do you think i am that stupid? I am sure they are paying attention to these forums. I said no, we ll see what they say..
rubber coat? lol did you expect them to replace all corroded parts immediately?
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Old 07-02-11, 01:34 PM   #22
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lexus offered to rubber coat the underside. common, do you think i am that stupid? I am sure they are paying attention to these forums. I said no, we ll see what they say..
That may have been a good option when the vehicle was new and before any rust started, but it would be a a bad option now. Once any form of rust or corrosion starts it needs to be removed and the source of the problem (water, salt and chemicals) solved, but to seal the underside of the vehicle with rubber and trap the problem against the metal ... well, somebody is certainly stupid for suggesting that, but it is NOT you.
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P.S. Undercoating vehicles used to be almost a necessity and I had a new 1980 Dodge van completely sealed by 'Ziebart'. That required removing every piece of trim, the seats and the carpeting that wasn't clued to the floor, then drilling access holes in the pillars and other parts of the frame to inject their sealant. The van dripped sealant for days, even after re-assembly, but many years later when we sold it there still wasn't a trace of rust.

Hard to imagine needing to do that now ... much less me actually doing it!
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Old 07-18-11, 05:15 PM   #23
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I am as pissed as the OP

I got my Lexus GX460 2011 5 months ago and only 2700 miles on it. I am already getting those damn rust on the axis.

This is really unacceptable.

Here is the picture of the damn rusts.
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Anyone know any easy fix to this small rusts?



This will be my last Lexus.
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Old 07-19-11, 06:42 AM   #24
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complain to lexus thats what i did and it will be going to litigation if its not fixed. the 4runners have it too, but thats ok, because toyota is not the pursuit of pefection like lexus...


the rust on the front is ok as its on the bare metal ends, its the rear axle housing thats got me because they were in fact painted and still have rust developing. the hubs also should of been painted but werent if i remember correctly...

there are 2 products out there. boeshield and fluidfilm. check it out

Are boeshield and fluidfilm just spray-ons or something?
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Old 07-19-11, 07:47 PM   #25
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Just for curiosity I looked under the GX and with only 3,000 miles I to have rust! What else could go wrong with this car!
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Old 07-20-11, 01:26 PM   #26
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Yeah, what the hell is happening to Lexus quality?
I'm waiting for 2012 LX and will try to make a "switch"
But if LX develops any problems that's it, I will never go back to them again.
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Old 08-29-11, 08:44 PM   #27
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issue being addressed, stay tuned...
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Old 08-31-11, 09:04 PM   #28
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Given the potential rust problem, shall I rubber coat the underside, just in case?
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I'm not convinced there is a potential rust problem, but coating the underside of the vehicle is likely to create the problem! Unless the vehicle is new, unrusted and bone dry, a rubber coating will hold moisture in contact with the metal frame. That could cause more problems than it prevents.
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Old 09-01-11, 07:28 AM   #30
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Is the rust really that big of an issue? I looked at the pics above and is there any concern for those parts rusting?
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