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Old 10-25-08, 10:46 AM   #31
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How did you do it?
I was "resting" my elbow on the door panel....

I was trying to get my wallet out of my back pocket and using the elbow on the door panel as leverage. Replacement door panel from a salvage yard cost me $50.
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Old 10-25-08, 11:01 AM   #32
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I don't appreciate you insinuating that I am lying. You don't know me or my moral values!
You're right pal, I have no idea who you are or what you're about, but seriously are you trying to pass this off like you just all of a sudden noticed there was a crack in the door card and have no idea how it got there, but it just happens to be where you rest your elbow?
The upper part of the door card is made of ABS plastic that is roughly an 1/8 of an inch thick; with thousands of IS's running around the globe subjected to a wide range of weather conditions with the exact same door card, made of the exact same material, your's is the only car that has experienced this "defect".
You've been around CL long enough to know that people here complain about EVERY LITTLE PROBLEM, if it were truly a defect, don't you think it would have surfaced HERE of all places a long time ago?!?!?

GOOD LUCK getting it fixed, I really mean that. IT sucks when a car that is supposed to be iconic in the luxury car circles has issues like these, but I am very skeptical that this crack just appeared as a result of "resting" your elbow on the panel.
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Old 10-25-08, 01:16 PM   #33
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i have a feeling the dealership/corporate wont fix it. I have some small tears on my seat that must be from my pants/jeans over time. Also, near the handle on the drivers seat there are some small tears probably from rings or jewelry. I would doubt that my dealer would fix this if I claimed it was a defect..its just wear n tear of a car I think. BUT if you do get it fixed free by the dealer I'll definitely try to have them fix mine too haah
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Old 10-27-08, 10:54 AM   #34
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i have a feeling the dealership/corporate wont fix it. I have some small tears on my seat that must be from my pants/jeans over time. Also, near the handle on the drivers seat there are some small tears probably from rings or jewelry. I would doubt that my dealer would fix this if I claimed it was a defect..its just wear n tear of a car I think. BUT if you do get it fixed free by the dealer I'll definitely try to have them fix mine too haah
I would expect a seat to tear over time, or small tears from rings or jewelry. I purchased my 1993 Tercel new and have driven for 14 + years and paid $30,000 less and did not have this problem.
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Old 10-27-08, 12:36 PM   #35
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lol physical dmg isnt covered but if the cracking happen on its own should be covered fully...just my 2cents. go to another dealer.
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I'm having similar problems with my door panel, there are cracking and falling apart as we speak. It seems as the plastic material has gotten brittle over the four years that Ive owned this car. There is no way this should ever happen to any car, especial not a Lexus. My dealer said sorry but your out of warranty, so now I'll try corporate to see if they will fix it.
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Show them the front bumper, then show them the rear bumper, then point to the door, indicating that it is located between the two bumpers.

If they don't understand that, show them the phone number for the BBB in your cell phone.
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man you guys in the US are having so much warranty and defect issues..
here in aus we rarely have those issues at all
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damnnn u got a heavy elbow.. i do the same.. and no cracks here.. maybe a defects. why u telll them u put ur elbow there.. rofl.....
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You sure someone didn't cause that and you just notice it now? Take it to the car wash? How about a mechanic that does your oil change? A friend that drove your car? How about resting your elbow and hitting a pot hole on the high way?

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I have a case of "bonyness" ; but it's not in my elbow.
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I know its the wrong one, but if you keep an eye out you may pick one up for a great deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-...mZ330279409362
Keep an eye out in the classifieds - you can find one from someone a lot more trustworthy than eBay...

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WOW thats bull crap. Change your dealer dude, seriously!! I dont know but i have the best service rep there is. I had a problem with my seat, it would make noises when i would move the seat forward and backward and up/down. Told my rep about the situation and the replaced the whole seat and put in a brand new one. i was shocked when i went in and sat down. I thought they would just change out the parts from underneath the seat or lube something up. Today i went in since i was loosing pressure in my tire and my rep patched my tire up for free. I love the guy, he is and awesome rep.
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You're right pal, I have no idea who you are or what you're about, but seriously are you trying to pass this off like you just all of a sudden noticed there was a crack in the door card and have no idea how it got there, but it just happens to be where you rest your elbow?
The upper part of the door card is made of ABS plastic that is roughly an 1/8 of an inch thick; with thousands of IS's running around the globe subjected to a wide range of weather conditions with the exact same door card, made of the exact same material, your's is the only car that has experienced this "defect".
You've been around CL long enough to know that people here complain about EVERY LITTLE PROBLEM, if it were truly a defect, don't you think it would have surfaced HERE of all places a long time ago?!?!?

GOOD LUCK getting it fixed, I really mean that. IT sucks when a car that is supposed to be iconic in the luxury car circles has issues like these, but I am very skeptical that this crack just appeared as a result of "resting" your elbow on the panel.
Yep happen to me from resting my freaking elbow there nothing to be skeptical about its true! This is bull! Sorry to bring this back from the dead lol..
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Yep happen to me from resting my freaking elbow there nothing to be skeptical about its true! This is bull! Sorry to bring this back from the dead lol..
After all the cracking and melting known issues it makes CL member Giggity look like even more of an a$$ for the above accusations.
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