Mystery Body Damage- 2013 Lexus GS 350 Long-Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350: Mystery Body Damage

February 15, 2013

 Lexus GS 350

Look at what I saw on our 2013 Lexus GS 350 this morning. I remember as a kid that surprises were good things. Then I grew up and learned they could be really bad things too. This is one of the latter, of course.

I can't tell you how it happened, or when. That's the mystery. But it's there and now we have to deal with it. It looks like the tabs may still be intact. So there is a chance the grille will pop right back into place. I'm not holding my breath, but we'll try.

 Lexus GS 350

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 9,830 miles


  • yellowbal yellowbal Posts:

    Looks like someone nailed you while backing up. Probably how the plate got damaged.

  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    ^agreed... looks like someone pushed the plate hard enough that the plastic compressed and the tabs popped out.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Or that someone driving the car hit something with it, damaged the plate and popped the bumper cover/grill and now is not 'fessing up to it.

  • noburgers_ noburgers_ Posts:

    Is there an owl back there?

  • jayf2 jayf2 Posts:

    This is weird, it almost looks like someone intentionally pulled our but couldn't pull it off? Did the dent on the corner of the license plate happen at the same time?

  • So what ended up happening? You can't see the comments unless you post one, which is dumb.

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