Washed and waxed my 2015 XLE this weekend. I removed the rear licence plate and the plastic dealer frame as I wanted clean and wax behind. To my surprise the plastic frame has been rubbing on the paint and now I have 3 rust spots and the paint is bubbling. It is in a line right where the frame sits. There were no foam / rubber pads to protect from direct surface contact. Obviously I am more then choked as this will need to be ground out and painted at the dealers expense. Lucky for them that they are closed on Sunday. They installed the plates and their plastic dealer frame on the vehicle when I purchased the new vehicle. I cleaned up the area and applied a coat of wax. I took a couple pictures and I suggest everyone check their plates to ensure that this has not happened to you.. So why doesnt Toyota stick some foam or rubber pads where the license plate comes into contact with the paint?...I have to wonder if this is a PDI issue or has someone dropped the ball???
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