Diagnosing Common Problems of Lexus RX300 License Plate Brackets
Although it is not technically essential for the Lexus RX300 to run, the license plate bracket is responsible for helping secure the license plate onto the body of the vehicle. So when it fails, you're likely to lose your SUV's license plate which, in turn, can lead to a lot of legal headaches. So while Lexus RX300 license plate bracket problems are rare, it is still wise to be able to assess and deal with these problems immediately in case such a problem pops up in the future. In this short guide, we'll share some of the common problems of license plate brackets for the Lexus RX300 SUV and how to troubleshoot them.
The bracket doesn't fit
One of the first problems Lexus RX300 owners encounter with their license plate brackets is difficulty installing the bracket onto the SUV. If this happens with your license plate bracket upon installation, check if it is actually compatible with your vehicle. This problem is common with universal-type brackets, as they may not be able to match the spacing and contours of the vehicle body. However, if the bracket is designed to fit the RX300, try tilting the upward or downward; some brackets only sit flush to the mounting holes if fitted on a specific angle.
The bracket feels loose
There have also been cases wherein the bracket does not fit snugly onto the vehicle, resulting with the license plate rattling while the vehicle is moving or, in worst cases, the plate actually falling off the vehicle. This problem is likely due to the screws or bolts are not catching on to the bracket and mounting properly. Check the screws or bolts that attach the bracket to your car and see if they catch on correctly. If not, you can either screw in stainless inserts coated with epoxy on the mounting holes and reinstall the bracket, or buy a larger screw or bolt.
Because of their location, license plate brackets are exposed to dirt and moisture which can facilitate the onset of corrosion. Minor signs of corrosion can be fixed by rubbing it with sandpaper and coating it with a layer of paint, although severely corroded brackets are best replaced instead.