Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Lexus RX 450h

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Lexus RX 450h.

The full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page for the Lexus 2017 RX 450h can be viewed on the I-CAR website. This will give you a good understanding on general areas for sectioning or partial replacement. I-CAR does not have permission to show exact locations for sectioning or the procedure itself. However, Lexus has a paid subscription website with collision repair information.

The RX 450h has one single sectioning location on the front lower rail just before the firewall. There are areas of the rail that can be replaced with partial part at factory seams. The front upper rail and the rear rail have multiple partial part locations that can be replaced at factory seams. It is important to note that no sectioning is allowed on the upper and rear rail.

The OEM has many sectioning locations available on the outer uniside, uniside reinforcements, and the inner uniside. The sectioning joint for the outer uniside is an open butt joint.

For additional Lexus information, check out the Lexus OEM Information.

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