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I have left this clear tape on my car as I was not sure if this was an add on? It it clearly deliberitly placed but should it have been removed when the car was getting prepped
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. I am the second owner. This is located on both sides of the car just in front of the rear tires.
 

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But it will yellow over time and I would like to know if it was from the factory, dealer, port or just something the prior owner installed. I also do not see it on a lot of the cars.
 

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I have it and I bought my car new, 6 miles on the ODO. I always thought it was for protection from gravel and the like.
 

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But it will yellow over time and I would like to know if it was from the factory, dealer, port or just something the prior owner installed. I also do not see it on a lot of the cars.
I have it and I assume all Avalons have it, and if that assumption is correct, it is most likely installed at the factory. Yes it will yellow over time, anything clear plastic exposed to sunlight eventually will, including the headlight covers, but you’re not going to remove those too, right?
 

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But it will yellow over time and I would like to know if it was from the factory, dealer, port or just something the prior owner installed. I also do not see it on a lot of the cars.
It's your vehicle, take it off if you want, but if you do, you will get rock/gravel chips in those areas, that's why Toyota puts it on EVERY Avalon.
 

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A nicer soft toothbrush will clean that up really well.
 

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I'd have to check but I'm pretty sure my '21 XSE does not have it.
It is an option, but I don't think it's standard.
It's certainly optional on the leading edge of the hood and front fenders... but I've not noticed it on my rears.
 

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It's not an option, at least not where the OP is talking about, which isn't on the hood.

I'd have to check but I'm pretty sure my '21 XSE does not have it.
It is an option, but I don't think it's standard.
It's certainly optional on the leading edge of the hood and front fenders... but I've not noticed it on my rears.
 

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That's this thing. My car doesn't have it but will be adding it soon


My 2019 plastic looks new, but I have a black Avalon. I also have the optional trunk/bumper cover which has a small Toyota emblem.
 
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