I recently purchased a 2013 Lexus RX450H and when it came time to do the 5,000 mile service, a leak was detected of the oil from the oil pan. Further investigation revealed that at the factory there is a seal applied to the oil pan and in our car's case, the seal was not completed all the way around the pan. The repair to this was to instead use a gasket to seal the oil pan.
My concern is that the original factor seal was defective and that potentially using a gasket instead may provide a seal that is inferior to the normal factor seal were it properly applied. Is my concern valid? Does using a gasket to seal the oil pan provide an inferior solution to the factory seal method that is likely to fail sooner? Should I require Lexus to warrant the gasket to last as long as the original factor seal would last? Is this a common problem? Should I be concerned?