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#2632 of 2769 Issues with 2007 ES!!!
May 22, 2008 (9:43 am)
I have some concerns so please let me know if anyone is noticing the same issues as I do so that I can address these issues with Lexus. What I noticed with my car (Ruby Red 2007 ES 350) but did not on the loaner (Moon Shell Mica 2008 ES 350) is:
Cosmetic: Rear door metal trim is pulling away (upwards) where it meets the front door trim.
Rear bumper is pulling away (near tail light where it also meets the fender).
The front dash is pulling away on bottom left side where it meets the center stack
Engine: Little rough noise while idle and in motion, the loaner was very smooth.
Transmission: Flares to 1800RPM when started in the morning but the loaner flared to 1200RPM only.
#2633 of 2769 Need advice after dealer ripped me off with the charge
Jun 10, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I just had to replace a rim on my ES 350. A dealer charged me $599 just for the part. After that my insurance said that they overcharged me and that according to them a list price is $495. I tried to get price for a brand new rim from two other dealerships in the area and one of them quoted price $517.90 and the other $432.50. So now I know that the dealer just ripped me off. Can anybody give me advice on what can I do?
#2634 of 2769 Re: Need advice after dealer ripped me off with the charge [is0]
Jul 11, 2008 (12:28 pm)
What was the name of the dealer that ripped you off? We would all like to avoid them.
Let the dealership know what prices you have gotten from the other dealerships and they should give you credit.
#2635 of 2769 Re: Need advice after dealer ripped me off with the charge [is0]
Jul 11, 2008 (2:52 pm)
Call Lexus Corporation 800-255-3987 and register your complaint.
#2636 of 2769 Lexus ES350 maintenance cost / servicing cost
Jul 15, 2008 (8:19 pm)
I thought I would share the ES350 maintenance cost. The ES350 scheduled servicing cost is higher compared to other vehicles. You have to get it serviced every 5000 miles unlike Acura where its once in 7500 miles. Even a 5000 mile service is $140. Cost of ownership is pretty high. Here is the chart :
Cost ..... Mileage
$140 .... 5000 / 25,000 / 35,000 / 50,000 / 65,000 / 85,000 / 95,000
$260 .. 10,000 / 20,000 / 40,000 / 55,000 / 70,000 / 80,000 / 100,000
$350 .. 15,000 / 45,000 / 75,000 / 105,000
$580 .. 30,000 / 60,000 / 90,000 / 120,000
every 60,000 miles add $350.
every 90,000 miles add $730
every 100,000 miles add $130
every 120,000 miles add $290
So for 15,000 miles / year, here is the break down for maintenance cost / year
1st year - $750 ... 15,000 miles
2nd year - $980 ... 30,000 miles
3rd year - $750 ... 45,000 miles
4th year - $1330 ... 60,000 miles
5th year - $750 ... 75,000 miles
5 yr Total $4560 + Tax + Inflation
#2637 of 2769 Early ES350 transmission flare
Jul 16, 2008 (8:17 am)
My vehicle is an early model and had the transmission replaced to take care of the flare from 3rd to 4th gear. It only happened once a day when the car was cold even following the replacement. I recently had Lexus look again and they brought n a Lexus engineer and he loaded new control software for the transmission. The car now works fine. I understand the new software will be available soon in a Bulletin. Perseverance works and keeping a friendly relationship with the Dealer!!
#2638 of 2769 Re: Lexus ES350 maintenance cost / servicing cost [dunde71]
Jul 16, 2008 (1:23 pm)
I'd be interested to know where you got these figures. As far as I know, the 5,000 and 10,000 procedures consist of oil change and tire rotation. $140 to do that is extreme. Is your dealer adding things to the factory recommended procedures to fatten up your bill???
#2639 of 2769 Re: Lexus ES350 maintenance cost / servicing cost [dunde71]
Jul 17, 2008 (12:48 pm)
I bought my ES 350 a year ago (Sewell Dallas) and currently have 13,000 miles. The first 5,000 mile service was free. When I hit 10,000 miles Lexus gave me a choice of paying $138 for service or I could just pay $55 for an oil change. I chose the oil change, they came to my house dropped off a rental and brought my car back to my house the next day. So I had a rental for two days and paid NO GAS in the rental, plus they washed my car. Where the heck else can you get a deal like that???? All said and done I pretty much got the oil change for nothing because I used at least half a tank of gas in the rental.
I just called Sewell and asked them what they charge for a 15,000 service, they told me $258 or I can just do an oil change for $55.
Not sure where you live but you are getting screwed, you must be an unhappy customer because I have seen you post this several times.
You should not have to do any service until you hit 70,000, other than usual air filter, tires, brake pads and oil changes.
I absolutely love my ES 350 and have not had anything wrong with it. I have not been back to the dealer for anything other than an oil change.
My last car was a Mercedes E320 – this car was a complete junk! $14,000 in warranty repairs for the duration of 95,000 miles
#2640 of 2769 Re: Lexus ES350 maintenance cost / servicing cost [johnymack]
Jul 17, 2008 (5:15 pm)
If you get oil and filter change every 5,000 than do have your tires rotated and balanced as well at local shop. As per my tech, the extra +/- $100 is for tire rotation and balancing which is quite high where as the local shop might charge you as low as $20.
#2641 of 2769 Re: Lexus ES350 maintenance cost / servicing cost [praz]
Jul 18, 2008 (6:05 am)
If you buy your tires at “Discount Tires” they will balance and rotate for free. I have been going there for years, so when I brought my new ES in they still did it for nothing. I would defiantly not pay $100 to the dealer for a rotation.
I also would not buy rims from the dealer, Sewell wanted $1,700 for OEM Chrome wheels; I got the same OEM wheels for $750 shipped to my door from L.A. Wheel and Tire.