Last post on Dec 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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Lexus RX 400h, Hybrid Cars, Car Buying, SUV
#98 of 100 400h broken seal in hybrid very expensive repair
Jul 27, 2012 (3:36 pm)
I've had my 400h since 2006 has 75,000 miles . Coming back from vacation saw a puddle of anti-freeze on ground. The hybrid section broke a seal and lost all the fluid. No actual fix for this problem except replace the entire transaxle at $6400.00!!
Have spoken to Lexus customer service and expect an answer/relief from them next week. Anybody else have this problem?
To think that a $5 seal can't be fixed and nesessitate such an expensive and wastful solution does not seem like the Lexus way of doing things.
#99 of 100 Re: 400h broken seal in hybrid very expensive repair [1dkupp]
Dec 31, 2012 (9:18 am)
Hi 1dkupp, did you get your problem resolved? I just niticed a leak in my 2007 rx 400h as well but I don't know where the leak is coming from. Will take it in for a check up and a preassure test. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that is a simple problem like a hose leak. Did you get any replies to your post?
Thanks ang gl!
#100 of 100 Re: 400h broken seal in hybrid very expensive repair [stargazer00007]
Dec 31, 2012 (10:33 am)
My repair was major even though the problem seemed small. In fact there was no repair they had to replace the drive train to the tune of $6,000.00 !!!
I raised a stink with the national customer service person and they responded by absorbing the whole bill!
I called out the local dealer for not standing up for me and they apologized and gave me a credit towards my next service.
BTW I kept the 400h but bought a new Range Rover Evoque for my new car and it's a lot more vehicle for the money and gets better mileage than the hybrid!
Good luck, don't let them push you around!