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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 350, Auto Repair, Sedan
#4 of 49 93 lexus es 300
Jul 22, 2008 (12:44 am)
I was driving to victorville when my car was smoking i got out checked my trans oil it was brown. The next day i strated the car didnt let the car warm up because i was late to work.When i got to a red lite i started driving and the trans skiped and will only move when the car is cold. when it warm up it wont go. Can I change the screen and the trans oil? Do you think that will fix the problem.
Sep 12, 2008 (11:22 am)
I got a car cover from carscover.com and it's a fairly a good cover. But I'm worried that it might ruin the car. Is it possible that the cover could scratch the car?
#6 of 49 Re: Question [mumble88]
Sep 12, 2008 (1:37 pm)
#7 of 49 Intermittent Interior Electrical Problem
Dec 02, 2008 (8:42 pm)
As we left Lambeau Field following the latest loss, among 70,000 other fans during a blizzard, suddenly all interior electrical operations stopped. The only systems still operating were the engine, headlights, and brakes. A few minutes later, everything came on again; but for the rest of the evening, this happened over and over again until we finally gave up and found a hotel.
The following morning, the local Lexus checked it out and decided that the ignition switch was bad but they wouldn't have one until the next day, so we drove home and the problem didn't occur again until over five hours later and just three minutes before we arrived at home.
Our local Lexus dealer changed the ignition switch, but the failures still continued.
After four hours of searching at $100/hour they still haven't found a thing.
What could this problem be?
#8 of 49 Re: Intermittent Interior Electrical Problem [Smoothie]
Dec 03, 2008 (11:20 am)
One of your MAJOR circuit breakers, auto-reset breakers, is either faulty or is overloaded. Try cutting down on the electrical loads the next time it happens to see if it abates.
It might be that a connection to one of these breakers is not firmly tightened, the connection heats up accordingly and the heat helps to trip the CB..
#9 of 49 New Car Warranty & Coverage questions
Dec 09, 2008 (12:52 pm)
I just got a 2009 ES350. I took out insurance coverage with Geico and they added a Mechanical Breakdown Insurance which they say is cheaper than the Extended Warranty I would get from the dealer. The dealer says I can get the Extended Warranty from them later on, did not need to purchase it now.
So if that is the case, Is it necessary for me to have to even have to pay for the Mechanical Breakdown Insurance with Geico now? My new car warranty is good for some time. Not sure what to do.
Dec 09, 2008 (8:37 pm)
I will be purchasing a 2009 ES 350 premium plus w/nav within about 2 weeks. Geico is my insurance provider and I will add Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI) and also GAP which pays off any balance that is owed on your loan if your Lexus is totaled (God forbid!!). My wife has worked for Geico in customer service and glass claims for over 9 years. She recommends that you keep your Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI) for several reasons. If your dealership doesnít honor something on your warranty then MBI covers it (It doesnít cover normal wear and tear items like tire wear, batteries, brakes, etc).
Most people arenít aware that warranties donít cover glass damage. A windshield on a Lexus 350 can cost about $1100.00. If you have MBI and there is only glass damage then your deductible is only $50.00 even if your comprehensive deductable is $1000.00. So this is something to consider, not trying to sell you on Geico, but just give you another angle of looking at it. Thanks
#11 of 49 Re: Geico MBI [lexpaul]
Dec 10, 2008 (9:06 am)
Thanks for your reply. Good info to know. Given what you have said then do you mean that I should consider having the Geico coverage as of "now" or only as of when my warranty is up because I am paying for the extended coverage now.
Re GAP my car is paid for so I do not have the loan or balance "owed" issue.
#12 of 49 Re: Geico MBI [mayfletcher]
Dec 12, 2008 (11:05 pm)
Considering the high reliability of Lexus cars, I think you will be fine with the warranty from Lexus. Keep in mind though, that you won't be able to get MBI after 15 months of ownership or 15k miles on the car, so that gives you a very short window to decide. You can get an after 'market warranty', but they tend to be much more than Geico's MBI. I would say if the cost of having Geico's MBI is something you can comfortably live with, then I would keep it for the peace of mind, because it will cover you long after the manufacturers warranty has ended.
Here is a great link with some additional information:
Feb 26, 2009 (8:32 pm)
I have a 2001 lexus es 300 with 66 K miles on it. I have started to get a periodic rumbling or rubbing sound. It is much more felt at lower speeds, when I am slowing down or when I turn a corner. Showed it to Firestone. they say the rear struts have to be replaced (rear tires have unusual wear pattern) and also the rear tires. The tires are fairly new and have a lot of tread. Has some one had a similar problem? How difficult is it to replace the struts? Any help will be appreciated.