Last post on Jan 30, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 350, Auto Repair, Sedan
#40 of 49 ES350 15K Maintenance at Toyota dealer?
Aug 05, 2010 (6:17 am)
I recently moved to a small town and my 2009 ES350 is due to 15K maintenance. The closest Lexus dealer is 2 hrs away, however there is Toyota dealer in town. Please let me know if I can take the car to Toyota dealer for 15k maintenance?
#41 of 49 Lexus Es 300 2002 Tires/Struts
Aug 12, 2010 (7:13 pm)
Hello, I have a Lexus ES 300 2002. Few months ago, I started hearing loud road noise coming from front tires that would increase with the speed, I was told that tires had feathered due to bent front shocks and I would need new shocks for front, I had replaced these same shocks in 2007 and put on 40,000 miles since. I had also bought 4 new Michelin Weatherwise from Costco in 2008 and put on 30,000 miles since. Also, my car is suddenly giving me from 25 miles/gallon to 13 miles/gallon. Here are my questions.
1. Is the life of these struts only 3 years or 40,000 miles? Is there generally a warranty on struts?
2. Can bent struts cause tires to feather/warp so bad that they will cause extreme road noise especially for Lexus?
3. Can bad tires cause the mileage to drop from 25 miles/gallon to almost 13 miles/gallon?
4. If I were to change the struts, get the alignment done and buy new tires, would it fix my issue of road noise and mileage?
#42 of 49 ES330 Oil Filter Size
Aug 14, 2010 (8:19 am)
Can someone tell me the oil filter diameter(mm) for the 2006 Lexus ES330?
#43 of 49 Maintenance Costs
Oct 22, 2010 (8:12 am)
I am considering buying either a 2011 Toyota Avalon or a 2010 ES350. I am trying to get a feel for the cost of a normal warranty service for the ES as compared to the Avalon. Can anyone give me an idea of what it might cost for 2 years worth of services? Toyota now is offering a 2 yr maintenance free program. Thanks
#44 of 49 Engine Oil change- oil filled about a halh inch over the max mark
Dec 04, 2010 (9:08 am)
Hi, I have a question regarding the recent oil change in a Lexus dealership. A few days after the oil change in this Lexus dealership for my 2007 ES350 I went to a local garage for changing tires. The mechanics there told me the engine oil was over filled. And I checked it at next morning when car was cold, it was about half inch over the max mark at the oil stick. I called the Lexus dealership and the service person said I need to come in to get the oil drained and refilled. And then her supervisor called back to say this is normal. No need to worry.
I want to know if you have similar experience, and if the overfilled engine oil is okay to the car. Appreciate if you could share your thought and experience,
#45 of 49 Re: ES350 15K Maintenance at Toyota dealer? [uknirmal]
Dec 07, 2010 (6:54 pm)
First, read all the fine print in your warranty book. Next, I would call the Toyota dealer and ask the service manager - maybe get his email address and send him an email so you get something back in writing. Fortunately for me the local Lexus dealer is close. They did tell me that I could use a Toyota dealer if I was on the road and there was no Lexus dealer nearby. Best of luck to you, and enjoy your ride.
#46 of 49 Re: Engine Oil change- oil filled about a halh inch over the max mark [haywood437]
Dec 07, 2010 (7:00 pm)
Who do you trust, the tire dealer guy looking for service business (otherwise why would he snooping around other parts of your car that you didn't ask him to look at) or the Lexus dealer's service department, who warrants their car and their work? I don't mean to be condascending, but those tire stores are notorious for snooping around cars looking for service business, whether the car really needs it or not. I also have a 2007 ES350. After I read your post I popped my hood (first time ever) and checked the oil, it was slightly above the "full" mark, and that car's never been anywhere but the dealer. I'd put my faith in the dealer.
#48 of 49 Re: Struts replacement [wkendmechanic]
Jan 29, 2012 (8:34 pm)
I too have a 2001 ES300 and I have a similar problem and it happens mostly when the car is approaching second gear..mostly between 30-40 mph. I took it to my mechanic, he took it for a test drive and said it was the engine mounts. The rear one especially was gone and when the car shifted the engine was knocking around. He popped the hood and shifted it back and forth from drive to reverse and showed me. I thought it was going to jump out of the car. I'm waiting for the last part but so far it's costing me about $600 labor and parts. Places like Firestone only care about selling you tires and getting into your pockets one way or another. If you have a reliable, trustworthy mechanic (I know, they are almost non-existent) let him check it out it could make all the difference in the world. Word to the wise...if you have firestone do their suggested repairs and there is nothing wrong with your tires and then there is, firestone will NOT stand by their work and your warranty on your tires will be null and void.
#49 of 49 Re: Struts replacement [sharonirocks]
Jan 30, 2012 (1:40 pm)
Word to the wise...if you have firestone do their suggested repairs and there is nothing wrong with your tires and then there is, firestone will NOT stand by their work and your warranty on your tires will be null and void.
I have to agree with you.