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Yes. My mileage is off by more than 5 MPG. 4 18.18%
Yes. My mileage is off between 3 and 5 MPG. 9 40.91%
Yes. My mileage is off between 1 and 3 MPG. 3 13.64%
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Drop in MPG since the Intake VVT Actuator Gear recall service?

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Old 12-06-13, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Drop in MPG since the Intake VVT Actuator Gear recall service?

Anyone else experiencing a drop in MPG since the recall service? After two tanks, I'm averaging a drop of about 2 MPG.
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Old 12-06-13, 10:22 PM   #2
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I would say about the same honestly, did not notice a single thing, almost like it was never done.
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Old 12-07-13, 08:39 AM   #3
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Does this recall affect the GS450h? Although, We don't get the 350 over here in the UK the engines essentially the same! I believe the 2gr lump in the 450h is de-tuned slightly as the hybrid drive adds 40bhp, so it may be different anyway??
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Old 12-07-13, 01:11 PM   #4
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My mileage has improved, however there is a caveat - I had the dealer replace the plugs during the recall, as I saved a significant amount in labor cost.
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Old 12-07-13, 06:04 PM   #5
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Are you are you are really getting lower mileage. I believe the cumulative mileage calculator was reset when the recall work was done.
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Old 12-08-13, 11:31 AM   #6
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I am getting worse here too, but not too sure what it is..
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Old 12-09-13, 03:20 AM   #7
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Mine was getting 20 before the recall now it is at 18 after. I thought that “free” tank of gas with a recall was a little strange. I guess Lexus must have known this was coming. In hindsight I shouldn’t have asked my dealer why they didn’t fill it up.
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Prior to the recall work, I was averaging 21-22 MPG's. Since, I'm fortunate to get 18 MPG's and no changes in my driving patterns or habits. WTH???
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Old 12-13-13, 03:42 PM   #9
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Wow, I'm getting like 23-24 mpg then again I drive in all sorts of driving conditions to and from work. Before the recall I'd like I was more in the 25 mpg range so not to far off.
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Anyone checked your tire pressure lately?
Mine was down from 35 psi to 32 psi. Loosing a mpg or two.
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Old 01-29-14, 11:23 AM   #11
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Mine dropped from 25-26 to 18-19. What did they do to a car
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Old 01-29-14, 03:48 PM   #12
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This thread has scared me away from the recall for now - I currently get between 16-19 MPG and I'm terrified it'll drop 5 MPG... I absolutey loathe living in miami as it is (T - 1 year to move). If getting this recall means getting significantly less milage, i'm holding off for now (luckily mine is a 2010 with 28k miles - so i have some time)

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Old 01-29-14, 04:16 PM   #13
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I noticed a drop of about 5-6 mpg's....In a way I wish I hadn't done it lol
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Old 01-29-14, 05:47 PM   #14
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Last winter my car showed 19.x mpg.
Recall was done a couple months.
This winter (this month) is a lot colder than last year, and the avg shows 20.x mpg.
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This thread has scared me away from the recall for now - I currently get between 16-19 MPG and I'm terrified it'll drop 5 MPG... I absolutey loathe living in miami as it is (T - 1 year to move). If getting this recall means getting significantly less milage, i'm holding off for now (luckily mine is a 2010 with 28k miles - so i have some time)
Well if it's a recall then you have forever.
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