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Old 03-20-17, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Secondary Air Injection Warrenty Extension - 10 Yrs/150K Miles

I see that someone has already posted about it in one of the threads but I figured this needs its own thread since it's a pretty big deal and everyone should be aware of it.

Lexus has extended the new vehicle warranty, relative to the air injection pump and valves, to 10 years from date of first use or 150,000 miles. You can submit claims for prior repairs as well.

Owners should receive a letter with an explanation, the date of first use for their vehicle, and a sticker to place in their owners manual detailing the extension.

This is an excellent development and it means that the primary smear on our vehicle's otherwise excellent reliability ratings is getting extra coverage.

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Now I'm debating should I remove the Uni filter and put back the old foam. Can the valves go bad by themselves without the foam got disintegrated and sucked into the pump?
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Now I'm debating should I remove the Uni filter and put back the old foam. Can the valves go bad by themselves without the foam got disintegrated and sucked into the pump?
It's less common but yes they can.
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Now I'm debating should I remove the Uni filter and put back the old foam. Can the valves go bad by themselves without the foam got disintegrated and sucked into the pump?
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It's less common but yes they can.
Lexus should appreciate that we are trying to prevent this filter problem. Valves do seem to be another possible problem on their own. I am sticking with the Uni filter.
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It's less common but yes they can.
I wonder how Lexus would handle things if the pump was modified to remove the foam and put in the external filter. Sure it would help prevent the problem but I can see them turning around and blame the modification if the pump were to fail in the future.
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I wonder how Lexus would handle things if the pump was modified to remove the foam and put in the external filter. Sure it would help prevent the problem but I can see them turning around and blame the modification if the pump were to fail in the future.
I'm wondering the same thing too. Lexus may use it as an excuse and not fixing it if they know you put in the external filter.
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I'm wondering the same thing too. Lexus may use it as an excuse and not fixing it if they know you put in the external filter.
They potentially would, and you could fight it, but it's also pretty easy to change it back to stock unless you threw away the plastic cap. If so, you can always order another or pull it off a junker.
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I mentioned this problem to my SA and the Master Tech last week and they said only about 5-8% of all the GX'es they service have this problem and currently there is NO recall/LSB about it but they said Lexus will cover it if it becomes an issue....This tells me that Lexus KNOWS there is a problem and working on it.
I'm glad they extend the coverage.
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My advice is you better have the vehicle back in stock condition if it's getting repaired for any sort of warranty extension.
Even if "stock" means defective.
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