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Old 11-25-12, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hey everybody,
I just purchased my first lexus with 30k miles and upon further inspection found the coolant level in the reservoir is below low indicator. the bottom of the engine shows dried up coolant. it is at a lexus dealership shop now but they wont get to it for another few days. anyone know if it will be covered under warranty for repairs on parts and labor? anybody have same issue? thanks!
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Old 11-25-12, 03:19 PM   #2
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My sister's previous toyota corolla had this issue and it was covered under warranty. I assume it will be covered under warranty.
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Old 11-25-12, 03:20 PM   #3
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Mine had some dried coolant from overflow and that was a TSB for the 06, not sure if yours is the same problem.
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Hey everybody,
I just purchased my first lexus with 30k miles and upon further inspection found the coolant level in the reservoir is below low indicator. the bottom of the engine shows dried up coolant. it is at a lexus dealership shop now but they wont get to it for another few days. anyone know if it will be covered under warranty for repairs on parts and labor? anybody have same issue? thanks!
Best thing to do is ask your service advisor if it's covered under the warranty or not.
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Old 11-25-12, 05:47 PM   #5
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Happens to a lot of 2IS's, mine included. I've never done anything about it. There's a longer thread abut this though if you search for it
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it could be a leaking water pump, which is covered under warranty even if it was purchased as "Certified Pre Owned" or not. It falls under Lexus' powertrain warranty of 6 Years or 70,000 miles, which ever comes first. The water pump on my 350 started going out at about 22,000 miles. Got replaced and a free loaner car while they had my car.
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^^ correct it could be the water pump going out or sometimes just an over flow because of too much coolant in the bottle...i have dealt with this before as well...but which ever way they will fix it
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dealer just called me and said the water pump is leaking which they will cover under warranty. i cant believe it failed just after 30k miles
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dealer just called me and said the water pump is leaking which they will cover under warranty. i cant believe it failed just after 30k miles
Don't write-off the car just yet. This is a very common issue and should be 100% covered under the powertrain warranty. My 350 had its OE water pump start to leak and was fixed around 27k miles.
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My camry's pump failed at 43K miles.
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dealer just called me and said the water pump is leaking which they will cover under warranty. i cant believe it failed just after 30k miles
common thing on IS's happened to me and many other owners.
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I wouldn't be so sure to call it the water pump, since this happens to a ton of cars (including less than a year old IS350's I test drove with a buddy who wants one a few weeks ago). A while back here is the thread on it. Wasnt a conclusive answer, but most disregarded the issue and assumed it was just hot coolant escaping through the top.

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Yeah,it seems to be a common problem for this cars, but I guess it's not even the quality of the water pump. I would say that's some human factor during assembly. The worse for this or any other water pumps driven by a belt is too much tension from the belt, that's why they fail so fast.
Mine it's an '06 IS250 MT with 136.XXX no issues
I'm assuming it will not hold forever, and that's why a new pump and belt are waiting for when that time comes.......
Here is a very good DIY if have the tools:http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...-is-250-a.html
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