Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - Second Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

TSB on my 07?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-21-14, 09:24 AM   #1
ayb88
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
ayb88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 4
Default TSB on my 07?

Hi Guys,

been reading on this forum for quite some time, finally decided to make my first post to see if I can get anyone's opinion before taking my car in for service tomorrow.

Car: 07 Is 250 RWD AT

Issues: Rattle at start up. I know there is a TSB out there. However, I bought my car used at 80k miles. I'm wondering if there is any chance that Lexus will cover this repair? I'm currently at 101k miles.


Power Steering: In the past month, i've noticed a certain "dead spot" in the steering. It is most noticed when driving at speed, and changing lanes. There is a sort of "dead spot" when you turn the wheel slightly left (commonly felt when changing lanes). I know steering is electric, and I also know that there is a TSB or even a recall out there for faulty Rack's.

Does this issue even have anything to do with the rack? Seeking some advise here.

What are my odd's that Lexus will be replacing these for me? I've always followed the regular scheduled maintenance schedule under my ownership.


I'll be bringing it in tomorrow to a lexus dealership without any prior history. This dealership for some reason charges almost 1/3 of the price that my regular dealership charges.

What are your thoughts on these issues?

Thanks
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
ayb88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-14, 09:52 AM   #2
Sceanzo
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 89
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ayb88 View Post
Hi Guys,

been reading on this forum for quite some time, finally decided to make my first post to see if I can get anyone's opinion before taking my car in for service tomorrow.

Car: 07 Is 250 RWD AT

Issues: Rattle at start up. I know there is a TSB out there. However, I bought my car used at 80k miles. I'm wondering if there is any chance that Lexus will cover this repair? I'm currently at 101k miles.


Power Steering: In the past month, i've noticed a certain "dead spot" in the steering. It is most noticed when driving at speed, and changing lanes. There is a sort of "dead spot" when you turn the wheel slightly left (commonly felt when changing lanes). I know steering is electric, and I also know that there is a TSB or even a recall out there for faulty Rack's.

Does this issue even have anything to do with the rack? Seeking some advise here.

What are my odd's that Lexus will be replacing these for me? I've always followed the regular scheduled maintenance schedule under my ownership.


I'll be bringing it in tomorrow to a lexus dealership without any prior history. This dealership for some reason charges almost 1/3 of the price that my regular dealership charges.

What are your thoughts on these issues?

Thanks
I am unaware of a TSB for the rattle at start up for a 250, only the 350.

Anyway. A TSB does not dictate you getting free work. A TSB is a bulletin sent out to dealerships to inform technicians of a common problem and usually a solution to fix it.

A recall is an action taken by Lexus corporate to voluntarily fix a common problem with a car. In this case, the 350s getting a VVTi cam gear recall. Those can be fixed at any time of the vehicles life by which ever owner takes it in.

Now, a dealership MAY goodwill work for you. Some people have gotten the entire job paid for. Others were able to work out a deal for paying a percentage.

In my experience, Unless you are a dedicated customer to a specific dealership, they will not goodwill an entire job for you. Your best bet is just to go to the dealer and hope for the best.
Sceanzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-14, 09:52 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TSB - RECALL on Brakes JB5674 Suspension and Brakes 41 08-19-14 03:29 AM
It Was Nice While It Lasted! 1200 miles swirvin LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10 07-23-14 03:13 PM
Dropped 250 off for carbon buildup - now need new flywheel? WTF? A70 IS - Second Generation 6 02-03-14 09:37 PM
2007 IS250 Squealing kgreer2830 IS - Second Generation 0 07-15-13 01:26 PM
2011 is350 steering failure caused accident can anyone help. Autolinks IS - Second Generation 68 04-17-13 10:26 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:11 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info