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Old 02-03-19, 12:30 PM
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Question IS C Extended warranty

Hi Guys,
I bought a realy clean and low mileage IS 350C 2013 with 14000 Miles two month ago and already put 2000 mile on it.
I took the car to the dealership taking care of open recalls and they offered me 4 yrs and 40k miles with S100 deductible extended warranty for $2400.
I know that Toyota and Lexus cars are low maintenance. but based on your experience with all electronic parts and convertible roof and luxury packages should I buy the extended warranty?
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My ISC just turned 9,800 miles

my dealer offered 100k mile warranty for 2700$. The top is the main reason, rest of car is reliable IS

thinking about it still
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Old 02-04-19, 11:55 AM
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Don't bother. It's a very reliable car. You're better off 1) finding a trusted local Lexus/Toyota mechanic 2) or learn to do maintenance/repairs yourself. That way if you have any repair, it'll be much cheaper.

The top doesn't really have any issues and when they do, it's usually just a sensor here or there--but even that is not statistically sig.
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I wouldn't bother with it. VERY reliable car.
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This is a very interesting post as I am wondering whether to renew the 2-year extended warranty on my GS250 F-Sport when nothing has gone wrong. It's also interesting because you guys are running IS-250Cs with even lower mileage than mine (18,000).

Lockedlex' point about the roof and the sensors is undoubtedly true. There is one sensor built into the roof which is part of a $1,000+ circuit board and this has been known to fail. Needless to say, Lexus only sell the board complete although the microswitch is available from Panasonic at $4. This has been covered in earlier posts.

It is gratifying but not surprising to hear from you guys that the IS-250C lives up to Lexus reputation for reliability.
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Mike,

That sensor you speak of - I believe lexus has charged some members here $2500 when it failed

I hope to hit 10,000 miles on my ISC this year. Letís see if I can get there
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Ryan,

I shouldn't worry about getting to 10,000 miles. My 20-year old GS300 has done nearly 200,000 miles and runs like a Rolls Royce.

I'm not too surprised that others have been charged $ 2,500. It costs a lot of money to equip and run a Lexus workshop and it doesn't help that the cars rarely go wrong. The issue of the circuit board has been well aired on previous posts. I have followed this through, not because my own car was needing but because I am an electronics engineer and am naturally curious. I spoke with Panasonic Industrial here in the UK and the offending part is a small microswitch with three terminals which can be soldered in by someone who knows their way with a soldering iron The Panasonic Part No.is ABJ39375 and as above, costs peanuts. The actuator may well be to Lexus specification but can easily be taken from the failed part.

Let's hope none of us here suffer this failure but if so, there is a neat way out without breaking the bank!
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Agreed Mike. Your info you have provided here has been very valuable to us

I donít worry about the mileage, as I have a LS430 with 570,000 miles and a LX570 with 211,000 miles. My sc300 has 314,000 miles

the ISC just doesnít get driven much, with a few more sports cars in the garage
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Your LS has done 570k. W O W. You need to tell Lexus US and I'll bet they would build an advertising campaign around it.

My IS-C doesn't get used much either. High days and holy days. It's just there to polish and to ****-off the neighbours.
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Your LS has done 570k. W O W. You need to tell Lexus US and I'll bet they would build an advertising campaign around it.

My IS-C doesn't get used much either. High days and holy days. It's just there to polish and to ****-off the neighbours.
doubt it

there are many 800-950k miles LS rolling around

my dad has 919k miles on his Tacoma
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Originally Posted by Mike246 View Post
This is a very interesting post as I am wondering whether to renew the 2-year extended warranty on my GS250 F-Sport when nothing has gone wrong. It's also interesting because you guys are running IS-250Cs with even lower mileage than mine (18,000).

Lockedlex' point about the roof and the sensors is undoubtedly true. There is one sensor built into the roof which is part of a $1,000+ circuit board and this has been known to fail. Needless to say, Lexus only sell the board complete although the microswitch is available from Panasonic at $4. This has been covered in earlier posts.

It is gratifying but not surprising to hear from you guys that the IS-250C lives up to Lexus reputation for reliability.
Thank you for your answer. would you share the sensor model here?
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It's EXACTLY this kind of thread that made me choose to have my ISC as a daily driver. I intend to rack some crazy miles on it and not worry a single stitch about it. I came from BMWs and the anxiety it produced when I added miles countered the grin inducing thrill of the drive. I love the fact that I can probably drive this car to hundreds of thousands of miles and only have wear/tear items.

I have another car that only gets about 1200 miles a year and that is my garage queen, I figured life it too short to drive an unreliable or unpleasant daily driver, so the ISC seemed to be the best choice (I had a Prius Plug-in for 5 years because of the carpool stickers--I've suffered enough, HAHA!).
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Pierre60,

I have done so. Please see my post above (post no. 7)
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This thread got me thinking, just picked up an '11 ISC250C with 38K on it. Wasn't sure if an extended warranty was needed.
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I bought an extended warranty for my 2010 is 350c and also paid about $2400. Got it mainly because of the roof. Noting went wrong so far except year ago started having roof noise when hitting a bump. To my surprise the warranty does not cover it because it is an adjustment problem, not part breakdown. The dealer wants $2500.00 to make the adjustments. I have the car for 8years, noting went wrong so in conclusion dont buy the warranty.
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