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Old 04-27-19, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by GmanSC View Post
Disconnecting battery wonít kill your sensor. Itís just one of the moments in life, time For new sensors.
Mine just died, one last month and two more this week.
CLOSING THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR PORTION OF THIS CHAIN... It seems my SC430 had aftermarket TPM sensors in all 4 corners. They apparently worked fine for years, but (as suggested in this chain) one or more of the batteries failed, resulting in the TPM warning light. Reluctantly (because of the $700 cost) I had all four sensors replaced with Lexus parts by the dealership. All is well now, and the service advisor says they should last 10 years or more. I guess if you pro-rate the cost it's not so bad... $70/year or $17.50/year per tire. I really prefer to keep the car as close to factory-spec as possible. As always, thanks to everyone for all your comments and suggestions. These forums are priceless.
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Old 04-30-19, 03:56 PM
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I have had two recalls done for the airbag, no problems either time.
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Old 05-09-19, 06:24 PM
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I finally make an appt for the recall @ Lexus of Brooklyn. They state the work takes two days to complete and offered me a loaner. Let see what loaner I will get. I always feel excited on the loaner and I don't know why.
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Old 05-09-19, 06:57 PM
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I think there’s a little kid in us all. Loaners can be fun... The last one I had was with me for a month!
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Old 05-13-19, 09:30 AM
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Default Car went in today

Dropped off my SC this morning for the Air-Bag. Service advisor said, this is a very nice clean. sc, for a 2003. I said, are they taking off the Dash, he said yes, Yikes! I took pictures of my dashboard areas, just in case something gets damaged.
Also having my new Michelins Road Force balanced along with oil change. He said I should get a alignment, about 160.00, I said that was high, he said would have the Tech put the car on the machine to see if it is out for only 70.00, I said ok, my guess they are going to call me and say I need one?
Coolant flush was 179.00, I said no to that since I have only 32K miles. Also with their full inspection, I wonder what else they will fine, hopefully not brakes, had my car inspected in October, car passed all.

I will report back any information, they gave me a loaner, RC 300, 2k miles, not a bad ride, for sure feels different than our SC430's. While at the Dealership, I was looking at the new cars, Dang, cars are price way up there, the least expensive new car on the lot was 50K and up!

Talk soon!
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Old 05-14-19, 02:11 AM
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Received call from dealership, they finished the air-bag recall. Oil change/alignment/road force balance and brakes all good. Service advisor asked me if I had some scratches on the inside A-pillar trim, answer no.
Now appears the tech scratched them when removing, Dealer ordered replace along with driver side to match. Mentioned to him I took photos if they need proof!

I am fussy about keeping my interior clean, mentioned to service advisor to make sure there is not finger prints inside my car, he agreed and said they would clean her. Forgot who posted the pdf file of the take-apart of Dash, MANY Parts are removed, hence hope all is back in order and clean!

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Old 05-14-19, 10:41 AM
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Just completed the recall for the 3rd. time (2013 and twice recently). The dealer gave me a 2019 RX 350L. I put on the work order and placed a sign on the dash "DO NOT WASH". Hope this is the last of the recalls.
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Old 05-14-19, 06:57 PM
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This is the reason I don't like to bring the car to the dealer. You don't know who is working on your car and you can't be there to watch them do it.
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Old 05-16-19, 05:43 AM
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Default Back from Dealership

After 2-days at the dealership, all went well, Air Bag replaced. They had to order a new A-pillar interior modeling since it got damaged somehow. Dealer order qty 2 so they would match.

Brakes passed
4-wheel alignment done was out of spec
Road force balance and rotate tires.
Oil changed!
Car rolls nicely now, especially at 60MPH.
My bill was 250.00 all in, not bad!
Air Bag I was told they get about 800.00 from Lexus

I agree it would be nice for the tech to meet!

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Old 05-16-19, 02:55 PM
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My dealer had only 2 techs they trust to do the airbag on the sc430 and the day mine was to be done one was in vacation and the other was ill. Kept the loaner for a week (NX300). Not a bad little SUV. I had an oil change, road force balance and rotation, alignment and full inspection. $260 out the door i felt was reasonable.
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