Since the ES 300 is quite similar to the Camry,
is a Lexus dealer any better equipped to do normal servicing (oil change,
transmission, radiator, brakes, ...) than a Toyota dealer?
My Toyota dealer is willing to work on this car
for about 1/2 or 1/3 of the price the Lexus dealer wants.
The Toyota dealership even guarantees an oil-change in 30 minutes or less,
or the next one is on them!
I have a Lexus ES 330, 29K, and want to have the oil changed at a Toyota dealership instead of at LEXUS. I don't expect red carpet treatment at Toyota, but is there a downside to this? Any comments?
Re: ES 300 servicing: Lexus Dealer vs. Toyota Dealer
No there is not really a downside dealers are good it doesn't really matter who does it but lexus is more familiar with lexus vehicles than toyota because they specialize in it but something like that is simple .
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known problem w/toyota not sure if lexus falls under same campaign or nto you would need to contact your dealer (toyota campaign was N05)however the problem is a sticking interlock solenoid its location is on the bottom of ign column about 2 inches down from key slot 2 screws and one 2pin connector you can just remove the solenoid and car will operate normally excect you could be able to remove key while engine is running good luck and please rate this
DO NOT TRY TO REPAIR/REPLACE module yourself unless you have the diagnostic computer to be able to set/reset functions,keys etc.....the check engine light can be reset by a dealer.remember diahatsu is owned by toyota/lexus could work out cheaper calling to see if they are willing to reset
It is not likely an electrical issue, just age and low mileage. A Toyota dealer can work on the car but the parts will cost the same. Ask if there is a rebuilt AC compressor to fit. Toyota labor will be less but not much. The under hood sensors do age and foul.Yours may be from to little driving at high speed I would try some really good injection cleaner, fuel system flush and a run with premium gas fro a few weeks. It may help. You may also have a dirty throttle valve in the intake area accessible by removing the snorkle beyond the air cleaner. If the dealer has scoped this car with his equipment the diagnoses is likely accurate. Ask him to point out the defective sensor under the hood. Several area s easy to do as spark plugs. VERY visible.but when the delaer finsihes he will agin scope the car to check computer readouts. The fluid sensor may be visible too. Ask at the parts desk to show you on a screen where this item is and if it can be a DIY fix....