LEXUS GS450 HYBRID HEATER PROBLEMS.
Lexus GS450 hybrid heater problems, a general warning no heat on passenger side could cost over 7k just to determine what’s wrong and not covered under any warranty cover.
Lexus GS450 hybrid heater problems, if your LEXUS GS450 HYBRID has problems transferring heat to either the drivers or passenger side it could cost over £7000 just to find what’s causing it.
That’s what has happened to one luckless Scottish customer who has been told they will be charged over £105+ VAT per hour to check if their cars heater core is faulty that will take approx. 22 hours labour to get to and worse still if that’s working it can only to the motor behind it which takes over 50 man hours to get to that works out at over £5250 +VAT plus a new motor that has no part number as LEXUS never thought it would ever fail!
Lexus UK has been next to useless, they first promised to do it for free as there has only ever been 4 heater core failures and no main motor failures worldwide.
Perhaps they know this a lie and keeping these very costly failures to themselves, it seems these components are built so deep into the GS450H structures it makes them uneconomical to repair if the car is over 3 years old.
All potential Lexus GS buyers needs to be aware if your car develops these heater faults they can take it to any Lexus service centre but if it’s not the normal directional heater motors which takes £525 + VAT plus parts to get to the core and main motor has no Diagnostic program written for this fault according to Lexus Technical your looking at a massive repair bill that’s perhaps beyond economical repair!
We recommend you take out an extended Lexus warranty for as long as you can to avoid this massive repair costs on something so simple to fix in other cars.