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After 2 years of being told there was nothing wrong, the dealers quality control person found my issue. It would cost $2500.00 to replace the brake activator.(part:$2,072, labor:$330. plus tax. Is this realistic?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Marlene, There may be a Technical service Bulletin out for your model of Lexus in relation to your original concern leading up to this replacement. This price does sound high, although going to a certified Lexus dealership for repairs in traditionally high anyway. I do know that there have been concerns with a faint popping and clicking with brakes are applied if this was your original concern it does lead to a brake actuator replacement. Hope this Helps!! A.J. Pierce

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Marlene, Unfortunately some parts can be costly. If you feel confident that they have diagnosed the problem correctly, I would call around and compare prices for this job. Lori Johnson

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Marlene Lovett, If you are refferring to your hydraulic control unit, then yes, unfortunately they are a costly part to replace. I would not say this is an outrageous price. Suzanne

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