AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
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?

Answers from the Automotive Experts

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

Contribute to this question:

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Lexus ES 300 FAQs

  • My 96 Lexus ES300 is making a squealing noise, I think its the main belt. The belt is not ... Read More
  • It is common knowledge that distilled water is free of minerals that cause rust and ... Read More
  • What is the oldest year of this hybrid. I really want one but cannot afford new. Read More
  • I leased a new Lexus in April, 2008, is it possible to try and get a lower interest rate ... Read More
  • My Airbag Warning light is blinking on the dashboard. My mechanic says there is a short ... Read More
  • I just bought my car from a private owner and want to go get the car checked out, I just ... Read More
  • I do not understand benefits to either buying or leasing a car. If payments are ... Read More
  • Do I need to use a fuel cleaner on a regular basis? Why? Or why not? Read More
  • if you buy a 2000 Lexus with 73,000 miles ? Should it still be under warranty Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities