Lexus IS - diesel particulate filter - clingy

recently car went into limp mode. took it to lexus derby was told lexus recognise fault and vehicle will need to be off the road for about ten days. lexus say they have extended the warranty to five years on this particular ( or should that be particulate ) fault. i would like some information on what they have done to the engine. obviously no complaints of service. car. 08. 43000 miles. thanks clingy.

Edited by Avant on 26/01/2012 at 21:19

Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - dixgas

clingy

They remove the engine and strip and replace the pistons and rings, when my 2007 model was done in May they also replaced the EGR and two brake callipers, all FOC.

I retired in Sept. and doing less miles, so traded in the diesel and brought a V6 auto very pleased with it.

Mine didn't go into limp mode, just lost power at low revs.

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Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - clingy

thanks for that D, clingy

Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - dixgas

You're welcome clingy, have you had it done yet?

They had mine in for a full ten days and loaned me a 250 sport with 70 miles on the clock, liked that auto box so much I brought one.

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Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - clingy

yes had it back a month now, obviously running much better, less turbo lag. just concerned how long till the dreaded particulate filter 'fluffs' up again. clingy

Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - dixgas

Hi again clingy

Glad everything is ok, when mine was in, the service manager said they were doing this modification to prevent it happening again in the future, so hopefully you should have no more problems.

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Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - craig-pd130

Goodness, that's proper customer service. Pretty much every other manufacturer would have washed their hands of the problem.

Sounds like they've revised the piston design to better control either diesel getting into the sump, or oil getting past the rings and being burned. They'll probably fit a new DPF too.

Edited by craig-pd130 on 05/01/2012 at 19:38

Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - akr

I was shocked to read "there's loads of problems with this engine". Here's me thinking it's a Japanese engine so must be reliable.

Does there even exist a reliable diesel anymore?

Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - Trilogy

Toyota after sales service tends to be v.good. In 1992 I had a 1985 Corolla GT and the water pump went at 72,000 miles. If it had Toyota fsh, even though it was 7 years old, the Toyota garage told me Toyota would have stumped up the cost of the part and I'd have just had to pay for labour. That's how to look after customers. I went on to have two more Corollas!

Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - madf

I was shocked to read "there's loads of problems with this engine". Here's me thinking it's a Japanese engine so must be reliable.

Does there even exist a reliable diesel anymore?

Lots. You don't hear of them here for obvious reasons..50% of new registartions are diesle.. How many cars do you see at the side of the road?

Lexus IS - deisel particulate filter - Martin Wall

Aaargh. It's diesel - not deisel or diesle.

Lexus IS - diesel particulate filter - peadar

have same problem on car with similiar amount of miles and brought in to nearby dealer and told me it is a wear and tear issue and as such it was not covered under my warranty. They have quoted me a figure of €1000 to get this cleaned. Ridiculoulsy if the part needed to be replaced as opposed to cleaned they said it would be covered. Any advice here would be appreciated

 

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