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2007 Lexus ES repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (10%)

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2007 Lexus ES electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (17%)

< $100 (57%)

Chart based on 42 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2007 Lexus ES 4dr Sedan

272-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

128000 mi

US $659
battery icon went on dashboard. Fully charge battery will be dead after 30 minutes while engine shut off. Burnt smell coming from engine. At first seemed like weak battery. But after replacing battery, battery charge will be drained. 
80700 mi Dealer replaced a defective battery they had installed prior to my purchase of the vehicle. 
41200 mi "Chemical" smell noted when HVAC turned on. Repair shop could not replicate, but cleaned out air ducts and replaced cabin filter at no cost. 
91360 mi

C $1700
Mark Levinson audio amp blown. Mark Levinson subwoofer blown 
105400 mi Evidently the battery was weak when I bought the car. It was replaced free. Had been having difficulty starting the car. 
145000 mi

US $850
ALTERNATOR WAS REPLACED 
160000 mi Cruise control started to stop working some of the time. 
184000 mi

US $1400
car stopped in the middle of highway. Car dealer replaced Alternator 
29000 mi Takata airbags replaced via recall 
6500 mi Navigation / Climate Control computer failure. Replaced. 
6700 mi Navigation / Climate Control computer failure. Replaced for second time. 
163060 mi

C $140
All locks don't open. Rear passenger door is intermittent. 
101000 mi

US $300
Malfunctioning blender door 
121800 mi

US $250
Blender door motor/driver's side malfunctioning. 
84000 mi

US $500
Radio would not work, had to replace amp still didn't work right, very poor service. 
84000 mi Radio not working when sold. 
116000 mi

US $500
Headlight assemblies replaced. Intermittent problem. I think it had something to do with the ballast. 
82000 mi

US $331
Replaced Blower Motor 
89500 mi

US $1500
Replaced left and right rear door locks with rebuilt motors= $700 
94000 mi

US $350
Replaced front passenger door lock with rebuilt motors= $350 
115000 mi CD Player quit working several months ago. Too expensive to repair. 
18000 mi CD changer stuck- could not eject, play or change CD's in multiplayer in dash. Fix- entire unit replaced by Lexus at no charge. 
5000 mi GPS navigation wasn't always picking up signal 
10000 mi GPS navigation wasn't picking up signal. Dealer replaced DVD, which has updated GPS satellite info, and this resolved the problem. 
50226 mi

US $1156
Replace alternator after failure (which required car to be towed to dealer). Also replaced battery, which was on warranty. 
52000 mi HID light bulbs were replaced... very expensive normally but my dealer replaced them out-of-warranty. 
61000 mi bad smells in the AC were resolved. 
1000 mi Aux audio input ground loop causing hum; noise filter installed under warranty per TSB. 
21000 mi XM satellite radio intermittently dead (no sound). Dealer replaced XM receiver under warranty. 
25000 mi HVAC system spews white powder into cabin when fan on. Known problem (TSB exists). New A/C condenser ordered.  
28000 mi Defective coating on A/C evaporator coil caused white powder to come out A/C vents. Dealer replaced evaporator coil to fix. 
33000 mi Dealer damaged dash,trim & A/C during prev visit. A/C air mix actuator was binding/buzzing, and A/C buttons didn't function correctly. Dealer replaced A/C computer& actuator, Nav/radio/HVAC assy, & int trim.Dyed scuffs on dash. Secured much loose trim 
37000 mi Right side High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamp flickers and then goes out after 15 min of use. Left lamp flickers slightly when car door slammed. Dealer replaced both HID bulbs under warranty.  Right front blinker and marker lamp stopped working after dealer replaced headlamp bulb. I determined dealer had disconnected two wiring harnesses and forgotten to reconnect them. I fixed it myself. Due to difficult access area, repair took me 3 hrs. 
39000 mi Discovered dealer damaged HVAC when replaced heater core. Driver footwell duct broken off blower box & resecured with foamrbr tape! Blower box cracked in 2 visible places. Temp sensor caulked to ext of box, not installed inside.  Status lamp on park assist button no longer lights.  
49000 mi Nav system buggy. 
52500 mi Driver's side Power window regulator was going out causing noises.  
100000 mi

US $150
Battery died 
53280 mi

C $1250
Nav unit "crashed", had to be replaced 
88040 mi

C $900
A/C parts were replaced 
49500 mi

US $200
Tire pressure monitor sensor replace. 
16000 mi

US $75
AC filter (paid only for parts) and evaporator changed (factory warranty). 
17000 mi HID headlight bulb failed. Dealer replaced under warranty. 

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