2012 Lexus ES350 Repair and Maintenance
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2012 Lexus ES350 ProblemsMassive Oil Leak and Loss of Oil Pressure
An VVT-i oil line on the Lexus ES350 is known to burst. This is a very large leak which covers the ground, engine, and undercarriage.
If the oil line ruptures while driving, the low engine oil message and engine oil pressure warnings will illuminate. Continued use after these warnings will result in complete engine failure due to oil starvation.
The line is known to be defective, and a revised part has been issued by Toyota, however, this revised part is known for the same issue.
To repair the issue, the line must be replaced, and the engine bay and undercarriage must be cleaned thoroughly.
Car has a defective part which Lexus will not admit too, a defective axle assembly.