2004 Lexus LX470 Q&A
2004 Lexus LX470 Question: Does anyone know, has there been a recall on factory installed radiators?
I have a 2004 Lexus GX470. It runs well with the exception of a self contained radiator leak that occured this past Dece 2012. It cost me $700 for the actual radiator (factory part) and an additional 5 hour labor charge to change out. The work was done at a local Toyota dealership because the Lexus dealer wanted twice the labor charges to change out. Toyota dealership said I should report this to Lexus and try and get my mobey back as it should not have failed at 100,000 miles. Does anyone know how to go about trying to get my money back for this costly repair. The Toyota, former Lexus certified, mechanic says it was a manufacturing defect in the radiators welds and that this could be a common problem with this year of Lexus and model. Help anyone? Thanks. - lfiddler5
I dont know about a recall but a NAPA replacement with lifetime warranty is about 285.00! And should a mechanic no longer than 2.5 hrs. to install. Now, the OE should be the best you can get but yours did not last as the mechanic said it should have. I dont have access to flat rate time here but 5 hrs. seemes extreme! I assume we are talking about the engine cooling radiator up front right? Dont know of any other radiator(self contained)? - pushrod
run and find a new mech.really i can't believe he told you that - globalhelper
i purchased a radiator off ebay for $100 free shipping and it was a 1hr job (lx470) - ponytl