Exhaust system on 2007 Lexus GS350

Just had 60k checkup although only had 55k miles on it. Nothing found. Now at 59k, found I need new catalytic converter, y pipe, and there is no after market parts yet. Was told by Lexus dealer warranty ran out at 50k. Looking at $3500.00 in costs? Any remedy with dealer or Lexus? Also had 05 GS, with 130k miles on it, and exhaust system never went out. Thanks. Tim Walker

by in Dayton, OH on August 17, 2012
4 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by on August 17, 2012
The emission warranty which covers the converter is 8 years or 80,000 miles - Federally mandated.
COMMENT by on August 17, 2012
Thank you! And I sure hope that includes the Y pipe and everything after...
ANSWER by on August 17, 2012
well it is what it is parts wear out and they are all not covered for the 100k warranty, but should be covered by fed law to 70k
COMMENT by on August 17, 2012
Thanks Greg, but I have issues with the parts is parts and they wear out. Understood normal wear and tear, but 59k miles? Can't agree with that one in lieu of Lexus/Toyota purporting that these are top of line, luxury vehicles, made to last. Thanks for your comment.
COMMENT by on August 17, 2012
sorry i mean't that as they were ok at 50k but not 59k.lexus is a very nice car and normally last a long time but at times there are parts failure. i believe that if you called head quarters they would do something for you. sorry again i didn't mean it the way you took it
COMMENT by on August 17, 2012
Understood and thank you sir.
ANSWER by on August 19, 2012
As suggested , if you have your manuals , read the one explaing 'warranties and I would suggest trying a different dealer.one that is up-front about warranty items , not one that assumes ignorance or laziness on the part of the consumer. Also just to note it , it looks like the driving habits of your two cars were a little different? only two years older but 70K more miles?
COMMENT by on August 19, 2012
No ziptie, that was my bad 1995 Lexus, and 2007.
ANSWER by on August 24, 2013
Same thing with mine at 62,000 but entirely different result. I bought mine with 52,000 six months ago and my y pipe went the other day. My mechanic called and, credit where credit is due, Ira Lexus in Danvers, Ma told him right away it was a warranty item, simply call in the VIN # and they'd take care of it. I called it in and the service manager confirmed it's covered. That's a big # too.