Took vic in for 100k service and, along with other expected service, they came back with a "leaking transaxle" quoting cost of $6500 to repair. Vic stored in clean garage nightly with no sign of leaking beyond normal A/C condensation. No other indications/manifestations. Service mgr says leaking found after pulling wheels - cannot be repaired due to sealed transaxle, must be replaced. In addition to expected brakes and tires, plus steering column "stints that are failing to lubricate" ($1400 to replace column or temp lub for $484 with replacement inevitable) - total cost nearing $10K for a religiously (dealership) maintained vehicle. I'm feeling potentially abused.
Is cost of $6500 to "replace" a "leaking transaxle" on Lex RX400h reasonable? on 2006 Lexus RX400h
by gmarchlinski in Hubert, NC on April 30, 2012
ANSWER by globalhelper on April 30, 2012
you should seek another est from another dealer and compare, or better yet a certified aaa repair shop