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2013 Lexus ES350 Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2013 Lexus ES350 based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problem

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.