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Problem Reported: Sludge Buildup on Engine Due to Infrequent Oil Changes
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM

Sludge can build up in the engine because Lexus did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.

Problem Reported: Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn too thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Problem Reported: Power Window Motor May Fail Due to Regulator Assembly
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

The power window motor commonly fails in the front and rear doors. This may require replacement of the complete window regulator assembly which will include the window motor.

Problem Reported: Front Suspension Noise Due to Failed Support Bushing
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

The front suspension might make noise when going over bumps or rough roads. The support bushing for the suspension commonly needs to be replaced to correct this concern.

Problem Reported: Brake Pulsations Due to Warped Front Brake Rotors
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as the rotors are suitable for turning). "On the Car" equipment can correct variations (or "runout") in the rotor surfaces because it also corrects variations in other components (e.g. the hub).

Car Review: 1992 Volkswagen Jetta
May 22, 2009, 01:03 PM
For its age, my 92 Jetta is holding up fairly well. I did have a very annoying and internmittent problem with starting for awhile, and after much time and energy discovered that someone along the line had removed the heat shield for the starter and it had burned out. It burns a little oil, but really none the worse for wear.
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