Check Engine Light With Codes Indicating Fault With the Variable Valve Timing System on Lexus RX350

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with codes stored indicating a fault with the variable valve timing system. Our technicians tell us improved camshaft timing oil control valves are available which can correct this issue.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 79,200 (62,000–103,000)
3 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2010
10 people reported this problem
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Service Bulletin for Engine Ticking Noise code P0014. A Dealer tells me it will be $7,800 to repair and Lexus will only provide $500 toward the repair if done by Lexus b/c I am over the 70,000 mile warranty. This is ridiculous!!
This was related to the rubber oil cooling lines failing and losing all oil (repaired that and now the valve timing actuator needs repair). Never had an issue with my Honda...miss that sewing machine!
Shows OBDII code P0012 - Powertrain "A" camshaft position- Timing over retarded(bank 1)
No repair yet.