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Have just received a letter from Lexus stating that they need to fit a new passenger airbag inflator. They acknowledge that my car has been recalled previously and a new inflator fitted but they now need to replace again. Has anybody else received this? See attached letter.

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Not yet, no. 

But the DVLA web site says my car is subject to a recall (but does not say what for) whereas the Lexus/Toyota site fails to recognise either my reg no or the VIN. 

 

UPDATE: my letter arrived today, Friday 27th.

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Hi

Yes today, and it appears talking to service at Cardiff, it affects other Lexus models! 

 

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Got mine, then rang Lexus Leeds. Big job, they will need it for the full day and only have one technician trained to do it.

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Received my letter as well..seems it’s a dashboard out to do the passenger airbag 🙄

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Booked in at Cardiff Lexus 2 days required to do the work, loan car offered!

Jack

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Booked mine in today at Reading also 2 days with a loan car.

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Mine is now booked in at Derby for the work to be done later this month.  As others have said, it's a 2 day booking.

Apparently, they already have 5 booked in, aged from X reg onwards. 

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Picked up the car today after 3pm, they had it since 9am yesterday. Looking great, seem all ok dash no marks and everything working. Two other SC430 in having the their airbags changed at the same time. Good work Lexus Cardiff !

 

Jack 

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Mines booked in Monday for two day ..will have a UX loan car .

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My car was booked in to Lexus Derby tomorrow and Friday for the airbag job.  But they have just rung me to say the parts are on back order and they have no delivery promise.  So the appointment is cancelled and will be rearranged once parts are again available. 

 

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Been a mixed bag of repairs on the Lexus World forum , out of a possible 17 members with SC430’s ..7 have had the passenger airbag replace and 4 have had damage ! Ranges from , body damage, trim rips and scratches, problems with heater afterwards .

  This really is a massive job and it’s pot luck if you get a good dealer or not, myself I had trim damage around the radio and heater panel, yet my dealer says they have done loads of this recalls, I wonder if the mechanics get complacent and rush through the jobs.

      Book time is 6.5 hrs but my dashcam was only off for 5 hrs before the car moved back out the workshop🙄 ....good luck to anyone having the job done 👍🏻

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Had mine done at Lexus Leeds, no problems whatsoever. Done a few miles, no rattles and had a good study, no marks. Had MOT and small service done at the same time. Had it for a full day and a half. CT as a courtesy car, driving it is like been in a different make of car, never mind model. They forgot a few things after making the SC.

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Had mine done beginning of the year at Cheshire oaks, is 220d 2007, it took them under an hour to do the passenger re call and washed it. No damage to the car, very pleased with the dealership.

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