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My ignition has stuck in the acc position and has basically left me :tsktsk: stranded, the AA man couldn't remedy the fault, he could only tow me to the lexus garage, who are shut for the bank holiday, where i have left my car. I have since found out that this is a common problem (i was never told this when i bought it), im sure if i was told that in 3.5 years time the ignition barrel will stick i wouldn't of bought it.

Any advice would be appreciated before i confront the lexus dealer, especially as the car is out of warranty and i dont want to get stung for a huge bill for a KNOWN FAULT. Surely if it is a KNOWN FAULT it should be a re-call to have all dodgy IS200 barrels replaced.

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its not what id say a common problem, but if you look in the workshop there is a remedy for the sticking problem

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Thanks for the help, Lexus have told me its not a common problem, im just unlucky and even more unlucky with the bill of:-

Parts £137.19 + vat

Labour 2.5 hrs £187.50 + vat (£75 ph)

plus im having the 60k service done while im at it, but they havn't told me the damage for that bit yet, i think they were being gentle with me.

BEWARE everyone, it may pay to carry a spare ignition barrel along side your locking wheel nuts just in case, as the problem strikes without warning.

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Glad it's all sorted out.

The barrel normally starts to play up before jamming so you get a warning.

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Thanks for the help, Lexus have told me its not a common problem, im just unlucky and even more unlucky with the bill of:-

Parts £137.19 + vat

Labour 2.5 hrs £187.50 + vat (£75 ph)

plus im having the 60k service done while im at it, but they havn't told me the damage for that bit yet, i think they were being gentle with me.

BEWARE everyone, it may pay to carry a spare ignition barrel along side your locking wheel nuts just in case, as the problem strikes without warning.

they just gave you a new lock set and replaced all of the locks - you could have had a barrel that matches your existing key for £80 and you can fit that yourself in 20 mins.

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you could have had a barrel that matches your existing key for £80 and you can fit that yourself in 20 mins.

opps !

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you could have had a barrel that matches your existing key for £80 and you can fit that yourself in 20 mins.

opps !

yes the search function is useful!!!

Lexus spotted the barrel was on its way out 1day before I was supposed to take delivery, i was a bit peeved off that it took a few days to fix, but at least it was done before I picked her up.

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In the usual spirit of making myself look like a buffoon on this board, I might add that ghastly key stuck in the barrel experience happened to me on day two of my Lexus ownership. There were some very tense minutes before I realised I'd left the car in drive when I turned off the engine.

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Glad it's all sorted out.

The barrel normally starts to play up before jamming so you get a warning.

mine was working perfectly until......... thought that some meat headed tyre fitter had ripped the key out - tried that and there is no way it is coming out.

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you could have had a barrel that matches your existing key for £80 and you can fit that yourself in 20 mins.

opps !

i suppose it all depends on your situation really - it takes about 10 days for the lock to be cut to your existing key.

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Cheers People !!

Its all fixed and back on the driveway, and guess what "All is Forgiven".

I phoned customer care and they let me have the lock for FREE, but it cost £225 for the fitting. IM JUST GLAD ITS HOME.

Oh and the 60k service stung me for £500 :shutit:

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Cheers People !!

Its all fixed and back on the driveway, and guess what "All is Forgiven".

I phoned customer care and they let me have the lock for FREE, but it cost £225 for the fitting. IM JUST GLAD ITS HOME.

Oh and the 60k service stung me for £500 :shutit:

i really hope that you mean they changed all of the locks and not just the ignition barrel?? are your keys and locks all new and shiny? is so then u have a new set of locks and keys.

if not then u have been ripped off.

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All the locks are shining so it looks like they did their job properly.

So maybe 2.5 hrs to change the locks wasn't so bad after all....mmm?

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2.5 hrs isnt too bad i suppose the door handle is a pig to do but the others are straight forward

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In the usual spirit of making myself look like a buffoon on this board, I might add that ghastly key stuck in the barrel experience happened to me on day two of my Lexus ownership. There were some very tense minutes before I realised I'd left the car in drive when I turned off the engine.

:P oh thank gawd! i'm not the only :hehe: to have done this!!! talk about PANIC :crying: when the key just refuses to budge!!! after a few mins u realise what you've done & do the quick look around 2 see if anyone noticed u being a right 'rodney'!!! :whistling:

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