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I took the car in and had no problems whatsoever. lexus agreed to pay for one new tyre and I paid for the other one (same tyres; Potenza). This included valve, balance and fitting and cost me £113 plus VAT. They also paid for the Geometry check and fix. The service was also fine

A full 4 wheel geometry check is a standard part of the 20k service.

They are allowed to charge extra if they have to adjust anything though.

Did they adjust anything ? You should have a printed before / after report.

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:winky: My IS200's due a 20k service on Thurs 12th June and I will be making a fuss about the inside edge front tyre wear. ( plus the alloys, plus the paint flaking off the front grille, plus the creaky wiper crank....Doesn't mean I'm a bad person 'tho)

Just to be sneaky I had a full alignment check done today by a specialist. Guess what ....100% on the money. No mis-tracking.

Intereseting to hear what Lexus Dealer has to say but let's give 'em a chance shall we?

On second thoughts...maybe I am a bad person!!!

More on Friday

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A full 4 wheel geometry check is a standard part of the 20k service.

They are allowed to charge extra if they have to adjust anything though.

Did they adjust anything ? You should have a printed before / after report.

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I've checked the Service Spec. Sheet and there is only a tick in the box next to the 4 wheel alignment check item suggesting it has been checked and no further attention was required . However, the service lady did say that it needed adjusting and that she was going to charge the cost to the Service Dept.

Btw - I thought the cost of the tyre (£113+Vat) was very cheap as I got quotes from other sources which were at least £130 + VAT. (I was expecting to pay £180+ at the garage based on an earlier post on this subject).

Mark

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:winky: My IS200's due a 20k service on Thurs 12th June and I will be making a fuss about the inside edge front tyre wear. ( plus the alloys, plus the paint flaking off the front grille, plus the creaky wiper crank....Doesn't mean I'm a bad person 'tho)

Just to be sneaky I had a full alignment check done today by a specialist. Guess what ....100% on the money. No mis-tracking.

Intereseting to hear what Lexus Dealer has to say but let's give 'em a chance shall we?

On second thoughts...maybe I am a bad person!!!

More on Friday

:unsure: Just a follow up

Forget wheels being 'knocked out' of alignmnet causing wear on the inside front edge. Nothing to do with it. It's a stock problem common to the 200 and 300 with 17" alloys.

You can alleviate the problem by putting 48Psi (17") in the fronts but it makes for a very hard ride on anything but motorway surfaces.

Best deal I can get is Lexus Northern Ireland offering to replace any new tyres I may wish to purchase from them if signs of uneven wear evident after 10k from new. Not too bad of a compromise but nothing doing on my current fronts after 20k even if there's about 7k left on the rubber, except for the inside edge.

Still not a happy bunny :angry:

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Forget wheels being 'knocked out' of alignmnet causing wear on the inside front edge. Nothing to do with it. It's a stock problem common to the 200  and 300 with 17" alloys.

You can alleviate the problem by putting 48Psi  (17") in the fronts but it makes for a very hard ride on anything but motorway surfaces.

very intresting who told you this...........

lexus owes me 4 tyres..the b******s...from my previous cars!!!!

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i know its slightly off topic :blush:

my work van has done three sets of tyres, inside edge fronts only, in three years and only covered 26000 miles

has alignment track every time and only once needed to be adjusted

attempting to go back on topic: it just happens to be a toyota :yawn:

do these tyres come from japan by any chance ! :whistling:

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Got a slow puncture in the front n/side so took it to my local tyre chap to get a replacement Bridgestone Potenza 215/45 Z17 RE040 - £99.95 for the tyre, £2.95 valve, £4.95 balance + VAT = £126.72

Interestingly enough tho, the car has done 8K miles and when they took the old tyre off they showed me the 'excessive wear' on the inside edge - was down to about 2-3mm while the rest of the tyre was about double that! Offside front - same problem! Last car (IS200 SE Auto) did exactly the same thing. They checked all the pressures - spot on.

Guess it's a problem Lexus know all about but there's no solution? :unsure:

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Forget wheels being 'knocked out' of alignmnet causing wear on the inside front edge. Nothing to do with it. It's a stock problem common to the 200  and 300 with 17" alloys.

You can alleviate the problem by putting 48Psi  (17") in the fronts but it makes for a very hard ride on anything but motorway surfaces.

very intresting who told you this...........

lexus owes me 4 tyres..the b******s...from my previous cars!!!!

:shifty: At last 20k service I complained about the wear. Previous to leaving in to Lexus dealer I had alignment checked: Spot on.

Lexus also did a full alignment check and everything was ' in the green' or in tolerance as per car's spec. Outfit who did the alignment are a Contractor to Lexus and a number of other Dealers for all things wheels.

Alignment jockey said that the inside wear was a IS200/300 problem and they were advised to inflate repalcement tyres to the upper end of pressure profile when customer complained.

Lexus woud not replace fronts but said that if I bought a new set from them and the inside started showing excessive wear after 5k they would replace them FOC.

To be fair I had 20k on the fronts and the above offer is ( too!) generous. Lexus Service Manager did acknowledge that this was an under inflation problem. I've always used the low end of the profile but kept pressures in spec. I now keep them at the high end of the profile:48psi

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