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Car had it's third birthday today so needed an M.O.T test certificate. Lexus Cheltenham did the honours while I drank their coffee, read the papers and watched BBC News channel.

Thought it would fly through but :crying: told the sliders on the rear calipers had seized so needed some new parts and pads. Warranty ran out yesterday, but a quick phone call to Lexus GB and the work was covered under warranty of sorts. Apparently it's been such a common problem that it's likely to be an official recall. As mine has the IS350 calipers and discs on the front I wasn't too aware of any loss of braking efficiency, but I must say I'm very aware now all the calipers are working as they should :blush: .

Pre-warned then folks, and I'm presuming any official recall will include new parts to solve the original problem so mine may also be included.

(I was intrigued to see that a white IS-F was returned to the dealership while I was there after only 15,000 miles. Hope the guy got a good trade-in for the two cars he bought in part-ex.)

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I guess that would that be a recal on the IS250 only Tango.....how would you tell the slide pins are sticking.or problem with the calliper? did the brake`s perform better then after.they where replaced...?

I presume the 220D has the same rear brake set-up so a re-call would also be equally applicable to the oiler.

The rear calipers don't have to work too hard and the build up of crud on the sliders was obviously over a long period so the rear brake efficiency was lost over that time. With the original 250 brakes on the front I believe I would have noticed the loss of effectiveness on the rear, but the bigger brake set up on the front was still providing adequate stopping power. As soon as I left the dealership today I noticed how effective the brakes are now the rears are working properly again plus the BBK on the front. Stopping power now awesome. Pity I failed to check the rears properly when the the stainless steel braided hoses were fitted, but visually they looked fine :blush: .

Can only assume the M.O.T test showed the problem from measuring the individual wheel braking on the rollers?

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Had my 250se mot'd in November and they also changed the rear calipers (under warranty). The workshop said that this was a very common warranty replacement on the IS. Can't say I noticed any real difference in braking tho'.

This is very interesting. Mine make a noise when stopping after reversing. Could this be the same problem?

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Had my 250se mot'd in November and they also changed the rear calipers (under warranty). The workshop said that this was a very common warranty replacement on the IS. Can't say I noticed any real difference in braking tho'.

This is very interesting. Mine make a noise when stopping after reversing. Could this be the same problem?

Mine also makes a very unlexus like squeal when applying the brakes while reversing. Mentioned it at 10k service, but it hasnt gone away.

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Ive got some new slide pins in the shed somewhere and some Lith-moly grease and copper slip that Wozza kindly gave me for my IS200.....and i know the last time i went to WIM for a few bits to be done that the slide pins where sticking a bit....maybe i should change them...? as this was a big problem on the IS200.? Is this easy to do...?

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