Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2002 E320 sports limitted edition
Location: So Calif.
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I was wondering if Lexus has had any known recalls or is that part of the Toyota recalls? I think they are two separate entities? Ok, not here to argue reliability because we all know MB has had their issues over the past few years. I currently drive a 2002 E320 sports and I am ready for a new car. I love MB and have been driving them since 1992. However, in the past 2 months had 2 cat converters replaced (under MB warranty), brake switch sensor, ECU sensor, drivers side mirror. I just had a fuel filter changed and now my car will sometimes not fully crank when starting. It starts then takes several seconds to fully engage. Performance is fine and the dealer said they couldn't duplicate the problem and there were no error codes indicating any sort of start problems. I was wondering if perhaps they put a bad fuel filter or something isn't connected correctly? Does this with both smart keys. New batteries in keys. Could smart key units be going bad? Anyway, I test drove both the new E350 and GS350 Lexus. Both are gorgeous cars but in all honestly I felt most comfortable in MB. Even though I have had some awful issues recently to where I had to tow car in, I am not 100% sold on Lexus though I know it is rated #1 Luxury car in reliability. I was wondering if anyone knows if MB is putting the reliability and quality back in the 2007 cars? I really HOPE so because I would love to stay with MB but being stranded and getting car towed isn't fun. I don't know the history and why the quality and reliability went down hill. I just really need to feel that MB is doing something to address the issues. Feed back on getting a new E350 would be appreciated to this newbie on the boards! Thanks!