Oil Leak From Timing Chain Cover


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
74,700 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair leak (3 reports)
2007 Lexus ES 350 engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Lexus ES 350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 222021

ES 350 ES 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Bought this Lexus based on the hype and supposedly being the most reliable. What a piece of junk. Car has only 48,000 original miles. Has a Timing Cover Top leak which the dealer in Middleton WI wants $4400 to repair. This should be a recall. The whole engine has to be removed to fix the leak. Junk.

- Mousa A., Madison, WI, US

problem #2

Mar 022018

ES 350 ES 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Only 75k and repeated oil leak from timing cover. Expensive fix and Lexus is not considering a "recall".

No money help from them.

I would say buy "luxurious junk"

- Devesh S., Mountain View, US

problem #1

Jan 302015

ES 350 ES 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

The engine leaks oil from the timing chain cover. It leaks about 20 or so drops a night, making a mess in the garage and anywhere we park this rolling piece of dung. The only way to fix it is to drop the engine/transmission assembly out of the car, remove the timing chain cover, and apply gasket goo in the hopes that it won't start leaking AGAIN. It appears to have been repaired once already before we purchased the car. The cost of fixing this oil leak? OVER $2,000!! This, along with all the other issues this car has given us has cured me of ever buying another lexus product. They make throw away cars and could't care less about their customers. I loath this sorry excuse for a vehicle.

- Paul W., Newnan, GA, US

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