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2008 Lexus IS 250 Base 4dr Sport Sedan Man RWD

2008 Lexus IS 250
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Sub-Compact
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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April 3, 2012, 11:09 am

Bettina S
 

Question: My check engine light came on and the VSC maintenance, what is this?

I took it to a dealership and they're telling me the right and left catalytic coonverter needs replaced and will cost $3,026.00?


April 4, 2012, 4:38 pm

Elizabeth K
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If you don't trust the dealership (or just want to save some money) have it diagnosed at another shop. The VSC maintenance light is on because the check engine light is on. To diagnose the check engine light, you have to scan for codes and diagnose the components in the related circuits. You may need 2 new catalytic converters, but I highly recommend getting a second opinion first.


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