2012 ct200h with about 132xxx miles on it. Recently the engine started studdering on start up and when accelerating from stop. Took it to south bay Lexus and was quoted at $4500 to fix. Didn't go through with repairs and decided to take my vehicle to car care automotive. Car care informed me that the head gasket is blown. Still waiting for repair estimate. Has anyone had this issue with their ct200h?
Were there any tell-tell signs days or weeks prior this happening? Outside of the known knocking sound on a cold day, my ‘12 has been running well but now I’m wondering myself.
Did they tell you what caused it? Was it the coolant leak like the other person commented?