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Lexus LX 470, SUV
#1279 of 1476 LX 470 Problems
Dec 24, 2005 (10:08 am)
I thought that my 1999 LX 470 would last forever, well at least longer than my 1985 El Dorado. It has turned out to be more costly than my Cadillac in repairs.
I went over the 75K mark in Sept, just under seven years and everything has fallen apart. The -u-joint clunk turned out to be the rear diff and the after market warr LEXUS sold me had fine print that put in a "used" one with 62K miles unless I opted for a new one.
When I got it back after 3 weeks I still had the clunk and now it whines at 55-75, which it did not do before. Took it back in for 5 weeks and was told the noise was an irritant and not warr, either by LEXUS or the Millennium after market. They now tell me I need a new transfer case and front drive shaft! NO LEXUS goodwill. Wrote LEXUS corp and JAPAN and they told me to BUZZ off, so much for the "LEXUS COVENANT"
It is no better than any American car I have owned and it cost a whole lot more.
I am filling a CALIF consumer complaint to see if they will do anything.
Any similar problems with the diff and transfer case or did I just get a LEMON?
#1280 of 1476 Re: Nav system destinations while driving [sidgriggs]
Jan 01, 2006 (9:30 am)
as you give instuctions on using the nav system while driving, when you put the ">" symbol, what do you mean here? Is there a way to use the nav system as DVD while driving?
#1281 of 1476 Re: Nav system destinations while driving [blakeanderson]
Jan 01, 2006 (4:30 pm)
the symbol ">" means "next move"
#1282 of 1476 Re: LX 470 Problems [jwttt]
Jan 02, 2006 (10:03 pm)
When I got it back after 3 weeks I still had the clunk and now it whines at 55-75, which it did not do before. Took it back in for 5 weeks and was told the noise was an irritant and not warr, either by LEXUS or the Millennium after market. They now tell me I need a new transfer case and front drive shaft!
Hi Jwitt: I just came across this post of yours. Can you provide some clarifications on these problems ?
a) What would you describe as a *clunk* ? Is that from a lurch in the tranny ?
b) What is a whine ? Is that a buzzing/drone sound at the footwell/gas pedal at freeway speeds from the chassis or tranny?
Have you found any other LX of your age or generation model that has some or all of these issues ? I am curious to find out. I subscribe to other dedicated LX forums (do a search on the web for these) and have yet to see these issues in great debate. Maybe I am not searching enough for these problems. FWIW, my '03 with 50K miles does NOT have any of the issues you describe. But I gotta keep my fingers crossed to see if these issues ever come up. I bought the truck for its reliability. If it turns out otherwise, I'll surely be very disappointed.
Pls keep us updated on the resolution of these issues.
#1283 of 1476 Tires on an LX 470
Jan 23, 2006 (12:01 pm)
Today Lexus service picked up our LX 470 with 28,000 miles and claim our tires are "bald". I thought the tires should be good for 40-50,000 miles. Anyone have any information on how long the tires should last?
#1284 of 1476 Re: Tires on an LX 470 [age3]
Jan 24, 2006 (9:44 am)
There are two many variables to give an answer to that. It depends upon the type of tire (some are softer than others), whether they were properly inflated, whether the alignment was proper, driving style, etc.
The Dunlops on my 2003 4Runner have about 30,000 miles on them. They're not bald, but they don't have a huge amount of life left in them. I'll replace them next summer (I'm currently running on my snow tires).
You don't have to take the service departments word for it. It's easy to determine if the tires are "bald" -- simply look at them yourself.
28,000 miles seems a bit early to have to replace the tires, but not outrageously so. Look at them yourself and decide.
#1286 of 1476 Re: What Is Lexus Marketing Thinking? [mark156]
Feb 12, 2006 (1:02 pm)
I am deciding between LX 470 (do not like GX470 rear swing door or small storage compartments & RX is too small) or a Range Rover HSE. The LR-3 is practical but I'm not hot on the looks -- love the RR Sport but it's a tad small. My concern w/ RR is that it will be in the shop a lot and the nearest dealership is 100 miles away. Did you buy a car yet? If so, what did you buy and are you happy? BTW, BMW is coming out with a new and larger X5 at the end of the year.
#1287 of 1476 Re: What Is Lexus Marketing Thinking? [mark156]
Feb 18, 2006 (5:56 am)
If you really are even considering purchasing a vehicle with a price tag of $70 000!! and need seating for 7 why don't you go test drive a new Suburban, Yukon XL or Denali XL?
You will get the finest interior with all extras on Suburban at nearly half the price compared to that $70000 Lexus 470. And if you just want to spend the money go up on Yukon and then to Denali. They will take your money and you will get some extras.
And you will have plenty of room for seating. These are really full size SUVs.
#1288 of 1476 Help with purchase of 2002 Lexus LX470
Mar 02, 2006 (10:41 am)
Hello all i'm new to this room. I have always loved lexus vehicles and I'm thinking about purchasing a lexus certified white with tan interior 2002 lx470. The dealer wants 37,900, with 38,000 miles on it. It has all the bells and whisles on it with the tv's in the head rests. Do you all think this is a good price. I think i will try to get it for 33,000 what do you all think please.??????????????????????????????????????