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#334 of 1476 Help - 200 LX470 Noise Problems
Mar 11, 2001 (8:35 am)
I posted this message somewhere on the board but don't think it was the right place.
In any event, I took my 2000 LX470 in for the 15,000 service 2 weeks ago and when I got it back, I am discovering some strange noises that did not exist until after this service was performed. My LX is garage kept, so it never gets truly "cold" but I still wait 30-40 sec before driving. After allowing it to "warm up", I noticed that it is very loud when I am stopped at a light and when I start acceleration. I put it in "N" or "P" and this loud thumping/humming sound goes away. There is also some vibrating in the wheel and the shift gear. I took it back to the service shop only to be told that this noise, which they acknowledge, is normal and maybe I was just looking for a problem now that I have 15,000 miles on the LX. I explained the noise is not normal, I am not "looking for problems", and I expect them to re-check the LX. They did, found no problems and opened a file on my complaint. I am planning to take it to a different service shop next week. Has anyone experienced these noise problems. Help.
#335 of 1476 Tire Pressure
Mar 13, 2001 (10:03 am)
When I got my LX470 (from Florida)the tire pressure was at 39 lbs. I lowered it to 35 lbs. The sticker at the door says 29 front 32 back. I took it to another deal (New Or leans)for the first recall they pumped it back to 39 again. My friend just bought an RX300 in Baton Rouge. He told me the tire pressure is 5 lbs over inflated. Is over inflating consistent with all Lexus dealers. Can anyone explain?
#336 of 1476 RE: Tire Pressure
Mar 13, 2001 (10:45 am)
I can tell you that I have a 2001 RX300 and that the tire pressure is exactly as stated on the door jamb sticker, when I picked it up new and when I take it for service.
I would simply ask the service manager for an explanation, they are usually very cooperative.
Mar 13, 2001 (11:09 am)
I don't know if I have the same problem as you. But I do hear a low bass, thumping/humming sound when the vehicle is stopped while in gear. While the vehicle is stopped and I shift into N or P, the sound stops. I took my 2000 LX470 with 6,500 miles in to the dealer this morning. One of the tech took a ride with me and he heard the sound too. When he heard it the first few times, it wasn't very descernable due to the background traffic noises. He said that the sound is normal because the vehicle is in gear and there is load and pressure on the engine and transmission so there is not much he could do about it. But when the same sound became more appear ant in the quieter dealership parking lot, he offered to take another LX470 for comparasion but I had to goto work. He said he is going to take another LX470 for a ride later and let me know the results. I think the tech is right about that there will be some sound when the vehicle is stopped while in gear, but it's the level of the sound that concerns me. I just hope that it is not an indicator of later problems. And to me, this level of noise shouldn't be coming from a $60,000 plus vehicle!
#339 of 1476 To Stingrayy1 from Tierra
Mar 18, 2001 (6:44 am)
Let me know what your service department come up with. I took it to another dealer and they too acknowledge the noise and have received the same complaints from other 2000 LX owners. The fact they cannot give me an explanation for this noise is unacceptable. I have placed a call to Lexus customer service (1-800-Lexus) and am awaiting some feedback. I'll keep you abreast.
#340 of 1476 Anyone experience wheel alignment problem?
Mar 18, 2001 (7:56 pm)
I own a 01 and I've notice a slight tendency for the truck to go towards the right. I have less then 3000 miles and have already had a alignment done by the dealership under warranty. I'll probably bring it back when the 5000 mile service is due, so they can rotate the tires. I personally think its the tires, but not sure.
#341 of 1476 wheel alignment
Mar 18, 2001 (9:03 pm)
I owned a 4runner before trading it in gor the LX, and noticed the same problem of veering off to the right on the 4runner. I had it aligned many times without effect, and finally balanced the tires, and the problem resolved. I don't know if this also applies to the LX, but it is something to consider.
#343 of 1476 Searching for help
Mar 11, 2001 (7:59 am)
I purchased a wonderful 2000 LX470 fully loaded last year and have had no problems to date. However, that all changed recently when I took it in for its 15,000 mile service. It was performing great, I had no problems, it was just receiving the recommended service (which I am very dilengent about and never late in having scheduled service performed). In any event, my wonderful LX470 now sounds very loud to me. When my car is in the "Drive" mode and I have my foot on the break, there is is loud drumming sound and I feel a slight vibration in the steering wheel and in the shift gear. When I put in in "N" or "P." the loud sound goes away completely - it sounds like my old LX. This noise problem did not occur until after the 15,000 mile service check-up. I took it back to my dealer and spoke with the head mechanic about this "new" noise problem. We took it for a test drive, he heard the noise, and said it was normal. I once again explained it was not "normal" because I had never experience it until after the 15,000 mile service was performed. I am the only one who drives the LX. I know every sound this baby makes so when I tell you this noise is new, it is new. The mechanic did re-inspect it for me and check some heating shields that was causing some LX owners noise and vibrating problems. My shields were not cracked or showed no signs of being cracked and according to the mechanic, everything checked out fine. What should I do? I know it's not in my head. I let my husband listen to it and he said it sounds like the LX is trying to "rev-up" and take off although you have your foot on the break pedal. Although he may drive the LX once every 4-5 weeks, he knew the noise was new and it was very loud to him also. The noise is louder when it been sitting out in the cold for a few hours(it is garage kept, however I do travel in the evening). The LX is loud and it's driving me crazy. Help! I think I will take it to a different service department next week. Has anyone experienced this problem?