Last post on Dec 13, 2012 at 5:24 PM
You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#9440 of 9497 Re: flickering lights and bad accelaration [jgreeno]
May 07, 2011 (10:45 am)
You need to have someone, go somewhere, and have the CEL code read. VSC light is a simple default condition with a CEL.
Fuel injector(s) (sticking) or ignition problem most likely.
#9441 of 9497 Re: Question for WWEST on 2011 RX350 [wwest]
May 08, 2011 (7:38 am)
Thanks, WWEST, I am also considering a new Subaru Outback 2.5i limited for a road trip car with 29MPG, and waiting for the new Lexus for wife when the 2001 RX300 transmission goes bad. After I have been taking care of the fluid change every 15000 miles, maybe that thing would last for a while.
#9442 of 9497 Re: Question for WWEST on 2011 RX350 [ktc]
May 08, 2011 (7:56 am)
My '01 F/awd RX300 got its first ATF changeout, two sequential drain and fill, 5 qts, only after I discoverd the ATF was dirty and burned at ~40,000 miles. I did the second drain and fill recently, only one since the ATF wasn't nearly as "wasted" at 80,000 as it had been at 40,000.
I don't trust Subbie's "symmetrical" AWD hype. Some say that statement only applies side to side, not F/R. The Subbie being a base FWD vehicle I would be suspect that it is mostly front torque biased.
In any case I NEVER wish to unknowingly own/drive a front torque biased vehicle.
#9443 of 9497 What just Happened
May 10, 2011 (5:46 pm)
I have a 2002 Lexus RX300. 102K miles. Today I was stopped at a light waiting to make a left turn. I turned and the car started to drift left. It felt like I was on ice and had totally lost control. The car started a "beep-beep-beep alarm" and I was able to regain control. Any ideas as tohat that was?
#9444 of 9497 Re: What just Happened [matic]
May 10, 2011 (6:28 pm)
For some reason the VSC system "thought" the RX was not fully following the left turn radius that the stearing wheel position indicated. One of the 2 sensors unique to VSC apparently had a "soft" failure.
I'm voting for the incremental encoder used to track the rotational position of the searing wheel. It's located in the stearing wheel/shaft/assembly.
I don't know for sure but I have always been of the mind that the stearing wheel position sensor automatically recalibrates itself. Otherwise an incremental type position encoder would be useless.
#9445 of 9497 does any one know what the problem is
Jun 13, 2011 (2:12 am)
i have a 2000 lexus rx 300 and on the passenger side under the dash there is a clicking noise i have turned off the cd player and even took out the cd changer but it still makes the noise and i cant figure it out is there any one out there who knows what iit might be and possibly might know how to fix it and how much it mighht cost to fix it
#9446 of 9497 Re: does any one know what the problem is [elmocos]
Jun 13, 2011 (9:01 am)
That's one of the HVAC servomotors, probably the reheat/remix "blend" door.
#9447 of 9497 Re: does any one know what the problem is [elmocos]
Jun 13, 2011 (11:02 am)
My Lexus has been doing the same noise since I bought it. At first I thought an animal was stuck somewhere in the dash!! I too thought it was the CD changer as it was missing the tray so I bought one and it is still making that noise. Is that expensive to have fixed??
#9448 of 9497 Re: does any one know what the problem is [elmocos]
Jun 13, 2011 (4:47 pm)
Wow, same thing here! Is there a way this can be confirmed before going to the shop? How much $$$ should I take with me
#9449 of 9497 Re: does any one know what the problem is [dashworth]
Jun 14, 2011 (9:13 am)
If the noise stops temporarily when you make a large change in the cabin temperature setpoint then it is the blend door servomotor.