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#474 of 1001 service engine soon light on twice in 5 days
Nov 04, 2004 (8:44 pm)
Hi all. I just bought 05 RR past weekend. Service Engine Soon light was on before the car was delivered. Sale guy said that it was a computer glitch and reset the computer by the service department. However Service Engine Soon light came on this morning again with only 250 miles on odometer, and now the truck has to be left at the dealer. Should I be concerned? I almost chose LX470 over RR. I hope I would not regret. All my Lexus cars have been trouble free.
#475 of 1001 Re: service engine soon light on twice in 5 days [lzmlz]
Nov 04, 2004 (9:39 pm)
I just got mine last week and mine said something about oil servicing. my husbands bmw does this same thing all the time and who knows... Oh I'm sure you'll regret having not bought another lexus as I may feel like I'd lost my mind buying something owned by ford. I like the car b/c it is unique but it's kind of a tank on the highway and I had no idea what a guzzler this thing would be. does anyone else notice the windshield wipers make strange noises? also what is this venturecam? where is it located? my manual was talking about it but I haven't a clue where to find it in my car.
#477 of 1001 Re: service engine soon light on twice in 5 days [shugurl]
Nov 04, 2004 (10:10 pm)
The VentureCam is an optional suction-cup mounted wireless video camera that can transmit a live picture from anywhere around the vehicle. It's viewable on the Touchscreen. Interesting tool for hardcore off-roading. I'm not even sure they sell it in the US due to our, well, litigious culture.
#478 of 1001 Re: service engine soon light on twice in 5 days [lzmlz]
Nov 05, 2004 (5:43 pm)
I think I warned you about this, didn't I? And it's not Ford, shugurl, that is your problem, it's having been used to the perfection of a Lexus, and then buying something European, where maintenance is expected, not a sin, as it is with the Japanese. Don't come crying to us now. We told you so...... Put a notepad in the console with a pen. Write down each little annoying glitch when it happens, and hand it to the service writer when you go in for service every 3 months. Enjoy your loaner cars. You'll get used to it. Millions of BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Rover, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Volvo drivers already do.
#479 of 1001 Service Engine Light off
Nov 05, 2004 (6:26 pm)
Sale guy brought my 05 RR and told that the problem was solved. They had to replace a faulty thermometer. We shall see.
Nov 07, 2004 (9:21 am)
Shugurl, you said.... "I like the car b/c it is unique but it's kind of a tank on the highway and I had no idea what a guzzler this thing would be. does anyone else notice the windshield wipers make strange noises?"
You are kidding right? You didn't look at the window sticker that gives you the mpg? I think it says 12 in the city but you will probably get less until it breaks in.
#482 of 1001 05 Westminster
Nov 08, 2004 (1:11 am)
I currently have an 03 blu/parch RR and am thinking about an 05 Westminster for all the new electronics (nav, bluetooth, touch screen....etc) and for lux pkg seats. Also need darker interior since parch is hard to keep clean. Dealer has said that Westminsters do not hold their extra value, and you really don't get much more than the lux seats and 20" wheels. I will go for Silv/blu if I am going to take a big hit on the Westminster. Also want another BMW engine b4 the change. Any views?