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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#2895 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [bartalk3]
Feb 26, 2006 (4:29 pm)
I have the GS300 AWD Love it great overall performer. With all this talk about the GS350 I approached my sales rep when I was getting the car cleaned. He and the other sales people are under the assumption that the new GS350 is going to be a Hybrid. Being confused about this whole thing I did a google on Lexus 2007 GS350 and there were some references to it being hybrid also (107hp electric). Can someone comment ont this. Are there 2 models coming? Or is Lexus playing with our heads?
There was also a mention a few posts back on whether or not the 350 will have the "direct injection", I ask that question also...the was response was "Yours has it - why would they get rid of it"
As for the GS being sold, I am not sure it is truly related to 350 coming out next year. From what I gathered from a my sales man, everyone is getting tired of bring the cars back for the "cold weather rattling dashboard noises" - According to him Lexus is going to be addressing the matter other than jamming more insulation and removing the clips etc...
#2896 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [kvd2palla]
Feb 27, 2006 (7:12 am)
>"everyone is getting tired of bring the cars back for the "cold weather rattling dashboard noises" - According to him Lexus is going to be addressing the matter other than jamming more insulation and removing the clips etc..."
Mine just went in this morning for the fifth time for that issue. This time the rattles are coming from the left and right speaker area, and I could duplicate it during a road test with the tech (thank God). I've found that I can get rid of the rattles by stuffing my wallet where the windshield and dashboard meet, right above the speaker. Seems kind of appropriate.
I asked if they had been having problems with the 06 GS300's and rattles, and he said that other than one with some sort of window cowl near the wipers, he wasn't aware of any.
BTW: It was 4 degrees here when I woke up this morning (southern NH).
#2897 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [bdkinnh]
Feb 27, 2006 (9:17 am)
I am in Boston, same the rattling beast reared its ugly head this morning. I have had enough with this rattling issue(went through the work orders...7 times so far)....placed a formal complaint with Lexus N. America.
#2898 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [kvd2palla]
Feb 27, 2006 (11:09 am)
Please let us all know how it goes - I'll do the same.
FWIW: I just got a call from the dealer (Lexus of Manchester). They've been working on my car since I dropped it off around 8:15 this morning, and they want to keep it overnight so it gets really cold, then do a road test in the morning.
I'm not happy with the rattles, but the dealer service to try and fix them has been very good.
I haven't seen any TSBs issued about this yet. I was just on Toyota's TIS site last night; I saw one about the speaker rattle in cars with ML, but my VIN was already after the cut-off. There was also one about a rattle due to rear window retaining clips, but my VIN was also after the cut off. Nothing TSBs about cold weather so far....
#2899 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [bdkinnh]
Feb 27, 2006 (11:27 am)
I will keep you updated. The customer care rep asked me what I would like to do. I stated if the car can not be repaired properly to have them take it back. She then asked if I would want antother car (which struck me that she would even say that) My response was that I would cross that road when it comes. So I would have to guess that this a wide spread issue and they are scrambling to do good - what ever it is they consider good it to be seen. Can you forward me the link for the TSB site
#2900 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [kvd2palla]
Feb 27, 2006 (3:34 pm)
It isn't just for TSBs - it has repair manuals, owner's manual, technician training, and a whole bunch of other stuff. There are three subscription rates: $10/day, $50/month, or $350/year. The nice thing about the day rate is it goes until midnight the day after you sign up, so you can actually get a 48 hour subscription for $10 if you plan it right.
All of the information on the site is in PDF files, grouped by different categories. FYI: the repair manual is a total of 2,154 files in 56 different categories.
I downloaded everything that has anything to do with the 06 GS300 - a total of 2,588 files and 423 meg! I'm sure I won't use a lot of it, but there is also a lot of really good stuff in there.
If I bought the printed manuals, for just the repair manual it costs over $1,000. I downloaded everything (repair manual plus a bunch of other stuff) for $20.
#2901 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [bdkinnh]
Mar 01, 2006 (10:26 am)
OK here is the deal...Lexus called me back..They are scheduling a visit to review the vehicle. They are planning on keeping the vehicle for up to 3 days - some kind of Engineer/Rep. will be inspecting it and make his diagnosis. Once again...the customer rep mentioned getting a new car....very surprising...I will keep you posted. They are assured me that all this will happen with in the next three-five business day.
#2902 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [kvd2palla]
Mar 02, 2006 (5:32 am)
I've had the rattling problems since the day I bought the car.
They started on the left side and the center...they somehow fixed it and now it has moved to the Right Side of the Dash and it is much louder and worse.
#2903 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [ao2]
Mar 02, 2006 (9:44 am)
I have the same exact issue but reverse the sides where the noise started and where it is now!!! It's a real shame....Great Car, Great Overall Performer, Great Looks/Styling....Loud crappyu dashboard!!!
On a side note....note sure if anyone on the forum has installed a K&N airfilter.....I did it, incredible difference in throttle response, not too much louder, and yes...after 4 weeks of driving...better gas mileage... ~3mpg more. But the real difference is the throttle control, the moment you touch accelerator the response is night and day.
#2904 of 3073 Re: So many GS's being traded or sold at discounts. [kvd2palla]
Mar 02, 2006 (6:32 pm)
Good luck with the rep - I hope they are able to fix things for you.
Here's what happened with mine: I dropped it off on Monday to get the dashboard rattles fixed (they were around the two front speakers). I had to go on a road test, and was able to reproduce it. I grabbed a loaner and went on my way.
Later that day, they called and said they were done but would like to keep the car overnight to get it nice and cold, then do a road test the next day. I thought that was good service on their part.
The next morning they called, and told me the road test showed the dash was quiet - but the driver's door and glove box were making noise! I had reported those both before, but they were supposedly fixed. They couldn't remove & fix the door panel since they come in two parts and are glued, so they had to order a new one and it would take a day to come in. No sweat - I had the loaner - so they kept it another night.
I picked it up yesterday around noon, and so far so good. Everything has been quiet, although I haven't driven it too much so it's early to declare victory; I've been fooled before!
I will say, however, that the service at Lexus of Manchester (NH) has been good. I'm not thrilled about the car (so far), but Lexus of Manchester has taken good care of me.
Here are the notes the tech entered on the work order, in case they help you (this is exactly what the tech typed in):
Problem: Left and right front speaker on dash rattles. Cause: Rattle from dash (speaker area) contact point in and around speaker wires. Removed speaker grills, speakers, and there was still a noise. Called tech line. Removed dash assembly and resecured pins and out felt apron around the a/c ducts. Epoxy the center speaker wiring harness connector to the speaker. Put foam along any contact points. R&R dash and put foam on any contact points.
Problem: Rattle LF door LF door panel upper and middle parts of door panel loose R&R door panel.
Cause: Noise from the dash, found coming from left front door panel where upper and middle parts meet loose, replaced door panel
Problem: Noise from dash area by glove box
Cause: rattle from dash glove box R&R glove box latch & moulding. Applied felt tape to contact points. Door was loose, removed glove box latch moldings and put felt on any contact points.