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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#69 of 305 Steering noise/feel (bump) backing up
Jan 19, 2006 (6:35 am)
I have 2006 GS 300 AWD. When I back up & turn to leave my parking spot there is a bump as if I rolled over something and a bit of a pull in the steering.
I've been told by Lexus service that a number of people have reported this and Lexus is saying it is normal?? I still want to have it checked, so I'm taking the car in on Monday,
Anyone else had a different solution or comment from Lexus?
#70 of 305 Re: Steering noise/feel (bump) backing up [billdav]
Jan 29, 2006 (8:56 pm)
I've not driven the AWD GS300, but I suspect what you are experiencing is common to many full-time four-wheel-drive vehicles; when you turn full-lock in any car, the wheels nearer to the centre of your turn move slower than the outer wheels. Because all four wheels are linked mechanically in your vehicle and therefore forced to turn at the same speed, either the inner or outer wheels will eventually be forced to slide a little depending on which has the most grip. A 2WD car will not have this problem as the rear center differential permits both wheels to move at different speeds.
#72 of 305 Re: Front Film Protection for GS 300 [manglada]
Jan 30, 2006 (10:39 am)
I've just purchased a GS430. and am planning on having the 3M film installed this week. I have seen it on several cars with different colors. It look pretty transparent. I will probably have it only on the lower bumber and not up on the hood. I have seen it on the hoods and a line is noticable. I know the dealer locally real well. He stands behind the product.
#73 of 305 Got dinged
Jan 30, 2006 (12:12 pm)
I was bound to happen - my GS300 got two dings in the door from a wayward shopping cart.
I have to bring it in for an oil change anyway, and I'm hoping that they can either plunge them out or remove the door panel and hammar them back into shape.
Anyone have any experience with body work done at their dealer?
#74 of 305 Re: Got dinged [bdkinnh]
Jan 30, 2006 (1:51 pm)
Have no fear Dent Wizard will be there.
Most dealers use a third party contractor named Dent Wizard, they removed two dings from my wifes Accord and I was more than satisfied with the results.
#75 of 305 Re: Got dinged [billyperks1]
Jan 30, 2006 (7:23 pm)
Yep - I called Lexus and that's who they use. They said they would make an appointment for me with them, and they would be there when I brought my car in for the 5K mile service.
I'm pretty picky, so I have my fingers crossed.
#76 of 305 Review of a new car really helpful???
Jan 31, 2006 (9:33 am)
I'm not trying to be a flame thrower, but, I get a kick out of the Edmunds car reviews by owners of various makes and models they have just purchased new.
A review from anyone on any car they have just bought will be 99% great. If they didn't like the car to begin with they would not have bought it. ie" "have 356 miles on this car and it's fantastic"
The best review I have ever read so far was: "I now have 36 miles on this beauty and it's everything I had hoped for" That sure told me it was a car I could count on for 100,000!
These new car reviews are like a sky diver (who's parachute didn't open) jumping from 10,000' "This is my first jump with this chute from 10,000 and so far the first 9000 have been fantastic!"
I'd rather see Edmunds get reviews from owners who purchased their cars new, and have had a years experience with them.
What would even be better would be a review section by number of years you have owned the vehicle since new.
Just a thought.
#77 of 305 98 GS300 Out of Balance
Jan 31, 2006 (10:47 am)
I have 100K miles on my car and for the last 60K, my tires are acting like they are out of balance, occassionally. I can set the cruise for 65-70MPH and the ride is smooth. Then, gradually, the car acts like a tire (sometimes front, sometimes rear, sometimes both) is out of balance. This may go on for several minutes to several hours. Then the problem will go away for some indetermate period of time. Lexus says the problem is the tires, and Michelin (who replaced the MXV4 tires once) says the problem is the car. In any case, my expensive car still acts like the tires are out of balance. Has anyone experienced this? Does anyone have a solution? I'm about due for tires and would like to fix this problem.
Feb 01, 2006 (1:47 pm)
Last weekend I bought a new RX for my wife. While we were at the dealer, I took a 2006 GS300 for a test drive. The voice recognition feature was terrible. I asked for "temp 72" and got "audio on." It never got better. Then I found out I can't change destination without stopping, putting the car in park, and then entering the new destination.
I had driven a 2006 RL that morning and the voice recognition was flawless. Passenger Temp 72, FM 99.1, Find Nearest Dealer, everything worked.
I like Lexus. We had a 2004 ES before we traded for the new RX. I never had any problems with the ES. I love this dealer. But the voice recognition on this GS just didn't work for me.
Anyone else have problems? Was it just this car?