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#1 of 141 Lexus GX 470 Problems & Solutions
by steve_ HOST
Jan 10, 2006 (8:49 am)
Got an issue with your GX 470? Get some answers from your fellow owners in here.
#2 of 141 Re: Lexus GX 470 Problems & Solutions [steve_]
Jan 14, 2006 (3:18 pm)
I own a 2004 GX 470 with 14,000 miles. I'm starting to hear a pulsating noise/whine that seems to be coming from under the driver's feet when traveling over 70 mph. I even feel alittle vibration when I hear the noise. Any thoughts?
#3 of 141 Lexus GX470
Jan 15, 2006 (1:37 pm)
What happened to all the messages pertaining to problems with the GX470 ie 63-68 mph shake ? clunk when coming to a stop ? This information and nearly 100 messages is now nowhere to be found. Very strange.
#4 of 141 Re: Lexus GX470 [boat2]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 15, 2006 (1:48 pm)
There was a database glitch for a few SUV discussions that's being worked on. When it's fixed, the plan is to meld the posting together. We started this discussion so you wouldn't be completely in the lurch in the meantime.
#5 of 141 Re: Lexus GX 470 Problems & Solutions [mariucch]
Jan 15, 2006 (1:51 pm)
There were a lot of messages relating to your problem on this site. But I can not find it. There were several years worth of info there. I would speculate that someone from Lexus probably had enough and purged it all. The site manager has even changed. Most people were pretty out spoken about the GX470 and you could make a case that it was very damaging to Lexus. The manufacture refused to accept any responability. I can speak from experance and no longer own a 2005 GX-470.
#6 of 141 Re: Lexus GX 470 Problems & Solutions [boat2]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 15, 2006 (2:28 pm)
It's just a temporary glitch. The posts are still locatable with a net search (example) but hopefully we'll get everything pasted back together in here soon.
#7 of 141 Re: Lexus GX470 [boat2]
Jan 17, 2006 (12:25 pm)
The shake went away with miles on my GX (like the dealer said it would). They said it was a flat spot on the tire that goes away eventually. I still get a little clunk sometimes but it doesn't bother me anymore. I must have just gotten used to it.
#8 of 141 Re: Lexus GX 470 Problems & Solutions [mariucch]
Jan 18, 2006 (10:51 pm)
I have an '04 GX with 23,000 miles and have experienced the pulsating noise as well. We moved to Phoenix from Seattle -- here we tend to do much more highway/freeway driving. The roads (I-5, I-405) in Seattle are in poor shape so there is a lot of external road noise. However, in Phoenix, many of the freeways are rubberized and therefore much quieter. Thus, at almost the first time I took our GX470 on the freeway here, I noticed a significant vibration/pulsation that starts about 1700 r.p.m. or 62 MPH when slightly hitting the accelerator and goes away at about 78 MPH. Lexus at first said it was the tires and replaced mine, but no change. Also, when I depress the accelerator, the whine/pulsation goes away. I have had into the dealership (Scottsdale Lexus) twice since for more than a week each time and it is still unresolved. They have been very professional and thorough, but at this point, they are going to give it one more shot. I believe the next step is for them to buy it back. I think the vehicle is basically good, but this is unacceptable if they can't fix it. The common thread among all of these boards is that Lexus has a problem, but in order to mitigate liability, they refer to the vibration as "characteristic of the GX." I would love to hear from anyone who has been in service for this issue!
#9 of 141 Re: Lexus GX 470 Problems & Solutions [steve_]
Jan 20, 2006 (3:13 pm)
Hi this is Roni from seattle
I have not been able to use my garage door opner on the GX am i missing something will apprciate anyones input on it I have been very happy with my GX no problmes has 20,000 miles on it .
#10 of 141 Re: Lexus GX 470 Problems & Solutions [nizhny]
Jan 21, 2006 (9:46 am)
This is exactly what was on the site with many, many entry's Vibration 63-68mph. This is the GX-470 nitemare. The amazing thing is some vehicles do not have the problem. It could also be that owners do not realize they have the problem due to the speed they drive and road conditions. I really don't know. What I do know is my 05 GX-470 is gone and I let it go with only 3300 miles.Lexus dealership balanced tires, switched tires to different locations, then completly installed new tires and rims.Two times on alignment rack. Last, installed a steering dampner kit,no help, which im told is now on every new GX.I was told a factory rep drove my GX and never experienced any vibration at any speed. I knew I was dog meat after that meeting. In all the conversations with Lexus you must understand this..1, there is no problem with the GX. 2, they are unable to fix this vibration, period. If you got it your stuck with it. The 2ad issue is the clunk in the rear after you come to a stop. I've heard this might have been located in the spline joint on the drive shaft.It was so tight of a tolerance that would not slid. This is a rumor which was posted by some people. I never experienced this problem on my GX. I wish I had found this site prior to purchase as I would have never got involved with GX-470.