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#111 of 141 Re: Contemplating buying a Lexus Gx470 used [sebring95]
Feb 01, 2009 (4:58 pm)
Thank you! I have driven several of these trucks. The one I am leaning towards is a 2006 with 19,000 miles. It does have a floaty ride. However now I am driving my second Nissan Pathfinder and I feel like I should be hauling a boat or something. It's too trucklike for me. I am looking forward to a smoother ride. The GX is a nice SUV. Thanks.
#112 of 141 Differences between 2003 and 2009 GX470
Mar 21, 2009 (2:03 pm)
I am looking at purchasing a used 2003-2006 GX470. Are there any major differences or changes in the vehicles that I should be aware of. What year did this current body style (I don't see any major changes between the 2003 and 2009) start and does anyone know or have information on the 2010 body style.
#113 of 141 Problems with air vents?
Apr 14, 2009 (8:16 pm)
Has anyone noticed the air vents never turn off when you are moving? I have an '07 GX470. I hope this makes sense, but if you have the dial set for air come out of the face vents, then physically turn the speed of the fan to "Off", they continue to blow air when the vehcile is not at a stop. This is so bizarre! I also noticed that the far right and left vents stay on when I turn the "feet blowers" on. The repair guy said this is normal, but I don't believe it, so I have to check here. Ug!
Also, has anyone noticed a problem with the sound in the front speakers being intermittant? The service dept. told me they couldn't replicate the problem, therefore, they can't fix it.
#114 of 141 Re: Problems with air vents? [deblonde1]
Apr 15, 2009 (5:33 am)
The air sounds perfectly normal on pretty much all vehicles including these. It's basically bringing in outside air (vent) unless you have the system set to recirculate. If you want to stop all air, set it to recirculate and it will stop. And yes, air continues out of the far left/right dash vents even when on floor. There's always some air coming from there and the windshield vents to help keep the glass clear. No idea on speakers.
Jul 12, 2009 (6:26 am)
My wife drives a ML 320 which has almost 180,000 miles on it and still driving well. in anticipation of her needing a new vehicle sometime soon, i've begun to research alternatives. based on these posts, the clunking sound and problems with the brakes seem to be ongoing issues that have not been resolved. were these problems ever resolved in subsequent build years?
#116 of 141 Moon roof and vibrating noise
Jul 16, 2009 (5:52 am)
04 GX470 seeing I never open the back windows , I did yesterday , wow a loud pounding noise to find the moon roof was like vibrating , the noise was like a helicopter , after I closed the back wondows it was completely gone ,
I do have extended warranty , I've heard it;s better to not have amything done with the moon roof for it can lead into more issues ,
#117 of 141 Re: Moon roof and vibrating noise [tiplernorth]
Jul 16, 2009 (6:23 am)
I assume you opened rear windows but had fronts closed? If so, that's pretty normal on most any SUV/minivan. Our Odyssey does it. The GX does it. Our Tahoe before did it. Don't open rear windows with fronts closed....problem solved.
#118 of 141 Re: Moon roof and vibrating noise [tiplernorth]
Aug 05, 2009 (7:54 am)
That's normal. Aerodynamics interacting with air compressibility. There is nothing the dealer could do to the sunroof to change it.
#119 of 141 2003 Lexus GX470 dies at idle
Dec 20, 2009 (7:46 am)
I've got a 2003 GX470 with 138,000 miles. A few days ago, it blew fuse #27 under the hood which goes to interior cabin lights, running board lights, etc. Then, wife stopped to get gas a few days later and when she turned the key, the gas gauge didn't show full as it should have. She called me. I told her to turn it off and turn it back on. Second start and the gauges came back. Yesterday, I tried to replace fuse 27 and it blows on contact. Now, vehicle dies at idle, gauges lag when starting the vehicle and fuse 27 still won't hold. Any suggestions?