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Lexus GX 470
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#91 of 141 Re: 2004 GX470 [vwsharlow]
Mar 31, 2007 (4:31 am)
Ok as for the clunk that is not warranty that is a TSB and I had mine fixed and it works like a dream now. Have the dealership look this up it's a well know problem with the Gx 470 but once fixed there isn't ever a problem again. I beleive it's an upper and lower control arm and drive shaft.
As for the AC compressor I haven't had that problem but I guess if you have that written down as a problem prior to the warranty running out and it's still doing it I would question that also.
My 2006 has bluetooth and love it.
I went from having a 2003 and a 2005 Escalade to a Gx 470 (always had large trucks) and I will never drive anything else. We are thrilled with our choice.
#92 of 141 Re: 2004 GX470 [jasp615]
Mar 31, 2007 (8:33 pm)
Thanks for the info. For the record, I made a mistake, I have a 2003 GX470. By the way, what is TSB? I just looked at a 2007 GX470 & I think that's what I will buy. I really love my GX - hard to imagine driving anything else.
#93 of 141 Re: 2004 GX470 [vwsharlow]
Apr 01, 2007 (7:30 am)
TSB stands for Tecnical Service Bulletin which has nothing to do with warranty. This is something that the company puts out letting you know that there is something wrong that needs to be fix but it doesn't need to have a recall due to not posing a safty hazzard. Under your Vin number I believe they can tell if this was ever addressed. If not you are entitled to have this done. One thing I'm not sure of if this has to be done while sill under the original 4 yrs or 50,000 mile. Out of 20 new trucks that we have owned this has to be one of the best choices that we have made. This is also the first foreign trucks that we have owned also. Can't compare.
#94 of 141 Re: 2004 GX470 [jasp615]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 01, 2007 (8:20 am)
"A technical service bulletin is actually an advisory issued by a manufacturer for use by dealership service departments.
And, of course, the best thing about finding a TSB that seems to cover a persistent problem in your vehicle is that dealerships will make the repair for free, provided that
* Your vehicle is under warranty;
* Your service advisor and/or technicians are able to confirm that the problem exists. "
You, Your Vehicle and the Technical Service Bulletin (TSB)
Edmunds has summary TSB info in the Edmunds Maintenance Guide.
#95 of 141 Re: 2004 GX470 [vwsharlow]
Apr 27, 2007 (4:12 pm)
Never had a clunking sound until some rear brake work was done on our 04 model. Lexus is aware of problem it should not be an issue getting it fixed. it actually feels like someone tapping your rear bumper with a clunking noise.
#96 of 141 Problems with front seats
Apr 27, 2007 (4:20 pm)
Have been hearing clanking noises from front passenger seat when someone is riding in vehicle. Almost sounds like a loose soda can hitting the side of the car. Of course Lexus did not do as I requested in having a person sit in the passenger seat when test driving, had to waste another day to return and have manager ride in vehicle. Funny heard the noise going right out the drive-way at Lexus. End result is they changed the entire passenger seat. Anyone encounter this I have a new passenger seat that does not match the drivers seat in terms of the wear on the leather. Lexus is replacing a part on the drivers side but not sure what that is. Things usually get resolved with Lexus but this one has me wondering. It looks funny with new gray leather and the others are smooth.
#97 of 141 Re: Lexus GX 470 Problems & Solutions [roni]
May 24, 2007 (1:10 pm)
From Don in Denver
Did you ever get your garage door opener on the GX to work? I just bought a GX and cannot get the rolling code garage door opener to work as instructed in the owner's manual.
I'm using a Chamberlain Series 1200 rolling code garage door opener.
#98 of 141 Re: Pulsating Brakes [flsaltydog]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:47 am)
I have the same brake problem. At 12,000 miles Lexus said I need new breaks. I took it to my local shop. They said no way. Now they pluse (18k miles). How did it work out for you? MILBYDAVEAOL.COM
#99 of 141 Turn off Maintenance Required light
Jul 01, 2007 (1:44 pm)
After getting an oil change at a quick lube they were unable to turn off my maitenancde required light. Has anyone figured out how to reset the maintenance light on a 2005 GX 470?
#100 of 141 Re: Turn off Maintenance Required light [rcetina]
Jul 02, 2007 (11:24 am)
I'm sure it is in your manual. I know it is in my 2003 4Runner...