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Lexus IS, Lexus IS 300, Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 350, Sedan
#326 of 378 Re: Idle Vibration [ar39]
Aug 27, 2009 (1:59 pm)
Where is the 'supposed" quality in these vehicles that J.D. Power gives such terrific ratings to, and I wonder if any of the folks from Lexus ever read this postings?
#327 of 378 Re: Poping sound [ar39]
Aug 27, 2009 (6:07 pm)
The popping noise happens almost every time I turn (slow speed turns). Lexus has had my car for two months.
#328 of 378 Re: Poping sound [mca2]
Aug 31, 2009 (8:11 am)
Have you sought a second opinion from a mechanic other than the one at the dealership? In my experience, Lexus mechanics are useless!
#329 of 378 Re: Poping sound [ajfinoak]
Aug 31, 2009 (7:53 pm)
I just heard back from the dealer and they say it is the engine mount. They told me that when I was turning it would put strain on the bad mount and it would make that popping sound. I am on vacation, so I cannot verify this until after labor day. I will post if this really did fix this issue.
#330 of 378 Humming Tire Noise?
Sep 12, 2009 (3:50 am)
I notice there's this high pitched humming noise like someone blowing into a flute. I took it to an independent shop thinking it was bearings. They said it was my tires. I have the low profile tires with a v tread pattern. It's the weirdest noise I've ever heard. Have you guys ever heard this noise?
#331 of 378 Re: Road noise [loucopits]
Sep 12, 2009 (4:03 am)
The road noise are the aggressive tires. You'll have to do some googling to find quieter tires. Pickup isn't that bad to me. You have that button on the right, next to the traction control to set it to extra power if you want it. I like getting 25 mpg so I don't use it. Setting it to sport and using the paddles also makes it zippier. My GF has an infinity G35 sedan. Lexus is more Luxury oriented than sports car.
#332 of 378 Re: My 3 week old Lexus IS250 [carmonkey]
Sep 12, 2009 (11:22 am)
i had bridgestone potenzas which were failry quiet until aboiut 15k miles, then they started to get very loud. by about 28k, they were extremely loud, and i was disappointing. i had a problem with one tire that neded to be replaced and so i bought a set of yokohama avid w4s. SIGNIFICANTLY less noise. i am much happier now.
#333 of 378 GPS control Pad
Sep 19, 2009 (10:19 am)
Hi All. Can someone help with how to remove the GPS control pad in my 04 IS300. Wifes latte spillied in it did it no good. Need to remove and clean buttons.
#334 of 378 Re: Poping sound [ajfinoak]
Oct 02, 2009 (9:04 am)
I have a similar problem on my 08 IS250 RWD. I hear a metal creaking noise from the driver side front when making slow and sharp right turns. I've brought this up with the dealer twice. Every time, they retightened the front suspension and put some lube on it, and the noise would go away for a month. Then it would come back. Since it's not that bad and doesn't seem to affect how it drives, I've come to ignore the noise. Please post if anyone knows of a permanent fix. It is disappointing for a new, high end car to have this kind of recurring problem, especially one that claims to be one of the most reliable.
#335 of 378 Re: My 3 week old Lexus IS250 [wendymw]
Oct 10, 2009 (9:41 pm)
ALL the factory GPS have at least one drawback. The IS250 is a lot more fuel efficient than the G35 so don't feel too bad about not geting the G.