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Lexus IS, Lexus IS 300, Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 350, Sedan
#356 of 378 Re: Check engine light- Keeps coming on... [steadyeddienyc]
Dec 14, 2010 (12:56 am)
I had that issue with my Audi years ago. They replace an O2 sensor...but the light came back on again.
Turns out my wife wasn't tightening the gas cap enough; after I told her '3 clicks' it never came back on.
#357 of 378 Brake Noise on 08 IS250
Feb 06, 2011 (1:02 pm)
My car is a RWD model with the standard suspension. When I reverse, especially down a slight grade, the front brakes squeak fairly loudly. But the brakes make no noise when braking in the forward direction. The car has about 28k miles. Does this sound like I need new pads? Anyone else has had this problem?
Feb 18, 2011 (10:04 am)
Fuel injection Problems- Lexus is buying the car back and refunding ALL the lease payments ect.. Which is great-
I am at odds on what to do next- The sales mgr gave me a call to come in and talk about getting me into a new LEXUS- at a " VIP" rate- what ever that means- What do I ask for? What should I be looking for? I am just confused at this point on the next right action-
All help is appreciated -
#359 of 378 Re: It's a Lemon... [steadyeddienyc]
Feb 18, 2011 (10:19 am)
Not being a mechanic...why are they buying the vehicle back for fuel injection problems?
Were there other problems that were caused by this?
I'm assuming this was a 2010/2011...since they are buying it back...
You must like it since you just purchased it...I see no problem picking another off the lot. You'd just have to do the negotiations all over again...checking the Edmunds TMV...plus what you think the VIP rate is worth.
Unless you venture onto another Manufacturers lot....the IS is beginning to look a bit dated compared to some of the new vehicles...
#360 of 378 Re: It's a Lemon... [ivan_99]
Feb 18, 2011 (10:57 am)
The car is a lease- thats what they call it- a "buy back" - Once a new car under 12k miles is in the shop 3 times for the same issue- It a lemon according to the NY state lemon law-
I do like the car- it suit my life style just fine- I drove all other cars in it's class- Nothing I really liked-
#361 of 378 Re: Check engine light- Keeps coming on... [steadyeddienyc]
Mar 12, 2011 (8:06 pm)
First off, Don't believe them when they tell you it is in the final stages before they call corp. THey NEVER CALL CORP! Secondly, Lexus Corp does not respond to this issue. I have not only followed the guidelines in my manual and notified Lexus of this exact issue, I contacted My state New Motor Vehicles Board that mediates for the consumer and still nothing after 3 attempts by them to resolve. My car has been in the shop with the exact same issue and fixes ++++ a total of 8 times now! I have had every explanation from there is 2 drivers in my household to I must be putting poor fuel in to the spark plug issue etc etc etc. MY ADVICE, get a lawyer fast. Don't wait and don't believe that Lexus will just step up and do the right thing. If the car stalls.. don't turn it off right away if it is safe... the main thing is to get the codes to store in the computer. Secondly, make sure that when you take it in to the dealership that ALL work orders have your symptoms written on the work order to your satisfaction BEFORE leaving the dealership. As well, make sure that when you pick up the vehicle that the repair is stated clear as well and that they "have fixed " the issue. Keep all records and if you can, use your smart phone to tape the car when it acts up! Hope this helps... I just had to file court papers myself today as Lexus has ignored my attourneys request to settle. GOOD LUCK
#362 of 378 Re: Check engine light- Keeps coming on... [kb20003]
Mar 14, 2011 (5:59 am)
call NCDS- 800-777-8119 or 586-2262470- They will help you- They helped me as Lexus is buying my car back-
#363 of 378 Anyone had touch screen problems
Mar 29, 2011 (5:42 am)
I've got a July 2007 registered Lexus IS300. It has been serviced every 5,000km. It currently has 55,000km on the clock. Last week the touch screen died. I have been quoted almost
$ 6000 to replace the touch screen. Along with the screen, i almost died. WHAT??? i live in the Middle East. My car is out of the 3yr warranty. I bought a car that i thought would last a long time, be reliable and would be money well spent. At the moment i feel like i should have bought a Hyundai or a KIA. Has anyone else heard of this problem - if so, i'd appreciate some info. The engineer who looked at it implied it was a design fault and that the warranty had now been corrected.. i need to know because i am going in to battle over this with the dealer. Thanks!
#364 of 378 Alloys finish blistering
Apr 14, 2011 (10:56 am)
I have noticed that the finish on the alloy wheels on my 2007 IS 250 AWD with 37,000 miles is "blistering". 2 of the wheels are worse than the other 2. Has anyone else experienced this problem? My warranty expires in 2 months.
#365 of 378 Re: Alloys finish blistering [gordongj]
Apr 20, 2011 (9:35 am)
I have noticed the same problem on my 2008 IS250 but haven't asked the dealer about it yet. I have an 2008 M/B that does not have the problem at all so I am concluding that the Lexus alloy wheels are a poor quality product.