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Lexus GS 350, Sedan
#325 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!! [chucko3]
Jun 26, 2010 (3:22 am)
That's because yours is working correctly. Unfortunately, mine does not. Periodically, on start-up, the auto light goes off and stays off and the system is then in manual mode. I have to push the auto switch twice to get it back to auto. According to the Lexus powers to be, this is normal and all GS cars do this. According to me and to the arbitrators, there is a defect. Problem is that they either don't know what to do (amazing) and/or they choose to not admit fault. Very proud folks, for sure. So, for the time being, I just deal with it. Rest of the car is fine. Problem is management and lack of honesty.
#326 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!! [nareshs]
Jun 26, 2010 (3:26 am)
Unfortunately, no. They say it's normal. It's not. It's a defect and I guess they don't know what to do so they just lie. Good luck.
#327 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!!
Jun 27, 2010 (11:28 am)
It's not normal and your 'defect' can be programmed correctly by a Lexus technician. Have you tried another dealership?
#328 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!! [Bushwack]
Jun 27, 2010 (12:40 pm)
You speaking with authority or speculation? Have not had anyone else but the dealer look at it + FTS and every other authority in the company. Actually, once Lexus said it is normal (lie), my dealer (and any other) is not allowed to "repair" it for fear of doing something that "does not need to be done"..... Catch my drift? Any suggestions?
Thanks for your interest. Feel like I've been there, done that.
#329 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!! [ara3]
Jun 28, 2010 (11:02 am)
I'm not an authority but neither am I speculating. When I closed the deal on my GS, the dealer gave me a list of items they can program for free when I took my car in for the 1,000 mile service. Among items on the list was HVAC configuration. Check your closing docs when you bought the car. Some of these are in the manual but many were not (i.e. lighting preference, navigation set-up, etc.)
#330 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!! [Bushwack]
Jul 14, 2010 (8:43 am)
I am not a GS owner but I did cross shop it with the current Acura Tl that I own.
Question- what exactly does Lexus do for the 1K mile service and how much does it cost? Personally, I dont see why a car needs any type of service at 1k miles.
When I was car shopping last year my co-worker knew I was in the market for the GS. He had just came out of a GS lease and warned me to stay away because the service cost are insane- he even brought in all his service receipts to show me.
#331 of 419 GS 350 cost of service
Jul 14, 2010 (9:27 am)
My wife has 27,000 on her 07 GS350 and other than new car issues we have never taken it to the dealer.
#332 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!! [billyperks2]
Jul 14, 2010 (6:32 pm)
When i purchased my new 2008 gs350, I was told at 1k service was free, any adjustments, exc. I didn`t need that service, so my first service was free oil change after 3 months. I had an appointment and waited about 2 hours, after traveling 40 miles to and from dealer. The next oil change was going to be free as well, but i went to a local lube place instead. Warranty is still covered..After putting on 9k total mileage a year and a half later the brakes started squeeling. At the time there was a service bulletin on the brakes, found that on edmunds. The dealer said depending on condition of the brakes would determine if they would cover it or not. To my surprise they replaced new rotors,pads and shims, no charge. So for going back to the dealer for routine visits is 50/50.
#333 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!! [lz4004]
Jul 15, 2010 (5:26 pm)
I have the same brake problem with my '07 and the dealer said it was normal. Can you tell me where I can find that service bulletin?
#334 of 419 Re: 2008 GS 350-I'm out of my CAR!! [Bushwack]
Jul 15, 2010 (6:00 pm)
This lexus service bulletin was found on the gs350 forum. Bulletin # sb0040
(squeeling front brakes and excessive brake dust). This was for 2008 model.
not sure about your 2007.