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Lexus GS 350, Sedan
#377 of 419 2013 Lexus GS
Aug 16, 2011 (2:36 pm)
Why would they design this car with Accord front and Sonata rear
#378 of 419 Tire bulges
Sep 14, 2011 (6:51 pm)
I have a 2009 GS350 with 29,000 miles on it. Two of my tires have a side wall bulge. Does anybody think this should be covered under warranty? There is no damage to tire or rim, this just occurred spontaneously.
Also, can anyone tell me the benefits of replacing tires with same Yokohamas ($1700) versus Michellin ($1100).
#379 of 419 Re: Tire bulges [sjf74]
Sep 15, 2011 (6:02 am)
I have an 07 GS350 and I replaced the run flats with Michellins after driving the car a few thousand miles and noticing the harsh ride and tendancy to pull when road conditions were uneven. I have 30,000 miles on them and they are still perfect. I personally would recommend the Michelins.
#380 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [chucko3]
Nov 19, 2011 (4:35 pm)
I just bought a 2008 gs350. I have noticed a noise in the dash when I am on very rough roads, train tracks, brick walkways. Where is this noise? cant seem to figure out where its coming from. Is that what yours was doing? And that brake dust, every day it has to be wiped off. Brake squeak sometimes. more at a lower speed. I owned a 98gs300. never had these problems. Help me with that dash noise please!
#381 of 419 2008 GS350 dash noise
Nov 19, 2011 (4:39 pm)
Where is this noise coming from? Only happens on really rough roads, railroad tracks or brick walkways. How do you pinpoint this? Sounds like its behind gauges then it sounds like its over behind nav area. Please help. will drive me crazy!!!!
#382 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [momaflea]
Nov 19, 2011 (4:51 pm)
i BOUGHT MINE BRAND NEW IN 2008. BOTH ISSUES WERE A PROBLEM. THE BRAKE DUST AND SQUEAKS WERE A TSB, REPLACING A NEW TYPE ROTORS AND PADS AT NO COST. THE SECOND ISSUE ON THE DASH, i WAS LUCKY AND HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THE DASH NOISE.
#383 of 419 Re: 2008 GS350 dash noise [momaflea]
Nov 20, 2011 (5:01 pm)
The dash noise in my 07 GS350 was fixed by the dealer at no charge. They had to pull the dash out, an all day job. It solved the problem. The only residual problem I have now is engine vibration at idle, and it has been there since the car was new. The car does run well.
#384 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [momaflea]
Nov 27, 2011 (8:24 pm)
The dash noise is coming from the gap between the windshield and the dashboard around the vent outlet on the driver side and/or the passenger side.
Mine is more pronounced on the passenger side.
I stuffed a soft foam on both sides. When the car runs over rough surface, the dashboard moves a bit and rubs against the windshield. That causes the creaking noise.
Regarding the squealing brake, there is a TSB for it.
#385 of 419 Replacement HID headlights?
Dec 07, 2011 (11:21 am)
Having gone through nightmares with my mechanically similar '08 Toyota Avalon Limited, I now find that one of the two headlights has burned out on my '08 GS350. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find out that the GS has the same, idiotic design that requires that the front bumper cover be removed in order to change the bulb. Add the three hours of labor to the Lexus list price for the replacement bulb of $175, and you're looking at over $400 to change a headlight. What a load of %&*%.
At any rate: having replaced two sets of HID bulbs on my Avvy, now the question is what folks' experience has been with the GS. The first set of HID's I bought for the Avvy were no-name bulbs online, which burned out in less than a year. I then purchased Phillips brand bulbs. So far OK but it's been less than a year. Had a body shop change the bulbs which they did for much less than the dealer's price.
Has anyone purchased a brand of bulb other than the Lexus OEM bulb? And a picture I saw of the purported OEM bulb suggests it's a Phillips, which I can buy online for less than half of the lexus price. Can anyone confirm it the OEM bulb is a Phillips? Has anyone tried to change the bulbs themselves?
What a pain. My '07 Suburban still has original halogen bulbs, which I can buy for $20 and replace myself in 10 minutes. Good thing I got the Lexus LOL
#386 of 419 Re: Replacement HID headlights? [mlingga]
Dec 12, 2011 (12:48 pm)
I have an 07 GS350 and my husband replaced the bulb. We ordered one online for about $100 and he just changed it. I know it didn't require much because he is not very mechanical. I am pretty sure he did so under the hood behind the light kit.