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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Lexus LS 460
#74 of 113 2005 LS 430 Trunk closing problem + warning light for maintenance
Aug 15, 2009 (5:49 pm)
Just bought a used 2005 LS 430 fully loaded.Unable to close the trunk since yesterday.No accidents,Any ideas?
Also the car now has 65850 miles and the red triangular light with the message "maintenance reqd" shows up. Do I have to go to a dealer?Can independent repair shops fix both problems?I live in Ocean County,NJ
#75 of 113 maintenance waring light
Aug 16, 2009 (4:08 pm)
Turn key to on position and push the odo/trip button to change the display to blank.
Turn the ignition switch off.
Turn key to on position with the trip meter reset button held down at the same time.
Should take 5-8 seconds.
Turn the ignition switch off,
Sorry but can't help with the trunk.
#76 of 113 Re: LS 430 Extended Warranty ripoff - Longo Lexus [wwest]
Sep 12, 2009 (4:50 pm)
I'm looking for an extended warranty for my 2009 LS 430 but haven't been able to find anything for less than $1000. I found a Toyota warranty for less than $1000 but they don't cover Lexus. If you know of a good site for Lexus warranties, please let me know. Thank you!
#77 of 113 Re: LS 430 Extended Warranty ripoff - Longo Lexus [bjnlott]
Sep 13, 2009 (4:04 pm)
Strange, it's a Toyota extended warranty that Lexus always sold me.
#78 of 113 Re: LS 430 Extended Warranty ripoff - Longo Lexus [bjnlott]
Sep 14, 2009 (12:19 pm)
try Molle Toyota in Kansas. You can buy over the tel. www.molletoyota.com It will probably be a little more than $1,000 for the factory warranty
#79 of 113 Re: LS 430 Extended Warranty ripoff - Longo Lexus [dokolenko]
Sep 14, 2009 (12:37 pm)
Thanks! I will definitely give Molle Toyota a call. The last time I spoke to Toyota, they told me they only sell extended warranties for Toyota, not Lexus.
#80 of 113 Re: LS 430 Extended Warranty ripoff - Longo Lexus [dokolenko]
Sep 14, 2009 (3:48 pm)
I called Molly Toyota and got a quote for 8yr/100k mi for $2,585.
#81 of 113 Re: LS 430 Extended Warranty ripoff - Longo Lexus [bjnlott]
Sep 16, 2009 (7:16 pm)
Are you talking about a 2009 LS 460, or a 2006 LS 430? Or is it a used 430 that you are buying in 2009?
#82 of 113 Re: LS 430 Extended Warranty ripoff - Longo Lexus [rennybosch]
Sep 16, 2009 (8:13 pm)
I have a 2006 LS 430 that I bought new 3 years ago. The original warranty has not expired yet.
#83 of 113 Lexus Dealer issue
Mar 11, 2010 (12:06 pm)
I'm a new lexus owner and am already experiencing problems with my dealer, Pohanka Lexus in Chantilly VA.
I purchased a car last Fall and have visited this dealer for recommended service and to fix a problem with the nonfunctional SOS feature -- their version of OnStar. What I have noticed so far is that they generally ignore their customers after the sale.
I have told them repeatedly that the parking brake on the car needs adjusting so that you don't have to literally push it completely to the floor to get it to hold the car stationary (and who designs floor pedal parking brakes these days?). Both times they have failed to adjust it even though the loaner car they gave me which is identical to mine had the pedal adjusted correctly.
The SOS/OnStar issue took two months to resolve (had to take the car in twice to finally have it serviced). This meant that the 12 month access to this service that is included with a new car was shortened by the amount of time it took to fix it. I approached Mr. Scot Brewer on the issue and he copied my service form and took my contact information, telling me he'd get back to me. Of course, he didn't. I called twice only to have him dodge my calls with the standard "he's in a meeting" line they give all their customers when they want something from them.
I realize this complaint may sound trite compared to some issues others have, but if they respond so poorly for minor issues I'm wonder what a colossal failure they will present handling a major one. Overall, my initial impression of Pohanka service does not match what they would have you believe when they are trying to sell you a car. I hear good things about their competitor, Lindsay Lexus in Alexandria. At least i have a fallback position if Pohanka continues to suck so hard.