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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#804 of 877 Lexus LS 460 Wind Noise
Oct 16, 2007 (9:32 am)
I have the 2007 LS 460 and this is my 5th Lexus. I too have the wind noise and I am very upset that neither the dealer, Keyes Lexus, nor Lexus Corp can do anything about it. I spent $65k on a car, and they are doing nothing for me. A lexus should not sound like the window is down and this occurs at speeds as low as 40 mph.
If you are buying this car, make sure you test drive the car you purchase and listen for the noise. It appears that not all cars have it.
#805 of 877 Re: Lexus LS 460 Wind Noise [renrel]
Oct 16, 2007 (10:55 am)
I too had a wind noise problem with a 460L which I have subsequently replaced with a 450h. My first Lexus ('04) came from Keyes and recent contacts to buy other vehicles have been very disappointing...I will never go back.
Have you tried Vista in Woodland Hills? That is where I got the 450, and I am particularly impressed with the attitude of the service department. There is a man named "Dave" who seems to know more about all cars in their product line than you will ever want to know. Might give them a call if you are a Valley resident.
#806 of 877 wind noise question,
Oct 18, 2007 (11:22 pm)
I recently got a Lexus LS460.. it's a recent built 07/07..I've read a lot about this wind noise problem...but I am not sure how much "wind noise" is considered normal. Mine seems quiet.. I can certainly hear some wind noise on the highway but i wouldn't say it sounds like the window is open.
So, I am trying to see if mine need a fix or not. I read on another site that there's a fix out and someone even put the VIN number code for those that should require a fix. Mine is above the number which supposedly mean it's already been fix?
Can someone please explain the "wind noise" problem.. I've never owned a LExus before.. so I don't knwo if this is normal or not. Am I to expect not to hear any wind or road noise at all even at 60+ mph? I know I can hear cars driving by and stuff even in normal roads..is that expected or does it mean the window need to be fix.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
#807 of 877 Re: wind noise question, [newr]
Oct 19, 2007 (5:24 am)
Is your vehicle the 460L or the SWB? The 460L has laminated glass all around which should lessen the effects of external noise, whether wind caused or otherwise; i.e. the SWB should be expected noiser than the L, all other things being equal.
#808 of 877 Re: wind noise question, [newr]
Oct 19, 2007 (6:30 am)
You are prob probably OK. I have one built in April, 2007 with no noise. From what I am reading on the CLUBLEXUS bulletin boards, those who have it DEFINITELY know it. It's almost a whistling noise. And a number of the long wheel base owners have it too...the laminated glass doesn't help that much.
So don't worry about it and drive on!
#809 of 877 Re: wind noise question, [daryll44]
Oct 21, 2007 (1:14 pm)
So when you say you have no noise.. do you mean no whistling noise or no wind noise at all?
I don't experience the whistling noise.. but I do notice wind noises which would probably be within normal for most cars.. just not sure about a LS. I read the service bulletin... and mine won't need any added padding as it's after the VIN change.. but the laminated glass does apply.
Still not sure if it's a good idea to have it taken all apart though!
#810 of 877 Alarm going off
Jan 07, 2008 (5:56 am)
The alarm on my 2008 LS460 has twice gone off in the middle of the night in a closed garage by itself. By the time I put my pants on to go there it stops. It lasts for perhaps two minutes. This is unacceptable. Has anyone else had this happen and what can be done? The dealer says they haven't heard of this. I had a cadillac that did this years ago and it was still doing it when I got rid of it.
Thanks for any input.
#811 of 877 Alarm going off
Jan 07, 2008 (10:28 am)
Sounds very similar to a problem with my 460 before I dumped it in favor or a GS450h.
One of the more random annoying electronic glitches I had was the windshield wipers operating high noon on a cloudless day. Several other problems I experienced have been documented earlier on this thread; I also recall others describing going to their automobile in the morning finding the windows down and the sunroof open...fortunately it was in the garage.
Lexus is vulnerable to repeated complaints...they finally rebated $700 for that miserable park-o-matic feature I had, that neither I nor the dealer could demonstrate as a dependable, useful feature.
#812 of 877 Re: "Touring Package" Only for LS460L - See "Wear" Disclaimers [slexy1]
Jan 07, 2008 (3:23 pm)
The 430 with the European handling was a fantastic car - stiff enough to handle like a dream, but soft enough to offer a wonderfully plush ride. I loved my friend's car, which I drove at every opportunity. Awesome. Just awesome.
I found the standard 460 however to be a sorry disappointment. I thought the car rode like an Avalon (with way too much body roll and a way too squishy ride), and was boring as hell to drive down the highway. Edmunds review agreed. Although I haven't yet driven an LS460L with the touring package, I have a feeling that you have to configure the car in that fashion in order to get something worthwhile. I would not buy a straight 460. Why Lexus won't offer the touring package on the SWM 460 is beyond me.
#813 of 877 Re: Poor service from Pohanka Lexus [atlas7]
Jan 07, 2008 (3:30 pm)
This exact same thing happened at Lexus of Watertown in Massachusetts. I finally canceled the order after getting a changing story every time I called after the promised due date. It took me weeks to get a refund on my deposit. I get the impression that they don't like to take orders, and prefer to sell what's already been shipped.
Don't take it personally.