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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 400, Lexus GS 430, Lexus GS 350, Lexus GS 450h, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#2 of 92 New Tires (free)
Nov 02, 2006 (10:46 am)
Has anyone had their dealer offer to replace all the tires?
I have GS300 AWD and have about 27,000km (16,900 miles) on them and dealer is replacing them next week.
Original were Dunlop and replacement will be Michelin.
#3 of 92 Re: New Tires (free) [billdav]
Nov 04, 2006 (9:48 am)
Isn't it too early to replace the tires at 17K miles?
The tires should last at least 35K miles with rotation.
#4 of 92 2006 GS 300 Tire Pressure Sensors
Nov 04, 2006 (4:23 pm)
I have put on winter tires without tire pressure sensors and I am getting a "Check System" error message along with assorted flashing error messages. Lexus dealership says nothing they can do, put black tape over the flashing warning light.
Does anyone have any ideas??
#5 of 92 Re: 2006 GS 300 Tire Pressure Sensors [spear3]
Nov 05, 2006 (7:18 pm)
Buy a trailer so you can have the properly inflated summer tires in range of the reciever.
#6 of 92 Re: New Tires (free) [chucko3]
Nov 06, 2006 (7:03 am)
Should have but for some reason wearing faster than expected. I had the "CAM612(SSC)" done on the steering. Something to do with the slow speed turning and electric motor cutting out. At that time a wheel alignment was done as part of this campaign, the tires looked OK but wear was at 6 or 7 mm and I think they should be replaced at 2 - 3 mm remaining.
Anyway, they offered and I accepted the replacement. By the way I did not see any uneven wear or damage.
I had a similar wear problem on my previous LS400 with factory Goodyear - softer tires and replaced with Michelin.
#7 of 92 Re: New Tires (free) [billdav]
Nov 10, 2006 (12:35 pm)
The dealer installed 4 new Michelin "Pilot Primacy 94W" as a goodwill gesture. What a difference from the Dunlops.
#8 of 92 Re: New Tires (free) [billdav]
Jan 13, 2007 (10:04 am)
Is your GS still running well with the Michelin's? I bought a 2006 GS300 in July and I have 17,000 miles and the tire sound is really loud and annoying. I drive a lot of highway miles and rotate regularly. I loved the car and it's my 3rd Lexus but this shouldn't be happening on such an expensive car. How did you get the dealer to do this for you? I took to a tire shop and they said there is plenty of life left in the tires. My Lexus dealer said it was about time to replace tires. Doesn't seem right. Any suggestions?
#9 of 92 Re: New Tires (free) [calexander3]
Jan 13, 2007 (11:28 am)
What Type and size Michelin's are you running? I'm on my 4th set of Michelin's on three GS 300's. 1998 - 2000 - 2002. No noise, no problems. Average life about 65K / 75K depending on how bad the kids need the take-offs. Currently running the 90,000 mile Michelin HydroEdge (it rains occasionally in AZ) (225 60 R16) 36 psi. Went to 19" Michelin 255 45 19 Pilot Sport SRX something on my 04 A8L. Smooth and great traction. I'd make really good friends with the tire shop manager and the Michelin rep. Your right, it should not be. Good luck.
#10 of 92 Re: New Tires (free) [harbo]
Jan 14, 2007 (1:33 pm)
Thanks for the input. I don't have Michelin's yet but I'm going to get them once I find out if my Lexus dealer is going to do anything about the problem I'm having. The tires that came on the 2006 GS are Yokohama's?? 17,000 miles and the noise is almost unbearable! I'm in Central Florida so a lot of rain in summer. Thanks again for suggestions. I really like the GS and want to stay with Lexus.