Last post on Nov 22, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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Lexus RX 350, Automotive News, SUV
#40 of 89 Re: Power tail gate [bodble2]
Feb 11, 2008 (3:18 pm)
#41 of 89 Re: Power tail gate [praz]
Feb 11, 2008 (5:10 pm)
That's what I thought too. But it does not do that on my brother's '08, whether he closes it with the fob, or the button on the tail gate. Perhaps that's one of the customizeable settings that has to be programmed by the dealer?
#42 of 89 Re: Luxury feel of RX 350 compared with other models in Lexus line up [glennglenn]
May 09, 2008 (6:32 pm)
4Runner does not have the V8? LOL, you would be wrong. Same drivetrain as 07 landcruiser and GX470, WONDERFUL engine. Also, the Limited 4runner is a better ride for sure with it's Xreas suspension. the Gx is very tippy and handles poorly. The advantages of the GX are better fit and finish, quiter and some more luxury featuers, although my rig as nav, bluetooth, air suspension, rear camera, memory seats, etc. The side opening door on the GX is not nearly as useful, especially in the rain and the rear window does not open, unlike the 4runner. I am about to give up my 4runner, but only because of the terrible lack of thigh support for tall drivers (I'm 6'4"). Other than that, it's a fantastic truck.
#43 of 89 2009 Lexus RX350
Dec 02, 2008 (10:36 pm)
I have a question regarding a brand new 2009 RX350 I just took delivery of today. Test drove the car with the salesman yakking chatting. Today when I drove the car off I could hear a very minor whine/moan coming from transmission on acceleration I took it back and the shop foreman gave it a very thorough test drive. He said some kind of pump in transmission making noise on acceleration. Says not to worry about it, besides I have a long warranty. That doesnt make me feel better. What do I do? Is this serious down the line or???
Thank you much - as your answers are most appreciated.
#44 of 89 Re: 2009 Lexus RX350 [rpac]
Dec 02, 2008 (11:45 pm)
rpac, my 2007 RX350 does not make this whining noise coming from the transmission. I would maybe pursue it a little more with the dealership and see if they can't make the noise go away.
#45 of 89 Re: 2009 Lexus RX350 [rpac]
Dec 03, 2008 (12:16 am)
Ask to test drive another one for comparison. If the noise is not there, then get the issue resolved pronto, long warranty or not.
#46 of 89 Re: 2009 Lexus RX350 [rpac]
Dec 03, 2008 (7:35 am)
Rpac, I have a 2009 RX350 that we got in August. There has NEVER been any whine or moan on acceleration in ours. I agree you should escalate this with Lexus service.
#47 of 89 RX350 XM Radio Seek Button
Dec 12, 2008 (10:07 pm)
Please comment on this: I like to use the "Seek" button to mindlessly peddle through the channels on my Yukon. It will go from 1 to 220+ one channel at a time. The Seek button on the dash of my 2009 RX XM Radio may go up one or two or 3 channels, may skip 15 channels, or may circle back to the channel where I started. (I know that the seek on the steering wheel goes through the presets). I complained to the service advisor and was told that the seek would go through only those channels in a category, such as Decades,Country and Folk, or Pop Hits. I did not believe this explanation yesterday, and not today, either.
What do you guys think?
#48 of 89 Re: RX350 XM Radio Seek Button [chevy769]
Dec 21, 2008 (10:18 am)
I think if you have ability to categorize channels/stations in this manner that is a good feature.
And if you have that feature the explanation is, can be, valid.
We have a ~250 "volume" automatic CD player. I can select a category and it will only play CD's in that category....Christmas music at this point time.
#49 of 89 transmission problem with brand new RX 350
Jan 08, 2009 (7:38 am)
I bought a 2009 RX 350 on Saturday, January 3, 2009. I noticed that the transmission hesitated a few times before downshifting around 40 miles. I requested a replacement on Monday. The dealer told me to go to the service department. The service department said that the SUV needed a new transmission and asked me to wait about a week to fix it. I'd like to get a replacement instead of getting it fixed. What are my options in dealing with the problem? Thanks.