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Lexus RX 350, Automotive News, SUV
#80 of 89 Re: 2009 Lexus RX350 [pseay]
Jun 30, 2009 (7:53 pm)
My 2007 lexus RX350 went in last week for a complete transmission replacement. I was on the thruway when I went to pass someone and the entire truck lurched forward and made an incredible squealing noise. I had zero excelleration and was praying to God that I could get over to the shoulder safely as I was unable to push on the gas pedal! My truck was put on a flatbed and towed to the dealership. The sales manager accused me that the only way this transmission could have broken was because I must have put the truck in park before I came to a complete stop! Yeah sure, I was on the thruway going 60 when it completely failed on me! Needless to say I am now looking for the Regional Manager for Buffalo's Northtown Lexus dealership. They may have fixed my vehicle under my power train warranty but they have not heard the last of me!
#81 of 89 Re: 2009 Lexus RX350 [tracib]
Jul 01, 2009 (6:27 am)
After reading these posts about the transmission failures and the transaxle failures, I thought I'd tell of my experience:
I have a 2007 RX 350 completely loaded (DVD, Mark Levinson, NAV, etc..) that I leased. My lease is up in 3 weeks. Three weeks ago, my oil line exploded. It took five return visits to get it completely fixed (hopefully). I had an almost complete oil loss of the engine. They had to replace the camshaft, several gears, and an oil pipe. It's still making some noises. Unfortunately, my own mechanic says that he's seen this before in the '07s. My husband's boss has the same model and asked his mechanic...same story...he's heard about it as well.
I leased my car because of the tax and "investment" savings (keeping my money elsewhere) and had the intent of purchasing it for $26K in three weeks after looking at the alternatives. Now, I cannot keep it. There are no other alternatives in that price range, so I'm going to end up spending a lot more to replace my vehicle. Good luck to those of you with the major issues!
#82 of 89 WARNING BUZZER ON DRIVER DOOR
Jul 09, 2009 (1:09 pm)
2009, one year old, in last month the donging sounding buzzer sounds one time EVERY time that the driver's door is opened, whether in or out of car. Key is NOT in ignition. And, it doesn't do it on other doors.
Did we unknowingly change a setting? I can find nothing on this in the owner's manual.
#83 of 89 Re: WARNING BUZZER ON DRIVER DOOR [chevy769]
Jul 10, 2009 (7:55 am)
Can't say for sure, don't know, but I suspect this to be a warning notification that someone has tried to get into the car, tried to open a locked door, while the alarm is set.
Some cars will do this if the sunroof is left cracked with the alarm set.
Intermittent door switch..??
Key still inserted switch..??
Not in park (switch)..??
#84 of 89 What's under the 2 plastic covers on top of front bumper ?
Nov 03, 2009 (8:27 am)
On the 2009 RX350, there are 2 spring-loaded plastic covers on top of the front bumpers.
I pulled up one of the cover and saw something under it that looked like an electrical part.
Didn't know what it was.
Does anyone know ?
#85 of 89 Re: What's under the 2 plastic covers on top of front bumper ? [imo]
Nov 03, 2009 (12:27 pm)
I believe I found the answer to my own question.
I guess under those 2 plastic covers are nozzles for the headlight washers.
Supposedly, these nozzles spring up from the bumpers and spray liquid toward the headlights.
#87 of 89 Another "what is this thing?" question
Nov 05, 2009 (3:32 pm)
This question is for the 2009 RX 350
Looking under the hood, I saw a white plastic tank under the car battery ( driver side of the car).
The window washing fluid tank starts out on the passenger side but I don't know where it ends.
This mysterious tank didn't seem to have any liquid in it, but it was hard to tell.
I looked to see if any hoses were connected to the tank but the view was
blocked by other things.
Does anyone know what I am talking about ?
#88 of 89 Re: Another "what is this thing?" question [imo]
Nov 20, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I don't own an RX so this may be a wild stab, (and assuming the white tank you saw is not actually the bottom part of the battery), could it be the window washer fluid for the rear window?
#89 of 89 Re: Another "what is this thing?" question [bodble2]
Nov 22, 2009 (3:38 pm)
According to someone in a different forum, the tank is "intake resonator".
It's supposed to reduce the noise of air going into the engine.