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#267 of 284 Re: 2010 RX 350 sudden acceleration? [just_crashed]
Sep 02, 2010 (5:48 pm)
Please report this to Lexus. I did and of course got no where. It has to be dealt with by Lexus corporate. It took them over a week to examine my car (while I was driving a rental). Then it took a month before they got back to me. Naturally it was my fault (the brake was never depressed). I could have told them that. My incident only took about 2 seconds. I don't think one can get a foot on the brake that fast. After working with my dealership, Lexus agreed to read the "Black Box". Long story short, it cost $13,000 to fix it. We need to keep reporting this stuff to Lexus. My car is a lease car, and though I really love it, I sort of don't trust it any more. I have two more years on my lease. Hope you are OK.
Sep 15, 2010 (8:57 pm)
I am interested in knowing if anyone owns a 2010 RX 350 and what, if any, problems you have had so far.
#269 of 284 Re: 2010 Putrchase [fjohnson2]
Sep 16, 2010 (5:06 am)
Don't know if you read my last two posts, but as much as I love my 2010 RX350, I did experience Sudden Unintended Acceleration. As pulling into a parking space in a ramp, my car suddenly surged forward and crashed into a cement wall. Now I was going a minimal speed at the time (less than 3 MPH I would guess), but the engine revved and surged forward. As the wall was only 2-3 feet in front of me, it was over almost instantly. However I managed to rack up $13000 worth of damage on a brand new (less than 7500 miles) car. Of course Lexus/Toyota noted when they read the "black box", that I had not pressed the brake. Excuse me, who has reactions that are that quick? My car is everything I could want it to be and unfortunately more. Lexus/Toyota lies.">
#270 of 284 Re: 2010 RX 350 sudden acceleration? [just_crashed]
Sep 21, 2010 (12:37 pm)
"..the car kept going forward.."
Parking brakes will NOT engage reliably while the vehicle is still moving. DO NOT release the foot brake until the vehicle has come to a FULL STOP and the parking brake/pawl has had a split-second or so to drop into place.
#271 of 284 Re: 2010 Putrchase [nillydog]
Feb 23, 2011 (10:48 pm)
Just read your message regarding $13000 damage after accelerating from a near dead stop into a wall only 3 feet away. There is something wrong with this picture. How is it that you can incur that much damage after moving just 3 feet? Is the Lexus bumper system so fragile that it can't protect your vehicle better than this?
And yes, you can easily move your foot from a depressed accelerator to the brake in under a second.
#272 of 284 Re: 2010 Putrchase [jvolkova]
Feb 23, 2011 (11:48 pm)
I can't speak for anyone else... But my foot would already be covering the brake if I was less than 3 feet from a wall in any car, especially in a car with an automatic transmission. Even if I was trying to move uphill that close to a wall, I still cover the brake.
Nevertheless, I'd sure be ticked if my car was able to surge into a wall by itself without any driver input. It must have taken a pretty good amount of throttle signal to get the momentum to do that much damage that close to the wall. I hope you find out what happened.
I've been a victim of SUA, too but it wasn't a fault with the car I was struck by. I'm not saying that's what happened in this case, but it does happen. When it's operator error it usually involves wide-open throttle.
#273 of 284 Is a complete new RX350 model linked with the new model Camry in 2012?
Mar 04, 2011 (8:55 am)
I understand that the Camry platform underpins the RX 350 and the Highlander. If the Camy is all new in 2012 will the RX 350 and Highlander also be all new? Any estimate of release date? I know the RX 350 was refreshed in 2010 (or 2009) but I'm interested in an all new platform. The Camry, RX 350 and Highlander have been out awhile - is the chasis a bit long in the tooth? Thanks for any insight.
#274 of 284 Re: Is a complete new RX350 model linked with the new model Camry in 2012? [johnxyz]
Mar 05, 2011 (8:14 am)
The only things that I can think of that would be common across those product lines, other than the patently UNSAFE FWD aspect, is the V6 engine, transaxle, and the unibody type of body construction.
Other than incorporating technological advances and more mostly useless, but inordinately PROFITABLE "gadgets" (GPS, rear entertainment, etc.), I don't see changing anything other than body styling.
#275 of 284 Re: Is a complete new RX350 model linked with the new model Camry in 2012? [wwest]
Mar 06, 2011 (6:25 am)
Thanks wwest btw I've followed your analysis and comments on the Toyota awd systems over the years - to me you appear to know what you're talking about in referencing the system deficiencies.
Follow-up question - if the 2012 Camry is a new, cleansheet design; and the Camry is the basis for the RX350 and HL, wouldn't those two crossovers have significant, material changes? Afterall if the new '12 Camry is a ground-up change, I would think that would substantially change the crossovers, no? Overall dimensions, suspension, steering, interior, etc would change in the RX and HL? Thanks again for any feedback whether I should wait for a 2012 RX or HL or look at the '10/'11's now.
#276 of 284 Re: Is a complete new RX350 model linked with the new model Camry in 2012? [johnxyz]
Mar 06, 2011 (10:39 am)
Across the board adoption of DFI with idle or cruise throttle body fuel injection would be the only possible commonality I can think of offhand.
The Spawning of the RX was clearly as a derivative of the Camry, and the HL out of the RX, but given the divergence across these three I'm not so sure of any notable sharing of design features.