Last post on Mar 01, 2010 at 10:23 AM
You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 350, Hatchback
#23 of 32 Re: Reflections(rpac) [rlm51]
Jan 17, 2010 (6:48 pm)
Hello rlm51 – Thank you for your response. Do me a favor. On a dark street look to the left, out your side window. The reflection appears just above and out to the left of the outside rear view mirror. Like it is sitting out in space! If you still cant see it something else comes to mind. My car was built in Dec 09; the glass is tinted all over the car. Of course more so on the back windows, but to a lesser degree on the side windows. I am beginning to wonder if that has something to do with this problem, because my side driver’s window is factory tinted as are all of them. Strange, but I slowly seem to be finding resolutions to this problem. Thanks to all of the good people that have posted on this subject. By the way, I noticed the other day that my Navi is Version 09.1. The latest that actually calls out street names. I also opted for the ‘traffic information’ because in Los Angeles it is worth its weight in gold. When I am in heavy congestion it gives me the option to reroute around the congestion. I have tried it several times and it works wonderfully. Is yours the same?
Thanks again for your most welcome post rlm51, it is most appreciated. And I wait to hear if you are able to see anything out your driver’s window. If not, then it is the tinted glass causing a reflection.Thanks so very much!
#24 of 32 Re: Reflections(rpac) [rpac]
Jan 19, 2010 (1:22 pm)
Now I can see a reflection of the dash objects in the driver's side window above the outside mirror at night. And as you say, to a lesser degree than the Nav reflection on the front.
I do not have the Navi Traffic, which I think requires XM. I have Sirius, the remainder of a subscription that was moved from my trade-in vehicle (Honda Ridgeline).
#25 of 32 Reflection
Jan 23, 2010 (8:54 pm)
While driving my wife's 2007 ES350 without navigation, I noticed the same reflection of the speedometer, etc in the same location outside the driver's window about the outside mirror; had never seen it before.
#26 of 32 Re: Reflection [rparis]
Jan 24, 2010 (1:20 am)
Hello rparis – Thank you so very much for your recent post regarding the ES350. I did own a 350, but I believe it was an 06, not sure though unless I check my records. I personally now think that Lexus has a safety problem that is quietly being swept under the carpet. At my dealer they have TV screens all over the place showing how they go to great lengths to make sure everything is perfect on the Lexus cars. Also, I have to be honest with you at this time. I presently own a 2010 RX350, as you have probably read in previous posts. I have had the car barely a month, and compared to previous models of the RX350, I think this one is way over priced, the quality is poor, and they produced a cheap car and are selling it at exorbitant prices. Might I ask you please, if you have any friends driving a Lexus car, I would be interested if they have any type of reflection problem? This just might be a problem that is bigger than what we thought, but as I said, Lexus seems to be ignoring it. ‘The Pursuit of Perfection’ Yeh right!
Thanks so much for your post.
PS: I heard something today from a friend of mine. Said he read somewhere where 4 people were killed in a Toyota because the accelerator 'stuck'. Investigators found all of the car mats in the trunk of the car while investigating the accident. As you know, Toyota makes Lexus. I am beginning to wonder!!!
#27 of 32 Re: Reflection [rpac]
Jan 26, 2010 (9:49 am)
Perhaps there was a terrorist, or GM "plant", in the software development group at Toyota that managed to get a "trap door", or deadly embrace, incorporated into the DBW firmware...??
#28 of 32 Re: Reflection [wwest]
Jan 26, 2010 (10:10 am)
I can't believe you said that.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#29 of 32 Reflections
Feb 21, 2010 (5:43 pm)
rpac: This has been one of the most...DIFFERENT threads I have ever seen. Your magnanimous responses in the face of somewhat harsh criticism have been remarkable, almost unseen in the world of message boards.
You have me paranoid now...I have an '08 RX400h and now I'm going to be looking around for any weird/distracting reflections. Can't say that I recall any to this point after almost 19K miles. On my '04 Maxima under certain circumstances I could see a reflection of the RED light (that was behind the speedometer illuminating the needle) in the side window and it freaked me out the first time. You know how it is, whenever you see a RED light, it gives you pause.
I'm reading this forum because my lease is up on the 400h in November and am looking to see what's going on with the latest generation RX. I have to say, so far I am not blown away. Harsher ride, NAV still sux, no touchscreen, styling is not an improvement IMO... I may have to REFLECT on this further...
#30 of 32 Navigation Query
Feb 28, 2010 (12:54 pm)
I own a 2010 RX350 with Navi, Version 09.1. I am fully aware that you can not program it or use it while driving. However, last night while driving home I turned it on and to my surprise I could use any of the addresses that I had programed into the Navi at an earlier date. The menu was not 'grayed out' and I could use the Navi as if I was standing still. My question is what happened? - that suddenly I can use the Navi while driving? I am not a techy and have done nothing to the technical aspects of the car. Has anybody else had this experience? Thank you.
Feb 28, 2010 (4:07 pm)
Maybe the lawyers gave the go-ahead for Toyota to allow that function in the latest version. I know you cannot do that in my '08 RX400h. You can hit "HOME" and "I think) five other presets, but not the "previous addresses" while under way. Very annoying.
#32 of 32 Re: Navigation Query [rpac]
Mar 01, 2010 (10:23 am)
I'd have to check to be sure but I think that is SOP even for my '01 F/awd RX300.