I personally will not buy another Lexus until they turn things around. After I got a bit testy they did replace it. My last 4 Lexus were close to being perfect, although each newer Lexus I had were not as good as the older one. It won't resolve the noise. The standard technology is great and the ride is smooth. I think what happens the entire dash board is shaking when the car runs over a bump.
I heard there is a redesign dash clip that just came out that is suppose to fix the problem. The trunk is a bit small, that is my only complaint. The salesman said it was a hard vehicle to get approved for. It had reliability issue, rattles everywhere, starting issues and squeaky brakes. The foam still makes creaking noise when the dashboard rubs against it. I have Starfire Pearl paint and am noticing small rust spots, dealer says rail dust, am taking it back to have them buffed out.
Anyone else have this problem? Or you can go with a set of aftermarket wheels that are bigger, wider and with less offset for a truly custom look. Thats fix is fine if you dont plan to keep your car for long. My last 4 Lexus were close to being perfect, although each newer Lexus I had were not as good as the older one. Measures the thread diameter, the thread pitch, and the thread length. So you may have to fold it. Charlie, I have the same problem, dealer tried 5 times already - no fix so far.
Started my car a couple of weeks ago on a cold morning and all of a sudden it began running roughly, every dash warning light came on and the engine would only run in limp mode. Hybrid Synergy Drive This well-executed and virtually transparent variation on the basic Toyota dual-mode theme matches a smooth 3. I heard there is a redesign dash clip that just came out that is suppose to fix the problem. The cabin head room can be a little tight if you are over 6 feet tall and the miles per gallon on the street and highway is only about average. At over 7 years old, it still looks better than any other car in a parking lot. I live in Panama City and the road conditions are very poor, but, wherever you point this thing, is where it will go.
They have a loose dashboard. On the interior the steering wheel is new and much improved and the nav display is the new high res screen found in the other Lexus vehicles. I would love to have the iPod so it can be controd via the Navi. All they are doing is stretching out the dash board clips, the creaking noise will come out once the clips are stretch out. It had reliability issue, rattles everywhere, starting issues and squeaky brakes.
The new shims are used to fix the squealing noise. This Lexus sports coupe is equipped with a level of performance and comfort that is currently unmatched by any other automaker offering a product in the same price category. All of the other sales people are inexperienced, and young. It states that all other functions must be performed at the iPod. The great styling, performance, sound system and minimal maintenance needs make this a real value. It has to be something made of eslatic material.
Where do you get this vibration dampener made of eslatic material? Those determined to explore the outer reaches of its formidable handling envelope can simply switch off various elements of the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management stability and traction controls. I asked them to replace the brake pads due to excessive brake dust while they were going to put on the new shims. When the dashboard shakes, it rubs agaisnt the windshield and causes the creaking noise. I personally will not buy another Lexus until they turn things around. Outside, the front fascia, bumper, and lower intake have new styling, and the grille is now surrounded in chrome. If the seat still moves from the bottom switches then it's most likely a switch problem or fuse.
You will need to change the oil every 5K and get new brakes and tires about every 30K miles. I have Starfire Pearl paint and am noticing small rust spots, dealer says rail dust, am taking it back to have them buffed out. All you are doing is stretching out those plastic clips, the noise will come back sooner or later. Many people have tried that do it yourself solution for the dash creak. I think what happens the entire dash board is shaking when the car runs over a bump. It won't resolve the noise.
That change may be enough for me to look at the car again. At 90K miles, I am not even thinking about buying another car. Just had mine in for 5,000 mile service, asked them to fix the windshield creaking, dealer stuffed some foam between dash and windshield. So I went to another car dealership and got a better car. Although it is attractive, the unit can be one of the most confusing interfaces on the market for a first time user. All models get turn signals integrated into side-view mirrors. I personally will not buy another Lexus until they turn things around.
Nothing compared to it when I was shopping others. The well-positioned basic controls are supplemented by a drop-down panel on the dash that hides switchgear for less-used functions until they're needed. The next day i go to bring them the bank check and pick up the car. Has this occured to others? Just had mine in for 5,000 mile service, asked them to fix the windshield creaking, dealer stuffed some foam between dash and windshield. I only have 66K miles on it, but seriously nothing has ever failed on this car.