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zieke

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zieke last won the day on September 27 2016

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About zieke

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  • Birthday 08/16/1945

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    steve

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  • Lexus Model
    RX350
  • Lexus Year
    2007
  • Location
    Illinois (IL)
  1. Failed Transmission

    It is my opinion that lexus may have considered some help had you provided documentation of a transmission fluid change at around 50k or so miles. Of course the trans. may have been abused contributing to the failure.
  2. Sure. Altho I had 60k on my RX, I called Lexus customer service and asked for a little "goodwill" concerning the steering rack on the premise that this was a continuing problem with their racks. I maintained that a properly built steering rack should last a long time without leaking through the seals. I also told them I would buy an aftermarket unit (much cheaper) if I could not get any satisfaction. Good Luck
  3. I had the same problem, called Lexus, and got them to foot the bill for the rack, but I had to pay labor, which was not cheap. but better than nothing. Racks leaking was a problem with those cars.
  4. And along those lines some shops will make U believe they need to pull the engine, when they know very well how to do the job without doing that. Of course the rate will be the same as if they really pulled the engine. An informed customer is the best defense. This club is like gold!!
  5. Tires for Rx350

    Michelle, I put a set of Nexen nferas on mine. The reviews were good and priced right. U may want to check them from tire buyers.com. I know they have a big factory in Korea.
  6. If it was me and I was lucky enough to get a store credit from Rock Auto I would buy another brand. Buying from your mechanic in the first place probably would have been a good option. Now it looks like you're on the hook.
  7. I would reinstall my old radio and see if the problem corrects itself. If so return the new one and get a refund.
  8. I would start by removing the circuit board under the driver side window switches and spraying all the connections with an electronic spray cleaner, let dry completely, and try again.
  9. I also drive that vehicle and notice the tapping noise. Don't believe it's fuel injectors. Timing chain comes to mind, but I don't know. As for fuel I use 89 mid grade gas of a major brand and have none of the mentioned ills. I think there is a little less power, however if the computer is operating properly the engine should compensate for lower octane gas and not ping.
  10. My opinion is if U don't need a big suv and require 25 mpg I would buy a nice car instead of a hybrid. There are many very nice cars that ride great and get really good mileage. The upkeep is also somewhat less to boot.
  11. Mysterious Button

    that button is connected to the automatic vehicle leveling system and can change the height of the vehicle for easier loading or etc.
  12. Heated. Seat.

    (1) turn off heater (2) roll down windows or (3) Pull the fuse
  13. Without knowing any more than was posted, I believe that dealer is B sing U. I say this because even if the car was in a wreck before u got it and not repaired properly, the moisture problem would have surfaced far sooner than now. If u get no satisfaction on Fri. I would take the car to a certified auto body repair shop, and have them check it and put their results in writing.
  14. Deb, Maybe a low mileage '12 or so would be a fit for U. Haven't seen many used ones on the web site but their are quite a few internet places to look. Good luck!
  15. I agree with your mechanic, 260k miles is enough. My reasoning is software wise more than mechanically. There are so many computers in these cars, and they are all expensive to replace. I guess a reasonable low mileage '12 to '15 would be a good bet, certified by a dealer if possible. Being used, U can research it on the internet and determine by service records if the car has been a lemon, which U cannot do with a new one. Also a Lexus dealer will print out service records for u especially if they know u are interested. I had heard (somewhere on our web site) that Lexus and Toyota had somewhat cheapened their products (I don't know the years) in order to become # 1 in the world in auto sales, but that is purely speculation. I do know that most of the ign. coils in my 2007 went bad before 80k, which I deemed quite unnecessary. Also the steering rack was leaking at 50k and was noted on service records. On the other hand mine has all the options, and so far they have been reliable. My sister's '13 has been quite reliable, but only has 20k on it. The service records should tell a good story for u.