Last week the bluetooth for my phone in my 2005 quit.
NOT ONLY THAT- the icon (telephone) disappeared from the Display.
I was having my 125k mile service done at the time- the dealer did not work on the navigation or was anywhere inside the dash.
In this model year Lexus integrated the phone bluetooth with the navigation system.
The strange thing is that the icon disappeared...
Has anyone heard/experienced this?
Could you recommend a mechanic for pre-purchase car inspection in Commack, NY area? I live in PA and am considering the purchase of a used 2010 Lexus ES 350 from a private seller in Commack, NY.
Few days ago dash said check hybrid system and it stopped using the electric motor. It seemed to still charge the battery as the blue lines will increase but it never uses it, and the blue lines also go down. Took it to a dealer and they said it has a bad cell - $6500 for a new one.
There is a hybrid refurb place around here and they quoted $2500
Anyone have any thoughts? Guessing not a huge market for a 450 with no hybrid battery... Also wondering if it's bad to drive it right now, the dealer said it would run like that "for a while" but its designed to use that hybrid battery so its not good for it?
Thanks for any ideas/advice.
David, Thanks for sharing. Your experience is not encouraging to say the least. So far, no recurrence of the issue in my car <knock on wood> but it's now right at that 18 month later mark that you describe since my original issue.
Hoping this does not turn into a full blown 'campaign notice' for the 200t, but if it keeps happening at around 12-15K mile intervals it just might. And if Lexus' fix is to simply replace the part, this doesn't appear to be the long term solution. They may need a redesign of the defective part.
I'll post here if my car starts exhibiting the same issue again.