Absolutely agree man, the big solid yellow exclamation and then while in motion blinking explanation is even more frustrating but as i said not worth it so i will just close my one eye
Here in this country you can pass an inspection even with the check engine light on, the inspection is not taking account the electronic part/ lights glowing in the dash, only mechanical inspection from underneath the car; oil leak check; Tyre tread check; break check; indicators check; headlight check; wipers check and you are good to go
It was so long ago, that I'm not sure they would even know - and I don't know who there to ask. You could call them, though - Hendrick Lexus in Charlotte. They did not fix it themselves, but had someone come in (I think it was someone who did detailing as well) and take care of it. I found the statement in my records. It's a Hendrick Lexus statement from 6/19/2014, and the entry for that work reads like this:
SUBLET .... PO# 108733 DESCRIPTION: LEATHER REPAR
(actually, they misspelled it "LEAREHR REPAIR" on the statement)
Cost was $150.
The service advisor on that statement was Larry Helton.
Installed the premium all season 265/60/17 tires. Rides smooth as glass and very quiet.. The Falken 265/70/17 ATW3 were somewhat noisy and the ride was not smooth.
The height drop is noticeable makes the entry and exit much easier. 2-3 mph actual speed difference ( 60 mph on the speedometer is actually 57-58 ) and the GX has better acceleration due to the tire diameter in effect lowering the rear differential gear ratio.
I've checked my bushings while back there and they seem to be ok. The rear doesn't do as much work as the front so I guess they last longer and by the time they need to be addressed most ppl have moved on from the car.