Loe Posted November 10, 2006 Share Posted November 10, 2006 Hello every body. I have a RX400H from 4 months. It's a fantastic car. All was working perfectly. But... But from few days, the hybrid system doesn't work very well. Where I live (in Paris - France ) it started to be cold from few days. Not so cold, but let say the outside temperature is going up to 32 ° F. Well, my Lexus stay outside during the night. In the morning the temperature is around 46° F, and I drive it to my work during 8 miles (around 25 minutes) : the electric engine doesn't work. The batteries starts to be in the green level quickly, and as soon as I touch the pedal, the petrol engine starts. When I stop to a red light, the petrol engine doesn't stop. Than after few hours in the garage of my company, I go to lunch and the electric engines start to work normally. I spoke with my dealer which was very surprised. He never heard about that. Than he call someone, and told me there is a minimum required temperature for the electric engines. He spoke about 60 °. Was it Fahrenheit or Celsius ? He didn't know. FYI 60° C is equal to 140° F. (he wasn't clear, I think he didn't understand what was explained to him) But anyway, after few minutes of driving the petrol engine is hot, and that should work. Does any body has the same issue ? (I don't know if it could have any links, but during summer, one or 2 times I noticed some water under the car but I did not use the air conditioning.) Thanks in advance for your answer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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