Couple weeks ago, my Lexus hybrid system light came on. I took the car to a local Lexus dealer. They charged me $160 just to test the engine light and told me to replaced my hybrid battery for $6,700. I am so broke I declined the replacement. Last week, I opened the hybrid battery and tested all cells. Turns out all cells are fine. I reassembled the battery back in place and drove it for another week. Today while driving 70 mph on the highway the "warning hybrid light" comes on again including check VSC, check ECB. Does anyone here has the same problem like it do? I know the battery is fine. Could the battery converter causing this problem?
Any advise would be appreciated.
Hi All, Tought I would show the reliability of these great cars.
My RX400h SE-L is still in great shape and still on the same Hybrid battery from new!
It's been serviced by Lexus Dealer twice a year for it's entire life so far.
Current mileage just about to go up to 250.000
Can any one else add to the list of 200.000 mile RX models?
Hi i'm new to the forum, I searched already if this subject exists, didn't see anything close to my situation. I have a 1994 Lexus LS400. I bought the car from a sketchy guy, but the car was clean and i believed 178k miles sounded right. after owning the car a month I Car Fax'd it finding out that as of August 2007 it had 234k miles, and May 2010 it was found to have 190k miles. the next owner drove it to 246k miles as of August 2012. within the same owner, during another service, it was documented at 208k miles. He then sold it to me at 178k miles. I know he rolled it back and tampered with it, because the capacitors went out (Normal issue) and i had a professional change them. This car has OBD1 so I don't completely know how to roll it forward to be honest with the mileage, or even if its legal. any suggestions, thanks!
Like many of you I am frustrated and turned off by the prices and practices of the Lexus dealership service departments. Before my next scheduled maintenance appointment I've made it a point to seek out reputable garages in NYC who can reliably service my 2008 RX 400h.
Any good referrals out there?
I have a 2013 ES 300h. I bought it January 2013 and already have more than 72,500 miles on it. Yes, I know, I drive a lot, which is why I bought this particular car. I wanted comfort and good gas mileage. Up until Feb of this year I was consistently getting between 36-38 mpg. In stop and go traffic on the LA freeways I would get 41-43. Suddenly the mileage started going down and now it's at 32-34 mpg. After a fill-up, I'll get the 36 mpg until I hit about 7/8 to 3/4 of a tank. Then it drops. I also seem to get better mpg on highway; it used to be the other way around. The battery never seems to charge all the way. I have done the following to try and improve the mileage:
Increased tire pressure Oil changes New tires Fuel injector cleaning Replaced air filter Checked the spark plugs Used Chevron instead of Costco gas Took it to the dealer to have the battery checked out Has anyone else had the same or similar problem? Any suggestions about what caused the mileage to degrade?
I found something online about the rear brakes causing drag and degrading the mileage on a Prius. That's my next step but I thought I also post here.
Any suggestion is welcome.