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  1. Hi all Alan Funk one of the original moderators of this forum is in poor heath. He loved solving problems & helping and talking all things about cars especially his 3 Lexuses ! He has a 2007 ES350 w/Ultra-Luxury Package. w/25,000 miles. Amber Pearl w/Cashmere interior. Its only been serviced by Lexus , parked in a private spot and babied…orginal owner of course! I’m wondering if anyone has interest? I haven’t listed this anywhere else as I felt it would be respectful to him for me to present it to the Lexus Owner Club members first. Please contact me directly at casaandy@mac.com if interested Best Regards, Andrew Funk…. Alan’s son
  2. "Bottom line is there really is no "fix" as to what you can do to get rid of the hesitation." No Fix!!!
  3. I think you failed to read my above post!! This hesitation problem in this model car has NEVER been rectified by the Lexus Corp, even with constant reflashing of the tranny's computer! These updates were always a complete failure, so your advice is like beating a dead horse. Here are some members posts back in May, 2003 Read them and weep: http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/topic/3584-02-06-transmission-hesitation-problems/
  4. I purchased a brand new 2003 ES300, and from the day I picked it up from my Lexus dealer I knew that there was a hesitation problem! After countless times the dealer tried to reprogram the computer, but in every instance these updates didn't work to eliminate the problem. I finally traded in this car that had under 20,000 miles for a 2007 ES350 and the transmission in this car did not have any problems. So, I'm sorry to tell you that I can't give you a positive answer. If you go back to 2004 forum responses that I posted in, you'll see how frustrated that I, as well as other members could never had positive results. Here's a link to one of these pages: http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/topic/10805-would-you-buy-your-es330-again/page-2?hl=%2B2003+%2Bes300+%2Btransmission#entry67097 You could also look in Clublexus.com for further info. Good luck. :whistles:
  5. I always try to keep up whats been happening in the Lexus world, even though I haven't been as active as I used to be. Maybe it's because I'm getting too old.
  6. Lexus USA has announced a planned voluntary safety recall of approximately 10,500 model year 2013 GS 350 sedans due to an potential issue in the brake pedal assembly: The brake pedal assembly in the subject vehicles contains a brake pedal load sensing switch which allows the brake system to detect brake pedal force application by the driver. Due to a manufacturing error, there is a possibility that the switch could improperly cause the brake system to activate without driver input while driving and without activating the rear brake lights. This could result in unexpected moderate deceleration. Affected owners will be notified by mail, and the brake pedal support assembly will be replaced free of charge.
  7. I was very disturbed after reading this article: http://lexusenthusiast.com/2014/03/24/japanese-lexus-dealership-builds-exclusive-ls-owners-lounge/ This means that if you don't own an LS Model you're NOT invited. Very snobbish indeed! :whistles:
  8. Lexus has announced the 2014 model year GS 350, which will now be equipped with the same eight-speed transmission seen on the IS F & new IS F SPORT. Other improvements have been made to the USA edition of the 2014 GS model: Flush mounted sensors for available Intuitive Park Assist Full color display added to optional Heads-Up Display Available Blind Spot Monitor adds Rear Cross Traffic Alert and power-folding mirrors Luxury Package changes: LED foglamps, Superchrome finish for 18-inch wheels, and the rear armrest control panel display adds display option to view radio station and song title information. Optional power trunk opener Night View system discontinued iPhone SIRI Eyes-Free system from Apple, which lets you call contacts, select and play music from iTunes, and use Apple Maps turn-by-turn navigation.
  9. After many years of free help to fellow Toyota and Lexus owners and enthusiasts, the Workshop Manuals have been removed from the site upon request from Toyota Motor Corporation
  10. No more LFA......this is the one I want!!
  11. Hi Steve- Your GS is one beautiful car! I was contemplating trading in my old '07 ES350 for the new GS350, but in reality I couldn't justify the trade, since my car has less than 17K miles on the odometer. I hardly use it since as a retired geezer, I fly between Scottsdale, AZ, Miami Beach, FL, and Minnetonka MN. There I have the use of a new Range Rover, a Bentley Continental Convertible, or a Range Rover Evoque. When I'm at home in NYC I mainly use my wife's "powerful" Toyota Corolla to zoom around in........and it's easy to park. LOL :) If anybody deserves a great car, it's you. Best of luck. Alan
  12. Hi Steve, I think I removed all of these offending posts. If not get back to me and we'll remove this person as a member, or prevent him from posting.
  13. Guess who's on top. :D http://autos.aol.com/gallery/2012-jd-power-luxury/?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl7%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D162482
  14. This member only posts spam!!!

  15. That's for sure.... except if repainting is necessary, then I'd worry about the color match. Heehee
  16. I don't know whether you remember, when I was parked in a mall parking parking lot, and when I came back from shopping I saw that somebody hit my front. It required replacement of the front bumper, hood, lights, left front fender, plus a few more things. The repair was done by my Lexus dealer, and the results were absolutely perfect in every respect. The repair cost was $5000.00......paid by my insurance company. Another thing, at the time this happened, my car was only 3 months old!!!
  17. I think you should win an award for the funniest post I have read in a long time. heehee
  18. The problem is I need to have the EXACT time to the fraction of a second(atomic time). As they say, "Time is Money"
  19. Yes, it would be nice to have it interconnected to the Nav system, but I'm sure that Lexus also thought about that feature and the added electronic expense wasn't worth it. :)
  20. I realized that the Hyundai warranty is not transferable, but I wouldn't be concerned about that. The main thing is it would be in effect when I owned the car. 5 years ago Hyundai was just starting it's upsurge, so at that time I wouldn't have considered buying one. What I was talking about is the current state of affairs of this companies offerings.
  21. My 2 cents goes like this: In electronics, when companies like Samsung started up years ago they sold mostly low end equipment. Now they are one of the most respected companies in the world!! This also holds true for the Hyundai Corporation. Their first automotive offerings were really pretty sad, but now, their achievements in this department is so great that in simple terms are "shocking". As an example, read any of the numerous auto magazines that have tested their vehicles, from sedans, crossover SUV's, or full size SUV's, and most all of them have glowing reviews across the board. As far as I'm concerned, I would definitely consider buying a Hyundai, mainly because of what I have seen and driven. About 5 years ago I flew out to Phoenix, AZ, and I had reserved a Toyota Camry from Hertz, but when I went to pick up this car the representative told me there were none available. He then told me that he had a new Hyundai Sonata available. Needless to say I was slightly disappointed, but I decided to give it a try. To make a long story short......I enjoyed driving this rental more then any rental car I have had in the past. The car was extremely comfortable, well built, no rattles, economical, and handled superbly. And I'm talking about driving this car hundreds of miles, going up to Sedona and the Grand Canyon, and down to Mexico. It was a totally great experience! By no means am I trying to berate Lexus automobles, since I've owned 4 of them since 1991, but the question arises......how come a fairly new car company like Hyundai can give you a warranty that blows away what Lexus offers, and through the years I've had Lexus transmission problems that Lexus never addressed to my satisfaction. This caused me to trade in a 2003 ES300, with about 10K miles on the odometer for my present car. To this day I'm pretty *BLEEP*ed about this previous experience!! At this point in my life, the most important thing in an automobile is my satisfaction, and not trying to impress people. :)
  22. Update: Actually, this problem hasn't reoccurred ever since that one time. So, I'll just chalk it up to an isolated incident and hope for the best. :)
  23. Doubt it 2011 is 4 year/50k miles bumper to bumper, and 6 year/70k miles engine and drive train That's exactly the same warranty as the 2007 ES350. so you are good til may 2012 on the tranny warranty, nice Yay!!! Since I put so little mileage on this car, I'll tell the service guy about this problem when I bring the car in for my next service appointment sometime in June, 2011.
  24. Doubt it 2011 is 4 year/50k miles bumper to bumper, and 6 year/70k miles engine and drive train That's exactly the same warranty as the 2007 ES350.
  25. I found this on Lexus.com: The Powertrain Warranty is for 72 months or 70,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Except for the situations listed on the Basic Warranty page, this warranty covers repairs needed to fix defects in materials or workmanship of any component listed below: •Engine: Cylinder block and head and all internal parts, timing belt and cover, flywheel, oil pan, water pump, fuel pump, engine mounts, engine control computer, seals and gaskets •Transmission and Transaxle: Case and all internal parts, torque converter, clutch cover, mounts, engine control computer, seals and gaskets •Front-Wheel-Drive System: Driveshaft, axle, hub, bearings, seals and gaskets See your Lexus dealer for complete details on the Lexus Powertrain Warranty. I could have sworn it was for 100,000 miles, not 70,000 miles. B)
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