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Beniffnee

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    2010 LS 460 AWD
  1. Having the dealership withing 20 minutes of the house helped I think. I'm still evaluating thier fix. I'd like to know how your issue comes out also. Best of luck. B
  2. Ed, They replaced all four tires. It's better. Much better, but it's not gone. Is it in the acceptabel range? I'm trying to convince myself. Jury is still out. Bummer - $72 Grand. B
  3. Ed, Thanks for the input. My latest visit resulted in replacemant of all 4 tires. Still the Bridgestones. It definetely helped - got rid of 90% of the problem. It turns out that each of the tires was more than 14 pounds (not sure of the termonology, but I'm thinking foot-pounds or some out-of-round centrifugal force measured in pounds)out-of tolerance. One was upwards of 27 pounds according to the maint report. Why did it take them 5 visits to find it? One can only speculate. So I think I'm in my tolernace zone, but still, for 72k I was expecting a smooth as glass ride. That's not the ca
  4. WOW! That is exactly what is happening. I also hear it but have been trying to convince myself otherwise (kind of a low rumble). I will try your idea of taking it for test drive with four new wheels and see what happens. I can't believe after all these years of no new car issues, that this would the car to give me a problem like this. I really apprecaite you taking the time to chime in. Thanks again,
  5. Lexus issued a service bulletin that affected my 2008, sorry I don't have the bulletin number. The purpose of the bulletin was to resolve a harmonic type vibration that was intermittent depending on vehicle speed and road conditions. This was the exact issue that I was having. The fix was to remove the interior headliner and beef up the bracket that was attached to the gps antenna. This bracket would start vibrating and the entire car would feel like there was a drive line vibration or a tire/wheel vibration problem. You could hear it and feel it in the seats. Sort of like being in a barrel
  6. Thanks all for your replies. The tires and wheels are stock (I only have 4800 miles). I think the guy on the Road Force Balancer is trained. Hard to verify that but they've been at for a few years so likely they have overcome the typical errors. Fourthlexus - that's a scary story. This is my 3rd one; One 2004 ES for my wife (still has it - great car), one 2004 RX for me ( I traded it for the LS), and now the LS. Never had a problem before now. I'm cringing at the prospect of dealing with this for months on end after spending that kind of money. In the absence of others weighing in with sim
  7. Couple of things first, are your wheels and tires stock? I had a friend that owned a tire shop when he bought his 9700 road force balancer the boys in the back ended mis balancing tires until they figured out the problem. You need to be trained on the balancer and follow the procedure. The dealer normally does not have a tire guy anyone ends up balancing the tires making for errors. The only way to be sure is have them take a set of wheels off an new car and put them on yours and make sure they torque them with a torque wrench not the torque sticks.Then drive it. Many roads can feel smooth bu
  8. I bought a 2010 LS 460 AWD in April 2010. I've been back to the dealer 4 times for tire balancing since I detect a vibration. They applied "Road Force" balance to the tires which seemed to help a little but an annoying vibration, most evidnet at 70-75 MPH persists but I can feel it at other speeds too. The car 4800 miles. A bottle of water will reveal the vibration while driving on a smooth road. Also, the headrest will transfer the vibration to my hand if I place the back of my hand against the passenger's headrest while driving. I'm begining to think this a chracteristic of the car since
  9. I was wondering if you ever got your LS460 vibration problem resolved. I too feel the sustained vibration at 70-75 mph. I only have 4800 miles but my frustration is growing. I'm begioning to think it is something other than tires. Would love to hear that you found the source of the problem.
  10. I recently bough a 2010 LS 460 AWD in April. I've been back to the dealer 4 times for tire balancing since I detect a vibration. They applied "Road Force" balance to the tires which seemed to help a little but There is this annoying vibration, most evidnet at 70-75 MPH, but since I've come to "know" the car, I can feel it at other speeds too. A bottle of water will reveal the vibration while driving on a smooth road. Also, the headrest will transfer the vibration to my hand if I place the back of my hand against the passenger's headrest while driving. I'm begining to think this a chracteris
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