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  1. To entertain children and adults during lockdown, the team at Lexus has created some colouring templates of the Lexus LC 500 sports coupe Finished designs can be shared with Lexus on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by including the @LexusUK tag in your post. Lexus LC 500 Super GT You can create your dream racing car livery with the Lexus LC 500 Super GT car colouring template, but remember to stay within the (racing) lines. This illustration also includes racers from, BMW, Audi and Aston Martin because it commemorates the 2019 race when Super GT cars from Japan and cars from the German DTM series competed against each other for the first time. The first of these so-called ‘Dream Races’ was held at Fuji Speedway, with Nick Cassidy taking victory in the Lexus. Lexus LC Road Car If high-octane motorsport isn’t your thing, there’s a template that’s much more relaxing featuring a Lexus LC road car in two idyllic settings. The style of all these Lexus illustrations is inspired by Ukiyoe, which are traditional Japanese woodblock prints from the Edo period (1603 – 1868). About the Lexus LC 500 The Lexus LC 500 is Lexus’s flagship luxury coupe It was the first Lexus to be built on Lexus’s front engine/rear-wheel drive Global Architecture – Luxury (GA-L) platform It is the faithful evolution of the award-winning LF-LC concept car The LC 500 has a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine and 10-speed direct shift automatic transmission. It delivers 457bhp and 530Nm of torque, enabling acceleration from 0 to 62mph in 4.7 seconds. LC 500h is a self-charging hybrid with naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V6 engine and first application of new Lexus Multi-Stage Hybrid System. It delivers 354bhp and 348 Nm of torque enabling acceleration from 0 to 62mph in five seconds. Download the templates here Archive
  2. With domestic hygiene high on the agenda right now, it’s important to remember it’s not just your house that needs scrupulous cleaning, as your car is one of the most tactile items you’ll own, with multiple surfaces that need special attention too Although this article has been published by Toyota GB and features Toyota vehicles, the principles of keeping any car germ free are the similar and can be applied across a wide range of vehicles. During an average trip the driver and passengers are likely to be touching many surfaces that can attract dirt and germs, from opening the door to changing gear, or from adjusting the heating fan to switching the lights on. Ben Murphy, Toyota’s professional car detailer is responsible for keeping Toyota GB’s fleet of press vehicles cleaned and professionally maintained. On average, Ben cleans about 30 cars per week but in busy times this number can rise to 46. As well as ensuring high standards of vehicle hygiene, Ben has to bear in mind that meticulous car reviewers expect every vehicle they assess to look and feel as good as new. In a new short film from Toyota (Toyota tips on keeping the car germ free) Ben demonstrates 40 potential touch points around the car that need specific cleaning attention, using a RAV4 as an example. “I try to be as efficient as possible,” Ben explains. “Our cars return to our press fleet garage from all over the country and I have to think – ‘where have people touched?’. For example, a driver will probably approach the car with the key in their hand and pull on the door handle. Then there’s the steering wheel and horn, the gearstick and surprisingly the rear-view mirror, because most people adjust the rear-view mirror when they get in the car. The interior of the driver’s door is a common touch point, especially on our press fleet cars which are driven by many different people. Think about all the people who get in the car and use the controls to put the window down a bit.” Ben also has to think about other points that might get touched less frequently, such as the dust caps, the bonnet and then things like the head rests. He has a check sheet which he goes through on every vehicle to make sure he hasn’t missed any part of the vehicle before it leaves the press fleet garage. The seatbelt is a key area. Everyone has to wear one when they get into the car, and the number of times you adjust that seatbelt depends on the size of the person in the car, so there could be two to three touch points just on the seatbelt itself. Also, the belt sits across you, so if you were to cough or sneeze there’s a very good chance germs get on the seatbelt or the steering wheel. Keep your car germ free: which products to use Although Ben uses commercial products made specifically to clean cars without damaging leather or interior materials, bleach-free antibacterial wipes are the next best thing. Ben says: “They’re inexpensive and kill 99.9% of germs, so they’re as safe and inexpensive as you can get without going out and buying a really strong cleaner. With a pack of wipes, a pair of gloves and a dry microfibre cloth, you can give most of the touch points a clean. Don’t just give each area a quick wipe; make sure you wipe it at least twice in a forwards and backwards motion so you’ve cleaned it completely.’ Now wash your hands! “Every time I remove my gloves I always give my hands a good wash,” says Ben. “I wear gloves during my working day and advise people to wear gloves if they are in a vehicle such as a rental car or a taxi. You don’t know which areas of the car the previous occupants have touched and germs can stay on a spot for 72 hours. If kids are travel in your car then there’s every chance they’ve been wiping their hands on windows – we’ve all done it as children, drawing faces on the window!” 40 areas of the car to clean Toyota has put together the following list of 40 areas of the car that should be cleaned. For simplicity the seatbelts are counted as one item and if you carry others in your car, you might have to spend a little longer ensuring each of your passengers can enjoy a factory-fresh ride next time they get into your car. 1 Exterior door handles 2 Frame of door and roof 3 Interior door release 4 Window switches 5 Interior door handle 6 Door pocket 7 Seatbelts 8 Seatbelt clips 9 Seat adjust buttons 10 Steering wheel 11 Horn 12 Control stalks 13 Driver air vents 14 Dashboard 15 Power button 16 Gear shift 17 Multimedia screen 18 Central air vents 19 Heating controls 20 Glovebox 21 Log book 22 Central storage compartment 23 Cupholders 24 Rear-view mirror 25 Interior lights 26 Grab handle 27 Key 28 Head rests 29 Seat pockets 30 Rear central tab 31 Fuel cap 32 Wheel valves 33 Boot lid 34 Parcel shelf 35 Boot floor tab 36 Boot close button 37 Bonnet lid 38 Washer cap 39 Dipstick 40 Oil cap Original article source: Toyota Media (25/03/20)
  3. Lexus is continuing its commitment to making advanced technologies available to its customers for even higher levels of safety and convenience with the introduction of Digital Side-view Monitor for its ES 300h luxury hybrid saloon. The new feature is available to order now in the UK as an option on the ES Takumi model Initially introduced in Japan in 2018 as a world-first for a high-volume production car, the system replaces conventional door mirrors with compact, external, high-resolution cameras linked to in-car monitors. These provide an enhanced view of the area behind and immediately alongside the vehicle in all driving conditions, reducing or eliminating the driver’s blind spots and adapting automatically to give an extended view when the car is turning or reversing. Ergonomic design The ergonomic design of the system allows the driver to check the view around the car with less left-right head movement, in line with Lexus’s aim of reducing the driver’s workload. The two five-inch colour monitors are positioned at the base of the front pillars, closely aligned to the door mirror height, so they fall within the driver’s intuitive line of sight. This means the driver doesn’t have to significantly change their natural mirror-checking action. The cameras are housed in slim, aerodynamic casings that complement the elegant lines of the ES and, being smaller than the door mirrors, reduce wind noise and intrude less in the driver’s forward diagonal view. The units have built-in heaters to avoid freezing or misting, and are located so they are not vulnerable to being obscured by raindrops or snow. If necessary, the driver can activate the demister using a dashboard switch to ensure clear view at any time. The system has a luminescence sensor which automatically reduces glare from the headlights of following vehicles during night-time driving, giving the driver a much clearer rearward view. Automatic extended view When the driver uses the turn indictors or selects reverse gear, the monitors automatically present an extended view of the area alongside and behind the car, eliminating the blind spot and helping safer manoeuvres. An icon in the corner of the screen alerts the driver to the change in aspect. When the turn, lane-change or parking action is completed, the system automatically returns to its standard setting. The driver can also switch to extended view manually, or turn the function off. The system can be adjusted using controls on the driver’s door panel, like those for conventional door mirrors. A menu function gives access to the system’s settings, including brightness and – a feature unique to the Lexus system – automatic retraction of the camera units when the car is parked. The system also incorporates a Blind Spot Monitor. Automatic reference lines The Digital Side-view Monitor system also helps the driver position the car safely when parking or driving, automatically adding reference guidelines to the images. When parking, the lines indicate 20 and 50cm distances from the rear bumper, and 50cm along each side of the car. These are shown on the live image and also in an icon on the display depicting the car’s position viewed from above. When highway driving, the driver is helped to judge safe distances from other traffic with reference lines indicating 5m, 10m and 15m on the road ahead when driving at speeds up to 44mph (70km/h). At higher speeds the distances are 5m, 10m, 15m and 30m. Customers can specify the Digital Side-view Monitor as an option on the ES 300h Takumi model, price £1,600 (including VAT).
  4. Lexus is hosting three European premieres at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, including soon-to-be-launched new products and a concept study expressing its design and technology vision for a future electrified car The LF-30 Electrified concept is a showcase for the advanced design and technology Lexus envisions for the future electrification of its brand and the unique opportunity that will present to transform the joy of driving. The ‘Lexus Electrified’ strategy aims to provide choice, convenience and excitement to consumers who are ready to move beyond conventional powertrains. The UX 300e is Lexus’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) and the first model to be produced under the ‘Lexus Electrified’ banner. It features the distinctive design and high functionality of the original UX urban compact SUV, together with refined yet dynamic driving performance and all the Lexus hallmark qualities of comfort, exceptional quality and reliability. The new Lexus LC 500 Convertible joins the LC Coupe as an aspirational halo model for the entire Lexus range. Designed on the theme of ‘Ultimate Beauty’ and with Lexus’s signature attention to detail, it commands the attention, top up or top down, and provides a driving experience that stimulates all the senses. The Lexus booth will be located on stand 4211 in Hall 4 of the Palexpo exhibition centre. The digital Lexus press conference presentation will be available at any time during the show’s press days (3 and 4 March). Media representatives are welcome to call at the Lexus booth at a time that suits them and discover the Lexus brand and product messages on an individual screen.
  5. Hi Pat....welcome to the Forum I suppose the remote start was useful but on the scale of things is it worth a subscription for all the options that you may or may not necessarily use over time?
  6. Hi Roger.....welcome to the Forum It seems it might be a case of the brand becoming more popular and not necessarily increasing the business infrastructure to accommodate the customer aftersales demand. I suppose if Lexus get enough negative consumer feedback then they may improve their overall service?
  7. Lexus has been a pioneer in vehicle electrification technology since introducing the RX 400h in 2005, taking an industry lead in creating vehicles that deliver both performance and environmental efficiency. At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the company unveiled its global electrification strategy, Lexus Electrified, targeting a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment In particular, Lexus Electrified technology enables integrated control of powertrain, steering, suspension and brakes, realising the full potential of the motor control technology that has been nurtured in Lexus’s HVs (hybrid vehicles). With this technology, driving force can be controlled to provide the ideal vehicle posture in each driving situation. Lexus continues to strive to make vehicles that are safer and enjoyable to drive. As the first production model under the Lexus Electrified banner, the all-electric UX 300e has been developed for excellent on-road performance. Lexus engineers preserved the distinctive design and convenience characteristics of the UX compact SUV, while focusing on the opportunities to build on the performance advantages that are unique to EVs. The UX 300e’s high-output motor provides natural yet brisk acceleration and its high-capacity batteries, located directly beneath the cabin floor, secure a low centre of gravity and allow for an optimal driving range for a compact urban vehicle (249 miles/400km in the correlated NEDC cycle, corresponding to a more than 186-mile/300km target range in the WLTP cycle). Making use of the latest connectivity technology, the UX 300e maximises the advantages of an EV while at the same time delivering driving performance and convenience – true to the Lexus “yet” philosophy. The UX 300e is scheduled to go on sale in selected European markets from the second half of 2020 and in the UK from January 2021. Principal features Lexus has always focused on providing distinctive driving performance and that remains true in its development of its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Taking the signature refined driving performance of the UX as their starting point, engineers were able to leverage the qualities of the new electric drivetrain to further enhance the vehicle’s on-road performance. At the same time, the UX 300e has one of the quietest cabins in its class, building on Lexus’s excellent record of sound management. The Drive Mode Select function allows the driver to manage smooth acceleration and deceleration according the driving situation. They can feel the powerful acceleration and instant torque delivery of the EV powertrain as they press the throttle pedal and use the paddle shifts in a manner similar to engine braking, through four levels of deceleration regeneration – all the while experiencing a natural on-road feel. The vehicle’s low centre of gravity supports excellent dynamic performance, thanks to both the motor and battery being located beneath the vehicle body, and optimum front/rear weight distribution. The high performance of the GA-C platform is enhanced with additional bracing and optimisation of shock absorber damping force to the match the dynamic changes that come with electrification. While EVs are naturally quiet, the UX 300e goes further by adding insulation beyond just that for the battery, suppressing external noises such as wind or gravel that would otherwise be noticeable in the absence of an engine and transmission. This focus on sound management creates a comfortable and tranquil cabin environment. Lexus reliability and hybrid heritage In developing the UX 300e, Lexus made use of the knowledge it has gained in developing its industry-leading hybrid systems, applying the same level of quality and ease of operation it has achieved with all its vehicles in the past. The engineering team has delivered outstanding battery reliability and adopted the latest connectivity technology to maximise the car’s everyday usability and smartphone-based functionality. The efficiency of the motor, inverter, gears and high-capacity battery was maximised, again with the benefit of the experience Lexus gained in developing hybrid vehicles. The batteries are equipped with a temperature management system that operates at low and high ambient temperatures. Reliability is further increased through the use of multiple monitoring systems to regulate charging and prevent issues such as overcharging. The UX 300e offers the latest in connected car technology. By linking to a smartphone using the LexusLink app, drivers can check battery charge and driving range. Charging controls are included, such as a timer which indicates when a full charge will be reached, and a charging schedule according to when the vehicle is next expected to be driven or when energy prices are low. The app also allows the owner to remotely control the climate of the car. Motor specifications Location Front Model 4KM Max. output (kW) 150 Max. torque (Nm) 300 Battery specifications Type Lithium-ion Capacity (kWh) 54.3 Driving range (miles/km) Correlated NEDC cycle: 249/400 WLTP cycle: ˃186/300 (target) Standard (AC) charge (KW) Max. 6.6 Quick (DC) charge* (kW) Max. 50 Distinctive design and high functionality Lexus carried over the distinctive styling and high functionality of the UX compact SUV to the new UX 300e, developing new aerodynamic wheel designs and an underbody cover. Locating the shift-by-wire system on the centre console contributes to the simplicity and functionality of the interior. True to Lexus’s prioritisation of new, advanced safety technologies and quickly making them available to customers, the UX 300e is equipped with Lexus Safety System+, helping in the prevention of accidents, injuries and fatalities. At the same time, the development of driver assistance systems helps reduce driver stress and promote a more natural and safe driving experience. UX 300e key technical specifications DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT Overall length (mm) 4,495 Overall width (mm) 1,840 Overall height (mm) 1,545 Wheelbase (mm) 2,640 Loadspace volume (rear seats upright, to luggage cover, l) 367 Loadspace volume (rear seats upright, to roof, l) 486 PERFORMANCE Battery capacity (kWh) 54.3 Cruising range – NEDC correlated (miles/km) 249/400 Cruising range – WLTP (miles/km – target) 186/300 System output (kW) 150 System torque (Nm) 300 0-62mph acceleration (sec) 7.5 Max. speed (mph) 99.5 CHARGING Charging speed – AC (kW) 6.6 Charging speed – DC (kW) 50 Charging time – AC (hours) 7* (200V/30A, estimated value) Charging time – DC (0-80%, minutes) 50* (max. 125A, estimated value) * Dependent on battery temperature, usage history, charging stand (charger) and operating voltage.
  8. If you take it to a locksmith they should be able to replicate the key and give you the code as well
  9. Hi Jonathan....welcome to the Club What information are you after? Good to have you onboard
  10. Hi Mike....welcome to the Forum If you go to a Lexus Dealership they should be able to give you a print out of any service records that the car has had within the Dealership network.
  11. Sister brands Toyota and Lexus received a record-breaking number of awards in 2019. The bumper honours haul reflects the quality of their model ranges – both new and established – the service provided to customers and the talents of the people working throughout the business, from their workshops and showrooms across the country to their national headquarters The independent approval given to the quality of the products and services provided to customers and to Toyota’s wider commitment to safeguarding the environment adds weight to the company’s global focus on building ever-better cars and working to provide everyone with the freedom of mobility. Its transition from traditional vehicle manufacturer to a mobility provider and enabler will be in sharp focus next year, as new projects and technologies are revealed and Toyota continues to fulfil its role as the official mobility partner to Olympic and Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020. More than 20 awards added to Lexus’s unprecedented success in 2019, the 30th anniversary of the founding of the brand. Annual UK sales reached a record high of more than 15,000 units, several weeks before the end of the year, and a series of new models reached showrooms, including the new UX compact SUV, ES saloon and revised RX and RX L luxury SUVs. As in previous years, Lexus’s customer service has been rated the best in the automotive industry, while the reliability of its products has also been to the fore. Notably, the CT luxury hatchback posted a perfect 100 per cent score in the What Car? reliability survey, helping Lexus claim the title of most reliable manufacturer. Which? added its approval, rating Lexus as the most reliable, most trusted and best car brand in the country, while in the Driver Power survey Lexus topped the best dealership rankings for a third successive year, while its models collected seven individual awards. In 2020, Lexus will consolidate its luxury market-leading range of self-charging hybrid models and also launch a convertible version of its LC 500 flagship coupe. Its first battery-electric vehicle will also be introduced, the UX 300e. More information about Lexus’s awards success in 2019 is available here. Article actions Edit Revisions
  12. Hi John Sorry you didn't get any replies to your original post but thank you for posting up the fix, as you say it will certainly help others in the future with the same problem. Much appreciated and glad it has resolved the issue you had 🙂
  13. Hi Bernadette...welcome to the Forum Usually if the tread is wearing on the inside edge then it is down to the steering geometry being incorrectly set. Wear on the inside edge of the tread suggests that the steering is set to an excessive 'toe-out' angle (wheels pointing out as it drives forward up the road and scrubbing the inside edge). The alignment needs to be altered slightly towards a 'toe-in' setting to compensate for this.
  14. Hi Stacey....welcome to the Forum That sounds quite disturbing and I think I would seek a diagnosis from a reputable garage to track down the cause of the burning smell. It may be some debris on the exhaust or similar or something more sinister. Let us know what you find
  15. Lexus has surpassed its all-time UK sales record, with 15,126 new cars leaving showrooms so far this year. Set to close out 2019 with a forecast of 15,700 customer deliveries at year-end, Lexus dealers are already beating the previous record year for the brand in Britain, which was 2007, before the global financial crash Driving the significant uplift – a 25% increase in total over 2018 – is exceptional demand from luxury car buyers for the Lexus hybrid SUV range; bolstered this year with the introduction of the UX compact SUV. The arrival of the UX earlier in the year gave Lexus customers a comprehensive choice of full, mid-size and compact lifestyle vehicles all powered by its efficient self-charging hybrid drivetrain. Sales of Lexus hybrid SUVs – UX, NX, RX and RX-L – make up 70% of the brand’s total sales figure for 2019 and have risen 58% in the past year. The mid-size NX tracked 2018 performance, with more than 4,600 sold. The luxuriously equipped RX and RX-L – widely regarded as the originator of the luxury crossover market – experienced double-digit growth in demand, with a 19% rise year-on-year. Underpinning the performance of both, UX hit the ground running in its inaugural sales year with approximately 3,500 customers – many new to the Lexus brand – choosing the new compact SUV. With much of the UK’s car market experiencing something of a slowdown in 2019, Lexus Director Ewan Shepherd was all the more delighted with the record result: “2019 has been a tough market for many manufacturers but the Lexus proposition of self-charging petrol-electric hybrid, outstanding quality, service and the bold design of our vehicles, has helped us buck the trend to deliver a record year. “The biggest thanks go to our customers – those who love the brand and the ever-increasing numbers of those who have discovered it this year.” Alongside its hybrid SUV range, Lexus also launched the ES luxury hybrid saloon to market in 2019 and, such has its reception been, buyers are currently experiencing a three month lead time on orders. Shepherd added; “It is really pleasing that this achievement is built on the high quality retail sales delivered by our network and the growing appeal of our vehicles in the fleet market. 2019 has been a great year for Lexus and we go into 2020 with real momentum and with our best ever range of self-charging hybrid cars and SUVs.” The record sales performance at Lexus coincides with a year that has seen the brand awarded the most industry, quality and customer service accolades in its history. Amongst other awards, earlier this year, Which? named Lexus both Best Car Brand and its Most Trusted Brand. Lexus owners, through the Auto Express Driver Power survey, voted the brand Britain’s best car manufacturer and have praised its dealer network, voting Lexus as number one retailer for the third year running.
  16. My first thoughts were of vacuum leaks so if you are hearing air hissing in the engine bay then I would address that first and see what codes come up after clearing the memory
  17. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Lexus is one of the world’s younger car makers, but in spite of our relative youth, we have a proud history of achievements that have established our reputation and made an impact on the wider automotive industry From meeting the challenge of building a market-leading limousine from scratch, to creating the crucial luxury crossover market and being a pioneer of self-charging hybrid power, Lexus has proved its commitment to innovation and excellence. In a series of features we look back at milestones in our history and our development as an international luxury brand that extends beyond the automotive world to deliver amazing experiences and inspire others. The technology revolution Ever since its daring, disruptive entry into the luxury car market in 1989, Lexus has repeatedly broken with convention by pioneering new ideas. Principal among these is its long-established leadership in the development of self-charging hybrid electric powertrains – a technology that has changed the motoring landscape for good. Thirty years ago, powerful, heavy and fuel-thirsty engines were the unchallenged norm for upmarket automobiles. But as the millennium turned, the world was waking up to the immediate challenge of global warming and the need to conserve natural resources. A new solution was needed: step forward Lexus. Click here for the full story. The engineering revolution In 1983, Toyota president Eiji Toyoda challenged his company to build “a car that is better than the best in the world.” It was a remarkable ambition, and there were many in the automotive world ready to dismiss the idea as fantasy. How could a business with no experience of the international luxury car market have any hope of matching, let alone exceeding the achievements of the industry’s established leaders? The doubters were all proved wrong. Thanks to the inspiration and utter dedication of the people behind the “Circle F” project – that’s F for Flagship – the Lexus LS 400 was born. It’s a car that history now recognises as a landmark model, a revolutionary disruptor that redefined what luxury motoring was all about. Click here for the full story. The safety revolution In the past 20 years, Lexus has been at the forefront of technical advances that have transformed safety. Today, our cars are able to recognise the risk of an accident, alert the driver to the hazard and, if necessary, intervene automatically to prevent a collision, or reduce the consequences if there is an impact. For Lexus, safety is paramount, and our investment in the research, development and deployment of sophisticated new technologies is central to our goal of securing a future where there are no road accidents. Click here for the full story. The craftsmanship revolution Lexus uses the latest technology to design and build its cars, but people remain at the heart of everything it does. True to its proud status as a human-focused company, Lexus relies on the skills of its takumi craftspeople to achieve the finest quality and luxury standards. These dedicated artisans have talents beyond compare, and they lead and train the men and women who bring a very special quality to every Lexus that’s built. Click here for the full story. The market revolution Popular tastes ebb and flow in all things. For everything from music and fashions to food and holiday destinations, interest and desirability will wane over time as people seek new ideas and experiences. Just the same trends affect the motor industry, and in the early 1990s the love affair between motorists and large-scale SUVs was showing signs of coming to an end. Lexus had already made its mark as a disruptor in the auto business when it arrived on the scene in 1989. Now it saw another opportunity to challenge the status quo and bring something completely new to the market. The foundations were laid for the RX, a Lexus model that has consistently delivered success and innovation. Not only did the RX create a new market segment, it also went on to become the first luxury market vehicle to feature a self-charging hybrid electric powertrain. Click here for the full story. The brand revolution Lexus is about luxury and amazing experiences, well beyond the world of cars.With a sense of adventure, it has applied the skills of its engineers, designers and craftspeople to a wide spectrum of challenges. Some have obvious real life application, others display vivid imagination or are just made for fun. Here are some examples of how Lexus has taken its creativity, innovation and brand values into new territories, from science fact to science fiction, from the ocean wave to the movie screen. Click here for the full story. Three decades of world firsts Lexus is constantly pursuing improvement – of our business, our processes and our products. In our commitment to always finding ways of improving what we do, we have become architects of innovation, constantly exploring new ideas and opportunities. Our quest for improvement has delivered many world-first technologies. Here are 30 innovations we have brought to the global auto industry. The Lexus timeline Key moments from Lexus’s first 30 years are captured in this timeline, charting the development of the brand, its products and its technical achievements.
  18. VVT Sensor Range/Performance Problem (Bank 1) This code may not come back if cleared as it is more than likely a result of the fault itself. I would first look at the engine oil quality/quantity and rectify as necessary. After that, it would be worth checking the connections to the sensor for security and corrosion
  19. It sounds as though it is the idle speed control valve that needs cleaning due to carbon build up. Should be an easy enough job to remove, clean and refit. Bit of a harsh statement! The forum is not as populated as used to be but there are still plenty of members on here that are willing to help fellow members with their problems. As for older vehicles....I am a massive fan of older cars and run quite a few cars over 15 years old with no issues and very little cost. However, not a fan of current (post 2015 vehicles) models that have much higher levels of technology and even more expensive replacement parts.....nice to drive but wouldn't want (or afford) to own one 😞
  20. Hi Binks.....welcome to the Club I think I would be tempted to glue it stop it spreading further along once the water gets up into it. If you use some SuperGlue or similar and maybe use the end of a thin knife to introduce it under the trim so as not to get it everywhere, I reckon that should sort it
  21. Hi You should be able to find a Locksmith who can replicate and programme a new key for your car. It helps if you have the original one to clone or otherwise the original Key Code written down somewhere
  22. Not sure where the relay is located but here's a link with some useful information relating to the system
  23. Hi Keith Maybe you could get someone to climb into the rear once the seats are folded and remove the trim panel on the tailgate to access the lock mechanism from inside the vehicle.
  24. Thanks for the updates. I do wonder if there are any fault codes in the Body control system....maybe worth seeing if you can scan further and see if this produces any results.
  25. 🙂 The cheek of some people.....nice to know you have a sought after car though