Manowits

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  1. Welcome, Try carsdirect.com. That is a good site for used cars as well as new. Good Luck
  2. Dr. Gee and Statman, I have a 2006 GX470 with Nav & RSES. The hack works for me in park and while in motion. These are the steps I follow: 1. Hit the "Menu" button 2. Press "Volume" icon on the screen 3. Press top left of screen 4. Bottom left 5. Top left 6. Bottom left The service menu screen appears. 7. Press and hold "Override" until you hear a beep and the text changes from white to black 8. Press "Back" 9. Press the "Destination" button to enter desired destination. As mentioned earlier in the discussion, the override will remain in effect until you turn the car off. Good luck. Let me know if this works for you. Antonio. It worked for me too. Thank you so very much for passing it on.
  3. I owned a 2003 BMW X5 with Sport package, cold weather package and premium package. It was what BMW calls Gray Green. I LOVE the way the BMW handles and I LOVE the power it had. I have a 2006 GX 470 right now. I have had the "clunk/thump". Some of the people on this forum have no idea what the "clunk/thump" is like to have or what it is caused by. The "clunk/thump" comes right after a stop at a stoplight. While sitting there waiting for the light to change, I felt the GX lunge forward, it felt like someone rear ended me. I checked my mirrors and there was no one behind me. This happened at almost every stoplight. I don't have KDSS. After several weeks of phone calls to the dealer, my clunk/thump was fixed(new drive shaft and control arms). I really miss my X5. I loved the everything about that vehicle. One cool feature mine had was the load deck in the rear would slide out for easy loading and unloading. No more leaning over a dirty bumper to grap things up against the rear seat backs. If I can sell my GX 470 for a good price, I will buy the 2007 X5. I sold mine because I wanted navigation and my X5 didn't have it. The GX was about $10,000.00 cheaper too, but I wish I got the X5 now. Good Luck
  4. Kasfin, I can only go by what I read in all the magazines. Everything I have read says that the LR3 is not as good a vehicle as a LR3. It is much heavier, so the HP is about equal when you consider the power to weight ratios. I do know that Lexus is the most reliable vehicles on the planet and have the highest resale value. The LR3 resale value is not nearly as good. I hope this helps.
  5. Thats a good one, a disclossure on a new car. What would the disclossure say on a Ford explorer? Vehicle may flip over during high speed travel or the ABS brake module may catch fire for no reason and cause a fire in the engine compartment? My point is that, you can find many luxury SUV out there that cost more than the GX and have alot more problems. G Man, How did you know about the problems on a Ford Explorer? The problems were in the news media. None of the problems ALL of the GX470 owners are having are in the news media. They have not fixed the clunk problem for 3 years. You failed to address that issue. And for your information, ALL high profile vehicles, the GX included WILL "flip over" at high speed. I am passed by on the freeway here in California all the time by SUV drivers that are driving at least 15-25 miles per hour over the speed limit. They will all flip over with ANY sudden steering wheel movement to avoid a collision or in the event of a tire failure. My point is, if you don't want to flip over, buy a low profile sports car.
  6. Ajbolit, That is my point exactly with my last post. I have numerous other problems with my TSB 470 as well. I also lucked out with my TSB fix. I waited 6 weeks for my parts and they never came in. After numerous phone calls to the service department, they gave me someone else's parts. They told me the person that they belonged to did not respond to the dealers followup to have their GX fixed, so I got those parts. It's nice to have my "clunk" gone. I wish you all the luck with yours.
  7. If I am not mistaken, Bently is owned by VW and uses VW's W configuration engines. VW has a poor reliability record and I would not buy a VW or a Bently based on that itself. When you can afford $225k for a car, having them in the shop is a non issue. I am sure you would have numerous other cars to fill in when your everyday drive Spur was being worked on. Maybe you would drive your Maybach 62s in the mean time, ha ha. Below is a quote right off the Lexus website. If this is their mission statement, they should stick to that. So far they failed to do the GX470 right the first time by not doing it right the first time(3 years of clunk problem), they have not met many of the GX owners on this forums Expectations for quality(3 years of clunk problem) and if the customer is so important to Lexus, why are they giving some of it's customers the brush off when it comes to "parts availability"(3 years of clunk, you would think they would make enough parts to cover the TSB or after the first year of clunk, they would re-engineer the faulty parts). Don't get me wrong, in the big picture, Lexus makes the best vehicles in the world. If you look at their history, the GX falls way below their benchmark for quality and reliability in my eyes. Like I said in one of my first posts, my 2001 LS430 has had not ONE mechanical problem in all they years I have owned it and it has about 51,000 miles. That my friend......is what Lexus should be all about. The TSB 470 is not up to Lexus standards. Lexus has revolutionized the luxury motoring experience through its passionate commitment to the finest products and the most satisfying automobile ownership experience. We vow to value the customer as an important individual; to do things right the first time; and to always exceed expectations. We brought together these principles in the Lexus Covenant, which inspires our dealers and associates to treat customers as they would treat guests and to go to any lengths to serve them better. The Lexus Covenant is the basis for every decision we make, from cars that are designed with the driver in mind to dealers that make customer satisfaction their most important goal. This commitment to excellence not only makes a Lexus more enjoyable to drive, but also a joy to own. If I am not mistaken, Bently is owned by VW and uses VW's W configuration engines. VW has a poor reliability record and I would not buy a VW or a Bently based on that itself. When you can afford $225k for a car, having them in the shop is a non issue. I am sure you would have numerous other cars to fill in when your everyday drive Spur was being worked on. Maybe you would drive your Maybach 62s in the mean time, ha ha. Below is a quote right off the Lexus website. If this is their mission statement, they should stick to that. So far they failed to do the GX470 right the first time by not doing it right the first time(3 years of clunk problem), they have not met many of the GX owners on this forums Expectations for quality(3 years of clunk problem) and if the customer is so important to Lexus, why are they giving some of it's customers the brush off when it comes to "parts availability"(3 years of clunk, you would think they would make enough parts to cover the TSB or after the first year of clunk, they would re-engineer the faulty parts). Don't get me wrong, in the big picture, Lexus makes the best vehicles in the world. If you look at their history, the GX falls way below their benchmark for quality and reliability in my eyes. Like I said in one of my first posts, my 2001 LS430 has had not ONE mechanical problem in all they years I have owned it and it has about 51,000 miles. That my friend......is what Lexus should be all about. The TSB 470 is not up to Lexus standards. Lexus has revolutionized the luxury motoring experience through its passionate commitment to the finest products and the most satisfying automobile ownership experience. We vow to value the customer as an important individual; to do things right the first time; and to always exceed expectations. We brought together these principles in the Lexus Covenant, which inspires our dealers and associates to treat customers as they would treat guests and to go to any lengths to serve them better. The Lexus Covenant is the basis for every decision we make, from cars that are designed with the driver in mind to dealers that make customer satisfaction their most important goal. This commitment to excellence not only makes a Lexus more enjoyable to drive, but also a joy to own.
  8. That clunk is most likely a U-joint or a transmission problem. Is there a delay from the time you put the trans in gear and the time it engages? If there is a delay, it's a trans problem, if there is no delay and a clunk, it's most likely U-joints.
  9. Drive train and suspension parts are all metal. My TSB 470 is a 2006 with about 4500 miles on it.
  10. All I know denslexusgx470 is, I drove a 2005 Ford Explorer to San Diego from Claremont. There was no "clunk", no odd noises, no bucking or surging up hills, there was no shifting from 5th to 4th over and over again, like some have complained, even going up small grades(I have that problem too) and the Ford had 15,000 miles on it. My GX470 has 4200 miles on it and it has been to the shop 5 times already! The Explorer has not had 1 day in the shop, other than oil changes. I own a 2001 LS 430. It has not had 1 day in the shop for any repairs, no 1 and it has 50,000 miles on it. The Lexus did not put it's best foot forward when it produced the GX 470. Maybe we should call it the TSB 470.......... Yes it does seem disappointing that a nice, and expensive vehicle like the GX has this problem. But let's put it this way. Go visit a BMW or Benz forum, and they will have a whole shopping list of problems that most owners experience. If we ever read their problems, we'd probably feel bad that we complain too much about this clunk, that isn't a safety issue in the first place! ;) :) denslexusgx470, that's not how to deal with a problem. To just say, look at the other cars problems, ours is not so bad, is just deflecting from the real issue. I chose to spend $50,000.00 on a Lexus so I wouldn't have to worry about any problems. If I wanted to risk problems, I would have bought a 2006 Ford Explorer Limited with nav and all wheel drive for about $34,000.00 and the with the money I saved, I would have bought a Honda Fit for my everyday use car. That would have been 2 brand new cars for the price of 1 car. We should be putting pressure on Lexus to "put this away" and either fix these vehicles right away or put some type of disclossure on the sticker advising customers of the problems they are having. Kind of a like when you buy a house. The realtor and the seller has to diclose what problems exist with the house. It is lexus that has the power and resources to "put this away". I am sure we all work hard for our money and have yearned for the time when we can have the money to buy a vehicle like our GX470, and to have all that tarnished by a problem that has gone of for years and not fixed or disclosed to the unsuspecting customer that put down their $50,000.00. I am 100% positive that if you bought a home from a realtor and found out that the home had a "undisclosed defect" and it caused you problems, you would sue or demand it get fixed, like yesterday. Premium price for a premium product demands premium products, not defective premium products. Thanks for your time. Manowits
  11. All I know denslexusgx470 is, I drove a 2005 Ford Explorer to San Diego from Claremont. There was no "clunk", no odd noises, no bucking or surging up hills, there was no shifting from 5th to 4th over and over again, like some have complained, even going up small grades(I have that problem too) and the Ford had 15,000 miles on it. My GX470 has 4200 miles on it and it has been to the shop 5 times already! The Explorer has not had 1 day in the shop, other than oil changes. I own a 2001 LS 430. It has not had 1 day in the shop for any repairs, no 1 and it has 50,000 miles on it. The Lexus did not put it's best foot forward when it produced the GX 470. Maybe we should call it the TSB 470..........
  12. Welcome and Congrats on the incoming new GX. To answer your question, wait for the clunk to appear. Since you're buying an 06, IT SHOULD come with the updated driveshaft and control arms, but you never know. The dealer will not let you order the parts in advance because no one knows if the vehicle will have it. ;) Greetings. I bought a brand new 06 GX. I had the clunk and tried to have it fixed. The parts were back ordered for a month. After I called the dealer several times to find out when my GX would be fixed, they finally said that parts did come in for some other GX and the owner didn't respond to have them installed. They used those parts and installed them on my GX. After about 1500 miles, no clunk......however......I have a "bucking" when going up a hill in 4th gear. I have had problems with the nav screen, climate control and audio going out and other odd noises. I would love for Lexus to buy my GX from me.