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  1. Ok brycejag, you have had your moment. Take a bow and get over yourself. Now, do you have anything more inspiring to add to this discussion or is this your final contribution? With a wit like yours I am sure you have something more intelligent to say. Again, do you folks think it is ok for the fuel door on a virtually new $50K automobile to not close properly? At least two members have cited this problem. It's a simple question that has yet to be answered. Does anyone else have this problem? If so, how did you deal with it? Does anyone know of a TSB on this problem?
  2. What, did it finally stop raining in Oregon? Sorry, couldn't resist... ;) I know you couldn't resist. It takes discipline to resist these kind of petty comments.... Children, can we stop this now?
  3. My BMW (2004 540 M Sport) is not an everyday driver (6 speed, 425HP Supercharged Dinan gas guzzler). Nor is it a Luxury Sedan... kinda basic inside. I bought the GS350 as an everyday driver Luxury Sedan. You know, a Japanese bells and whistles car. By the way, auto sense wipers stopped working completely yesterday evening.
  4. I don't mean to be a grammar-!Removed!, but this is somewhat annoying. To set it straight: secrete = generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream" secret = not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks" G Man and madyash Spell checkers are not perfect so it's a good thing this forum has guys like you to help educate the rest of us. Keep up the good work! :) By seriously gentlemen, do you guys even own a GS350? Does it meet all your expectations? Have you ever had any problems with your GS350's? Do you think it's ok for the fuel door on a $50K automobile to not close properly? Do you not have high expectations when you spend $50K on an automobile? Why are you on this forum? Just curious. Ok, just noticed that G Man owns a GS350 and madyash owns a GS300. Above question still apply.... I am trying to be sincere here guys.
  5. I don't mean to be a grammar-!Removed!, but this is somewhat annoying. To set it straight: secrete = generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream" secret = not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks" G Man and madyash Spell checkers are not perfect so it's a good thing this forum has guys like you to help educate the rest of us. Keep up the good work! :) By seriously gentlemen, do you guys even own a GS350? Does it meet all your expectations? Have you ever had any problems with your GS350's? Do you think it's ok for the fuel door on a $50K automobile to not close properly? Do you not have high expectations when you spend $50K on an automobile? Why are you on this forum? Just curious.
  6. Gentleman, have I struck a nerve? By the way, have you heard this one. I read it the other day on some other auto enthusiast web site. "The GS350 has a fat arsse and beaky snout". I got a kick out of that one. Made me laugh out loud. To the point, I was joking (you know, humor) about the class action law suit. Do you have any idea how much work it is to pull together a class action suit? I do and it ain't gonna happen.... Point two, as of two months ago, one month ago, two weeks ago, and today, Lexus of Portland and Lexus of Seattle know of no such option to disable auto sense and enable "just plain old intermitent (sp) adjustment". Nor does Lexus/Toyota. Perhaps you can point me to a dealer that performs this procedure so I can put them in touch with my dealer. Point three, perhaps you don't live where it rains almost every day. I do (Portland, Oregon) and unless you do also, you have no idea what you are talking about. It's annoying to fool with the wipers every 30 seconds or so, especially when you are with clients. Rain is our life up here and the last thing you want to have is problems with your wipers. Point four, I will use this forum any way I see fit to say good and bad about my GS350. It provides a nice database for search engines like Google and, hopefully, will help get word out about some of the not so pretty details about the GS350 that you folks don't want to talk about. Shame on you.... Finally, there is a lot I like about my GS350. It has a nice ride, is reasonably quiet (run flats aside), has good power, cool looking instrument cluster, beautiful Rosewood trim and leather, good breakes (even with low dust pads and per TSB), and has a good solid feel. Mine (Silver w/Black Leather and chrome spoke wheels) is probably one of the most pampered automobiles in the Pacific Northwest. It is detailed once a month and serviced like clock work. You would never know this car has left the showroom. I am an auto enthusiast beyond what most of you folks would even dream about. So I know what I am talking about when it comes to automobiles. And it's the details that separate the great ones from the good ones. The GS350 could easily be a great car if Lexus would just pay attention to a few details. This is at the heart of my disappointment.
  7. I have to chuckle at your posts. Now mind you, I don't mean that in a mean way. I have a 3rd generation GS as well, with all the same features, and think the car is actually quite comforatble and totally not the beast you make it out to be. But in all honesty, if the car bugs you that much, sell it and give us a rest. steviej Steviej I won't argue that the GS350 is comfortable, has a good ride and has great curb appeal. But it's the details that make a truly superb automobile. And the GS350 has some serious problems when it comes to details. Maybe I am too demanding. But this is one of the few automobile I have owned that is truly disappointing. I have owned Porsche 911, Acura RL, BMW 540 M, Mercedes Benz AMG, Jeep GC, Land Rover (disappointed), Jaguar (disappointed), Toyota Avalon (boring), and Infinity GS (not impressed). Yes, my GS350 is for sale. No doubt I will take a huge loss.... In the meantime I will continue to manually operate my windshield wipers.
  8. Well Lexus lovers, I need to rant a bit more about the rain sensor windshield wiper system. We have had an extremely wet winter & spring this year and I am reminded daily how poorly the rain sensor system works on my GS350. It can be pouring rain and the wipers won't switch on for nearly 30-40 seconds. At other times, they switch on and stay on at high speed for about 15-20 seconds in a drizzle, and then switch off for 30-40 seconds. And sometimes, the system actually works ok. So I am forced to use manual wiper mode and that means I must switch it on and off like in a $10K economy car. But even these cars now have intermittent windshield wiper operation. And Acura, Jeep, and others give you the option to disable the rain sensor mode and switch to intermittent mode. Lexus refuses to even acknowledge there is a problem (I have been on the phone with them twice), preferring to leave this one on the dealers door step. And yes, dealer acknowledges the problem and says there is nothing they can do. This smells like a class action law suit. A class action law suit over a windhield wiper system. Good grief!!!!
  9. Very handsome automobile, good quiet ride, good gas mileage.... All the reasons I purchased my 07 GS350. But, not a lot of attention to details in these vehicles. Nor are they the best Luxury Sedan in the stable for the money you will spend. Check out the Acura RL... It is a MUCH better vehicle. No question about it. Only problem with it is its uninspired exterior design.
  10. I have an 07 GS350 and I too have noticed the fuel door doe not always close properly. I haven't had the time to take it to the dealer. Maybe next week.... My two cents.... The GS350 is a handsome automobile. But.... The GS350 is a poorly engineered Luxury Sedan; like some sort of Toyota after thought. Not much attention to detail and too many secrete/undocumented decoder ring processes required to dial things in. My 2007 Jeep GC is a much better "Luxury" design.... Sorry all you Lexus lovers, but that is my opinion after several months of ownership. Now all I need to do is find a buyer....
  11. I own an 07 GS350 with 8500 miles. I learned about the brake dust TSB when I read this thread a few weeks ago. So I called my dealer and mentioned the TSB. They were happy to set an appointment to swap the pads out at no charge. I have had no problems with the new pads, there is less dust, and I feel no performance difference.
  12. I own an 07 GS350. I also noticed an offensive odor (mildew) several weeks ago. Basically, it was from not running the AC. Running the AC dries our condensation that accumulates in the system. If you never run air (like me because I live in Pacific Northwest) that condensation will eventally mildew and give off that mildew smell. This is even more a problem here in the Pacific Northwest because we have so much moisture in the air. I learned this from my local dealer. They replaced a filter and I now run the air a few minutes every week. Since then, no problem.... I don't suggest running AC 24/7 because it will make your engine work harder and lower gas mileage.
  13. I live in the Pacific Northwest (Portland) so I rarely use Air Conditioning. In fact I always keep the Climate Control system set to manual (Auto is Off) and set the Recirculate/Auto/External switch to External. This allows cool external air to filter into the cabin. I use temp control to warm the air if needed. I have noticed about 70% of the time the Recirculate/Auto/External setting is automatically switched to Recirculate when I start the car. So I have to manual switch Recirculate/Auto/External back to the External setting (no Auto). And yes, Recirculate/Auto/External is set to External when I switch the car off and I have set the filter sensitivity (on Nav screen) to Low. What’s more, a few days later, the Recirculate/Auto/External setting suddenly stays set to External when I start the car (which is what I wanted in the first place). Huh???? This cycle seems to repeat itself randomly; sometimes Recirculate/Auto/External is set to Recirculate and sometimes it is set to External when the car is started. I don’t understand this behavior. Does anyone have an explanation? Thanks in advance to anyone that can explain this.....
  14. I have the same concerns about my new GS350 (my first Lexus). It has way too many flaws for a $50K automobile which makes me wonder how reliable the rest of the car is/will be over the coming years. I have owned BMW's, Acura's, and Mercedes and I must say I am a bit disappointed in the GS350. Problem is, I love the way it looks inside and out. But, I have never been so frustrated with a car as I am with the GS350. Let's start with the Rain Sensor wipers that don't work here in the Pacific Northwest......
  15. So far I have learned there are at least three different secrete procedures that can be used to change settings in a Lexus. 1. There is a secrete sequence to disable the annoying seatbelt alarm 2. There is a secrete sequence to disable mirror tilt 3. There WAS a secret sequence used to disable the NAV system lockout while driving Gee folks, are there any other secrete sequences I should know about? When can I expect to receive my secrete decoder ring in the mail from Lexus? Folks, lets get serious here… This is a $50K Luxury Automobile and I should not have to fool around on the internet or Lexus Owners Web Sites to discover secrete decoder ring crap to get my GS350 dialed in. This is juvenile; the kind of crap my son and his friends used to do trying to dial in their little Honda’s and Toyota’s! How do we get this message back to Lexus? Does Lexus read this site?
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