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Lexus IS Maintenance and Repair

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  • well it started on a rainy day when i tried to pass a car up and my rpms jumped up and my car slowed down and it no longer goes faster then 5 mph and the rpms just rev up i changed my fule pump and check my catalyst converter and thats not it. can someone please help me out lexus 1991 es 250
  • Had the 3rd one today (cold day). Ayone else have a problem with false tire pressure warnings and know of a solution?

    Lexis service manager is checking to see if the sensors can be adjusted.
  • We had a week of very cold weather here last winter. Tire pressure monitor light came on and was on for a week. Once I realized that it was the temperature that was causing it I ignored it. Light went off the next week when it warmed up a little.
  • i have a 2008 IS 250 AWD and need new tires. i currently have bridgestone potenza re92 and i am not happy with the wet handling ability. tire selection is limited in this speed rating. 225 45 17 91V. any recommendations on dunlop sp sport 5000 or continental contiprocontact tires or any other tires.
  • samiam_68samiam_68 Posts: 775
    I would stay away from Dunlop - I had SP 5000's on my GS and they kept getting punctures. Very fragile tires. I have Yokohama Avids V4S now and they are excellent in dry and wet, average in snow. Very sturdy tires - no damage whatsoever after 25K miles and they still have a lot of tread left.
  • ajmtbmajmtbm Posts: 245
    i have yokohama avid w4s they were much quieter and handle much better in the snow than the bridgestone potenza that came with the vehicle.
  • I own a 2002 IS300 and have had trouble with the coolant tank hose resting on the drive belt. It started with a rattling/swishing sound in the passenger side of the dash. When the mechanics checked it out, they found that the hose had been cut because of the drive belt. This was back in 2004 and the hose was replaced, free of charge. It is happening once again and I'll be taking my car in on Monday. The mechanic said the hose shouldn't have been on the drive belt. I believe this to be a defect in the car and I don't believe I should pay for this. Anyone else with this problem?
  • mibrowmibrow Posts: 12
    Hi,
    These days I've heard news about a Toyota-Lexus recall that includes the IS250 2010. I 'd appreciate any feedback/experience about this recall... What I have to do? Take my car to a Lexus dealer Service Department.

    Thanks,
  • loucopitsloucopits Posts: 103
    On a previous 2006 IS250 recall the service department contacted me when they had the parts required. They gave me a loaner, washed my car and filled the gas tank.
  • Your dealer will contact you. Make sure you take you car in with a near empty gas tank. The dealer is supposed to fill your tank as a goodwill gesture. I drove in on fumes earlier this year for a recall on my IS350, and my local dealer filled the tank without hesitation.
  • mmmmotommmmoto Posts: 3
    I put Continental DWS tires on my 2006 IS 250 AWD and have been very happen. Decent traction in snow with decent handling at a smokin price. MUCH better than the crappy Dunlops that came standard on the car.

    Only problem is they are now very hard to get, as Continental severely under-estimated what the demand would be for this tire.

    Good luck! :shades:
  • masnmasn Posts: 7
    Hello guys,

    I have a IS250 2006 bought it new on Nov 2005, I lived in Florida and 1 - 1 1/2 months ago my car started to get a mildew strong odor coming from the AC unit, also small 'green foam-like pieces' started to fly thru the vents at least once a day. :sick:

    I keep my car inmaculate clean so I don't know what this can be, I'm afraid to go the dealer have them open the console and then to told me that my extended warranty would not cover it. :cry:

    Are guys heard about this before? any healp would be appreciate it.
  • gordongjgordongj Posts: 23
    I had the same smell in my previuos Honda Accord. Solution was to change the a/c air filter and the smell was gone. I hope that is all it is with your IS 250.
  • HI all- I have a 2009- is250 awd, The check engine light has been coming on for the past 6 months- The dealership has had it in and out of service 4 different times- 1st- they said it was carbon build up on the engine- they had it for a week at that point- The after a few days when i got it back - the light came on again - 2nd time they said the engine needed a top cleaning- they it- and sure enough 2-3 days later the light came back on again- the 3rd time- They changed the spark plugs and a few other things- gas cap ect.... NOW they have my car again- its been 3 weeks-

    They are saying its a fuel pressure issue- They are faxing reports to a tech in California- to figure it out- The Service is telling me- " The car is in the final stage before they call Corporate to get he ball rolling on the Lemon law and give me a new one-

    Can Anyone out here tell me if they have experienced anything like this with Lexus? I am completely frustrated and disappointed-

    Thank you
    Ed
  • Based on your listing of what was done, I'd say the big problem here is incompetence on the part of the people trying to fix the car. Carbon buildup on a modern, nearly new car? Pretty wild guess. And how is fuel pressure related to spark plugs and a gas cap? Somebody over there needs to go back to school or, if not that, do a better job of communicating to you. What you've reported doesn't make a lot of sense given all the diagnostic tools available to the dealer.

    Can you access another dealership?
  • Based on your listing of what was done, I'd say the big problem here is incompetence on the part of the people trying to fix the car. Carbon buildup on a modern, nearly new car? Pretty wild guess. And how is fuel pressure related to spark plugs and a gas cap? Somebody over there needs to go back to school or, if not that, do a better job of communicating to you. What you've reported doesn't make a lot of sense given all the diagnostic tools available to the dealer.

    Can you access another dealership?
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,652
    I had that issue with my Audi years ago. They replace an O2 sensor...but the light came back on again.

    Turns out my wife wasn't tightening the gas cap enough; after I told her '3 clicks' it never came back on.
  • jccai1jccai1 Posts: 103
    My car is a RWD model with the standard suspension. When I reverse, especially down a slight grade, the front brakes squeak fairly loudly. But the brakes make no noise when braking in the forward direction. The car has about 28k miles. Does this sound like I need new pads? Anyone else has had this problem?
  • Fuel injection Problems- Lexus is buying the car back and refunding ALL the lease payments ect.. Which is great-

    I am at odds on what to do next- The sales mgr gave me a call to come in and talk about getting me into a new LEXUS- at a " VIP" rate- what ever that means- What do I ask for? What should I be looking for? I am just confused at this point on the next right action-

    All help is appreciated -

    thank you
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