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2010 Lexus RX 350

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  • Don't know if you read my last two posts, but as much as I love my 2010 RX350, I did experience Sudden Unintended Acceleration. As pulling into a parking space in a ramp, my car suddenly surged forward and crashed into a cement wall. Now I was going a minimal speed at the time (less than 3 MPH I would guess), but the engine revved and surged forward. As the wall was only 2-3 feet in front of me, it was over almost instantly. However I managed to rack up $13000 worth of damage on a brand new (less than 7500 miles) car. Of course Lexus/Toyota noted when they read the "black box", that I had not pressed the brake. Excuse me, who has reactions that are that quick? My car is everything I could want it to be and unfortunately more. Lexus/Toyota lies.">
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    edited September 2010
    "..the car kept going forward.."

    Parking brakes will NOT engage reliably while the vehicle is still moving. DO NOT release the foot brake until the vehicle has come to a FULL STOP and the parking brake/pawl has had a split-second or so to drop into place.
  • Just read your message regarding $13000 damage after accelerating from a near dead stop into a wall only 3 feet away. There is something wrong with this picture. How is it that you can incur that much damage after moving just 3 feet? Is the Lexus bumper system so fragile that it can't protect your vehicle better than this?
    And yes, you can easily move your foot from a depressed accelerator to the brake in under a second.
  • la4meadla4mead Posts: 347
    edited February 2011
    I can't speak for anyone else... But my foot would already be covering the brake if I was less than 3 feet from a wall in any car, especially in a car with an automatic transmission. Even if I was trying to move uphill that close to a wall, I still cover the brake.
    Nevertheless, I'd sure be ticked if my car was able to surge into a wall by itself without any driver input. It must have taken a pretty good amount of throttle signal to get the momentum to do that much damage that close to the wall. I hope you find out what happened.
    I've been a victim of SUA, too but it wasn't a fault with the car I was struck by. I'm not saying that's what happened in this case, but it does happen. When it's operator error it usually involves wide-open throttle.
  • johnxyzjohnxyz Posts: 94
    I understand that the Camry platform underpins the RX 350 and the Highlander. If the Camy is all new in 2012 will the RX 350 and Highlander also be all new? Any estimate of release date? I know the RX 350 was refreshed in 2010 (or 2009) but I'm interested in an all new platform. The Camry, RX 350 and Highlander have been out awhile - is the chasis a bit long in the tooth? Thanks for any insight.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    edited March 2011
    Hmmm...

    The only things that I can think of that would be common across those product lines, other than the patently UNSAFE FWD aspect, is the V6 engine, transaxle, and the unibody type of body construction.

    Other than incorporating technological advances and more mostly useless, but inordinately PROFITABLE "gadgets" (GPS, rear entertainment, etc.), I don't see changing anything other than body styling.
  • johnxyzjohnxyz Posts: 94
    edited March 2011
    Thanks wwest btw I've followed your analysis and comments on the Toyota awd systems over the years - to me you appear to know what you're talking about in referencing the system deficiencies.

    Follow-up question - if the 2012 Camry is a new, cleansheet design; and the Camry is the basis for the RX350 and HL, wouldn't those two crossovers have significant, material changes? Afterall if the new '12 Camry is a ground-up change, I would think that would substantially change the crossovers, no? Overall dimensions, suspension, steering, interior, etc would change in the RX and HL? Thanks again for any feedback whether I should wait for a 2012 RX or HL or look at the '10/'11's now.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Across the board adoption of DFI with idle or cruise throttle body fuel injection would be the only possible commonality I can think of offhand.

    The Spawning of the RX was clearly as a derivative of the Camry, and the HL out of the RX, but given the divergence across these three I'm not so sure of any notable sharing of design features.
  • johnxyzjohnxyz Posts: 94
    Thanks wwest
  • I purchased my black, no nav, 2010 rx350, 14000 miles ago. I'm not overly in love with the car. If I wanted to sell it, any idea what I could get for it and how to go about selling it?
  • ws3ws3 Posts: 3
    I have a 2010 RX 350, with a mileage of about 10,000. Last July, when I had the second complementary service, oil leakage of the left rear strut was found and then it was replaced. Starting from the last winter, I began to hear clunking noise from the right side when I drove on the small inclines. After traveling to two dealers several times, I was told that the right front strut required to be changed. It was done today without a wheel alignment afterward. When I drove home, I noticed that the steering wheel was towards to the left side.

    After visiting several websites, I learned to check the oil leakage of struts and found in dismay that the right rear one is leaking too.

    Does anybody know what causes these problems? Are they just bad parts? Any thoughts?
  • ws3ws3 Posts: 3
    I have a 2010 RX 350, with a mileage of about 10,000. Last July, when I had the second complementary service, oil leakage of the left rear strut was found and then it was replaced. Starting from the last winter, I began to hear clunking noise from the right side when I drove on the small inclines. After traveling to two dealers several times, I was told that the right front strut required to be changed. It was done today without a wheel alignment afterward. When I drove home, I noticed that the steering wheel was towards to the left side.

    After visiting several websites, I learned to check the oil leakage of struts and found in dismay that the right rear one is leaking too.

    Does anybody know what causes these problems? Are they just bad parts? Any thoughts?
  • degirldegirl Posts: 45
    edited May 2013
    I notice a chemical smell coming out of vents when A/C is on when I turn off A/C smell eventually goes away. Has anyone else noticed this?
    Thanks
  • jodar96jodar96 Posts: 396
    We just bought a 2010 RX350 with Navi for my wife replacing her 2004 RX330.
    Is there any way to turn off the A/C compressor and just have the blower on to get outside air without going through the personnalized setting in navigation screen.

    I know how to change the default setting.

    Thank you.
  • scao1scao1 Posts: 7
    My 2010 RX350 (FWD) 55K miles. I took it to FireStone to change 4 tires and alignment wheel. After the alignment the VSC light went on. FireStore tried said computer need to reset (caliration), but they don't have tool. So I took car to lexus dealer and they ran check and found Yaw Rate Sensor defective, so it costs $1200 (part and labor) to replace the sensor(my car is out of warranty). I called FireStone and they said they did not touch the sensor (it sit inside the car). I don't know what to do now..any idea is help here.
    Also, I read some post about the Yaw Rate sensore. After alignment, the sensor need to be calirated (reset), otherwise, it show error. So I wonder lexus tech did caliration? or they just diagnostic and found error code about sensor and tell me to replace.
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