Apparently the car is operating the way it was designed. She was fortunate to have survived. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. Lexus did not seem to have a concern about the problem. I can't pass cars, and when making left turns, I have to make sure there is no one withing 400 feet of me before attempting the turn. Same thing happens when I go about 40 mph and accelerate.
The safety recall is expected to begin during early January 2012. Please get Lexus to put out tsbs on these problems before someone gets injured or killed. Something should be done about this before someone loses their life! Also car has serious blind spots on left and right outer side mirrors they are too small for the car. One driver told the agency the vehicle had hit speeds of 100 m. We review every problem as we work to keep our roads safe.
If the condition were not fixed, a component of the power steering pump could be detached from the pulley and force the driver to put in more effort to steer. Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. We have been having problems with hesitation, hard shifts and missed gears for the last 10,000 miles. Do you have the detailed service history for the Lexus you are considering?.
Complained at 1000 mile checkup. My wife was almost killed by an 18 wheeler when she otherwise would have had adequate time to safely merge had the transmission not hesitated. The Side Pole Barrier test simulates a crash into a fixed object like a tree or utility pole. Thanks for your kind attention. The company said the outer ring of the pulley may not be aligned with the inner ring. Consequence: In some cases, the belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley which could result in a loss of power steering and a sudden increase in steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota spokesman Irv Miller said until the company finds a fix, owners should take out the removable floor mat on the driver's side and not replace it.
Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles to remove any driver's floor mat and not replace it with any other floor mat pending the development of model-specific remedies. Good Luck with which ever one you choose! The date referenced below is only one of continuous dates the problem has occurred; again Lexus has been non responsive and blatantly callous to requests to address the problem. Problem started occurring shortly thereafter. Cars following have no warning of this as the brake is not applied. This problem is common, and I consider is extremely dangerous.
Numerous complaints to Lexus have only brought the response that this is a known defect, but Lexus will not correct the problem. This gives the driver the impression that it is on all the time even when it is off or worse they think they have shut it off but it's really still on and you have a very good chance of rear ending someone. If you stomp the pedal for a jack-rabbit start, the delay is not as noticeable. How you guys let a car like this on the road is beyond me. They along with Lexus say this is the way the car was designed. In a separate move, Nissan Motor Co.
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. An interim notification to owners will be mailed by July 22, 2016. Toyota will replace the crankshaft pulley on the six-cylinder engines of the models. Lexus has admitted the problem, but maintained that vehicle drove as designed. I have had my husband drive the car and he concurs that the transmission does slip and he feels it must be some type of modulator that is not getting the fluid to the torque converter or something like that. The Rear Seat rating is derived from the Side Barrier Rear Passenger rating.
That they have had many complaints but since the transmission hasn't failed they will do nothing to correct the deficiency. In mid-September, Toyota ordered 1,400 Toyota and Lexus dealers nationwide to ensure that each new, used and loaner vehicles had the proper floor mats and that the mats were properly secured. I have had three very close calls of a rear end collision. I find myself always double checking sometime triple checking beofre I pull out. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. I now watch both sides of their mouth when they speak!!! I wish I would have bought the Nissan Maxima now!!! The company also warned drivers to check their floor mats and make sure that only one was installed. The date referenced below is only one of continuous dates the problem has occurred; again Lexus has been non responsive and blatantly callous to requests to address the problem.
The company declined to say how many complaints it had received about the accelerator issue. Lexus of sarasota service manager, first complaint, reset the computer. The runaway car was traveling at more than 120 mph when it hit a sport utility vehicle, launched off an embankment, rolled several times and burst into flames. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available are expected to begin January 30, 2017. Hello tkbalt, thanks for the descriptive post. Do not take it to a mechanic recommended by the seller.
Of greatest concerns are life threatening instances over the two years. Another 45,000 vehicles are in Canada. This seems to be very dangerous as I am afraid that someone will hit me in the back before I can get the car up to the desired speed. Lexus has admitted the problem, but insisted vehicle drove as designed. No doubt, maximas are pretty good cars, but when it comes against the lexus es330, theres no chance. Federal safety officials later cleared Audi, but it took years for the company to rebuild its reputation.