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Hi all,

does anyone know how often the DVD for the RX400h sat nav is updated? Mine from memory states 2004/5. Also, do we have to buy new disks through the Lexus dealership or is it an off the shelf disk that can be bought cheaper elsewhere?

Any guidance gratefully received!

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dealer only mate unless u know someone that has a newer version and will do you a copy but that would be illegal :whistling:

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You've touched a raw nerve with me there. Lexus will charge you £220.00 for what is an upgrade! By issuing a new disc they are admitting the one supplied is out of date. Therefore, as a simple matter of customer service, an upgrade should be supplied at nominal cost. I've tried to take this up with Lexus U.K. but they refuse to even reply! :tsktsk:

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And I'm just having some work done on my 400h and it's becoming apparant that the labour charge is £100 per hour plus VAT - I know this because the job is one hour long and total bill minus parts is £118.

Can't say I'm too happy about that.

Obviously in the first three years of ownership you should only get hit with services which appear reasonable, but after that?

Opinions?

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And I'm just having some work done on my 400h and it's becoming apparant that the labour charge is £100 per hour plus VAT - I know this because the job is one hour long and total bill minus parts is £118.

Can't say I'm too happy about that.

Obviously in the first three years of ownership you should only get hit with services which appear reasonable, but after that?

Opinions?

Find a good independant and halve the cost, the stamp in the book after the warranty expires it is not worth the difference IMHO

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Are there many motor engineers that would even know where to start with a 400 !!!!

On the DVD side - I had an RX 350 for a day whilst mine was in for service and the new improved modern satnav system was great - I asked if I could have an update and they said it was NOT possible. Surely 5 minutes with the new disc would serve as an upgrade ??

Any ideas ?????

regards

Gazman :zee:

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I still don't see how Lexus can justify £220+ for a DVD disc. When I bought my RX 300 I naively assumed the updated discs would be available for me to pick as and when they came out. I really feel that this is a rip off and I regret asking for the Navigator option when I bought the car. The aftermarket units eg Tom tom are more cost effective and simpler to update.

Anyone else have this beef or know where we can get cheaper copies?

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Are there many motor engineers that would even know where to start with a 400 !!!!

On the DVD side - I had an RX 350 for a day whilst mine was in for service and the new improved modern satnav system was great - I asked if I could have an update and they said it was NOT possible. Surely 5 minutes with the new disc would serve as an upgrade ??

Any ideas ?????

regards

Gazman :zee:

2 points IMHO :)

1. I was told by both a Toyota and Lexus dealer that servicing a 400h normally only involves the normal work that any conventional car would have.Oil & Filter change etc. They said that there is no servicing required on the Hybrid system. Apparently Toyata are not allowed to touch a Lexus car of any sort. But you can go to any reputable independent garage for a service and get your book stamped without invalidaing warranty. So they said!!

Something to do with EEC fair trade I believe.... So I was told!! :) But do check your facts with a second opinion!!!

2. The new improved modern satnav system is a new hardware system and plays dvd's, mp3 etc with a better Satnav screen etc.

It may be that the Sat system uses a different format. I tried a Range Rover DVD in my 400H and it wouldn't work.

BR

Billy

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Are there many motor engineers that would even know where to start with a 400 !!!!

On the DVD side - I had an RX 350 for a day whilst mine was in for service and the new improved modern satnav system was great - I asked if I could have an update and they said it was NOT possible. Surely 5 minutes with the new disc would serve as an upgrade ??

Any ideas ?????

regards

Gazman :zee:

2 points IMHO :)

1. I was told by both a Toyota and Lexus dealer that servicing a 400h normally only involves the normal work that any conventional car would have.Oil & Filter change etc. They said that there is no servicing required on the Hybrid system. Apparently Toyata are not allowed to touch a Lexus car of any sort. But you can go to any reputable independent garage for a service and get your book stamped without invalidaing warranty. So they said!!

Something to do with EEC fair trade I believe.... So I was told!! :) But do check your facts with a second opinion!!!

2. The new improved modern satnav system is a new hardware system and plays dvd's, mp3 etc with a better Satnav screen etc.

It may be that the Sat system uses a different format. I tried a Range Rover DVD in my 400H and it wouldn't work.

BR

Billy

Are there many motor engineers that would even know where to start with a 400 !!!!

On the DVD side - I had an RX 350 for a day whilst mine was in for service and the new improved modern satnav system was great - I asked if I could have an update and they said it was NOT possible. Surely 5 minutes with the new disc would serve as an upgrade ??

Any ideas ?????

regards

Gazman :zee:

2 points IMHO :)

1. I was told by both a Toyota and Lexus dealer that servicing a 400h normally only involves the normal work that any conventional car would have.Oil & Filter change etc. They said that there is no servicing required on the Hybrid system. Apparently Toyata are not allowed to touch a Lexus car of any sort. But you can go to any reputable independent garage for a service and get your book stamped without invalidaing warranty. So they said!!

Something to do with EEC fair trade I believe.... So I was told!! :) But do check your facts with a second opinion!!!

2. The new improved modern satnav system is a new hardware system and plays dvd's, mp3 etc with a better Satnav screen etc.

It may be that the Sat system uses a different format. I tried a Range Rover DVD in my 400H and it wouldn't work.

BR

Billy

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