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  1. My Lexus IS250 was in for a service this weekend therefore it was a perfect opportunity to try out the UX. As my IS has just passed the 9 year service I'm looking at options and thinking about changing the car. The IS has been amazing, brilliant in fact. Comfortable, not bad on fuel and dependable. The UX feels a little bigger than the CT and feels a bit more planted on the road. This loan was an F Sport which came with a few little extras which made it a bit more pleasant to drive. The size of the car is great with a nice foot print and more than enough room in the front, however,
    9 points
  2. My NX is 3 years old on Monday 8th March. It is in our local Lexus dealer today for a service and the 1st MOT. The extended warranty forms are at the service desk waiting for me to sign today. £795 was a no brainer for me. My only gripe is that it has only done 2,500 miles since the last service, but that's nobodys fault in these strange times. I also updated the maps last weekend before the 3 years was up.
    6 points
  3. I think this video has been mentioned here before - I have stopped buying branded parts from ebay for this reason. Best to pay a little more and by from dealer for piece of mind
    6 points
  4. Thanks for all the advice guys!! In the end I went with my head and pick it up yesterday. So I am now the proud owner of an IS300h Advance! Although it drives very different from my old Gen 1 IS300, the drive home certainly brought back nostalgia and I'm very happy to be back behind the wheel of a Lexus. I forgot to take a picture when I picked her up as I was busy chatting away to the sales manager but have attached a pic from the advert. I'm about to purchase the OEM rubber floor mats, boot liner and mud guards. Is there anything else i should consider?
    6 points
  5. Good Morning, Just by way of an intro I joined the club today after acquiring a 2011/2012 MY, RX 450h, Argento Ice with grey leather, and it's brilliant! It was from the Lexus dealer in Newcastle, although I live in Derbyshire, and they have been hugely helpful. I also drive a Jaguar XKR which is getting harder to get out of! Hence the RX. As with the XK owners club I see it's a goldmine of first hand experiences in the real world and one I look forward to contributing in
    5 points
  6. Update: the LS600h sold today to a private buyer (not here). However, I think you'll have a new member here shortly. Result! So, in the market for a nice RX450h if anyone knows of one that is for sale. Thanks all.
    5 points
  7. Toyota and some dealers have a presence on ebay - it's who you are purchasing from that is important, not the platform you use. Amazon is the same - look who the seller is.
    5 points
  8. This subject was recently discussed on the Lexus World forum,(got a little heated when a trader selling imports got involved with the discussion !) ... the General consensus was imports are not as good as uk cars with exception of the condition underneath. Differences and items needing attention..... 1 Speedometer will be in kph 2 Rear fogs/rear bumper 3 Speed 112 mph delimiter/ECU 4 Radio frequencies not the same as U.K bands 5 Sat Nav in Japanese 6 Headlamp washers/front bumper missing 7 Number plates The Singapore model will have not satnav fitted and can suffer corros
    5 points
  9. Each to their own however, I am happy to hype about the GSF all day long and that is reflected in the fact that as used these things move so much more faster than both ISF and RCF - furthermore reflected in the strong values seen over the last 2 years. Having owned all 3 along with an exhaustive list of many other marques these are my feelings and opinion ISF - Special, I totally loved the first effort from Lexus with this car, it always felt so special getting in and starting, at the time there was an RX450h and GS300 on the drive, the ISF was something else however, in comparison t
    5 points
  10. Have some late night angles.
    5 points
  11. Thanks for all the great Advice, spoke to Lexus in Coventry this morning, the have checked the service on the car all good, the cambelt water pump etc was changed at 64000 so that was a great start to my day, so now battery check then intermediate service in about 3000 miles , I'm very happy upto now going well, Kind regards john
    5 points
  12. Lexus eCVT gearbox used in RX450h is a very reliable unit, which contains two electric motors, planetary gear and differential. It does not have friction plates and switching gears as in a traditional automatic gearboxes, and for this reason requires less attention. It has about 5 litres of Toyota WS AT fluid as lubricant. Lexus service manuals and dealership suggest that the AT fluid is filled for the entire life of the car (one could wonder whether it is the warranty life or the service life). Common sense suggests that the AT fluid has to be changed in older cars with hundreds thousands m
    4 points
  13. It is neither Warranty nor Service life, it is the Production Run Life of the Model, usually a maximum of 7 years.
    4 points
  14. Keeping it rather than buying a new one, especially at that mileage, is a good choice.
    4 points
  15. IMHO the Extended Warranty is a no-brainer at the price it is for peace of mind and no-hassle motoring - especially as it includes full euro (when we can go there) breakdown cover for owner and spouse for any car that either person happens to be in when it breaks down (not just the Lexus that is under warranty) along with MoTs on the Lexus and discount on other non-warranty repairs, and can be paid for in 12 interest free instalments. All cars go wrong from time to time - even Lexus. And when they do go wrong, assuming you want a main dealer to fix it with Lexus parts, then it is going to be e
    4 points
  16. I'm a time-served electrician, having done my apprenticeship in a factory. When the factory closed down I got a job on what was then known as Post Office Telephones and became a telephone engineer for many years. After a back injury saw me medically retired, I went self-employed doing computer repairs, until I retired last year. All my working life has been spent in electrical/electronics maintenance - about 47 years of diagnosing and tracing faults in one form or another. It doesn't always make sense to members of the public, especially if they aren't very 'tech-savvy', but it's nig
    4 points
  17. hello, some fresh news. I received my new PBD yesterday and it took 2 min to plug it in my RX: the boot's light came on, then all the rest OK. So in my case, I am now pretty sure the problem is a component failure in he PBD printed board (temperature sensibility?). I spent about one hour to replace all element (PBD, plastics, etc...), it is very easy to remove and reinstall. for information, I bought the PBD at Partsouq, dubai. 461.95USD and 140 USD add for custom Lexus france told me 1 500 USD only for the part, and 1 800 USD total replacement i
    4 points
  18. I've never seen this before and if you Google it nothing shows. I can only guess the tester was so excited about testing a nice rare car that he (or she) moistened their pants with pleasure, hence wet test!😁
    4 points
  19. This is the cost of a good brand of wheel bearing ..... Wheel Bearing Kit fits LEXUS SC430 UZZ40 4.3 Front Left or Right 01 to 10 3UZ-FE 5050063382280 | eBay LEXUS SC Convertible (UZZ40_) 430 (UZZ40_) Convertible Petrol 05/2001 07/2010 RWD 32 286 210. Bearing Type Angular Ball Bearing. Type Wheel Bearing Kit. Function Wheel Bearing Kit. LEXUS GS (_S16_) 300 (JZS160_) Saloon Petrol 08/1997 10/2000 RWD 24 222 163. www.ebay.co.uk ...and this is a lower ball join
    4 points
  20. About ten years ago, which was the last time I was in the U.K. in my own car - an IS250 - I had a problem with alarm occasionally sounding off for no apparent reason, leading to more than a little embarrassment when it happened a couple of times in hotel car-parks in the middle of the night. It not being too far out of my way, I took the car to Lexus Cardiff, where I was told they would look at the car for a fee of £90 (if I remember right). When I said this sounded a bit steep, they replied something like "Well, you know, Lexus is a luxury car, so what do you expect?",
    4 points
  21. I'm nearing in on 200K - probably by the end of April. Only replacement outside of service / consumables in my ownership (40K) has been a bonnet catch. According to the online Lexus history it just had routine servicing and a rain sensor replaced under warranty. Still runs fine and I wouldn't hesitate to jump in and take it on any journey, although the ride is a little lumpy now and there are a few creaks from the interior. My desire is to go full EV soon, but as the IS probably has little value to anyone else now I will probably just keep running it for the foreseeable future
    4 points
  22. Our NX was 2 years old when we went away for 28 days during February 2020 and it was fine when we got back. I understand last February was cold and wet so was pleased there were no issues.
    4 points
  23. thank you for your help Vadim I succeed to remove the PBD motor from the ceiling. Like you, I examinated the printed board, but look OK. I bought a new PBD at dubai, partsouq (460usd) and I will receive it in few days. I'll tell you if the new one solve the problem.
    4 points
  24. to remove the radio is a quick job to do here is a video on an IS350
    4 points
  25. I'll almost guarantee that it's the 12V battery too low and sadly, an 8 mile run just isn't enough to charge it back up. Letting it get so low may even have damaged it or reduced its capacity and/or its ability to recover. If you worked for the AA then you'll know that a conventional car starter motor will draw 300A or more as it cranks the engine. Hybrids don't have a starter motor and the 12V battery only has to boot the computers to get the hybrid system running and into READY mode, a process that takes less than 20A, so if the battery can't even supply that.... During
    4 points
  26. Personally I wouldn't recommend you spend any of your own time trying to troubleshoot an issue with what is effectively a brand new car. Hand it over to Lexus and let them sort it. All the best.
    4 points
  27. I find the process interesting as you can see the progress of your car travelling from Japan to the UK and all the places it passes. For me, at least, it’s part of the experience from order, build, ship, delivery plus it helps to pass 4 weeks. I’ve done this for my last 6 factory order Lexus plus 2 Toyotas. I guess it’s not for everyone but I enjoy tracking the ship and seeing the message ‘armed guards on board’ as it approaches Somalia and the Gulf of Aden.
    4 points
  28. Can now make it official!! 2016 Graphite Black, Red Interior, Mark Levinson - Speedfreek 😎 What a car!
    4 points
  29. At Lexus Parts Direct, all of the parts we supply are genuine Lexus Parts all at discounted prices so you can be absolutely sure of the quality that you are receiving! https://lexuspartsdirect.co.uk/
    4 points
  30. Rumour has it that behind closed doors at Lexus HQ, the brand is reffered to as "Sexus". Only a rumour though people.
    4 points
  31. Close but not quite 🙂 Since we have moved on, I will show you:
    4 points
  32. The shape says Allegro too. For my sins I used to sell them. Interestingly, the yellow badge on the grill is nothing to do with roadside rescue, it stands for AllAggro.
    4 points
  33. Basically any fabric cleaner fluid.... i used vanish stain remover in a bucket of warm water with belts unravelled and soaking in bucket... pull belts out as far as possible and but a clip on at top to stop it retracting back, place bucket in rear passenger footwell leave to soak then scrub with nail/scrubbing brush get Yourself a 1’’ plastic pipe around 6-8’’ long and put a 4’’ cut thru the length of it enough to feed belt thru then grip tight and pull down on it and see the unseen grime oooze out of webbing belt do this numerous times till belt is clean.....worked a treat with mine....
    4 points
  34. 2016 Blue, Black Interior , Mark Levinson.
    4 points
  35. No matey I was just passing by ...... thought I’d make a mention my transport now is purely work related... In the process of buying another property to play with......as regards another car maybe later.....hope you are well 🙂 🐀
    4 points
  36. Hey folks, lockdown weekends are a tad boring, so decided to try a wee mod to allow my boot lid to open automatically. Works a treat. Changed ONE of the stock boot lid struts with the below. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-TAILGATE-BOOT-GAS-SPRING-STRUT-FOR-BMW-3-SERIES-E46-TOURING-99-05-51248232873-/183830220075?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 Tried it with both replaced, but makes the boot pretty hard to close, with just one replaced, the opening is smooth and closing is a doddle. Not sure if this is a known mod but it’s a nice addition, no adverse effects that I
    4 points
  37. They all have a HUD 👍
    4 points
  38. I have only driven them as loan cars and it obviously depends on what you use it for but for me I’d take the UX all day long, just felt more sprightly and modern and I too have teenage kids but the amount of time they are in the car is negligible. Also the wife has a RX450h so that can be utilised for trips with family luggage etc. If we didn’t have that then a UX might be a compromise too far. That said, if I then had to choose between NX and RX then it would be RX. Nothing against the NX but for what I want the other two have something it does not. I’m using a Is300h as my everyday car right
    4 points
  39. It isn't any more - I collect it next Saturday, cash sale and they did a VERY good deal. Was going to buy the blue one they had but sadly I was beaten by about an hour... always the way. Very much looking forward to getting back into the Lexus family, and into a GS-F 🙂
    4 points
  40. The same car two days apart.... And it looks maroon when overcast... roll on the summer to bring out the best in it!
    4 points
  41. Hiya 😉. So I bought my GSF during lockdown. All over the phone and email, from just photos videos and conversations. As other people have mentioned yes you have 14 distant selling regulation which will allow you to return the car for any reason. You also have statutory consumer rights which means that if any faults occur within the first 30 days you can reject the car for a full refund. This is covered by the consumer rights act. Haggling on price is very minimal I noticed but I did try buying two cars from two different lexus dealers and got
    4 points
  42. Exactly. I said it half-jokingly and suppose that would have worked better if I'd also used a smiley emoji, so that's my fault. But it was also meant as a bit of a prod as well. I think my track record on here will show that I like to help people whenever I can and that I'm happy to do so, but I also think people should do a bit of work themselves before asking for help. A quick googling may have brought up the answer or, given that he has the very car and battery in question sitting a few feet away from him, a quick look or a photo to post on here would have been good. It just
    4 points
  43. The most complete way to read all the specs is going to Lexus tech site, Lexus Service Information (lexus-tech.eu) After registration you can click to Euro5/6 search page , insert VIN number then click "Vehicle specifications"
    4 points
  44. A running thread to post your UK GSF - with less than 70 sold in the UK they are a rare and exclusive vehicle. 2016 Black, Red interior, Mark Levinson, Sunroof - Fair And Square. 2016 Blue, Red interior, Mark Levinson - CB 2016 F Sport White, Red interior, Mark Levinson, Sunroof - hockeyedwards 2016 Black, Black interior, Mark Levinson - Arnett 2016 Blue, Black Interior, Mark Levinson - Rensin55 2016 Black, Red Interior, Mark Levinson - Speedfreek 2016 Black, Black interior, Mark Levinson, sunroof - mrfunex 2016 Blue, Black interior, Mark Levin
    3 points
  45. Some people dread the day the car has to have an MOT but I always leave her in the village garage and go home full of optimism that she will pass and sure enough she does. a few advisories, Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i)) under trays fitted. Rear Sub-frame corroded but not seriously weakened (5.3.3 (b) (i)) Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e)) Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e)) Nearside Front Lower Suspension component ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Offside F
    3 points
  46. There appears to be at least 4 different error codes that can be generated by the system. You need a code reader to identify which one. There is also an initialisation procedure that needs to be performed if the module is replaced, otherwise it sits in a failsafe maintenance mode and produces a B1333 code. I imagine you need Techstream to correctly initialise it.
    3 points
  47. For one the Lexus battery in general and the CCA rating isn't that large. Secondly the current would be pulled from both the battery and the hybrid system if the vehicle is in Ready mode and the DC-DC converter can only supply 120 A (on the 300h). You therefore run the risk of overloading the system. Now given that it is only a Jazz the battery itself is probably big enough but I wouldn't have the vehicle in Ready mode so the hybrid system isn't supplying any current. In order of preference: Just don't do it. Disconnect the battery from the vehicle and just jump from th
    3 points
  48. What a wonderful profession. And in the family since the 19th century. The Rx400h is a very good and dependable car. A Hybrid ground breaker. Like any car the ICE needs the normal maintenance. The hybrid should be good for 200K + miles. The water pump and belt is needed between 90-110K. Radiator can go at a similar time. A plastic split opens near the top hose. There are some water intrusion issues with a certain percentage of RXs. And that’s not an ideal mix with a high voltage battery. It is among the fastest of the RXs 0 - 60. You’ll love the acceleration.
    3 points


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