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  1. 14 minutes ago, Newfie said:

    She had filled before her trip and I asked if she had put diesel in by mistake and to check her receipt even though the nozzle size would make it hard work but these things happen. 
    In the old days it was so easy to get in and work on problems but now it’s like a walking computer. 

    I presume the fuel was correct in the end then? 

    Any further news on it then. I'm interested to find out what it was

  2. Agree with the kick plates. They're quite a poor design in my opinion and not very hard wearing. 

    With regard to the screen, the anti-glare coating rubs off no matter what you use. Even a damp MF cloth seems to mark it. In the end I removed the screen and used an alcohol based cleaner to remove the entire coating and it looks perfect with barely any difference to screen viewing


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  3. 45 minutes ago, Mindthegap said:

    Thanks again for all the replies. It's good to see such an active forum! For my budget I seem to be looking at 2011 cars. I could probably stretch a bit to a 2012 facelift model. Apart from a couple of small changes and a sport mode there doesn't seem to be a lot of difference though? Do you think it's worth it or just get the best I can find whether 2011 or 2012?

    I would probably go for the newest model you can get. The infotainment system was much improved with the facelift too. Worth considering.

  4. At this time of year I cant be bothered waxing the car so Ive been using spray on rinse off solutions

    Stumbled across Turtlewax dry and shine, just spray on a wet car and rinse off, will leave it beading very well. Must say it seems to be working on the reversing camera too

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  5. The only thing I can expect to cause and to trigger apart from faulty wheel sensors or abs sensors are the tyres.

    When the vehicle is very new, we're talking less than 1000 miles, the tyres will be fairly fresh and won't have their optimum grip levels. 3 months in I'd expect that to be unlikely however

    Are we 100% sure it's the abs? Or is it pulsing of the brake pedal? 

  6. 7 hours ago, The-Acre said:

    I'm guessing that as the NX is such a recent vehicle the answer to your question may not be forthcoming.  Being only 3 months old it's the dealers absolute responsibility to put it right regardless of how long it takes them.

    Vehicle itself is recent but the mechanicals are 4 years old now.

    Most likely I'd expect a wheel sensor to be a bit oversensitive. 


  7. So after Lexus released their EV concept LF-30 it appears they will reveal their first EV next month

    No idea what it is but the UX300e nameplate was patented in Europe a year ago, so most likely we're looking at a fully electric EV

    In the meantime, enjoy some fancy pictures and videos of the LF-30 with 536hp, 700nm of torque and 0-60mph in 3.8s. They're also looking into wireless charging for a more luxurious experience. Unlikely it'll make production but we'll see:




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  8. On 10/22/2019 at 1:43 PM, ISJason said:

    Hi. Do you think all RX 450 from 2016 onwards will get the upgrade ? Just wondering

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

    Too hard to tell unfortunately. In theory it should be a simple software update. Whether Lexus offers it to owners of cars which don't have it is a different story. They might not, purely because it's a reason to upgrade to a newer model

  9. 14 minutes ago, Habu said:

    The manuals are specific to Europe.  I’ve just downloaded the US nav manual and it specifically talks about Enform throughout.  The      new October 2019 manuals are from Lexus EU and incorporate the UK.

    Ah so perhaps android auto and carplay are not too far away. They might be brought out as a 2020 MY update 

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  10. On 10/11/2019 at 2:03 PM, St Chit said:

    Hi all

    Just about to become a LOC member as I've just got a new UX (without apple car play)

    BUT when registering on My lexus.co.uk, the October edition of the Navi Owners manual document name OM76385E on page 16 it provides reference to BOTH apple Car Play AND Android Auto 🙂

    So may be it is coming...!




    Dont think the manuals are specific to Europe to be honest. They're the same for the US too so most likely from that. 

    Lexus has sorted the licensing issues in europe as its available on the RX now. So i presume it'll come on other models soon. Whether its through software update or when a refresh comes out is another story

  11. 1 hour ago, PGLex said:

    Same problem. Looking around based on the recommendations (thank you everyone) and struggling to find CrossClimates anywhere.

    Will keep looking as not needing them immediately. 

    Cant get cross climates in 4RX size so Im not surprised

    The current best tyres for the 4RX Luxury spec and above trim are Bridgestone Duelers

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  12. 23 hours ago, matt8 said:

    How are these tyres doing nearly a year on @rayaans?

    Still good amount of tread left?

    About to buy some I think.

    Just had a service recently on the IS albeit its a very low mileage car as my wife uses it in town only. 

    Still has 7.4mm left after 2k miles so theoretically could get 21k miles a set with her driving. The town driving kills off the tyres much quicker IMO. The OEM bridgestones only lasted 15k

    Ive heard extremely good reviews on the Yokohama Advan Fleva though and they're rated very well

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  13. 2 hours ago, ron1953 said:

      Thanks everybody for such a great response 

     All I can say is when I brought the car and no time I was told that I had to use the special cleaner on the wheels otherwise they would corrode within a matter of years 

     The dealer now has told me to go straight to Lexus Customer Relations regarding this problem I told them I was more than willing to pay some money towards getting the wheels refurbished with a full powder coat so that this problem wouldn’t re-occur 

     They said to give them a couple of days to look into the matter with the dealer and they would get back to me I will keep you updated again many thanks 


    I don't think it's the wheel cleaner. Usually if it's a wheel cleaner it'd also affect the painted parts. 

    Stone chips are usually what causes this type of corrosion on diamond cut wheels

  14. Take it to the dealer. Chances are they'll replace the wheels within warranty period.

    However, yours are diamond cut wheels and unfortunately this will happen again - no manufacturer with diamond cut wheels is yet to cure lacquer bonding issues. Simple fact of the matter is that lacquer does not bond well to bare metal.

    On 10/1/2019 at 7:56 PM, royoftherovers said:



    ^^ This is utter BS by the way. Lexus of old used to suffer with corrosion issues, we're talking pre-2013 models. Most wheels that have come out on a Lexus from 2013 onwards providing they are not diamond cut or a special finish have been very durable. Ive had 3 since, no corrosion even when they've had kerb nicks

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