Richard1200

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About Richard1200

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  • First Name
    Richard
  • Gender
    Male
  • Lexus Model
    IS300h Advance
  • Year of Lexus
    2015
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Gloucestershire

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  1. Richard1200

    Not starting

    My car has been with Lexus since Monday afternoon standing since time did seem to have an influence on the fault. anyway they tried this morning and it would not start, I am so glad it happened to them. The fault turned out to be the park position sensor, new one ordered, fitting tomorrow.
  2. Richard1200

    Not starting

    you are correct, it is 15,000. How do I edit my post. Britprius, you may be right. In January the car was stood for 6 weeks and the battery was completely flat, AA jump start and then charge. That could have been the start of it all.
  3. 6 weeks out of warranty and only 15,00 miles and a 5th Lexus on order I have my first problem with any Lexus. Press the brake, press the button, all the warning lights come on and a continuous warning sound. Display says put into P and press the brake. It is in P and I am pressing the brake. After about 10 seconds the display says “operation of electrical items suspended”. On and off about 4 times and it clears. First time the car had not been started for 2 days, second time no use for 4 and then over the weekend again after 2 days. 3 no starts. Daily use seems ok. Clears each time after 4 or 5 on/offs. New Lexus battery in the key fob. left it with Lexus today and I have a loan car. Sharp intake of breath from the girl when I said it was 6 weeks out of warranty but I will not pay for any repair. The dealership have always been very good so let’s see what happens. If it’s related to the hybrid system then this is covered for 5 years. They are going to park it until Thursday morning and try. More news as it happens.
  4. Richard1200

    Deposit

    Looks like a bit of a wait. Earliest deliveries will be end of 2018, more realistically early 2019.
  5. Richard1200

    Deposit

    The reason I want a “pointless SUV” is that we are both 70 this year and getting in and out of my IS is not impossible but it should be a lot easier with the UX.. That’s my main reason. I have had 6 new Lexus IS’s and I do want a change of style and a little bit smaller. I believe the 4WD option is an electric motor on the back axle which I have no need for so I am hoping I can get a top of the range model in 2WD. like 99% of the people who buy these SUV’s their driveway is as far off road as they will ever go. If it was called a mini estate car would that be more acceptable?
  6. Richard1200

    Deposit

    If the models follow the NX then I am hoping for a luxury around £33k to £34k
  7. Richard1200

    IS300h car batery

    I bought a trickle charger which I am sharing with my son in law. We bought the CTEC as others advised. I used it for the first time over the weekend as the car has not had much use lately due to the weather and I wanted to try it out. After 7 hours it was showing the green light so I discontented it. The next day when I went out I noticed my hybrid battery was down too 2 bars, which is much lower than normal driving. Any thoughts?
  8. All the pictures so far have been the sport I think. This looks like the other option, small vents at the front.
  9. Richard1200

    Deposit

    Exactly correct.
  10. Richard1200

    Deposit

    I put a deposit down at the beginning of the month. Happy so far with the photos, now waiting for models and prices.
  11. Richard1200

    IS300h car batery

    Battery checked today and found to be good. It was just purely lack of use. One thing I did learn today is that if you are away someone just puts the ignition on the car will obviously start but it will stop but the hybrid battery will keep on charging the 12v battery. The biggest battery user while you are away from the car is it continually searching for the key. I have bought a trickle charger though.
  12. Richard1200

    IS300h car batery

    Car going into Lexus on Thursday for the day so they can check to see if the battery is holding it’s charge. I have a BlackVue dash cam with the magic pro which powers down the camera after a set time or voltage. It now powers down 5 minutes after coming home which means it’s going below 12.5 volts very quickly. When it was fitted it would stay live for hours after.
  13. Richard1200

    IS300h car batery

    Ctek msx 5 ordered, thanks to all. £63 from Amazon including p&p
  14. Richard1200

    IS300h car batery

    Anybody recommend a trickle charger.
  15. Came back from a 6 week holiday Saturday 10th and the car battery totally flat. Opened the car with key but nothing. AA called and they got it going quickly. Their meter showed the amps going up so left it with me to go for a drive. Lexus dealer said yes can happen. Will take it to the dealer next week for a battery check. They recommended a trickle charger. I have checked the log on my Blackveiw dash cam and it shows it shutting down on December 28th, holiday early 30th so it’s not that. No more events until yesterday. anybody had similar problems?