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    Lexus Southend

    To avoid confusion. If anyone needs to go to "Lexus Southend", it is not actually in Southend. Steven Eagell Toyota / Lexus is in Thundersley, at Rayleigh Weir, just off the A127. Coming off of Rayleigh Weir, turn left at the traffic lights into Stadium Way next to Sainsburys and Essex Ford. It's a couple of hundred yards on the left hand side.
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    Folding door mirrors

    Me too, I'm sure this has cropped up on here before. I don't remember what was said, but I don't think it's an easy fix
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    Flat battery - surprising

    Have you checked the voltage on the battery with the engine running ? It should be about 14 volts (if it's like any other car)
  4. I think I know what you are getting at 🙂 I love driving my Lexus, for all sorts of reasons. I also like our Ford BMax, which although a year older, has a lot of features the Lexus lacks. When I drive the ford it's like putting on my favourite cardigan, it just fits ! When I drive the Lexus it's like wearing a dinner suit, it makes me feel different, and I drive accordingly.
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    Squeaking in Low Speed

    Sounds brake pad related. Does it happen when driving in straight line or when cornering. ? I'm sure someone on here will know. Some of the bigger Citroens had a terrible problem with squeaky brakes.
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    New to forum Is300h owner

    Congratulations. We bought ours in April, and are very pleased with it. Although I didn't realize there was such a range of specs for the IS300h.
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    Wax / polish / PTFE?

    Never heard of that being done. You'd have to ultra precious about how your car looks. ?
  8. Today I had the Tyre pressure warning light come up. I checked all tyres and pressures seemed ok, although I did put a bit more air in just to make sure. The light is still showing though, how do I reset it ? Most of the articles I see, talk of holding in the TPMS button, which my car doesn't have, AFAIK. It flashes once when the ignition is turned on. Maybe it's down to the weather ?
  9. Yes I imagined that was probably the case...........I'll go up to 36psi now Thanks all.
  10. Yes, I've just found that out. Today is a lot cooler than yesterday, and the warning came back on. At least I know how to cancel it now. 🙂 I assume when you cancel the light, that resets the pressure limits. ? I'm not sure what the pressures should be on mine, with Dunlop sports fitted. I can't make head nor tail of the figures on the door pillar. I have them at about 34 psi at the moment.
  11. Thanks, I thought that was probably the case. I didn't realize that all vehicles have to be fitted with TPMS now.
  12. How do you tell which sensor is giving the warning ?
  13. Not a lot apparently. The chap who sorted mine out, says it's a very common issue. Just a shame there's nothing (I could find) in the users manual. I shall print something out for the benefit of the next owner.
  14. It can activate for a number of reasons, temperature changes being just one.
  15. Thanks for the reply. The problem is, there are so many versions of the is300h. I went over the road to the Lexus service centre and a chap kindly came out and showed me where the button is.. It is more or less where you said, but very difficult to see. you would need a mirror in the footwell to be able to see it. he said it's very common for the light to come on, as they are so sensitive. A lot of people just leave the light on, which is ok until you get a puncture.
  16. How easy (or difficult) is it to fit a reversing camera to a 300h ? Which shows on the main screen. Would I be correct in assuming the wiring might already be there ?
  17. Yes I think that's the case. Mine seems to be the basic Executive edition. As I mentioned previously, the chap in the service centre explained that to fit the Lexus camera, would mean pulling the car to pieces. With the new wiring loom alone costing something like £1500.
  18. I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it on a search. I have only recently purchased a 2015 IS 300h with just over 21,000 miles on the clock. I was wondering what sort of fuel consumption I should expect ? It won't be used for driving around town, shopping etc, mostly for longer runs. I am not a foot to the floor boy racer. On my previous car (Civic Hybrid) I would get just over 50mpg on a run, and something like 38 around town. I've seen a figure of 60mpg quoted for the IS, but that sound optimistic.
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    MPG on IS 300h etc.

    True, I've managed without one for the nearly 50yrs of motoring. 🙂
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    MPG on IS 300h etc.

    Yes I am still mulling over whether to get a camera or not.... Is it worth spending about £560 ?
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    RX400H cooling fan overuse

    Debris in radiator fins maybe ?, it has been rather hot recently too.
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    MPG on IS 300h etc.

    You have to wonder how much more it would cost when the cars are being made, to add a camera, and in the case of mine, speech recognition. ?
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    MPG on IS 300h etc.

    Yes, I seem to remember there are a few hills in Devon. I probably need to get to the top of Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire and try this 🙂
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    Lexus extended warrantee

    Although it's obviously advisable, I didn't think there was a legal obligation to get servicing done at a dealers, in order to comply with the terms of a warranty. You just had to show that it was serviced in accordance with the makers specifications. Not if the warranty is with a dealer anyway, it may be different with an extended warranty ?
  25. The only dealings I've had with the customer relations deptartment so far, is regards the fitting of a reversing camera. When they told me it couldn't be done by Lexus, which was confirmed on visiting my local service service centre who explained why. In general, how have those of you who have needed help or information, found them to be ? My experience with Ford (for a runaround we own) has been diabolical. All Customer relations do, is to refer you back to the dealer. Then the dealer refers you back to Fords, so you get stuck in a loop of buck passing.