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  • Lexus Model
    ES300h
  • Year of Lexus
    2019
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    West Midlands

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  1. The_Doctor

    Tyres

    Mine came with Michelins which have just been replaced (at approx 20,000 miles). I would be interested what tyre life other people have experienced - the fronts wore more quickly and needed replacing just ahead of 20k miles; at my recent service I was informed the rears were still within limits but had worn unevenly and were "stepped". I wonder what could have caused that, the dealer said there was nothing wrong with the suspension etc. In terms of how the tyres are, I've found the traction control is very "trigger happy", the slightest slip on the road (e.g. a manhole cover) is enough to trigger an intervention. FWD characteristic I guess!
  2. Hi Habu, thanks for letting me know, I won't bother further with the App in that case. Strange how there is so much inconsistency in the features available or not (let's not mention CarPlay again!!)
  3. Hi, has anyone had any success (or lack thereof) with the LexusLink app? Belatedly am trying this, but have come unstuck trying to register the navigation system. I entered the (user unfriendly) serial number string and got an error message several times, finally it said "another device is paired with your car". it's in for a service tomorrow so I'm going to ask the dealer but wondered if anyone had any advice or experience?
  4. Is this only happening when you are the sole occupant? I've noticed the passenger side display doesn't usually show a temperature when the seat is unoccupied, although sometimes it does!
  5. I've experienced this problem once or twice too. Usually in very heavy rain but then clears at the next power cycle. What's especially annoying is not only the flashing yellow lights, but also the pop-up message in the display which reappears about 10 seconds after pressing the "back" button on the steering wheel. I am coming up to my 20k service so I might mention it then - I guess if more people are reporting it then hopefully they get the message there might be an issue!
  6. Nailbitiing stuff - hopefully Lexus UK follow suit. Apologies if this information is available elsewhere, is there a way to deduce the build date easily (e.g. from the VIN)? Mine came off the boat in December 2018 so am wondering if it was built before October.
  7. Adaptive Cruise Control does the same in traffic - will quite happily sit there holding it on the brakes for you, then asks you to press accelerator or the resume button when the car in front moves off.
  8. I am fairly sure it is using the service brake, I have not heard the EPB actuating or releasing when using the brake hold. It appears there is both an auto and manual hold - the auto hold engages on an incline but only holds the brakes for 2 seconds after you take your foot off the pedal. The manual hold appears to hold "indefinitely" although I am unsure if there is some limit on how long the solenoids in the ABS/ESC actuator can stay switched on.
  9. Same opinion, looking out the window is still the best for observing road signs!
  10. I've not experienced this directly but I have found that the speed limit information displayed is quite often inaccurate. On the estate I live on (30 mph roads) it tells me either 20 or 30 and sometimes 5 (depending I think on whether the camera picks up the 5 mph limit at the local convenience store). It's also a bit hit and miss on smart (sic) motorways, where sometimes overhead speed limit changes are picked up and sometimes they aren't. I also find the more general road sign recognition isn't that great - at my work location we have a 15 mph and 20 mph speed limits (consistently picked up), a no overtaking sign (consistently picked up) and a stop sign (almost consistently not picked up). Has anyone else had similar experiences?
  11. Yes there is indeed a crease line. I would probably not have noticed it otherwise!
  12. Hi Habu Which level of trim are you interested in?
  13. Yes i thought the audio version number strange, I wonder if it relates to the hardware, I believe the system in the ES is from Panasonic, is that the same in the NX? Also do share more about the nav DB update; I assume this is a paid update though? I've always found it a bit strange that in a new car the nav DB is out of date; my previous Lexus and Toyota vehicles were similar with a DB already around 6 months old at delivery. I appreciate it takes time to process these but still ...
  14. Hello, on mine it's as follows, the instructions are indeed correct (if you look at "software information" you get pages of open source licence screed ...) Audio: 1000 Navigation: 1512 nav_db: 943 Further information shown is the model ID of the "DCU" (display control unit?) and MEU as follows DCU 17LDLMEU-DB00 MEU 17LMLMEU-FB00 I wonder if any of these version numbers have a bearing on the potential availability (or otherwise) of the elusive CarPlay? Mine was probably built around October 2018; it came off the boat in December 2018.