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  1. Hi All, Just a quick one and it may be totally normal but just wanted to check as I haven’t had the car long 🙂 Noticed that when I slow down to go over a set of ramps, soon as I go over and accelerate lightly but enough for the engine to come on and not just use electric, the engine revs increase as if I were accelerating harder (even if I’m keeping a relatively consistent speed). When I get to the next ramp and reduce speed and go over the same happens when I get back on the throttle. Is this normal? It’s a bit annoying I just say because I’m not really accelerating. May just be the way yeh CVT works, but just wanted to check as it’s been bugging me. Thanks Ken
  2. Hi All, Can anyone tell me how to log in to connected services? I went to a website I googled for Lexus Europe I believe and it said it no longer available. Wondering if it’s the wrong website and anyone has a link? I’d like to use it to send routes to my car without having to use the system inside and more importantly to get traffic updates. Also, does anyone know how to update the map? Bit embarrassed today when I was putting in a postcode for my wife to take our kids to a birthday party and that particular postcode wasn’t available in the postcode part of the sat nav. She had to use her phone lying on the centre console. Not safe and not great for car we just bought albeit 2014. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Ken
  3. Sounds like double the trouble to me! If you do find a decent cat lock, please post and I may consider getting one as well. Thanks
  4. I cleaned the inside of the windowns at the weekend because I thought t was exactly what you were suggesting. I did the windscreen and the rear screen to see if there woudl be a difference with the side windows but they all seem to frost up the same. Will check the pollen filter (when I figure out where it it :-D). Thanks for the suggestions. Ken
  5. This isn't an issue when I start the car in the monrong, more after driving with people inside talking for a little. Thanks Ken
  6. Thanks - it's set to outside air and i try to set it to feet and screen airflow but pressing auto over-rides. I will however check the footwells. Cheers, Ken
  7. Just to round this out, I went to Lexus and they told me that my brake discs were badly corroded and I would need to chnage brakes and pads with a quote of £570. I immediately got in touch with the dealership I bought it from (less than 3 weeks ago at the time) and they agreed to foot the bill, they were very good about it. So now I have new brakes and pads and no more squeak :-) Really hoping it'll stay that way, because it'd drive me crazy if it returned. Thanks for the help, Ken
  8. This has made me a tad bit nervous - so looks like its tucked away in the non F-Sport version but is it the same for the F-Sport? Glad jacking it would trigger the alarm but would be eveb better if it was harder to get to. Cheers, K
  9. Hi All, Had my IS300h for almost a month now and I love it so far. Had a few niggles to begin with but gladly sorted by the dealership. I have however noticed that the inside of the car steams up quite easily when its more that just me. Even when the heating is set to auto and the A/C is on. this has only started happening as far as I can remember as the weather has got colder and it's been raining. Has anyone else experienced this and is there something I am doing wrong? Had a 2005 BMW 120d before this and I would stick it in auto heating mode at 20 degrees and turn the AC off an the windows never frosted up regardless of weather. Was expecting this to be an even better system being a Lexus - so sincerely hoping im doing somthing wrong as sonctantly turning on the demister can be annoying. Thanks all, Ken
  10. Thanks a lot for your reply - you've put my mind at rest a little. Hoping mine will be as straightforward and Lexus can sort or if not I'll take it to another mechanic. Cheers, Ken
  11. Thanks JayW, so you don't think it's anything serious? I take it you've never experienced on your IS300h? Cheers, Ken
  12. Hi All, Hoping someone can help with an issue that’s what really irritating me. I’ve had my IS300h 2014 F-Sport for just over 3 weeks now. But I’ve noticed a squeak from the wheels at low speeds - probably up to 25 mph. If I had to say I’d say it’s louder when turning left. I’ve booked the car in to have it looked at for this problem and another but dealership can’t get to it until mid October. As I got it from a Lexus dealership I have the year’s warranty. I've seen a few posts on this in here but no resolution as the original poster doesn’t come back to say if it was ever sorted or how that was done. Understandable as we’re all busy I guess. Anyhow, anyone else had this issue and found a resolution? Paid a lot for the car so a bit disappointed by this and a few other niggles but hopefully just teething problems. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  13. Hi guys, Having an issue with my 2014 IS300h, F Sport on 38k miles I purchased 2 weeks ago tomorrow and looking for recommendations of good Lexus dealerships near me I can take it to for them to look at it under the 1 year approved used warranty. My choices are: - Sidcup - Woodford - Southend-On-Sea - and at a push Tunbridge Wells Can anyone recommend any of these dealerships please as this is the first Lexus I've ever had so have no experience? I bought the car from Lexus Wolverhampton which is 148 miles from me os no chance I can take it there. Hoping to make a booking today so if anyone could help I'd really appreciate it. Just in case you were interested, the issue I am having is as follows: On Wednesday for the first time I needed to parallel park and I found that as I was moving the car forward and backwards to fit the space the brake pedal was vibrating intermittently and I could hear a noise from the engine bay as it vibrated something like a groaning/grinding noise or could have been a pump activating? I wasn't at full lock so don't think it's that and it definitely coincided with the brake pedal vibrating. I've felt it before if I am at maybe in traffic, release the brake to move forward a little and then press it again. But this time I guess because I was going backwards and forwards it was much worse. Anyone else experienced this? Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks! Ken
  14. Thanks for the quick responses chaps. I bought the car in Wolverhampton (about 130 miles away from me), but they said as its in warranty (approved used) I can take it to any dealership to investigate the issue so I will aim to do that at the weekend. Just wondering if a dealer who didn't sell the car will care enough to spend money to fix but I guess they would recover from head office and I'm probably being too pessimistic! Cheers again, Ken