Something appears to be wrong with this design, and looks like they did a bandaid in later models. When I do need to fix something, the Lexus forums on the internet usually have the answers. In the past, Toyota's were valued for their durability and reliability. Wear safety glasses, lay down cardboard, have plenty of rags on hand and a large drain pan. With nearly 200,000 miles it still runs reliably and is very good for those longer highway trips.
This vehicle has been amazing and reliable and I am glad that I bought it. My mechanic said the way l take care of my baby l could go at least another 100,00 miles. The transmission had totally failed. This is why it gets 4 stars instead of 5. Apparently the original planetary gear had four gears mounted in an aluminum carrier. Calculated load is not much meaning, as it changes constantly.
The only precaution that you will need to prepare for is the transmission fluid. Sensors mostly and a check engine light that always seems to be linked to co2 issues. The way this actuator works, is it is a sealed chamber that gets heated by voltage. Answered on Nov 14, 2016 Yes, looks normal, and good. The Lexus service manager had said that when his own transmission went out, he'd grilled the Lexus engineers on the remanufactured part.
Obviously a dealer defect, this is not right! My wife was driving the vehicle when it stalled and was almost in an accident. I had read about a number of these failing and paid extra at the last regular service to have the transmission flushed in addition to the regular service. It constantly tried to downshift, and as a result it ran hot and burned transmission fluid. At 90,000 miles mine was okay, and now it has 178,000 or so. When in 4wd mode, a switch on top of the transfer case conducts 12 volts out to the actuator. I wasa little nervous about buying a luxury brand like Lexus because of repair costs.
And much stronger I spoke with the service manager at my local Lexus dealer who himself had an Rx300 and had to replace the transmission, ironically , and he went to Lexus corporate and got them to pay for half of the replacement cost. The seats are super-comfy and totally adjustable. It has been on and off for about three years now. Found a website with many complaints, same thing, low miles. Would not take a jump either. The battery was dead so. Something is wrong with this picture.
Every automaker that has brought out a rugged-looking but spiffed-up sport-utility vehicle has scored a solid hit this year, even if the thing can't really go off-road very well. It is slipping and also decides to gear down when doing 70mph down the interstate. It was a viable option for parents who weren't yet ready to surrender to minivans. The vehicle was towed to local Toyota dealer, which stated that transmission was destroyed and had to be replaced. A word of caution here. With state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled technicians certified through the Lexus Certification Program, you can be assured that your vehicle will receive the highest-quality repair possible.
Its an easy car to like and has a fantastic premium sound system. I've owned this car for 15 years and it has an excellent track record. Oh yes, my 81 yr. Vehicle handles fantastic in the snow I live in Minnesota , and it is still extremely comfortable. Had an oil change in San Francisco and your brakes done in Seattle? I highly recommend the car.
Service History Another benefit of taking your Lexus to the dealership is that all your service information is stored in the Lexus National Service History database and can be accessed by any Lexus dealership in the United States. Need to fix an issue? I had planned to drive this car for over 200,000 miles knowing it was a Toyota vehicle. People who play the odds play the odds knowing what they are doing. The wood appointments are beautiful and I love the lighted display panel in the center console. In 1999, these were odd sounding numbers for a sport utility. I now have 140,000 miles on it and I still love it.
Both times when vehicle failed I was driving on interstate 85 vehicle would not go over 45 and would not go into overdrive!!! My celica was still going strong at 175k miles when I sold it. So, yes, it might be a good idea to replace it now. My chevy silverado 1993 is going stronger than this car. If you live through this and are able to get a tow you find out the next day that your engine is destroyed and you need a new one. Changing the oil as you would the sump oil is sufficient drain out and refill. I did all of the schedule maintenance including the expensive stuff like the timing belt change.
When I bought it Jan 2008 ignition coil 1 and 3 failed. Car has been fully serviced and up to date. Luckily no one was injured. I bought a Lexus so it would be reliable. However, it requires a small harness addition, a spacer, and a new actuator.