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2007 Lexus LS460 Question: car won't start then with a message "parking brake not available"

 

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Jay8, Diamond Bar, CA, July 07, 2013, 16:44
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First time having this kind of problem. My car was just completely unresponsive. At first it wouldn't start and orange triangle light was blinking with a message "parking brake is not available." I turned off everything and got out of the car to wait a few minutes. Then I was locked out, I couldn't open my car with the smart key. I had to manually open it. What seems to be the problem? I'm having it towed to the dealer.

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    lexusgirl August 21, 2014, 04:12
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    I am having the same problem - August 2014. Are we the only two?

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    Lexus 5809 October 24, 2014, 19:30
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    I am having the exact same problem with my 2010 Lexus LS 460 L. Car totally unresponsive. Probably start switch issue

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    lexusgirl, October 25, 2014, 08:34
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    Hi,
    In my case the battery was in process of dying and that was what caused the confusing signals on the dashboard - including one that said "take to dealer at once". When my battery finally died I got no signals on my dashboard. However, the towing company I called was very astute and advised me that I probably just had a dead battery & jumped my car enough for me to drive to Sears and buy a new battery. The problem was 100% fixed with new battery.

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