2008 Lexus RX400h Questions

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My schedule maintenance log shows at 60,000 miles to Replace engine oil & oil filter, reset reminder light, rotate tires, visually inspect brake pads & rotors & road test vehicles.

The additional maintenance required is if u drive on dirt or dusty roads. I do not.

Yet when I call shops to get estimates-they include the additional maintenance.

dealer says front motor mount is soft and dogbone should be replaced, it this common with only 82,000 miles.

Price is below blue book and dent free.

I was on the highway, in traffic, driving like I normally do, except I had the AC on. I noticed that the Hybrid battery Icon drained to almost nothing within a min. Is the battery malfunctioning? Can the battery completely drain while I am driving,. I had to shut the AC off (sweat ) and then the battery starting to come back up. however it took a while. I had to drive in a hot car, in order to have the battery charge back up

I drove it yesterday and it was fine. Tried to leave this morning and could not turn the key. I have never known anything like this. Is this a problem Lexus have? My car has 135,000 miles.

The car won't pass inspection because the person in rear can't get out because the lock doesn't work with the power windows. The child lock is off so it doesn't have anything to do with that.

Should I anticipate high service costs? Pros and cons of 2008 vs 2010???

Pull into drive with power steering operating fine. P/S warning light now on and no power assist when attempting to turn wheel

my engine the water pumps was leaking, I have drove this car for five year, and recall after recall, my non hybrid battery drain before the warranty is out, and now, I had to purchase a water pumps. The not so funny part about this issue is each and every Hybrid entering the dealer door has to have a water pump replaced. The IPM module is the only factor that I can think about that would damage my water pump after five year of riding on a bad IPM. Can you try to explain if/when is bad IPM could cause a bad water pumps, Thank You so much, Gina Green

my way to work this morning, the check engine light came up. Lexus dealership said the gas cap is not sealing properly that is the reason the light came up and i need to order a new cap. this car has only 35000 miles and gas cap looks new, is this a real problem? do i need a new cap?


Is it okay to have another party flush the coolant instead of Lexus?

I have had a problem starting my hybrid about three times now. When I turn the key the "ready light" does not come on. I have taken the key out to try it again and nothing happens. After several attempts it may start or I give up and come back to it later it starts no problem. I have taken it the dealer and they can find nothing wrong of course. I have also had trouble with the key physically turning in the switch. Are the two related and if so, why didn't the dealer put two and two together. Please help!