Lexus GS350 Repair and Maintenance
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Lexus GS350 ProblemsBrief Rattle or Knocking Noise on Initial Start Up
A brief rattle or knocking noise may be noted on initial start up. Our technicians tell us if the noise is determined to be coming from the timing chain area, there are updated variable timing gears available to correct this issue.
The inside rear view mirror may become discolored or difficult to see clearly from. A revised mirror is available to correct this concern.
Various concerns with the navigation & heater control display, along with Bluetooth compatibility may be corrected by upgrading the appropriate software.
Lexus GS350 QuestionsIs this a thermostat problem or computer problem? (1 answer)
I changed my headlights in January, unplugged the battery in order to do it myself. After reconnecting, had to reset the seat memorys, power windows, that normal stuff. But since then, sometimes the thermostat above the navigation reads the wrong temperature, or will read in Celsius while the the...
Error message read "Shift solenoid C performance or stuck off"
Lexus GS350 RecallsPotential Fuel Leak
Due to the remnants of anti-corrosion plating, a fuel leak may develop from where the fuel pressure sensor is attached to the fuel delivery pipe. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will clean and reseal the area of the fuel pressure sensor to correct this concern.
The brake system may slow the vehicle without driver input and without illuminating the brake lights due to a faulty brake pedal load sensing switch. Dealers will replace the brake pedal support assembly, including the brake pedal load sensing switch free of charge to resolve the concern.
Many modern engines use a computer controlled mechanical system known as Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) to adjust engine valve timing based on operating conditions. Vehicles equipped with a V-6 engine and VVT are being recalled because bolts securing components of the VVT system could become loose due to normal impacts generated immediately after starting the engine when cold. The loose bolts could cause the VVT gear housing and sprocket to separate. This would cause the engine to stop while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash. Lexus dealers will replace the VVT unit on affected engines to correct this concern.