The vehicle went forward and fell approximately about 5 feet to the other parking level and violently hit the back of a pickup truck which was parked. It is a high quality product perfect for your maintenance and restoration projects. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the crankshaft pulley fractured and would need to be replaced. I had my seat belt on. Available for a variety of vehicle applications, these give utmost protection for the bottom part of your vehicle with brand new engine splash shields! To buy a particular engine, you may or call our sales canter at 1-866-612-9788 with the stock number. It is never easy to detect noise problems online unless a good description of the noise is made. The incident was reported to Lexus in torrance, ca.
I've heard it in parkling lots on old junkers but not on a Lexus. With her foot on the brake pedal, the car suddenly lunged forward and went over the curb and into a metal and wooden fence. I am not sure if that is the noise you are referring to. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. My body went forward and backward violently. . Lexus has a contractual arrangement with a vendor to inspect the event data recorder edr installed in the car.
Does noise appear only intermittently? Furthermore, my mother recently received a letter indicating her car was being recalled due to the passenger air bag issues, the letter stated while Toyota would offer what they considered to be a suitable fix at no charge. If it is different, can you please eleborate and give a detailed description. The damaged fence is owned by the union pacific railroad. Do you have any idea what the approximate cost should be and do you agree with the mechanic? The approximate failure mileage was 175,000. After being warmed up it is fine and after subsequent starts it does not make that noise.
I purchased the car used from the local toyoto dealer and have taken it back there for all service. I was hit head on by another driver. Lexus informed the driver that they could not provide any further assistance or guidance to determine the extent of any parts or design defects. Melling recommends a new timing belt with every engine rebuild as well as periodic belt replacement for high mileage vehicles. I was told they did not reccommend repairing it because it was so costly and it would not effect the driveability.
Hi Sharonkeehan, Thank you for the donation. Also recall on the issue but not the vehicle I own; since I experienced the same problems I feel that the recall should have included my vehicle and a refund due. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. Quite a number of vehicles of different makes would have the exhaust clicking intermittently after turning off engine. Noise are never easy to diagnose online so I need to understand the problem better and hope you can fill me in.
Is the clicking noise continous or intermittent after stopping engune? The driver was informed that the edr inspection report for this incident essentially addressed what happened with the air bags, none of which had deployed during the accident. Each belt is manufactured from quality synthetic polymers to provide resistance to heat, stretching, belt shear, climate conditions, and abrasion to assure dependable operation throughout the belts service life. After replacing the drive belts which did not help the noise, I was told there were cracks in the center pipe of the exhaust system. Both of my parents also currently drive Lexus vehicles, and both models were noted to have similar issues. If the noise is from the center pipe, it seems strange that it should be clicking for extended periods and clicking rapidly. Please make sure to read the engine description below and in particular match the engine size with your vehicle's motor specifications. I feel it is only fair that Toyota accept responsibility for their seemingly never ending list of wrongdoing and take immediate steps to correct ongoing issues.
The car accelerated to the left and crossed sped across 8 lanes of the highway, including over a median before it spun around and jerked to a stop in the left lane of the West bound lanes facing East. For the next few days I had experienced muscle pain, stiffness and poor night sleep. She was going forward at about 1 mph with her foot on the brake pedal in order to slow the car down as she was approaching the curb at the front end of the parking space. I am also incredibly disgusted by their history of victim blaming and would love to do whatever I can to bring attention to this issue. The accident was reported to the police. We will never process your order before verifying with you the engine information! I want to thank you so much for trying to help me - as you can sense-I am completely out of my comfort zone. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light.
My questions above are directed at the cooling fans. Between my accident and knowing both of my parents are currently driving vehicles that are unsafe to drive, by Toyota's own admissions, I have been and continue to experience significant distress. The vehicle was not repaired. Though the Toyota dealership might be trained to perform Lexus repairs but they might not have the attended to many Lexus vehicles and have not encountered such problems before. The driver suffered a back injury and required medical attention, medication, and physical therapy. I am the only owner of the car and I had it serviced regularly over the past 13 years. If it is not the above, can you describe the noise in more detail? The clicking noise is emitted when exhaust components contracts while cooling down.
Are you able to verify from which portion of the engine is the noise coming from? I was not injured, but the car was a total loss. The noise lasts for a minute or two after I shut it off. I am aware of the significant fines and suits settled against Toyota in the past, but they continue to seem unfazed despite their cars putting all of our lives at risk daily. If all else fails I guess I'll have to take it to a Lexus dealership although the toyota dealership where I purchased it said they were trained to maintain this car. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue.