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Old 03-13-14, 02:53 AM   #16
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I have recenlt bought a 2010 RX 350 - 70K miles. All good except an annoying rattle from the steering column, really only when you drive over bumps like 'cats eyes - road reflectors'. I have done some checking and my local Lexus Dealer tells me that this is a common problem and they have replaced the steering column on many vehicles. Cost is around $1800 for the part!! If anyone have any other suggestions, I would be very grateful to hear them please.
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Old 03-13-14, 12:59 PM   #17
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Reviewed all the above annoying noises and happy Lexus is on top of most of the squeaks and rattles. No one mentioned anything about a bird chirping in the upper part of the dash. Mine is certainly difficult to find as it seems to come and go. Warmer weather seems to quite it down mostly. I can't describe it any better than it sounds like a bird chirping. (Already checked for bird droppings so no bird) lol Mine is a 2010 RX450h and wondered if anyone else has encountered anything of the sort.
For what its worth, the sound seems to be leather on leather. I have pushed and pulled on everything to no avail.

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Reviewed all the above annoying noises and happy Lexus is on top of most of the squeaks and rattles. No one mentioned anything about a bird chirping in the upper part of the dash. Mine is certainly difficult to find as it seems to come and go. Warmer weather seems to quite it down mostly. I can't describe it any better than it sounds like a bird chirping. (Already checked for bird droppings so no bird) lol Mine is a 2010 RX450h and wondered if anyone else has encountered anything of the sort.
For what its worth, the sound seems to be leather on leather. I have pushed and pulled on everything to no avail.

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Old 03-14-14, 08:38 AM   #19
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Thanks RX330, but not a constant chirp. I should have mentioned it chirps if I run over rough road or a bump. When sitting still or on a smooth pavement...no chirp. Definitely a chirp or squeak while driving. On warmer days it seems to go away. (No, can't move to warmer climate) (-:

Thanks for the info though.

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