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Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 07-10-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By jmcraney
icedime99, I am sorry you are having this...

icedime99,

I am sorry you are having this problem. Problems like these shatter our confidence in our cars. We don't see many reports like yours. Please be assured that it is very unlikely that...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 07-08-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By jmcraney
'14 models still use XM - HD Radio started on the...

'14 models still use XM - HD Radio started on the '15s.
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 07-04-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By jmcraney
Please take note that the caution should be to...

Please take note that the caution should be to not close the door from the outside when the ignition is on if there is no-one in the car and the windows are up. With a defective doorjamb switch, you...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 07-03-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By jmcraney
The HOLD feature was new to most Lexus drivers...

The HOLD feature was new to most Lexus drivers with the '07 models.

Several owners had operational problems with the time-out and other safety interlock features.

Here is a link from 8 years...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 07-02-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By jmcraney
Welcome To The "Defective Doorjamb Switch Club"

venny1,

Welcome to the LS460 “Defective Doorjamb Switch Club.” I can tell you, with great confidence, that you have a defective doorjamb switch on your driver’s door.

The cars are designed to...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-28-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By jmcraney
Seems like the way it works on the older cars is...

Seems like the way it works on the older cars is you hold the brake pedal and touch the key to the switch and you have 10 seconds to press the start switch. And I think you should hear a tone when...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-28-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By jmcraney
I am unable to provide any additional guidance...

I am unable to provide any additional guidance other than to tell you that we don't see many reports in our forum about failures of this feature. Since we don't see reports about this I would think...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-28-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By jmcraney
Be sure you depress and hold the brake pedal...

Be sure you depress and hold the brake pedal before before you touch the wireless-remote-key to the Start switch. You must keep the brake pedal depressed until you start the engine. If the brake...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-20-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By jmcraney
What you have described is not what would happen...

What you have described is not what would happen if the doorjamb switch was bad and caused the headlights to stay on - your experience is most likely a battery that died of old age. Regardless of...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-20-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By jmcraney
Well, what you are experiencing is not a symptom...

Well, what you are experiencing is not a symptom of a bad doorjamb switch - your experience is normal, and if it didn't ding that would be an indication that the doorjamb switch is bad. Probably the...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-07-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By jmcraney
The car will lock normally with the wireless...

The car will lock normally with the wireless remote key even when the doorjamb switch is defective in the most common failure mode which is such that the doorjamb switch never senses that the door is...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-07-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By jmcraney
Normal operation is for the headlights to go off...

Normal operation is for the headlights to go off automatically after a delay period that begins when at least one door is opened followed by all doors and trunk closed. Locking has nothing to do with...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-06-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By jmcraney
The thing that told us that the ignition was left...

The thing that told us that the ignition was left on in lewiew's case was he said "I got a jump start, the instant we connected the car instantly came back to life." That was a strong indication that...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-06-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By jmcraney
Well, you came to the right place. We know some...

Well, you came to the right place. We know some things here that Lexus doesn't know.:)

Some of the car's have defective doorjamb switches and that compromises the feature that warns about the...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-06-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By jmcraney
What you described is what would happen if you...

What you described is what would happen if you accidentally left the car with the ignition on (engine not running). Your car is equipped with a feature that warns you when you are leaving the car...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-17-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By jmcraney
I think the "automatic cutoff" is getting some...

I think the "automatic cutoff" is getting some attention at NHTSA and we may see that feature on all new US cars soon.

Your car is equipped with a warning feature that gives an audible alert when...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-16-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By jmcraney
You seem to know a lot more about this than I do,...

You seem to know a lot more about this than I do, so I'll leave the discussion to you.
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-16-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By jmcraney
The way this works is dependent on how your...

The way this works is dependent on how your vehicle is equipped and your driving mode selection.
Some vehicles have a "Paddle Shifter." And depending on whether it has the paddle shifter, the modes...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 04-18-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By jmcraney
Most "battery tenders" come with a quick-connect...

Most "battery tenders" come with a quick-connect harness that is designed to be permanently attached to the car battery. It takes much of the risk and hassle out of making the connection.

Here is...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 04-18-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By jmcraney
I think I have experienced what happed to you a...

I think I have experienced what happed to you a few times, on both my '07 and '14 and I don't think it is anything to be concerned about.

Mine seemed to be brought on by starting the car in an...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 04-10-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By jmcraney
Your concern about water may be a "red herring." ...

Your concern about water may be a "red herring."

Do you experience this odd headlight behavior when the headlight control switch on the light control stem on the steering column is set to OFF?
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 04-08-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By jmcraney
If relief for you is dependent on Lexus receiving...

If relief for you is dependent on Lexus receiving more complaints about transmission noises, then you will likely have to wait a long time. We are not seeing many complaints here about transmission...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 04-08-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,049
Posted By jmcraney
Thanks for the feedback. I do sometimes feel like...

Thanks for the feedback. I do sometimes feel like I am working for Lexus, but the pay is not very good. By the way, I took your side on this but you seem to have missed it.
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 04-04-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,293
Posted By jmcraney
If you can afford it, you should replace all the...

If you can afford it, you should replace all the defective doorjamb switches as it is possible to lock your keys in the car through any door with a defective switch. And there are some other safety...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 04-03-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,049
Posted By jmcraney
reg331, I suspect that your dealer's...

reg331,

I suspect that your dealer's contention that "the wind noise and direct fuel port is normal and nothing they can do" is correct. And, I suspect that your contention that your car "has...
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