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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-19-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By edarte
The OP's issue is identical to a number of other...

The OP's issue is identical to a number of other AWD owners, including myself. I had this problem in a 2009 and Lexus bought it back. I bought a new 2011 AWD that initially did not have the issue...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-27-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,238
Posted By edarte
I was starting to suspect the same as you until...

I was starting to suspect the same as you until the OP said the problem went away with another set of wheels.

Just as an FYI here is the transmission software TSB
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-09-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By edarte
We get a fair amount of rain here so I stow...

We get a fair amount of rain here so I stow umbrellas (the short collapsible kind) in each of the back seat door wells. This also reduces the chance that passengers will forget items they left in...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-06-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By edarte
:) I suspect it has more to do with whatever...

:)

I suspect it has more to do with whatever deals the car manufactures have made with the petroleum industry.

As far as I know, in the US, for engine service with synthetic, you only need...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-06-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By edarte
I have AWD but I firmly believe that winter tires...

I have AWD but I firmly believe that winter tires make the biggest difference. Compared to my LS430 I think the 460 handles much better.

I would not hesitate to drive a 460 in the winter with...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-16-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 18,825
Posted By edarte
Well I had my 430 for eight years and have now...

Well I had my 430 for eight years and have now owned both a 2009 and 2011 460.

From my personal experience the 430 was much more reliable and quiet. I was never a big fan of the 430 styling...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-12-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By edarte
[QUOTE=Volman;8367107]Sadly I am reading about...

[QUOTE=Volman;8367107]Sadly I am reading about some premature transmission issues with this model which is surprising considering how many miles I've put on current & previous Lexus transmissions...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-06-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By edarte
I personally don't think this model is as...

I personally don't think this model is as reliable as the previous iteration. I have had problems with the transmission and am now starting to suspect a problem with the air suspension. But despite...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-15-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By edarte
I welcome the input. While I think the LS is a...

I welcome the input. While I think the LS is a great car I also recognize that it is not the only car in this class and other brands continue to evolve and improve. I like Audi and would seriously...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-08-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By edarte
Again I stress that, in Canada, the Lexus...

Again I stress that, in Canada, the Lexus Platinum warranty does not cover everything that the Lexus warranty covers in the US (e.g. Nav screen) and that some third party warranties purchased from US...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-07-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By edarte
roadfrog - I have the Lexus extended warranty...

roadfrog - I have the Lexus extended warranty purchased through my Canadian dealer and, as far as I know, the Lexus extended warranty in the US does cover such things as the nav screen, while for...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-06-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By edarte
Welcome roadfrog and fellow Canadian! For many...

Welcome roadfrog and fellow Canadian! For many years I dreamed of owning a BMW but when it was finally possible, after driving the 5 series (could not bring myself to pay what the 7 series was going...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-16-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By edarte
I have to agree with everything Devh said in his...

I have to agree with everything Devh said in his first post.
I have both winter tires and AWD and feel the tires make the biggest difference although I like the extra security the AWD brings. Plus,...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-15-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 52,970
Posted By edarte
No, I much prefer the retraction on lock. ...

No, I much prefer the retraction on lock. Before, when parallel parked, and the mirrors immediately retracted on off, you could not mirror check for any street traffic before you opened the door. ...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-02-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By edarte
I posted this some time ago: The LS460 seats...

I posted this some time ago:

The LS460 seats are actually cooled by more than just recirculated air. They use thermoelectric-based cooling and heating similar to a solid-state cooler.

The...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-16-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By edarte
Have you seen this TSIB

Have you seen this TSIB
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-13-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,470
Posted By edarte
What a gorgeous car!

What a gorgeous car!
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-12-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By edarte
I suspect you are hearing what is thought to be a...

I suspect you are hearing what is thought to be a "tap" or "ping" from the high pressure direct injection. I have learned to live with it but I did not expect it in a car of this quality. Thought...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-07-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,005
Posted By edarte
Well that was LSSteve's first post. Based on...

Well that was LSSteve's first post. Based on this reaction I suspect he may not venture out of his hole again for a little while :)

I just re-read my post and realize it sounds a lot more...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 07-31-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,095
Posted By edarte
I live in Canada and my LS460 AWD had it when I...

I live in Canada and my LS460 AWD had it when I bought it new off the lot in 2011, so Lexus must have changed their shipping strategy. Snow does cause it a problem (as does heavy rain) and if it is...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 07-30-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,200
Posted By edarte
Well I have lived west of Chicago and more...

Well I have lived west of Chicago and more recently here in Canada when I had my LS430 RWD and with a good set of winter tires I had no real issues (but the car was next to useless in snow without...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 07-02-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By edarte
I used to doubt my temp display too but then I...

I used to doubt my temp display too but then I realized that I could not trust it until I had been driving for a while. I suspect the temp sensor is close to the engine enough to be influenced by...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-29-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By edarte
I have had a 2001 430, 2009 460 and 2011 460. I...

I have had a 2001 430, 2009 460 and 2011 460. I agree with Waynedog on most points although I have not had the wind noise issue in either 460. However I found the styling of the 430 so dull that I...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-21-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,375
Posted By edarte
With all due respect I don't think your Service...

With all due respect I don't think your Service Manager knows what he is talking about. The March/2012 TSB I posted in an earlier post in this thread really does appear to correct the AWD...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-15-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By edarte
Just to set the record straight. If you check...

Just to set the record straight. If you check out the post below you will see there was a 2008 AWD in Russia. (The only reason I read this thread so closely was because this post was the first...
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