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Old 06-30-16, 07:49 AM   #1
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I have a 2007 Lexus IS250 AWD that i recently bought with 168k on the dash and i have been noticing that when i start driving the car it wont shift into 6th gear until the car is fully warmed up. It wont even let me shift it to 6th manually. I have to drive about 2 miles before it starts shifting into 6th gear. Anyone else notice this with their IS?
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Old 06-30-16, 06:34 PM   #2
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Yes, that's completely normal behavior; your car did the exact same thing when new.

Check out "step 3" in the guide from ClubLexus: https://www.clublexus.com/how-tos/a/...to-gear-365738
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I had the same thought with my IS350. Very interesting feature for sure.
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Trying changing transmission oil.
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Why? Preventing the transmission from shifting into 6th until the car is warm is implemented in software, and is completely normal behavior. I think it's even mentioned in the owners manual.
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no matter what car new or old 2001 or 2016 model i let the car warm up for at least 5 mins before i drive, i shift to any gear without a problem, but ya my TRD solara won't shift to gear 4 if the engine isn't warm enough same as my Lexus is 250 AWD every morning it won't shift to gear 6 within 1 mile if i don't let it warm up like i said.
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