2009-2010 LS 460/600h L VGRS recall (software update) - Page 2 - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion


LS - 4th Gen (2007-2017) Discussion topics related to the current flagship models LS460, LS460L and LS600H

2009-2010 LS 460/600h L VGRS recall (software update)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-26-10, 02:26 AM   #16
encore888
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
encore888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 8,694
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The point about the LS 430 transmission recall is valid, in that these days with all the publicity it makes the situation seem much more egregious, when recalls are routine in the auto industry. That being said, avoid them if possible, but at the same time not let possible issues fester. Now with all the media hype, they've decided to recall quickly based on a few complaints (one in this case in the US). Reminds me a bit of the 1989 LS 400 recall, which was also based on few complaints (two in that case in the US). A difference is that now they are globally coordinated.
encore888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-10, 03:54 PM   #17
Mister Two
Lead Lap
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 697
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Official video demonstrating the issue, which IMO can easily occur in a U-turn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVxGH4zl6zU
Mister Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-10, 09:42 PM   #18
peteronyc
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Unhappy 2010 LS460 Steering Software Update?

I've been waiting for nearly 6 weeks for my local dealer to get me a 2010 LS460 AWD smoky granite/blk interior with Levinson and they FINALLY came through. I've got a VIN but they tell me the car's being held in port because all LS460s are getting a software upgrade to the steering. Anyone else hear of this? I'm getting itchy with the wait

peteronyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-10, 09:50 PM   #19
peteronyc
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Just found this about the steering recall and VGRS:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUST...pe=marketsNews
peteronyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-10, 11:50 PM   #20
Ajmany
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United Arab Emirates
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

so this applies only to 2010 models?
Ajmany is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-10, 10:02 AM   #21
JAH29
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: oh
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Any update on this? Any idea when the cars being "held in port" will be released? Dealer told me that they could be released "this Thursday" (6/17/10) but they would then have to sit at the dealer until the updated software/computer is installed. Anyone else heard anything? Has lexus released the software/computer updates to anyone?
JAH29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-10, 09:08 PM   #22
peteronyc
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My dealer told me my car (currently at the port in Elizabeth NJ) would be delivered "toward the end of June" but wouldn't give me any more specifics.

I think this applies to late year 09 cars and the 2010 model.
peteronyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-10, 08:47 AM   #23
JAH29
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: oh
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

too funny , dealer just left a VM "good news, manager anticipates car being here before end of the month, parts are there and shipping should start soon". I guess that means the update/install will occur onsite and not at dealer.
JAH29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-11, 11:30 AM   #24
r3run33
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hello I'm from the lx section had this recall done back in September 2010 but recently had the VGRS actuator go and dealership is saying it is unrelated. Anyone know what actual work was done during this recall? Thanks
r3run33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-15, 12:20 PM   #25
Ernietheat
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tn
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 2008 LS600hL VCS and VCRS Lights

My VCS and VCRS lights both came on a once. My dealer says I need a whole new Rack and Pinion system/ "harness". Cost $6000.00 YET THERE ARE NIO SYMPTOMS. To me I would say a computer chip malfunction. Anyone?
Ernietheat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-15, 09:58 AM   #26
Pamperme
Lead Lap
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: KY
Posts: 458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGSW View Post
I remember a few years back Lexus replaced LS430 6 speed transmissions and fuel pumps, in a one day service. As I recall they had 14,000 transmissions replaced. Went in with an empty tank and left with a full tank at the end of the day. A month later I received a letter from Lexus HQ expressing their regrets and inconvenience and included Chevron Credit cards for $200 to cover any inconvenience or dissatisfaction I might have encountered. It was all conducted low key, no media, a non event.
I remember this. I remember seeing a full black circle for the 2004 lexus ls430 transmission in Consumer Reports . But once all was well by Lexus, the car turned out to be one of the most reliable cars ever built.
Pamperme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-15, 08:34 PM   #27
sktn77a
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (2)
 
sktn77a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 3,442
Thanks: 0
Thanked 87 Times in 81 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGSW View Post
I remember a few years back Lexus replaced LS430 6 speed transmissions and fuel pumps, in a one day service. As I recall they had 14,000 transmissions replaced. Went in with an empty tank and left with a full tank at the end of the day. A month later I received a letter from Lexus HQ expressing their regrets and inconvenience and included Chevron Credit cards for $200 to cover any inconvenience or dissatisfaction I might have encountered. It was all conducted low key, no media, a non event.
That was a different company. Sadly, I haven't heard any stories like this for quite some time!
sktn77a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-15, 10:27 AM   #28
R Z
Lexus Test Driver
 
R Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,210
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ernietheat View Post
My VCS and VCRS lights both came on a once. My dealer says I need a whole new Rack and Pinion system/ "harness". Cost $6000.00 YET THERE ARE NIO SYMPTOMS. To me I would say a computer chip malfunction. Anyone?
Get a second opinion.
R Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-15, 02:12 PM   #29
Loyaltolex
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Nsw
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default How did you fix this vgrs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ernietheat View Post
My VCS and VCRS lights both came on a once. My dealer says I need a whole new Rack and Pinion system/ "harness". Cost $6000.00 YET THERE ARE NIO SYMPTOMS. To me I would say a computer chip malfunction. Anyone?
I have exactly the same thing. Just occurred. Have you been able to fix your issue
Loyaltolex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-16, 04:52 AM   #30
hrazibey
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I own a 08 Lexus LS460L, recently the check vgrs/vcs light came on. However, my car still was driving just fine. I took my car to the dealer and rather than give me a specific diagnosis of the problem they proceeded to talk me into replacing the entire rack and pinion steering system ($4,000). The diagnosis showed a specific error message code (C1289 Current Vgrs control system malfunction) which I've yet to have anyone explain, so that I can fix the specific problem.
hrazibey is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying a SC430? SC430 Buyer's Guide-What to Look for When Buying a pre-owned SC430 scdroptop SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 89 11-17-17 11:18 AM
Toyota recalls LS, other models for valve spring replacement rominl LS - 4th Gen (2007-2017) 602 03-30-17 04:05 PM
2008 RX350 LED Turn signal mirror lens tjain RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 21 03-20-17 12:37 PM


Tags
06 , 2010 , 460 , 745i , bmw , latest , lexus , ls , ls460 , recall , recalled , recalls , steering , vgrs , year

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:25 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: