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Old 01-01-11, 11:28 PM   #1
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My LS460 is in the shop for the valve spring recall. When I dropped off the car they gave me a 2011 RX350. That evening I went out to dinner with my wife, daughter, mother in law, and father in law. While heading to dinner we had to stop hard at a red light. The strange thing is when the RX came to a complete stop the traction control light came on for about 10 seconds. During this time when I took my foot off of the brake the car wouldnt move. I dont know why it did that. Anyone here with a 2010 or 2011 notice something like this???
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that would be the hill start assist.

Come to a complete stop (works at all stops, not just a hill), depress the brake pedal further, and you will hear an audible beep and a blinking traction control light. Goes away when you touch the gas pedal or release the brake pedal for a significant amount of time.

the first time I did it on a loaner (before I realized what I had done and before I bought the car), I thought something was wrong with the car and actually turned off the car at a stop light and restarted. haha
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that would be the hill start assist.

Come to a complete stop (works at all stops, not just a hill), depress the brake pedal further, and you will hear an audible beep and a blinking traction control light. Goes away when you touch the gas pedal or release the brake pedal for a significant amount of time.
I didn't know that! It's happened to me a couple of times, and I had no idea why the light was blinking. Many thanks!
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Hah! That just happened to me yesterday, IN MY GARAGE! I couldn't figure out what was wrong, so restarted the car.

Here's a youtube video explanation and demo... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alAVPP16ZNI

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Hah! That just happened to me yesterday, IN MY GARAGE! I couldn't figure out what was wrong, so restarted the car.

Here's a youtube video explanation and demo... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alAVPP16ZNI
Thank you, SleepySurf for posting this video. Where does one get to see more videos like these on the RX350?
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that dealership posts a lot of videos on youtube. I also like the DVD that came with the car in the owners manual
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That is good information to know. Which dealership is that that does those videos? I'd love to see more.
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http://www.youtube.com/user/lexus23235

there are a few on the RX, just search their uploads
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Good info, i actually tried activating it today and it worked
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http://www.youtube.com/user/lexus23235

there are a few on the RX, just search their uploads
Thanks for the information!
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Thanks, was getting worried ....


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Hah! That just happened to me yesterday, IN MY GARAGE! I couldn't figure out what was wrong, so restarted the car.

Here's a youtube video explanation and demo... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alAVPP16ZNI
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