After I put the new battery in the car, it started right up. I should realize that the car is nearing a decade in age so things are bound to happen, but still. Not a lot of faults but replacements parts for this car are expensive - Another one you could consider is the carbon build up which does need a clean every so often. It was very alarming to hear that while the airbag light was on, I was driving around without airbags. The recall remedy did not repair the condition. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair.
Kids won't complain but forget about putting three people back there. Dealer stated due to inadaqaute lubrication. I had the car towed to dealership that night and explained the situation to the service organization the following day. This car has been so reliable!! Now, once again, it will not start. The exterior has the look of an expensive sports sedan and the interior is simply a work of art. Although I was able to bring the car to a stop, the engine continued to rev violently, the back tires spun out of control and the back of the car started to fish tail.
Finally it came to a crawl just as the traffic light turned green. Engine would nearly stall and then recover. He stated while traveling at speeds of less than 25 mph on a two-lane street, the vehicle accelerated uncontrollably. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. One service rep suggested that the floor mat was the cause but I had checked immediately after the ordeal the night before to ensure that the floor mat had not become lodged under the accelerator pedal.
The dealer replaced the gasket and 3 pistons and ring sets under warranty. He is working with corporate to see what my next steps are, but I refuse to pay for these repairs, and I do not feel that I should have to since it is essentially a repeat malfunction of an existing issue!. The next day I got a multi-meter on the battery, 12. Have not had technician look at this yet. Eventually after several attempts I was able to slow the car with the brake but the engine continued to violently rev. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. The diaphragms in the fuel pulsation dampers may harden over time and develop cracks, possibly causing a fuel leak.
I now have 73,000 miles on my car, and the same thing happened again this evening as I was accelerating to approx 40 mph. The speed slowly decreased to about 20 mph but still did not stop. Per the dealer, this is nothing that happened over time or through wear and tear. Since the dealership was not able to determine the cause of the problem, I decided that the best course of action was to return the car and lease another car. Acceleration is quick, and fuel economy is commendable. There were no recalls on his specific vehicle to date. The current and failure mileages were approximately 42,000.
I called Lexus, they advised that the car needed be towed in and the began to run the codes that were tripped. I wanted to test out the battery before simply taking it to the dealer. It didn't seem that this type of complainant was anything new to them. The third time I pressed the brake pedal the vehicle began to slow down but would not stop. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge.
I should mention that the car receives regularly scheduled maintenance, every 5k at the Lexus dealer, and always gets 93 octane. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. Check engine light came on and the car wouldn't even crank after that. What Owners Should Do Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. I took my foot off the gas pedal but it continued to accelerate to 85 mph.
The vehicle surged over a sidewalk and came to a complete stop. Not a fun week last week. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Fingers crossed I don't get hit with carbon build up down the road. In total, I was without my car for over a month! The vehicle was not repaired. I tried a number of different tactics to stop the car completely including, attempting to manually shift gears, putting the car in neutral etc. The failure mileage was 74,000.