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Old 04-17-2014, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the best way to avoid fixing a design problem.* Lexus seems to have found it!* First, tell the customer a dealer must be able to reproduce the problem.* You don't compensate the dealer, of course.* So, take my 2012 Lexus LS460L, please!* After it rained I was taking a right turn at about 10 mph.* The road was just slightly slick so the front of the car slid a couple of inches and instantly the skid control turned the front wheels sharply to the left causing me to careen into the lane to my left. There was, fortunately, no car there and I regained control.* Lexus want's a dealer to reproduce this before checking it out.* Impossible without a test track.* Then I found that facing downward on a steep hill the car would roll forward even when put into reverse.* And fast too.* This makes parking on a hill in San Francisco potentially quite dangerous.* Freeman Lexus WAS able to reproduce this error but had no way to fix it.* This is a design flaw.* But Lexus has no design flaws, don't you know, so if the car is performing according to the way it was designed they also won't even try to fix it according to their West Coast Regional Manager.* Now that's just perfect, Lexus.* At least until the DOJ finds out.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Lexus will change your steering angle while you are driving? *If true, that's a reason why I do not like any of the automated driving features. *I am fine with the car driving itself once they figure that out, but there is no way I want it countermanding my direction.

As far as the hill start - what happens if you put your left foot on the brake and ease off the brake while applying throttle? *Will it let you do that?
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