Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. The system normally sends 70 percent of available power to the rear wheels to provide the traditional performance advantages of a rear-drive car and will vary the torque-split ratio from 30:70 to 50:50 in response to driving conditions and driver input. In particular, the all-wheel-drive model feels surprisingly alert and maneuverable thanks to its rear-biased power delivery. New Car Test Drive correspondent Kirk Bell contributed to this report from Chicago. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. The available Lexus pre-collision system uses a radar sensor to detect the onset of a collision and will automatically optimize chassis calibration for quick steering response, retract the front seatbelts, initialize brake assist and even decelerate the car at 0.
The system matches wheel angle to the speed at which the driver is turning the steering wheel in order to offset any delay in the car's response to steering input. A millimeter-wave radar sensor helps detect obstacles in front of the car, while vehicle speed, steering angle and yaw-rate inputs help to determine whether a collision is unavoidable. The power-adjustable mirrors have defogging heat elements and tilt down when the car is in reverse. A Tire Pressure Monitoring system can detect a critical loss in pressure in one or more tires and alert the driver. The result is a natural, confident feel that's also spirited. Consequence A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire. Intuitive Park Assist considers steering angle input as well as the usual distance-warning sensors to offer contact avoidance advice through graphics in the dashboard-mounted information screen.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and Lexus dealers will install new wiper arm nuts, free of charge. Touch points convey quality and controls that respond fluidly. The same goes for the back seat. This system is the last word in ding prevention in the supermarket parking lot.
Big 18-inch wheels are available. The seat is comfortable, however, and a center armrest folds down to reveal the pass-through. Its fundamental sense of balance makes driving enjoyable. Across the dash panel, each gauge, button, knob, lever and wheel is clearly identified by easily read words or symbols, so you can intuitively grasp the meaning. The rear back-up camera, available in conjunction with the optional navigation system, automatically projects an image of what its lens can detect behind the vehicle onto the navigation screen when the vehicle is in reverse gear. The screen has excellent resolution and the map images have three-dimensional shading to aid recognition. The active-braking feature will automatically apply the brakes up to a deceleration rate of 0.
Dominating the center stack is a seven-inch electronic screen with touch-screen controls. The driver uses this screen to operate the audio system, climate control, and optional navigation system with backup camera, though many functions are duplicated with nearby buttons on the dashboard. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe with a new pipe that has improved pulsation dampers, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. A planetary-gear center differential and a wet-type multi-disc clutch control front-to-rear power distribution. Open the door and you're greeted by stainless-steel scuff plates, the scent of leather and cut-pile carpeting, and the gleam of highly burnished hardwood trim.
It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until. Personal phone books can be transferred via Bluetooth, as well. The recall is expected to begin August 9, 2018. The available 18-inch tires can make the ride a bit harsh, however. Remedy Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. The double-wishbone front suspension and multilink rear suspension virtually eliminate unwanted wheel-angle changes during suspension movement.
Due to anti-corrosion plating remnants, fuel may leak from where the fuel pressure sensor is attached to the fuel delivery pipe. These bolts could become loose due to abnormal impacts generated within the gear assembly immediately after a cold start-up. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will clean and reseal the fuel pressure sensor mounting area, free of charge. Audio and climate-control systems are easy to understand and operate. The driver's seat itself is sculpted with an extensive set of bolsters that support you, though they are not so restrictive that they encumber easy ingress and egress.
It is meant to deliver a high standard of automotive performance, yet be intuitive to drive. The electric motors are capable of powering the car at low speeds. The 17-inch wheels provide the best ride quality and the 18-inch tires are available to provide more cornering grip for drivers who feel they need it. Optional features include - a navigation system, illuminated door sills, park assist, ventilated front seats, rain sensing wipers and a variety of specialty packages. Each combination includes a matching wood and leather-trim steering wheel and shift knob. Refinements followed for 2007; and then a much-improved V8 engine arrived for 2008.
There's soft-touch electronic actuation for virtually every control, from the window switches to the trunk release. It plays through a 10-speaker sound system. The lower valance features integrated fog lamps, and a low 0. The SmartAccess keyless entry and push-to-start ignition allow the driver to keep the access fob in a pocket or purse. It arrived with more computing power than some third-world countries and a standard of luxury usually enjoyed only in the best zip codes. There are no significant changes for 2009. Owners may contact Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987.