Thanks for the update! I haven't heard anything about a fix yet just yet either, we will wait and see how it's going to be fixed.
Sorry don't want to seem like a total fool, but if the problem is with the brake pedal, why are they engineering a fix for the gas pedal? I thought from the get go the problem was with the gas pedal and not the brake pedal. I had also thought that the acceleration problems were originally linked to the gas pedal being too long and getting trapped under the mat, so they are going to create an 'extended' gas pedal? isn't that even worse?I was in for my 15k mile service yesterday and specifically asked my service adviser about the whole gas pedal fiasco going on right now. As many of you know we IS-F owners as well as the ISX50 owners were sent a letter telling us to remove our floor mats. After speaking to him, the floor mats are not the problem, it is actually the brake pedal. The ES gas pedal fix is already being implemented, and he told me that since the IS-F has an aluminum single peice brake pedal, it would take a little longer for the fix to come out. What they actually will be doing is create an extended gas pedal, which will get rid of the whole "floor mat causing the gas pedal to stick" issue. So just thought I'd give the community the heads up. When the fix is out, they will again be sending out letters to notify us.
Making the pedal longer would serve no purpose. On the ES and Camry they are shortening the pedal.2008 LEXUS IS F
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Well the new pedal looks better than the old "hack" method of fixing the problem.You may want to look at this thread from CL. If this is in fact what they are doing - They wont be doing it to my F.
Not a rumor, came from my service manager.^This is rumored to be part of the fix but I haven't heard for sure yet if it's really part of it...I do know they do something to the pedal itself but not sure about any type of software update for the drive by wire system
It's what my dealership is currently doing. Luckily, the option exists to deny the software change.^Just because your service manager tells you something, does not mean it is true at all, trust me.
^My buddy at Lexus corporate just returned my call about it and you're correct! Not only are they shortening the pedal but they're giving the car a software update so that when both the gas and brake pedals are pressed at the same time, the fuel injectors stop putting fuel into the engine. Going to be interesting to see how many opt outIt's what my dealership is currently doing. Luckily, the option exists to deny the software change.