I have the same problem, the dealer keeps saying it's just the pads and clips in the calipers making the noise. He just puts brake lube and the noise goes away for a while but returns thereafter. Says it's normal, but then why didn't I hear it from my supra, or my xtracab or from my tundra? But it is not nearly as annoying as the body creaking noise as I get in and out of the IS.IS3DP said:I have the same problem. It gets annoying when stopping from a slow speed.
yup, this is true. Someone a while back had a greatly detailed post on this.Eminence said:I don't know how many times this is going to be discussed. In one of the post, one of the member has a great explanation of why the clicking occurs. It's nothing bad, it no harm, just a matter of a clicking noise. Love it or hate it, but it's something you will have to live with.
Here's my solution- TURN UP YOUR RADIO.
Seriously, you're the pathetic one who went through all of that just to get rid a little clicking noise. So what if it's a Lexus, it's built the same way as any other car, with some problems here and there.. In this case it's not even a major problem, a little clunking noise. If a little clicking noise bothers you soo much, buy a pair of ear muffs and just wear it while u're driving.who_done_it said:Well to all those who just say this is normal and can go to sleep at night are pathetic. I bought a Lexus even if it is the lowest model, and it should not make noises like a Kia would. Here is what my problem was, I was getting the clicking at low speeds too. I realized the Axxis Ultimate brake pads are a bit smaller than the caliper brackets which hold them. So i jammed a screw driver between the clip and the prong on the brake pad and it shifted a little so this confirmed it was a little small.
My solution, create a little U shaped bracket which fits over the end of one of the prongs. It snuggly fits the brake pad into the caliper and still allows a TINY bit of room for it to move. Hence, no more clicking and my car doesnt sound like a piece of shit in front of teh laties.
You can complain all you want to Lexus, hell you can even make complaints to the manufacturer, but it's not going to get anywhere. Like I said before, why is it such a big deal that's the car is labeled as a Lexus. What you're saying is if it was the actual Toyota Altezza and still have the noise you wouldn't be complaining right now because it's a TOYOTA. The t.oyota emblem is only acouple of dollar, just get it, slap it on.Mully said:I have it too. The only thing that really bothers me is that EVERYONE who has ever been in my car has asked what the noise is. They say things like "Whoa, that doesn't sound good." People outside of my car hear it too (when backing into my driveway or pulling out). It really is annoying. I agree with --who done it--.....this is a Lexus, and it should not make this noise. I'ver never heard any other car do it. I have a Toyota Tercel and the brakes on it are absolutely silent.
The dealer saying "It's normal" doesn't suffice. If I constantly loose air pressure in my tires and the dealer says "That's normal" does that make it allright? Heck no.
I want Lexus to come up with a solution. The noise is not normal.