Lexus Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Thank you for using just answer.
Can you elaborate on this please?
Is this the only lexus you own or are you possibly inserting the key from another vehicle?
Did the key operate normally the last time you drove the vehicle?
Is the ignition cylinder in the full OFF position or is it possible that the key came out the last time you drove it and the ignition is not fully off?
Thank you for the reply.
Can you see any obstructions in the ignition cylinder if you shine a light down it?
If you wiggle the key does this help at all?
How many miles are on this?
Do you have a spare key handy?
The red light flashes because the key is not fully inserted.
Check something for me here- I want to check for a dead battery- do you have enough power to turn on the headlamps?
Is the steering wheel locked?
Also check to be sure that the shifter is securely in the PARK position.
Sorry for so many replies here, this can get complicated when we have to type every sentence out...
I'll have to get some in the morning and try again. Thanks.
There are 50,000 miles.
ok, reason I ask is because this would be a covered item under your factory 4 year/50,000 mile warranty if you are still under that limit unless you purchased an extended warranty.
If lubricating the cylinder does not help tomorrow then put a battery charger or jumper cables on it just to be sure that there is not a low voltage issue causing the shift interlock to jamb the cylinder.
After that the truck would need to be towed to the dealer for a new ignition cylinder.
Sorry for your troubles and thank you for your continued replies this evening.