My daughter bought this car used with just over 100,000 miles a couple years back. Great car. Very clean. No apparent issues. Until…
Shortly after buying she discovered intermittent front end shimmy at freeway speeds. It’s a lot like warped rotors, causing steering wheel to vibrate back and forth.
It’s not absolute or consistent. Auto problems worst nightmare. It happens randomly at freeway speeds. It stops after a couple minutes of doing it or slowing down below 45 mph.
I tried tire rotation to be sure it wasn’t balance.
Front end wear and four wheel alignment has been checked professionally.
Dealer replaced front rotors and pads.
An independent shop claimed front axle shafts and replaced them.
It doesn’t fall into the transmission mount issue due to year discovered on internet.
The only thing left, God forbid, is software or hardware issue with electric steering unit. This one is on the internet as resolving issue for some and is very, very pricey. (It seems that this shimmy was broad problem in 2006 & 2007 for models on this chassis from Lexus. There are TSBs. But dealerships seem to want to downplay as does Lexus any widespread issue.)
Bottom line, love the vehicle and had great hope but now out more than $2,000 with no one able to come up with solution. At least not a guaranteed one.