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Am sure in America, its definitely not safe to drive with car in this condition.
It's definitely not safe in any country.
 

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wow, it's been a while =o)
i've been driving my lexus for a few months now.
anyway the solution was quite simple and took couple of seconds after some knowledgeable guy told me where to look =o)
- the red tag in the back where which i plugged back in but wasn't secured with that small piece. you're suppose to shift it to lock the thing in place.
lemme know...
Interesting. Is this a plastic plug in the trunk? I also have a no start after a new 12v battery replacement. I do remember pulling a plug out and putting it back in, don't remember the color. So when you say "shift" it, like a left or right shift?
 

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Interesting. Is this a plastic plug in the trunk? I also have a no start after a new 12v battery replacement. I do remember pulling a plug out and putting it back in, don't remember the color. So when you say "shift" it, like a left or right shift?

All sorted. Car starts now. To be clear, the plug is "Orange" and it slides to the "right."
 

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Hello.

I had a recent problem with my 2013 ct200h f-sport, check hybrid system on the dashboard.
I bought it used and had it for over 3 years now, it has 174000km, mostly on road now.

I was on the road and stopped half way home to spend the night by a friend, when I was about to leave next morning my the key would not start the car. I thought it was keys battery, so I got new ones and still nothing. There were no dashboard lights at all, as if the car battery was dead or something. The start button was not working when pressed, neither when putting the key fob by the start button.

So I brought it to a Lexus dealership in town and they asked me a certain amount to investigate the issue. They were able to identify that one of the "computers" was not responding properly which was blocking the car to start. They wired a by-pass to that computer to temporary fix the starting problem to make the car works so I could get back to my place and then get the car fixed in my hometown.

So I made it back to my place. Next day, when I was leaving, the car stopped 1 minute away with the infamous check hybrid system message and the engine stopped. Now dashboard lights were working, but not the engine. Got towed to lexus dealership, and their final diagnostic is that it requires to change all wiring that connects the hybrid engine to computers and battery and whatnot, the amount of labor also makes will make the price skyrocket, according to them.

Hard to believe that this car only 7 years old could have such a problem, even with that mileage. After all it is a lexus/toyota right? Isn't why we buy these cars? Reliability?

I called Lexus Case Management and it could help me any further, as they offer no coverage for that kind of problems. But to have to pay over $7k for wiring and labor, sounds too expensive.

Does anyone here ever heard of or had such a problem when dealing with check hybrid system warning?

I don't know what to do with the car now. Any thoughts? I appreciate.

THank you
 
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