Center console overheating

Asked by Feb 02, 2014 at 03:42 PM about the 2014 Lexus RX 350 AWD

Question type: General

On a recent trip I noticed that the center console was extremely hot at the bottom rear of the console ( both sides ) the seat heaters were off and the inside temperature was set at 22 C. Explanation?
Thanks, Bill

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Since this is a brand new car. I'd take it to the Lexus Dealer and let them fix it under warranty. Sounds like something is drawing too much power. HTH. -Jim

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I just experienced the same thing today. My RX 350 is about three months old. It was blazing hot! I hope they can fix it. It sounds like this might be an issue with these vehicles.

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Okay, I have seen this issue mentioned online a few times, but never resolved, so I wanted to be sure and post what I found out. It might save some people the time of driving to the dealership. My climate control was on AC for the driver and heat for the passenger side. I rarely have passengers, but at some point, one of them closed the vent on their side of the car. This meant the heat was being directed through the ductwork in the console into the back seats! And it was HOT on my leg that was touching the console! Bottom line: Check your climate control and make sure your vents are open in the dashboard.

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My RX350 2015 is having problems also with the center console getting very hot when the seat heater is turned on.. when off it cools back down and is fine. It scares me. Should i have it disconnected? The climat control was on heat for both sides so that isn’t it. Thank you.

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