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So I have had my IS F now for about 6 weeks and I am loving it. Wish it had just a tad more head room but apart from that the only thing that is really bugging me is the nanny Nav and phone system that blanks out most controls when the car is in motion. The car I sold to buy the IS F and the family wagon have in car Nav systems and phone bluetooth connection that allow full use while the car is in motion. I can search my phone address book, punch in a phone number or set a Nav destination. Yes of course you need to be careful doing these things when the car is in motion but often it's the passenger that does it anyway. So am I just whining or do others share my nanny Nav concerns? Any way Lexus can be pressured to fix this? They must be able to change the software if they wanted to. Strange that Lexus have chosen to impose the nanny Nav on their cars when most other manufacturers do not.

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Yes, others share your concerns:

http://au.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9604

And I'm sure this isn't the only thread that has been created here about it. I recall one thread where someone points out that, while it might be illegal to operate your phone while you're driving, a passenger shouldn't be disallowed from keying while the car's in motion.

I don't think Lexus will ever "fix" this, but there is a workaround discussed here:

http://au.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8169

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Yes, others share your concerns:

http://au.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9604

And I'm sure this isn't the only thread that has been created here about it. I recall one thread where someone points out that, while it might be illegal to operate your phone while you're driving, a passenger shouldn't be disallowed from keying while the car's in motion.

I don't think Lexus will ever "fix" this, but there is a workaround discussed here:

http://au.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8169

Thanks for that. I found this site which suggests it is quite an issue in the USA! http://www.lexusoverride.com/index.php

I also saw that there is an override product made by the prestigioussociety.com that provides a manual override switch (other on this forum have installed it I see). Views from other forums seem to suggest this works pretty well (not as good as there being no lock out but not bad as a second choice!). Might need to invest in it. Really hard to see why Lexus have gone this way when it's competitors do not!

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