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Lexus LS430 Abnormal Noise From Steering Column

Lexus LS430 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 89,666 mi (58,000 mi - 108,000 mi)


An abnormal noise may be noted from the steering column. Our technicians tell us this may be due to insufficient strength of the telescoping steering column cable, a redesigned cable has been made available to correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 103,000 mi

    every time I drive over a lumpy road it make a weird noise like it has to do something with the suspension. I have been to 5 different mechanics and they cant figure out the problem. They all tell me that there is absolutely no problems but it keeps bothering me! Everyone tells me "its a Lexus" and I ask them "what does that mean", everyone's response is the same "LEXUS DOES NOT HAVE PROBLEMS, stop imagining things." I dont understand, I am willing to pay to get rid of the stupid noise and sound! Does anyone else have the same problem when driving over a rough road slowly?

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  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    Once I turn off the ignition switch the steering wheel retracts making a humming noise.

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  • Visitor,

    The telescopic steering has been making noise and now it quits going in-and-out. Tilting is still working fine though.

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  • Visitor, , 58,000 mi

    In hot weather the telescoping column "moans" when I turn the key to the on position.

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