1999 Lexus LS400 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Lexus LS400

1999 Lexus LS400 Problems

Higher Mileage Cars May Develop Noises in Front Suspension

Higher mileage cars can develop creaking and groaning noises in the front suspension, particularly when coming to a quick stop. Inspection and replacement of any worn parts should correct this concern.

Automatic Transmission Shutter Code P0770

The problem was that when coming to a stop, I would get the sensation of letting a manual transmission car stop without engaging the clutch; i.e. a shuttering sensation. The diagnosis was that the shift solenoid "E" encased in the transmission was faulty (PO770). The problem is that this part has been replaced twice within a 12 month period leading me to believe there is something really wrong with the diagnosis, treatment and possibly the t...

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1999 Lexus LS400 Questions

Code P0763 is active yet no gear shifting issue what do you say is problem (2 answers)

Engine light is on but car runs great.
Any simple solution since no flashing "M" light occurs

How do I get my tail lamp failure to stop popping up? (1 answer)

I checked the back of my car and when I do everything all my lights works but it still says tail lamp failure.

"Low washer fluid" sensor defective. Estimate was several hundred to repair. (1 answer)

The low washer fluid warning message flashes nonstop in the dash even when the reservoir is full. The dealership told me it would be several hundred dollars to repair. Is it very difficult to replace on my own or can I "cut the wire" and live without?

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1999 Lexus LS400 Reviews

I bought this car 38 months ago with 69k miles on it. It just turned over 150k and I still love it. It is by far the nicest and best car I have ever owned and I've owned a lot of cars in my 54 years of driving. One mechanic said that the 1999 LS 400 is a tank and will treat you well as long as you do the regularly scheduled maintenance and take care of all repairs; which I have done. The on...
This is one of the finest luxury cars with the extended life with the minimum repairs as long as regular maintainence is performed. Simple oil changes and tire rotations will give you a reliable luxuty automobile Jerry Olsen
Best car ever, brought in 2004 -kept oil change and tune up,and brought new tires; I never had to spend anything thing else on it. It is a ladies car, problem free, next car will definitely be a lexus, had this car going on 9 years, getting brakes put on it this weekend 6/29/13 for the first time. Plan to keep it as long as it holds up, body in good condition,I get compliments on it all the ti...

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