2004 Lexus LS430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Lexus LS430

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2004 Lexus LS430 Problems

Rear Window Sunshade Fails and Makes Grinding Noise

The motor for the rear window sunshade in the 2001-2006 Lexus LS430 is known to fail. When this occurs, the sunshade will not extend down the window, and a grinding noise is heard until the motor fails as well. 

Replacement of the sunshade assembly is necessary to correct this failure, however, removing the fuse for the sunshade will stop the motor from making the irritating grinding noise. 

Erratic Operation of the Multi-Display Panel

Various issues may develop with the multi-display panel. Our technicians tell us a redesigned multi-display panel is available which may correct these concerns.

Poor Shift Quality at Low Speeds

Poor quality low speed transmission shifting may be noted. Our technicians tell us updated transmission software is available which may correct this concern.

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2004 Lexus LS430 Questions

After new tires installed, CHECK VSC, TRAC OFF, and CHECK ENGINE lights on. (1 answer)

I had no error codes prior to having new Michelin tires installed at Sams Club. Immediately after, CHECK VSC, TRAC OFF, and the RED EXCLAMATION point lights came on. Had a local repair shop read codes. Indicates YAW RATE SENSOR CALIBRATION, STEERING ANGLE, and several other codes. Google search i...

Where can I get software updated for the transmission in a 2004 Lexus ls430 (1 answer)

I have a vsc light and traction control lights keeps coming on (1 answer)

And a passenger side rear door lock do not work. Rear woofer is distorted sound,
Seems like gas pressurized struts are gone , how do I get it fixed economically?

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2004 Lexus LS430 Recalls

Certain Airbags May Not Deploy as Expected

On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

Recall 04V317000
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS OPERATED QUICKLY, A SMALL PIECE OF METAL MAY SEPARATE FROM A RETAINING COLLAR LOCATED IN THE INNER PART OF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THIS SMALL PIECE OF METAL MAY BECOME CAUGHT IN THE PARKING LOCK MECHANISM.
Recall 04V295000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE IMPELLER INSIDE THE FUEL PUMP MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MOLDED DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ERROR. ALCOHOL IN SOME FUELS MAY DEFORM THE IMPELLER AND CAUSE IT TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE PUMP HOUSING.

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2004 Lexus LS430 Reviews

Rated
based on 6 customer reviews
Car runs forever this is the best car ever. I purchased it new has 90,000 miles fully serviced very comfortable and looks luxury all inside got everything except nav. System overall love my LS430 such an beautiful car.
I have 98,000 on mine. It has been excellent so far. I am having a problem with the driver side mirror automatically hyper extending every time I turn the ignition on. Mirror assembly replacement is expensive ($700 plus at Lexus Dealer). My mechanic is looking at a cheaper fix. I live in Johns Creek, Ga.
This car has the worst location for a digital ampilfer. Mark Levison is trash. The speakers blow and then when speaker are replace the ampilfer blows. A good car with an horrible sound system.

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