There are reports of LED problems in the dashboard gauges. The lights burn out, making the gauges difficult to see at night, and require replacement.
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1996 Lexus SC400
1996 Lexus SC400 Problems
There are reports of intermittent failures with the heating and air conditioning control. The digital display might fail or the control might fail to switch between heater functions.
Occasionally, the Check Engine Light is illuminated due to failures in the evaporative emission (EVAP) system. Our technicians tell us that proper diagnoses is generally required to confirm the exact fault causing the warning light to come on.
1996 Lexus SC400 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE TERMINAL FOR THE STARTER MOTOR MAGNETIC SWITCH, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR IF ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE LIQUID, SUCH AS ROAD SPLASH WITH DEICING SALT, ENTERS THIS AREA.Learn more »
1996 Lexus SC400 Questions and Answers
Today an independent ASE certified mechanic told me that
I've never had my spark plugs or wiring harness changed.
My 15 year old Lexus drives like a dream at 122K and has had
i changed three catilytic converters.new plugs.it will not get over 35 mph.converter gets red hot.
the LCD screen for a/c control systen lights up but there are no messages showing on screen nor do any sysytems a/c, heat, defrost...work
LCD screen lights up but no text.
car will not backup in reverse gear but works well in forward gears.