2003 Lexus SC430 Repair and Maintenance
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2003 Lexus SC430 ProblemsElectric Trunk Release May not Function Correctly
The electric trunk release may not function correctly. Our technicians tell us an additional ground wire can be added which should correct this concern.
2003 Lexus SC430 Questionswhat does the sc 430 2003 have a timing chain or belt? (1 answer)
just bought a sc 430, wanting to know when I should be looking to change timing belt if it has one.
My car is 11 years old with 50k miles. The dealer is telling me it is time to change the belt.
We replaced the flexible break lines and fixed it for about a year. When you are slowing down to turn in somewhere they lock and it takes a few seconds to release . When someone behind you is following , it presents an unsafe situation. Help
2003 Lexus SC430 RecallsFront Airbag Inflator Module
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.
When deployed, excessive pressure can build in the passenger front airbag. This could cause the inflator to rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury to vehicle occupants. This recall affects both originally installed passenger front airbags as well as those that were installed as replacement service parts. Toyota and General Motors will replace the passenger front airbag inflator on their respective vehicles involved in this recall.