2004 Lexus SC430 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Lexus SC430
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2004 Lexus SC430 Problems
The electric trunk release may not function correctly. Our technicians tell us an additional ground wire can be added which should correct this concern.
A squeak type noise may be noted from one or both front seats. Squeaks can be caused by contact between the seat track locating pins and the vehicle floor pan. Our technicians tell us the repair involves removing some of the seat locating pins.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with stored codes P0133 and/or P0153. These may be "false" codes which can be corrected by reprogramming the powertrain control module (PCM) with upgraded software.
2004 Lexus SC430 Questions
Is it a fuse problem
dealer won't do it since it's not from their lexus replacement key part inventory.
2004 Lexus SC430 Recalls
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.
2004 Lexus SC430 Reviews
great car need more space in rear.
I've owned my 430 for almost three years; I'm the second owner. I change the oil routinely as recommended. I bought it with 51K, I now have 75K. I've replaced the brakes and tires, but nothing else. Changed from run-flats (430 has no spare tire in trunk) to regular tires - the look is not noticeable enough to warrant the $1000 cost difference, but the ride is much much smoother without the run-...
Overall fun car to drive.It is definitely not a family car! Well appointed, run flat tires provide a very stiff ride.