2005 Lexus SC430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Lexus SC430

2005 Lexus SC430 Problems

Squeak Type Noise from One of Both Front Seats

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.

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2005 Lexus SC430 Questions

The door cover on the radio / CD is stuck in the open position. It was operating perfectly until I had to take the car to the Lexus dealer for the air bag recall. I noticed that the door lid did not close while driving home from the dealer. (4 answers)

Dealer states the door was in the open position when I dropped off the car. This is not correct...they just don't want to take responsibility. Dealer wants $225 to fix. Are there instructions available to fix the problem myself?

My horn stopped working my c430 and it only had 40,000 miles (1 answer)

I had the Lexus mechanics check my horn while they were replacing my (recalled) airbags. They tell me it is a spiral cable problem. Where do I find this part? Or someone to fix it without costing me a fortune?

no horn? powered the two horns they toot ok i can get them to honk by bypassing the relay , no power coming from coloum ...is this common failure if so what is the part or process needed ? (1 answer)

fuses ok, horns good and loud

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2005 Lexus SC430 Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy abnormally, or with excessive force. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the passenger air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front 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.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

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.

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2005 Lexus SC430 Reviews

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based on 3 customer reviews
I have owned muscle cars and performance cars for most of my life.. This is the car id rather be driving!! it looks great, has tons of power, always draws stares and thumbs ups.. drop the top and it simply screams look at me! mine is the pebble beach edition, Id never owned a non us made car before, but id take this over all the cars ive ever owned
Will someone who knows please tell me whatI can expect to pay for high performance tires for my SC430 and do they require an alignment when put on new? I believe balance is in the price of the tires, is that true?
Until you own an SC430, you just can't comprehend how you become part of the car, once you're behind the wheel. You're not just driving, you're involved; changing lanes, the ML sound system, the V8 sound, all of that neat stuff!! What a car: Love it!

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