Clicking/Knocking Sound From the Brake Actuator on Lexus LS460

A clicking or knocking type sound may be noted from the brake actuator when applying the brakes lightly, or if the brake pedal is pressed while the vehicle is stopped. Our technicians tell us a revised brake actuator is available to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 65,013 (11,600–151,000)
7 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2012, 2013, 2015
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A knocking sound is heard from the brake control module/brake actuator when applying brakes, or if the pedal is pressed while the car is stopped. I have been told there was a service bulliten issued 12-2009. Unfortunately may vehicle is out of warranty and currently attempting to get Lexus to do whats right. I have been told the cost of the new revised actuator is approximately $3000.00
2007 Lexus LS460 55,500 mi,
Clicking and knocking at a hard stop, actuator or solonoid was first dx, now they say it is a $2300 fix! I took it in before the warranty expired and got a clean report, now 10000 miles later this problem. I thought these were dependable cars. My LS 430 was at 106000 WHEN i TRADED IT IN AND NEVER HAD the first problem.
2007 Lexus LS460 15,000 mi,
Clicking/Knocking Sound when hitting the Brake
2007 Lexus LS460 43,800 mi,
acuater noise
2008 Lexus LS460 33,757 mi,
Clicking / knocking sound when brakes are lightly applied. Has not been diagnosed by dealer yet.
2008 Lexus LS460 65,000 mi,
Dealer said normal. Still have same sound when brakes applied .
2010 Lexus LS460 21,000 mi,
the pedal feels like i have 120,000 miles on the front rotors the car is driven on the highway most of the time i am shocked, my BMW first set of pads was at 75K, my GL Mercedes at 60K, how can this be?
2008 Lexus LS460 67,000 mi,
Brake actuator knocking under light braking, needed to be replaced
2008 Lexus LS460 36,300 mi,
Actuator replaced. Noticed the beginning of the problem at 13,000 miles and told it was normal. Now at 40,000 miles starting to hear noise again when braking. In to dealership now.
Car accelerates when I press the Brake pedal slightly. Cruise control does not cut off when Brake applied lightly to slow for aproaching vehicle. The Car is now in the shop but they believe it is the brake actuator
2007 Lexus LS460 80,000 mi,
It just makes a clicking noise when brake pedal is depressed hard. I have not fixed it seems not to be a problem
2008 Lexus LS460 11,600 mi,
Car making noise when braking
I have the same problem after a year of buying the car from a lexus dealer. ABS Actuator.
2008 Lexus LS460 20,000 mi,
Not resolved
2008 Lexus LS460 50,000 mi,
Same here... But haven't taken it in for fear of what they might do to it. Also have the vibration problem. Only started when I switched tires from the Perelli's to the Michelin's.
had problem since purchased tap has developed to a knock when engine hot And in drive.. Lexus says it's normal. worse when you are in enclosed places garage etc
2007 Lexus LS460 97,000 mi,
I have this problem. ABS, VSC, and Brake warning lights all on. Driving on expressway and Brake malfunction warning came on while traveling at 70 mph! Very scary. Took car to the mechanic and quoted $3500 to replace hydraulic brake actuator on my '07 Ls 460. Apparently, this is a common problem with these vehicles. So much for Lexus quality!
2007 Lexus LS460 102,000 mi,
Hear the clicking sound when at a stop. Not repaired yet.
2008 Lexus LS460 76,000 mi,
Lucky me ! I had the same problem and my warranty expires in August 2016 , I got it fixed today at the Lexus dealership for $3327 !
2007 Lexus LS460 151,000 mi,
Warning light on screen. No warning the dealer would charge $4,000