Lexus Repair and Maintenance

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

Lexus Problems

New PCM Software Available For Hard Starting Issue

An extended cranking or hard starting issue may develop. Our technicians tell us there is updated powertrain control module (PCM) software available which may correct this concern.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed O2 Sensor

The Check Engine Light may come on because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. Replacement of the failed sensor should correct this concern.

Volume Control Problems With Premiun Stereo System

Vehicles equipped with premium Mark Levinson stereo may experience no sound or volume that goes to maximum level by itself. An improved amplifier is available to rectify this problem.

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Lexus Questions

My hybrid battery is draining very fast when I have my AC on. Why? It goes from almost full to just about empty within a min. Will the hybrid battery die while driving? (1 answer)

I was on the highway, in traffic, driving like I normally do, except I had the AC on. I noticed that the Hybrid battery Icon drained to almost nothing within a min. Is the battery malfunctioning? Can the battery completely drain while I am driving,. I had to shut the AC off (sweat ) and then the ...

what is causing white smog coming from the exhaust muffler when i start the engine? bad gas? the system is constantly throwing a code as my gas cap turns right, but check engine lit comes on (1 answer)

have only had it for 3 mos, put 3,000 miles on it and had trani serviced and checked and said i should have no problems and all i would need is oil change. mechanic today said oil and water are fine. each time i start vehicle white smoke comes out of exhaust, after running for awhile it subside...

Why did my key push buttons quit working? (2 answers)

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Lexus Recalls

Brakes Do Not Stop Effectively

The anti-lock brake system actuator may have a damaged o-ring that can result in improper brake fluid pressure control during events that activate the anti-lock brake, traction control or stability control systems. This could lead to loss of vehicle control. Dealers will inspect the brake actuator and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 16V127000

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture when deploying the air bag due to excessive internal pressure. As a result, metal debris could be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module depending on the model free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture when deploying the air bag. This is due to excessive moisture intrusion compromising the inflator. As a result, metal debris could be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module depending on the model free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Lexus Reviews

Great car!
What can you say about a car that is 16yrs old and has never had a spark plug change? My '99 GS 400 has 215,000 miles and has hardly ever had a problem. I'm convinced it will run forever. I've replaced more parts that wear out like the tires and brakes than anything having to do with the motor and transmission. They are solid. Never an electronic or computer issue. I've thought about trading it...
Car like new with all bells and now only 11,000 miles

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