Poor quality low speed transmission shifting may be noted. Our technicians tell us updated transmission software is available which may correct this concern.
Car Problem Reports
Lexus LS430 Poor Shift Quality at Low Speeds
Lexus LS430 Problem
Average Mileage: 61,596 mi (10 mi - 155,780 mi)
When I am at a very slow speed and step on the gas the car revs to about 2000 rpm, hestiates and then jerk and then accelerates. It is very noticable at low speeds around 5 to 10 miles per hour. But from a dead stop it seems to shift fine. I had this problem for a while know it with the low low miles is a big disappointment. Suggestions before I get beat over the head for a new tranny from the dealer?
Visitor, 2004 Lexus LS430, 10 mi
The transmission has always felt jerky at slow speeds. Lexus always told me this was normal. I finally found a TSB that addresses this problem. After all these years of Lexus telling me this was normal, I finally got Lexus to update the computer a few months ago. It works a bit better.
Visitor, 2001 Lexus LS430, 155,780 mi
If I want to take off from a standing start from a signal light to attempt to pass another vehicle my vehicle seems to buckle a few times and then works normally. what type of problem am I having?