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2002 Lexus SC430

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2002 Lexus SC430 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A creaking type noise may develop from the front suspension when driving over uneven road surfaces. Our technicians recommend inspection of the front sway bar bushings for deterioration and related hardware for correct tightness.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The electric trunk release may not function correctly. Our technicians tell us an additional ground wire can be added which should correct this concern.

2002 Lexus SC430 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 11, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator module found.


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2002 Lexus SC430 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2002 Lexus SC430, 4.3L V8, Oklahoma City, OK

what needs to be removed?

wbassett, 2002 Lexus SC430, 4.3L V8, Warner Robins, GA

Power antenna will not move up and down, but motor seems to be turning.

wbassett, 2002 Lexus SC430, 4.3L V8, Warner Robins, GA

The power antenna motor seems to be moving, however the antenna will not move up and down. You can pull antenna up, but you can't push it down by hand.

ten, 2002 Lexus SC430, 4.3L V8, Jupiter, FL

First time replacement for tail/stop lights on this vehicle.

Ecrew4, 2002 Lexus SC430, 4.3L V8, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

How do I change out the antenna mast on my SC430. The motor works but the mast does not go up and down.

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2002 Lexus SC430 Reviews

This is a luxury convertible coupe that could be confused with a sports car if it weren't for its heavy chassis and sedan-like handling. Nevertheless it is a joy to drive and in my experience has been very reliable. Drivetrain is very smooth and powerful considering the chassis weight. It has a 5-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly and precisely. The materials used in both the exterior and interior are second to none and the fit and finish are superb. Cost of ownership is probably a little higher than average but there is nothing about a Lexus that's cheap. There is some brake caliper noise (clunking) when reversing that seems out of line with a luxury car but overall the brakes perform well.

This car is my Baby! It gives me no problems!!

best car I've ever driven --- totally worry-free

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