Lexus Repair and Maintenance

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

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Lexus Problems

Violent Downshifting

When braking in automatic mode, the car has a strong jolt @ 15 and 5 MPH. Lexus is stating new transmission and new transmission computer, also new rear O2 sensors. for a grand total of $7200.

Check Engine Light With Code P0346

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0346 stored. Our technicians tell us that reprogramming the powertrain control module (PCM) is sometimes necessary to correct this issue.

Automatic Transmission Shutter Code P0770

Owners have reported experiencing rough deceleration, inability to engage overdrive, and a check engine light with diagnostic trouble code P0770. Problems with the torque converter or deferred transmission maintenance can trigger this. Professional transmission diagnosis is recommended to address this issue to prevent unnecessary part replacement and expenditure.

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Lexus Questions

what is the approximate cost to replace air intake pumps on this vehicle? (1 answer)

i have a check engine light on and this is the problem stated, air mixture pumps.

I hear a clicking sound behind the glovebox even when the radio is off. (1 answer)

I just want to know if this is dangerous and can I continue to drive my car? It is a constant clicking.

What is most common reason for VSC track and VSC off to appear on display panel (1 answer)

There are 4 lights that stay on my instrucment panel that say VSC track , VSC off and wavie tire tracks and check engine.

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Lexus Recalls

Side Curtain Air Bag Inflators Eject Into The Passenger Compartment

The side curtain air bag inflators may crack and fracture. Dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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Lexus Reviews

240,000 still running strong. Replaced auto transmission due to bad input shaft seal leak, but wouldn't drive anything else! The luxuries of this car for a '98 are so amazing! Recommend this car to everyone!
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...

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