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Lexus SC400 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

There are reports of LED problems in the dashboard gauges. The lights burn out, making the gauges difficult to see at night, and require replacement.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

There are reports of intermittent failures with the heating and air conditioning control. The digital display might fail or the control might fail to switch between heater functions.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Occasionally, the Check Engine Light is illuminated due to failures in the evaporative emission (EVAP) system. Our technicians tell us that proper diagnoses is generally required to confirm the exact fault causing the warning light to come on.

Lexus SC400 Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, March 27, 1992

Summary: THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE/TRACTION CONTROL COMPUTER LOGIC PROGRAM WAS INCOMPLETE, RESULTING IN THE TRAPPING OF BRAKE FLUID PRESSURE IN THE REAR BRAKE LINES. FAILURE TO RELEASE THE REAR BRAKE LINE PRESSURE CAUSES A CONDITION WHERE BRAKE PEDAL APPLICATION RESULTS IN ACTIVATION OF THE FRONT BRAKE ONLY, AND CONTINUAL REAR BRAKE DRAG.

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Electrical & Lights, February 9, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE TERMINAL FOR THE STARTER MOTOR MAGNETIC SWITCH, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR IF ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE LIQUID, SUCH AS ROAD SPLASH WITH DEICING SALT, ENTERS THIS AREA.

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Lexus SC400 Questions and Answers

asun, 1992 Lexus SC400, Hollywood, FL

when i crank the ignition the car wont start. there are no electrical problems, everything electrical works. could it be because the fuel pump is malfunctioning. sometimes it puts when it does star...

test98765, 1992 Lexus SC400, Gilroy, CA

Hi I took my car to the mechanic and they told me the power steering pump is leaking. My question is, could the pump cause leakage, i thought it was the hose or the o ring was the cause of the prob...

redbaronlt, 1992 Lexus SC400, West Palm Beach, FL

The dash led lights have become dim or not at all. I was told the only to repair was to replace the dash assembly.

hdrsncams, 1992 Lexus SC400, 4.0L V8, South San Francisco, CA

What kind of recharge kit would i need to buy to recharge my ac. It no longer blows cold.

losule82, 1992 Lexus SC400, 4.0L V8, Burke, VA

every time over a bump i can feel the car hitting real strong is like the front end is about to hit the ground i recently replace the struts so i do not know what else need to be done?Thanks

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Lexus SC400 Reviews

This awesome car was a gift from a fellow at our church. I am a senior and need help a nd advice thank you.

I love my sc400 I have 215k+ miles on it and it still runs and drives like a brand new car

I bought this car because I have always wanted one ever since I saw/heard/rode in one back when they were first introduced, and boy I was not disappointed! 318k (not a typo) and just this afternoon I absolutely DUSTED a 2008 BMW (5series i think, hard to tell when they are behind you lol)

I was recently in an auto crash that totaled my 2003 PT Woody at no fault of my own. I began shopping for a new car while I waited on insurance claim. I took a little over a month to find a newer car 2005.06 or better with low miles It didnt happen. My 1992 Lexus SC400, Gold was the last car I drove, with 60,000 miles on her it was great, after driving all the other cars this one stands alone. Go's when you need it,drives smooth and handles great, and so quiet you cant hear her running and with it being a V-8 she gets around 28ml a gal not to bad.Everything works sunroof, and stero it fantastic. Oh and my Dad loves it too so thats a plus.

I got hooked and have now collected three similar 1998 SC400s.
Two are black with black leather. One has 102K and I have changed the timing belt/water pump and rebuilt the power steering pump myself. Number two has 120k and is a 'rescue' from some careless people.
I just found this You Tube ad in the last few minutes. Appears to have been uploaded by a dealer about 6 months before I finally gotten the title from the folks that I had bought from.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM3LyV4yrXs
Number 3 has 215k and drives great and is my daily driver.

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