Lexus SC400 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lexus SC400

Lexus SC400 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System Failure

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.

Heating and AC Control May Fail Intermintently

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.

Dashboard Gauges May Have LED Problems

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.

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Lexus SC400 Questions

Start up issues (1 answer)

The car will start when its cold, other times the car will not start..but it will turn over like it wants to start and die out. Then after several attempts to start the car it idles and runs great?It never has not started. Someone told me that it could be the gas that I buy?

Looking 4 used parts door handle & seat cover. Other than TAP Parts who sells? (1 answer)

How much is an exhaust leak fix (1 answer)

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Lexus SC400 Recalls

Recall 98V016000
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.
Recall 92V046000
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, AN...

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Lexus SC400 Reviews

Love this car although purchased a Honda Civic recently to get better gas mileage the Lexus SC is best car ever owned. I moved here to California in 1998 purchased my Lexus when lived in St, Louis bought used of '94 with 18k miles. Car is very excellent no issues or problems ever had out of it. Comfortable, smooth ride and nice still no paint rust got regular oil changes and routine maintenance...
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

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