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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Lexus LS 460
#1 of 113 LS430 Brake Noise
Sep 30, 2001 (12:01 pm)
Has anyone experienced noisy (squeaky) brakes on the LS430? Has the problem been resolved successfully and how?
#2 of 113 break issue
Dec 28, 2001 (7:30 pm)
I heard a momentary grinding sound one time when it was foggy. only once. Tony
#3 of 113 LS430 Brake Noise
Dec 29, 2001 (8:47 am)
Was it with the windows up or down? With the windows up, I can hardly hear anything outside. A couple times I heard some minor rattle noise from the trunk area but wasn't able to ID it.
#4 of 113 Upgrade Navigation System
Feb 10, 2002 (6:57 am)
Navigation system came with my new LS430...version 2000--I believe. When will 2002 upgrade be available? Will Lexus notify ?
#6 of 113 any noise & service issues?
Jun 17, 2002 (3:12 pm)
Folks, I have to confess -- I can't stand any rattles or noises in the car. That's why I am looking forward to driving a Lexus. Of course, I could probably afford only a used one, maybe 1995-1997. All cars I had until now (even new ones) literally drive me crazy with rattles, squeaks, and other noises. Lexus LS400 has a vault-quiet reputation. Is it true?
Also, how was your dealer experience? I had awful experience with Toyota dealers, hope it's not the case with Lexus. If you can recommend a Colorado dealership I would be most grateful. Thank you.
#7 of 113 60k service... worth it?
Jun 27, 2002 (8:09 am)
Hi folks... I have a 94 LS400 and just love the car. Best car I ever owned. I bought it a year ago with 100K miles on it, and the previous (and only...) owner kept it in immaculate shape with full service records. Just before I bought it (like a week before...), it had a major service done, including timing belt, tires, alignment, belts, fluids, nuts & bolts, etc. I've taken it religiously to the dealer for 5k oil changes. Vehicle currently has 115k on it. Now the dealer tells me I'm gonna need a $900 service to change plugs, fluids, etc. Tell me... is it worth it? Am I being snookered here? Thanks for the input...
#8 of 113 60K Service
Jun 27, 2002 (5:23 pm)
Stickball--I have a 93 GS-300 with 123,000 miles on it. Bought it new. I have only taken it to the Lexus dealer once. That was for the free 5,000 mile check and oil change. Only other maintenance was at about 80,000 miles and that was to have the trunk lid struts replaced, timing belt replaced, water pump replaced--belt and pump was strictly preventative maintenance and it was done at a Toyota dealer for just about 1/2 the cost that the Lexus dealer would have charged. All oil changes have been done at the local Toyota dealership for about $20 each time. The Lexus dealerships are a huge rip off. Read the owner's manual and you will see that most everything is "check and inspect". That's BS. Change the oil regularly, keep good records and you will have no warranty problems. As the car gets older find a good, reliable, foreign car repair shop and let them do the work. Make sure you get good references however before you go to one of them. My car looks and runs like new. Zaino it once or twice a year as it gets older and it will always look new. Hope this saves you many thousands of dollars over the years. It has me.
#9 of 113 to trmga...
Jun 27, 2002 (5:47 pm)
Thanks for the informative message. I'll check around for Toyota dealers that handle Lexus oil change. Actually, I called the nearest toyota dealer once for that and was told that they couldn't get the oil filter for the vehicle. I'll try other Toyota dealers. I REALLY hate getting ripped off by dealer service shops, and I'll do almost anything to avoid them. You wouldn't know a good repair shop in Atlanta, would you...?
#10 of 113 Repair shop in Atlanta
Jun 28, 2002 (1:07 pm)
Sorry Stickball. I'm in Wiliamsburg, VA.