Last post on Nov 17, 2013 at 5:28 AM
You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#11 of 13 Re: reliability
Oct 06, 2010 (8:15 pm)
I own a 2001 LS430 with 100K. It is probably one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned......and I have had many cars. It seems to be absolutely bulletproof other than the weak audio system. You can't go wrong with this car from 01-06. 04 has a quirky transmission on the early models. Great car.
#12 of 13 Re: 1996 LS 400 Loud noises under hood & leaking green fluid [mindyls400]
Oct 15, 2010 (2:54 pm)
I own a 1996 LS-400 with 374k miles with zero issues to-date. It just started a valve tapping, and the ball joints need to be replaced, but other than that it's been a fantastic car. Did you replace the timing belt and water pump at 100k miles? If not, do it, change the oil every 3k miles, and enjoy the ride..
Nov 17, 2013 (5:28 am)
I have a 2002 LS 430 with 267,000 miles on it and have never had any issues with it. Do regular oil changes between 4-5k and do the regular 100,000 maintenance. Noticed yesterday in garage that there is some leaking trans fluid. Any ideas what this might be and is it a major job? Transmission is shifting fine and there seems to be no issues. I've always heard that opening up a trans to do a flush etc. causes more problems than it is worth but it might have to be done at this point to change a gasket or something. Any thoughts?