About Lexus CT 200h
Lexus CT 200h is a hybrid automobile manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus since January 2011. The first Lexus CT 200h was introduced in March 2010 as a 5-door premium sport compact hatchback. Although Lexus CT 200h is a very young model, since it appeared on the market worldwide, it has won awards such as Best Small Car 2011 Over $35,000 - Australia's Best Cars, Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards 2011 and so on.
Lexus CT 200h made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2010, then it was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show for the North American market in April 2010. But it did not go into sale until March 2011 in United States. "CT" in its name stands for "Creative Touring" or "Compact Touring" and "200h" refers to the hybrid performance being equal to a conventional 2.0 L engine. Lexus CT 200h was offered in base and F Sport trim package in North America and it is powered by a 1.8 L VVTi four-cylinder hybrid gasoline engine with output of 98 hp and 105 pound-feet of torque. But the engine together with the electric motors could produce 134 hp and 153 pound-feet of torque. And its engine is mated to a CVT transmission. Normal, Sport, Eco and EV are Lexus CT 200h's four driving modes.
Lexus CT 200h Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As such a young model with about six-year history, there are some immature designs in Lexus CT 200h is above reproach. In order to own your Lexus CT 200h for a longer time, you need to know how to diagnose and solve common problems on it as early as possible:
First, engine failure. In Lexus CT 200h, there are primarily two reasons to cause engine failure, the engine performance reduced and overheating deteriorate engine performance. According to some Lexus CT 200h owners, they have met loss of power while accelerating, worse fuel efficiency and even starting issues. At the same time, the engine would overheat a lot due to leaking coolant, and there is white smoke exhausting from the exhaust pipe, the oil even become milky. If these symptoms also appear on your CT 200h, you are advised to inspect the air filter, spark plug, head gasket, and cylinder head gasket.
Second, suspension and braking system failures. Both issues are common on Lexus CT 200h based on some complaints from owners. First of all, there will be clunking noises from underneath the vehicle and excessive vibration passing through steering wheel to palm, both symptoms affected safe driving a lot, not to mention the unintentional steering. And you should replace the CT 200h strut housing and ball joint in the suspension system. As for braking failure, it usually manifests as noisy and poorly responded brakes as well as pulsating brake pedal, which can be solved by swapping the CT 200h brake pad set.
However, for a vehicle at the best shape all the time, you need spare more efforts on your Lexus CT 200h as some auto parts in it will wear and tear as accumulation of mileage. Hood latch, emblem and horn are important for DYIers, vehicle's signal and warning for other people in the road, so you should perform routine maintenance on these parts regularly.
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