About Lexus GS 400
Lexus GS 400 is a mid-size luxury car manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 1997 to 2000. The first Lexus GS 400 was introduced in 1997 for the 1998 model year when the GS is in its first stage of second generation. "GS" in its name stands for "Grand Sedan" or "Grand Sport". As a performance sedan, GS 400 slots between entry-level/compact luxury IS and large/flagship LS. Though only being produced for about three years, Lexus GS 400 had been Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year, Car and Driver Magazine's Ten Best List, and received "Good" overall score from IIHS. It also did a great job in motorsport.
Before the Lexus GS 400 debut in American market in 1997 as a 1998 model, its concept High Performance Sedan was unveiled at the 1997 Detroit Auto Show in January. As a front-engine, rear-wheel drive 4-door sedan, Lexus GS 400 was only available in one single trim level and it was powered by a 4.0 L 1UZ-FE V8 gasoline engine that could produce 300 hp and 310 pound-feet of torque and this engine was fitted along with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Then in 2000, GS 400 received a facelift and could produce 325 pound-feet of torque.
Lexus GS 400 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a high-performance sedan, Lexus GS 400 is suitable both for commuting or family trip. Since your children or loved ones are in your vehicle, you won't want any horrible accidents to harm them. And that is why you should be award of these to be prepared:
First, suspension failure. Though this issue normally won't cause drivability trouble, it will affect the driving experience a lot. Some Lexus GS 400 drivers said the clunking, grinding or roaring noises from the tire area not only caused uneven tire wear, which tilted the vehicle, but distract their attention while driving; the excessive vibrating in the steering wheel and play in the wheels also made it harder to control the vehicle, so did the unintentionally steering. For your driving safety and if your Lexus GS 400 is also experiencing these, you need to inspect the GS 400 ball joint and wheel bearing right now.
Second, engine failure. Generally speaking, this problem is ordinary but in Lexus GS 400, it appears prematurely. Some Lexus GS 400 said this issue started with rattling noises from the engine, retarded ignition timing, engine misfiring or in poor high idle, then overheating due to leaking coolant deteriorated these symptoms so that worse fuel mileage, decrease in power while acceleration and starting problems arose together. If the Check Engine Light in your Lexus GS 400 also comes on, GS 400 knock sensor, water pump, timing belt, thermostat, throttle body gasket, water pump gasket and oil filter should get a thorough inspection. But faulty master cylinder repair kit would also trigger check engine light.
For better maintaining your Lexus GS 400, you need to know what parts need maintenance as some parts could not last as long as your vehicle could, but some can. Seat belt needs routine maintenance as it often works in huge external force but itself is made of consuming material, so you need to replace it regularly. Wiper switch as an electrical part will wear out as accumulation of usage times, so maintenance on it is also essential. Other parts such as door handle and emblem also need be maintained on a periodical basis.
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