About Lexus GS 430
Lexus GS 430 is a mid-size luxury car manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 2000 to 2007. The first Lexus GS 430 was introduced in 2000 for the 2001 model year when GS is in its second stage of second generation. In fact, it is the renamed version of GS 300. "GS" in its name stands for "Grand Sedan" or "Grand Sport". As Lexus's first attempt to build a sport-oriented luxury sedan, Lexus GS 430 also made its unique contribution and had been produced through two generations.
The first-generation Lexus GS 430 (2001-2005) was introduced in 2000 as a 2001 model and it was a quick, comfortable and elegant 4-door sedan. In 2001, it received an upgrade and got a revised grille, standard HID headlights, new taillights and larger exhaust pipe. And Lexus GS 430 then was powered by a 4.3 L V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. Then the second-generation Lexus GS 430 (2006-2007) was equipped with adaptive xenon headlamps, keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and a 10-speaker sound system. It then was motivated by a 4.3 L V8 engine that could produce 290 hp and 319 pound-feet of torque, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Lexus GS 430 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Though Lexus GS 430 boasts its powerful V8 engine, refined ride, sporty handling, and spacious interior, as accumulation of mileage, it is still inevitable to encounter problems as auto parts in it start to wear and tear. Among those problems, these two are the most common:
First, Check Engine Light is activated. According to the first-hand information from real Lexus GS 430 drivers, this is the most common problem in the vehicle. They know that the engine has something wrong and different people have met different conditions. Some complained about the knocking noises during acceleration would distract their attention and annoy them a lot. Some said the engine would stall and vehicle failed to start. Before the Check Engine Light comes on, decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy may happen. GS 430 spark plug, fuel tank, knock sensor, camshaft seal and oil filter are often the culprits.
Second, braking failure. The is the number two common problem on Lexus GS 430. Braking failure is could be a fatal issue so you never should ignore it. Some GS 430 owner are kind enough to share some common signs about this issue. Mushy brake pedal, poor brake response, and leaking brake fluid are common symptoms of defective brake wheel cylinder. If similar situations appear on your Lexus GS 430, please get new brake pad set and brake wheel cylinder repair kit right now.
As a matter of fact, you also need to perform routine maintenance on the Lexus GS 430 if you want to sustain it longer. As for how and what to maintain, you need take more care. In Lexus GS 430, wiper blade should be replaced at least once half a year for a better visibility. Some electrical parts such as parking assist distance sensor, vapor pressure sensor, oxygen sensor, throttle position sensor would wear due to high frequency of usage, thus, routine maintenance on them is also essential.
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