About Lexus GS 460
Lexus GS 460 is a mid-size luxury vehicle manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 2007 to 2011. The first Lexus GS 460 was introduced in 2007 for the 2008 model year to replace the GS 430 when the GS was in its second stage of third generation. "GS" in its name stands for "Grand Sedan" or "Grand Sport". Lexus GS 460 was built based on GS 430 for about four years and was replaced by the GS 350 after 2011 model year.
Lexus GS 460 made its debut in 2007 as a 2008 model to succeed the GS 430. It was offered in one single trim level but it got the Active Stabilizer Suspension System for improved handling. In a whole, Lexus GS 460 is reliable, well-constructed and offered a large number of features such as adaptive xenon headlights, keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, wood trim, dual-zone climate control and a 10-speaker sound system as well as optional superb Mark Levinson audio system, a navigation system and adaptive cruise control. And its interior had been always luxurious and impeccable. Lexus GS 460 then was powered by a 4.6 L 1UR-FE V8 gasoline engine that could produce 342 hp and 340 pound-feet of torque and this engine was mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Lexus GS 460 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Lexus GS 460 is somewhat of a disappointment due to its not powerful enough V8 engine and limited headroom, but it is still worth a look and if you happen to own one GS 460, you will be interested in these:
First, engine failure. This is the most common problem that has happened to Lexus GS 460, though it is simply called engine failure, it has all kinds of symptoms. Some Lexus GS 460 drivers said the engine performance issues appear so that the vehicle has to experience misfires, rough idle, loss in power and acceleration and a reduction in gas mileage even the stalling. And the vehicle would also suffer from hard starting or inability to start. The spark plug may also be affected to wear out. If your Lexus GS 460's Check Engine Light is activated and similar symptoms arise, please get the ignition coil inspected thoroughly.
Second, braking failure. This is the number two common problem that has happened to Lexus GS 460. Some Lexus GS 460 drivers are willing to share some symptoms of this issue to provide reference to others. Some said the most annoying is the brakes making squealing or scraping sounds, which terrified them and distracted their attention while driving. The most horrible is the brake pedal becoming spongy and vibrating so that the brake action is not easy to apply and even it is applied successfully, the brakes respond poorly and slowly, which could result in fatal accidents especially under emergent situations. So once your Lexus GS 460 also has similar symptoms, you are advised to check the brake pad set as soon as possible.
Routine maintenance is essential if you want to extend your Lexus GS 460's life expectancy. Knowing what parts to maintain however save you a lot of troubles. GS 460 wiper blade or windshield wiper though is made of soft rubber that could withstand wear and tear for a period of time but could not last as long as your vehicle, so please replace it at least every six to twelve months. Other parts such as seat belt, emblem, door lock and door handle and so on should be maintained on a regular basis as well.
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