About Lexus LS 400
Lexus LS 400 is a full-size luxury car manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 1989 to 2000. The first Lexus LS 400 was introduced as the first-generation LS. "LS" in its name stands for "Luxury Sedan" or "Luxury Saloon". After being produced through two generations, Lexus LS 400 was finally replaced by the LS 430 though it still earned many awards and accolades such as International Car of the Year for 1991, Canadian Car of the Year, Top Gear Limousine of the Year and so on.
In January 1989, the first-generation Lexus LS 400 (XF10; 1989-1994) made its debut at the North American International Auto Show and went on sale at the same year in U.S. as a 1990 model. Available in one single trim level, Lexus LS 400 then was powered by a 4.0 L 1UZ-FE V8 engine rated at 250 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Then the second-generation Lexus LS 400 (XF20; 1994-2000) was revealed in 1994 as a 1995 model. It was offered in Coach Edition, limited Platinum Series and base trim levels. Still powered by the 4.0 V8 engine, Lexus LS 400 gets a new 5-speed automatic transmission.
Lexus LS 400 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Although backed by the quality-focus automaker Toyota, Lexus LS 400 still could not get away from the fate that it will wear and tear as time goes by. And as wearing process starts, problems would appear along:
First, car stalls. This issue is the most common issue about Lexus LS 400 also the most reported issue by drivers. It can be regarded as an engine problem. People could hear squealing or whining noises from engine at first, then engine suffered from performance issues such as hard starting or inability to start, engine misfiring or poor high idle and overheating. If your Lexus LS 400 is also suffering from reduction in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency and these have already been activated, then LS 400 spark plug, oil filter, EGR valve gasket, distributor cap, throttle body gasket, air filter, fuel filter and camshaft seal all need a thorough inspection.
Second, braking and suspension systems failures. Some Lexus LS 400 owners expressed their worry about the braking system as after a while for driving, the brakes started to make squealing noises and responded poorly, meanwhile, the brake pedal kept pulsating. If similar symptoms appear on your Lexus LS 400, do not worry, check the brake pad set now. And if you could hear clunking noises and feel excessive vibration as well as find uneven tire wear, replace the LS 400 ball joint.
However, it is a tough work to complete in managing keep your Lexus LS 400 at the prime condition all the time as some auto parts could not last as long as your vehicle. Door handle, for instance, could become loose and affect your normal entering or exiting; wiper blade may break after long-term exposure to harsh working conditions and put your life at stake due to poor driving visibility; seat belt could also be defective after used for a long time. And that is why you should always put the routine maintenance of your LS 400 at the top priority and for your perfect driving trip, please add those auto parts on your routine maintenance list.
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