About Lexus LS 430
Lexus LS 430 is a full-size luxury car manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 2000 to 2006. The first Lexus LS 430 was introduced as the third-generation LS, which is the flagship model lineup of Lexus. "LS" in its name stands for "Luxury Sedan" or "Luxury Saloon". Though being produced for only one generation, Lexus LS 430 was the most reliable luxury sedan in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey and the highest recorded scorer in the history of its vehicle Dependability Survey and received other awards and recognition.
The Lexus LS 430 made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in January 2000 as a 2001 model as the first American version Lexus with adaptive cruise control or Dynamic Laser Cruise Control. It was offered in base, Touring and Ultra Luxury edition trim levels in United States and boasted a top-notch interior, a superb ride, excellent build quality and an impressive array of features. LS 430 had been powered by a 4.3 L V8 engine that could produce 290 hp and 320 pound-feet of torque mated to either a 5-speed or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Lexus LS 430 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Even though Lexus LS 430 was the flagship model of Lexus, it still could not withstand the long-term natural beat and eventually starts to have problems:
First, engine failure. In fact, this issue is not only common on Lexus LS 430 but every ordinary vehicle when it is failing down. According to some Lexus LS 430 owners, this problem would manifest like metallic sounds, dropping oil pressure, backfiring, starting issues and rough idle. Sometimes the vehicle would run for a while and then engine died abruptly. Some drivers also complained about the decrease in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. Once the Check Engine Light in your LS 430 comes on, please inspect your oil filter, spark plug, ignition coil, air filter and oxygen sensor immediately.
Second, braking and suspension failures. In fact, both issues are not rare on Lexus models without exception for Lexus LS 430. Braking failure is a big issue as it may endanger occupants' lives. Some Lexus LS 430 owners even said that the squealing and poorly responded brakes as well as the vibrating brake pedal always terrified them to death. Usually, the LS 430 brake pad set is the reason of these symptoms. As for suspension failure causing discomfort, you could focus on the strut housing, sway bar kit and ball joint.
However, to keep a vehicle in the best shape all the time is not easy. First of all, routine maintenance for your Lexus LS 430 is essential. In order to save your time and energy, we will tell you what parts deserve routine maintenance. Wiper blade works under adverse weather conditions mostly but is made of consuming soft rubber, for your driving safety, you should change it at least once half a year. Other parts such as door lock that could protect your property safely, mirror switch could adjust the mirror angle, seat belt could protect from harm in collision and so on should be maintained regularly.
The essence of maintaining is to get rid of old defective parts on your Lexus LS 430 as soon as possible and get new OEM ones to take their places. Why OEM Lexus LS 430 auto parts are the best? Because they could fit your vehicle exactly and restore its performance to the greatest extent. LexusPartsNow.com even carries a wide range of genuine Lexus LS 430 auto parts at the lowest price online. So, why not get these manufacturer-warrantied OEM LS 430 parts covered by the hassle-free return policy and quickest delivery service now?