About Lexus LX 470
Lexus LX 470 is a full-size luxury Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 1998 to 2006. The first Lexus LX 470 was introduced in 1998 to replace the LX 450 as the second-generation LX. "LX" in its name stands for "Luxury Crossover" or "Luxury Four Wheel Drive". Although being produced for only one single generation, Lexus LX 470 had been named by J.D. Power and Associates as the Best Luxury SUV in its Initial Quality Survey, Kelley Blue Book's Best to Hold Value Award, Edmunds.com's First Premium SUV and so on.
The Lexus LX 470 made its debut at the 1997 Los Angeles Auto Show and went on sale in the second quarter of 1998. It shared with Land Cruise in floor plan and most body panels featuring in body-on-frame configuration. Available in only one trim level, Lexus LX 470 was powered by a 4.7 L 2UZ-FE V8 gasoline engine that could produce 230 hp, later upgraded to 235 hp, then 268 hp and 328 pound-feet of torque. At first, this engine was fitted along with a 4-speed automatic transmission, then a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Lexus LX 470 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Although Lexus LX 470 has always been praised for its high quality and reliability, an unavoidable situation is that it would eventually wear out and start to have problems as follows:
First, no start on really especially cold days. According to the description from car repair site statistics site CarComplaints.com, this is obvious an engine issue, which ranked first among problems about Lexus LX 470. Some Lexus LX 470 put forward that this issue would start with metallic or whining noises coming from the engine, then engine may suffer from performance issue such as reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy, finally, the vehicle would have difficulty in starting or could not start. The illuminated Check Engine Light in your Lexus LX 470 is actually warning you to inspect the ignition coil, oil filter, spark plug, drive belt, fuel filter and air filter.
Second, suspension and braking failures. Both issues are very common in Lexus models without exception for Lexus LX 470. Some kind-hearted owners told that suspension failure would manifest as grinding or roaring noise from the tire area, which also result in uneven tire wear, and the main culprits are the LX 470 strut housing and wheel bearing. As for the fatal braking failure, once brakes become noisy and respond poorly, brake pedal goes spongy, and find leaking brake fluids, replace the LX 470 brake pad set and brake caliper now.
In order to keep your Lexus LX 470 in the best shape and enjoys a not short lifespan, routine maintenance is essential. As for what parts need this maintenance as some of them could last as long as the vehicle could, we will tell you. Wiper blade, made of soft rubber but works mostly under adverse weather conditions such as downpours or heavy snow; seat belt is used to keep occupants from being ejected from the vehicle in a crash; door lock is responsible for preventing your property form being stolen; all of these are easily worn out due to accumulation of usage frequency, so please maintain them on a regular basis.
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