About Lexus SC 430
Lexus SC 430 is a grand tourer manufactured by extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation and Kanto Auto Works but sold under Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 2001 to 2010. The first Lexus SC 430 was introduced in 2001 as the second-generation SC to fill the gap between sporty SC coupes and convertible models. "SC" in its name stands for "Sport Coupe". J.D. Power and Associates had awarded as the highest ranked premium luxury vehicle, Kelley Blue Book also gave it its Best to Hold Value Award and so on. After being produced through one generation, Lexus SC 430 was replaced by the Lexus LC.
Lexus SC 430 made its debut at the 200 New York Auto Show in April and went on sale in the second quarter if the following year. It featured a retractable aluminum hardtop, all-leather interior with brushed-aluminum accents, navigation screen with folding wood panel and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Though available only in one trim level, Lexus SC 430 also offered Pebble Beach Edition and Eternal Jewel Edition. As a 2-door coupe convertible, Lexus SC 430 was powered by a 4.3 L 3UZ-FE V8 engine that could produce 288 hp and 317 pound feet of torque and this engine was mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission from 2002 to 2005 and a 6-speed automatic transmission from 2006 to 2010.
Lexus SC 430 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
On a whole, Lexus SC 430 boasts for handsome, richly appointed interior, smooth and sprightly V8 and top-notch build quality. But as accumulation of mileage, it still could not be free from harm brought by these common problems:
Frist, suspension and braking failures. A well-functioning suspension system should let occupants free from any discomforts of driving. However, Lexus SC 430 owners said the continuous clunking noises and excessive vibration ruined their driving and unintentionally steering made it harder to handle and put lives at stake. These symptoms on your Lexus SC 430 usually could be attributed to the strut housing and steering knuckle. As for braking failure, some drivers said the noisy and responded brakes as well as the pulsating brake pedal terrified them a lot and had great chance to let them get stuck in dangerous situations, you could keep a close eye on SC 430 brake pad set.
Second, engine failure. According to Lexus SC 430 drivers, the engine failure is not only caused by defective engine parts but also parts in cooling system, which deteriorates the failure. The specific symptoms of this issue include slow acceleration, poor fuel economy, engine misfires, and difficulty starting the vehicle. And usually the car will also overheat due to leaking coolant or low coolant. Once Check Engine Light in your Lexus SC 430 is also activated, which is accompanied with reduction in power, acceleration and bad gas mileage, please inspect the SC 430 fan motor, oxygen sensor, radiator, spark plug and air filter immediately.
However, in order to slow down the wearing process of your Lexus SC 430, you need to perform routine maintenance. SC 430 wiper blade is made of soft rubber but works mostly under harsh conditions so that replacing it once half once a year is a must to make sure a better visibility and safer driving trip. Other parts such as seat belt, door lock, antenna, turn signal switch, emblem and so on also should be maintained in a regular basis as they would wear due to high frequency of usage.
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