Problems with 2001-2006 Lexus LS430 – Club Lexus Forums

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2002 LS430, second owner, bought at 69000kms, full Lexus maintenance records. Lubrication Service and Maintenance Service performed alternately on every 8000km as per 2002 Lexus Maintenance Guide (Canada).

* 2005/3 years, previous owner purchased a new Canadian Tire Motomaster 72 battery

1) 200902/7 years, 70000kms: Replaced defective original trunk struts with FIGS Engineering struts, $80USD pre-shipping, 10 minutes of my time to replace.

2) 201006/8 years, 83500kms: Front right original O2 sensor’s heater element failed, replaced with Denso OEM equivalent 234-4630, $79USD pre-shipping, 1 hour of my time to replace.

3) 201008/8 years, 85000kms: Replaced both front rotors due to vibration upon braking. Dealership repaired, $150 per rotor (43512-50220), 1.5hrs of $114/hr labor, $471 pre-tax, $532 after tax.

4) 201009/8 years, 85500kms: Replaced accessory drive belt (90916-02586) due to squeaking, $50USD after shipping and 15 minutes of my time to replace.

5) 201009, purchased Interstate MTP-24F battery to replace the 5 year old Motomaster 72 battery (had been discharged fully a few times due to leaving trunk or doors open and would not have enough energy to start the car after 2 weeks of being parked).

Air struts: Functioning perfectly, not leaking, no cross-axis bounce

Hood struts: Functioning perfectly

Nav system: Functioning perfectly

Paint: A few chips around the grille from rocks kicked up by other cars while at 100+kph. No factory clear-bra protection like the newer LS models.

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Power adjustable mirrors: Driver-side intermittent, problem likely corrosion in the left/right/middle control switch (jiggling the switch gets it working). There is a thread on these forums for disassembly and cleaning. This is related to the reverse-tilt problem – if the switch is set to the center position, reverse tilt and power mirror adjustments are disabled.

If the switch is set to a faulty side (ie. my left side), then the mirror thinks the switch is set to the middle due to faulty contacts and therefore reverse-tilt and mirror adjustments don’t work.

Power folding mirrors: Functions perfectly in summertime. The driver-side mirror has problems folding in and out in the winter due to temperature and moisture (can be fixed by repeatedly flipping the switch to the middle and then back to where you want to the mirror to be).

Rear sunshade rattles: Non-existent

Steering wheel tilt/telescope: Functioning perfectly, no squeaking

Subwoofer: Functioning perfectly, foam edge surround and cone completely intact, no buzzing.

Window rattles: Non-existent

Windshield noise: Non-existent

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