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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
150,600 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. remove and replace seal in transmission, or replace trans (1 reports)
1996 Lexus LS 400 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Lexus LS 400 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152010

LS 400 400 v8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ON THE HIGHWAY 374 MILES FROM HOME WHEN THE TRANSMISSION FLUID STARTED GUSHING OUT. RATHER THAN LEAVING MY CAR IN A STRANGE TOWN AT NIGHT. I WENT AND PURCHASED 25 QUARTS OF TRANSMISSION FLUID, AND STOPPED EVERY 15 MILES TO FILL TRANSMISSION (APPROX 25 TIMES). I KNOW LEXUS IS SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST, AND I WAS SHOCKED. NO CAR SHOULD SUDDENLY START LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID LIKE THAT. THIS IS MAJOR A MAJOR JOB, ESPECIALLY SINCE THE ENGINE CRADLE HAS TO BE REMOVED TO DROP TRANSMISSION. IF YOU ARE BUYING ONE OF THESE CARS, CHECK FOR TRANSMISSION LEAKS FIRST.

- , Harvest, AL, USA

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