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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,250 miles

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2001 Lexus LS 430 body / paint problems

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2001 Lexus LS 430 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 132010

LS 430

  • 54,000 miles

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

Lexus 430ls Lexus trunk strut failure. 55000 miles on odometer. Trunk lid fell on head creating bump.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 152009

LS 430

  • 90,000 miles
Trunk struts on Lexus LS430 2001 model fails resulting in trunk lid falling on hands, heads, and bodies.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 232008

LS 430

  • 97,000 miles
On my 2001 Lexus ls 430 the trunk struts do not support the trunk very well at all. The trunk is difficult to open and closes on your head almost every single time.

- Holly Springs , NC, USA

problem #5

May 112008

LS 430 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

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

Pneumatic trunk lid supports fail after a short period of time.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 012004

LS 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lexus LS430. The contact stated that the trunk lid failed to remain open. He felt that the failure was due to the trunk struts wearing out. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The current mileage was 77,000 and failure mileage was 30,000.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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problem #3

Jun 122007

LS 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of Lexus LS430 trunk struts. Trunk lid will no longer remain open and will often fall on my head while putting and taking items out of the trunk.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #2

May 142007

LS 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I opened the trunk of my husband's Lexus 430 2001, on May 14, 2007 my child reached inside to retrieve his backpack and the lid of the trunk slammed shut. He was very badly bruised. Previous to this incident I reached into the open trunk to move luggage and lid slammed shut on my neck. I am still suffering from injuries. The trunk lid was very heavy and struts did not support it. Purchasing parts today to have replaced.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 222007

LS 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This is an additional comment to my initial complaint # 10181946 which is basically the same complaint as # 10178801. I have posted my complaint on edmunds chat room and got this response: "I have the same problem with my 2001 ls 430 trunk struts. I have called and visited 5 different auto parts stores and the struts are only available through the dealer. The trunk lid has fell on my head numerous times. It is indeed a safety issue and not of Lexus quality. The trunk struts/shocks are labeled as "1fe28 W676". let me know if you have found any aftermarket alternatives. I do not want to buy new ones from Lexus if they are only going to fail again in a short time. If you are experiencing the same problem w/the trunk struts/shocks, I want to encourage others to respond to the message posted by "slexy1" (msg. #8044)or this message, to voice your concerns to your local Lexus dealer, and finally to contact Lexus by the 800 number for customer care. Maybe we can get some positive responses if we all complain together. Thanks! matthew manning rxstudentsbcglobal.net " please know this new information that I found out from my local Lexus dealer. I basically found out from the dealer I bought the car at in 10/00 that the part number for those trunk struts was changed from ending in "30" to "31" sometime after 2001. Lexus keeps the reasons for these changes a secret even from their dealers, so I could not find out "why" for the change. But, I'm requesting that Lexus corporate allow my dealer to install the "31" trunk struts, as I'm fairly sure that the new ones have been "beefed up".

- Coppell, TX, USA

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