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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,925 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Lexus LS 430 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Lexus LS 430 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122009

LS 430

  • 85,000 miles


Radiator cracked.

- Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 262007

LS 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,850 miles
While driving, temperature points up and then down to bottom, and stay down. Stop the car, check radiator, it's cold. Restart the car, vsc off sign came out. Continune driving, after 25 min. Noticed sound in front wheels, get off freeway. Battery off sign showed up. Push the car across the street, smoke came out from underhood. Fire came out from underneath of engine. Witness pull me away from the car. Call 911, and put out the fire. Full investigation report thru aaa available, which showed: "electrical wiring was shorted and started a fire consuming components, which were located forward the engine assembly causing heavy engine compartment damage".

- Rowland Heights, CA, USA

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