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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,222 miles

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2009 Lexus LS 460 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Lexus LS 460 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 302015

LS 460

  • 72,258 miles


Dashboard recently had 5 warning light lit up warning of check ABS, check vsc system, check brake system, check brake hold system, and brake malfunction, with the following additional warning below the above five items "stop the vehicle in a safe place immediately. Contact dealer". I was a few blocks away from where my car is serviced (not a dealer) and they diagnosed the following fault codes: C1241 ABS main relay power source open, and C1391 anti-lock brake actuator & electrical control unit. The cost to repair this is $2,300! my car has a pampered 72,262 miles and is garage kept. My repair shop, jc automotive here in St petersburg fl when calling around to locate the replacement part was quite surprised to find a jacksonville fl dealer has 35 in stock. John celona, owner of jc auto told me this means they must be replacing many of this item because in no way would a dealer stock this many of this part. If Lexus is replacing so many of this part there should be a recall. Reading the Lexus forum and other online Lexus sites, this problem occurs as early as 12,000 miles and is a covered warranty item. I will contact Lexus about his issue also. I hope you will investigate and consider making this a recall item. I have attached five photos. The vehicle was stationary and the lights appeared immediately after starting the engine.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 272014

LS 460 8-cyl

  • 90,187 miles
From a complete stop or an abrupt brake pedal press and release there is a very loud rumble from the front end of the car. It is a rumble or creaking noise and does not inspire cconfidence in the braking system of this vehicle.

- Richmond, TX, USA

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