5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,100 miles

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2009 Lexus LS 460 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Lexus LS 460 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 112013

LS 460

  • 32,000 miles

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

After an oil change, using fully synthetic oil per sterling mccall Lexus of houston, the Lexus LS460 shows hesitation in acceleration. At local road and at speed of 15 mph, I tried to accelerate and pushed gas pedal to floor, the engine RPM reached more than 5000 but the car did not accelerate as expected. While in theory the engine power reaches peak of 386 horse power at 4200 RPM. In one word, the acceleration is not linear to the push on gas pedal at all. Feels like the engine power does not corresponds to the gas pedal travel distance, as it should. And in critical situations, this failure to accelerate as it should could cause problem or accidents. A google search shows that many other owners have the same experience. Maybe Lexus should look into this and help fix the problem. Thanks,

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 252009

LS 460

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Lexus Ls. While the vehicle was parked the contact noticed there was fluid leaking from the front end. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and the technicians stated the transmission had a hole on the side wall that allowed transmission fluid to leak. The transmission was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and was unable to provide assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200.

- Christopher, IL, USA

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