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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Lexus SC 430 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Lexus SC 430 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 052002

SC 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles


While in motion and in inclement weather, the vehicle went into a 360* spin, while moving at only 25 mph. The vehicle lost all traction. The brakes on the vehicle are inoperable. While on an incline and braking from about 5 mph the vehicle jumped an island before the brakes stopped it.

- Mineola, NY, USA

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