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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,447 miles

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2002 Lexus SC 430 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Lexus SC 430 Owner Comments

problem #17

Apr 012015

SC 430

  • miles

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

Takata recall bought this vehicle about a year ago and have not received any notice on what to do to get this fixed.

- Robersonville, NC, USA

problem #16

Apr 052016

SC 430

  • 68,000 miles
Had airbag recall done about 1500 miles ago, air bag warning light is now on, steady, all the time

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #15

Sep 142015

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Reeds Spring, MO, USA

problem #14

May 202015

SC 430

  • 125,000 miles

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

I had the safety recall, concerning the airbag inflator module, done on my car but now the airbag sensor light stays on.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #13

May 282014

SC 430

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The specifics of the failure were not available. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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problem #12

Jun 022014

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V312000 (air bags) and stated that the parts were not available for several months. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The contact was not able to schedule an appointment with the local authorized dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 152014

SC 430

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 302014

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #9

Sep 292014

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bristow, VA, USA

problem #8

Aug 272014

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags). However, the parts needed to perform the repairs were not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the part was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Charleston , SC, USA

problem #7

Aug 122014

SC 430

  • 98,200 miles

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

Received urgent safety recall notice on 8/11/2014. Called local dealer 8/12/2014 a.M. was told dealership only receives one (1) replacement part per week so I have to be put on waiting list. Approximately 8 people ahead of me! the letter [xxx], V.P. Toyota North America sent your Agency on June 19,2014, stated the recall notice would go to affected customers once "sufficient replacement parts become available". that was 8 weeks ago, yet they can still only send one part per week? this is unacceptable and potentially dangerous. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Apollo Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 042014

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. An invalid VIN was provided. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Talihina, OK, USA

problem #5

Jan 012014

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact stated recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 13V133000 (air bags) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the parts were not available for repair. The manufacturer was made aware for the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 142014

SC 430

  • 71,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact had received the recall repair for the air bag. The vehicle had extensive interior and some exterior damages after the repairs. The damages were to the dashboard, damaged the paint, scratched the tinted windows, the hood, leather seats in which the authorized dealer had agreed to fix. The air bag inflator assembly kit and cosmetic damages had been repaired. The cosmetic damages had been caused by the mechanics who had repaired the vehicle. The sensor light had illuminated at random after the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 71000. Dyd

- Orem, UT, USA

problem #3

Jun 122013

SC 430

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact stated he received a Lexus voluntary recall letter for the air bag inflater and the repair had exceeded a reasonable time to be repaired. The contact feels that the air bag failure could cause the passenger injury at any moment. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 137,000.

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 062008

SC 430

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. While driving 20 mph, a bus crashed into the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a scrap yard. The contact sustained whiplash. The dealer was notified, but ignored the contact. The failure and current mileages were 69,000. Updated 12/12/08 updated 12/15/08. Updated 12/30/08. Updated 01/05/09.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 222007

SC 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,400 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact crashed into a guardrail while driving over 50 mph. None of the air bags deployed. The entire front end of the vehicle was completely destroyed. A police report was filed. The contact is awaiting a response from the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 37,400. Updated 01/07/08.

- Dunlap, TN, USA

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