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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
22,387 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had to buy new tires (3 reports)
2002 Lexus SC 430 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Lexus SC 430 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 182004

(reported on)

SC 430

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


At 9000 miles my$ 60,000. car starting riding with a very annoying tire noise,it sounded like a Truck driving down the road. This after only 9000 miles on it . The inside of all 4 tires were worn out. After getting 4 new tires @ 15000 miles, I had to replace them again @ 28,000 for the second time . I am currently in the process of replacing them again @46,000 miles. The car has been riding with this annoying noise for over 8,000 miles. I asked a local tire store how many miles that you can expect from these tire and he said you should get 30,000 miles from these tires not 9,000 to 15,000 miles.

- , Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 252003

(reported on)

SC 430

  • 6,400 miles

the dealer said that the car was built with negative camber and negative camber puts more wear on tires. He would try to replace tires to get a neutral camber but he couldn't guarantee that it wouldn't happen again. And he didn't say anything about what he would do if it did happen again. A road car should not be built with negative camber... race cars are built with negative tires.

- , Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 272003

(reported on)

SC 430

  • 14,760 miles

Dealer claims that tires need to be replaced every 12,000. I was "lucky" getting 14,760 miles on my tires. Replacement cost was $2,153.47 which equates to 18 cents per mile. Special tires not available from any other source. Issue never mentioned when I bought the car.

- , North Hampton, NH, USA

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