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7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,333 miles

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2003 Lexus SC 430 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Lexus SC 430 Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 272015

SC 430

  • miles

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

Received recall notice and scheduled appointment for air bag recall to be repaired. The Lexus dealer held the car for four days before realizing they did not have the parts to make the repair. We were told to pick up the car and they could not tell us when the parts would be available to remedy the recall defect. The notice says not to operate the car with a passenger until the repairs are complete.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

May 042015

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lexus SC430. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Grapeview, WA, USA

problem #7

Nov 242014

SC 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lexus SC430. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V350000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 12/30/14 the vehicle has been repaired updated 9/25/2015

- Weaver, AL, USA

problem #6

Nov 242014

SC 430

  • miles

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

No incident, just general complaint / concern - I am told to expect up to 60 days for part receipt to fix my vehicle. But it is clearly stated in the by recall notice not to drive vehicle with passenger seat occupied. Question: Is there a recourse since I will be unable to drive my vehicle for 60 days or more, and cannot get the part needed to make it safe for the passenger?

- Lindale, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 192014

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lexus SC430. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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problem #4

Sep 242014

SC 430

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lexus SC430. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V3500000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Boca Raton , FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 112014

SC 430

  • 24,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Lexus SC430. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V350000 (air bags) however, the part 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.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 202014

SC 430 8-cyl

  • miles
TL * the contact owns a 2003 Lexus SC430. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V350000 (air bags); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The dealer did not know when the part would arrive. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/16/14 updated 1/13/15 the consumer stated the air bag module was replaced by Lexus of tampa bay on 8/18/2014. Updated 1/13/2015

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 032013

SC 430 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
We received an interim notice regarding the possibility of a malfunction in the passenger air bag and that Toyota is working on a remedy. Since this situation could occur before the remedy is developed and implemented I request that NHTSA require Toyota provide interim relief in the form of deactivating the passenger side airbag until such time that a permanent fix is implemented. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fenton, MI, USA

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