pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
121,000 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. repair instrument cluster (1 reports)
1993 Lexus LS 400 accessories - interior problems

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1993 Lexus LS 400 Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 062005

LS 400

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


For those who aren't aware, this is an extremely common issue on the LS400 for the 1990-1994 Model year. The cause of this problem is due to the bad capacitors on the circuit boards for the Instrument Cluster. There are various sites discussing the problem and the solution. If you go into Google and type in "LS400 Instrument Cluster", you'll find many results. To save you the trouble, I'll link to some sites that cover this issue.




To summarize what the solution to the problem is, it is this: The instrument cluster has to be removed and the capacitors on the circuit board need to be replaced. The dealership will usually suggest to just buy a new instrument cluster for $1000 but that never solves the issue as they too have this issue. The only solution to this problem is to repair the instrument cluster.

- goku, Alamo, CA, US

problem #4

Jul 042007

(reported on)

LS 400 4.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

The display which shows the temperature has gone bad, this has actually affected the heating system of the car so now if you want to turn the heater on it will not work properly. It's an expensive unit to cost at least around $1000 dollars. It is a luxury car, so it's irritating to have something like this happen even if it is old.

- P D., Las Vegas, NV, US

problem #3

Feb 172007

(reported on)

LS 400 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Digital dashboard problems! The dash lights will not work , it will not even show the millage . Some times it will flicker , but just for a minute

- Randall L., Chatsworth, GA, US

problem #2

Aug 292005

(reported on)

LS 400 LS

  • 130,000 miles

the dash lights never come on. the tachometer and speedometer seldom work, even when the dash lights used to come on (rarely) considering the price of this car when new this is unforgiveable. i would think twice before considering another Lexus, or any vehicle with a digital dash!! nuff said?

- Ralph K., Crossville, TN, US

problem #1

May 022005

(reported on)

LS 400 LS

  • 80,000 miles

Dash lights won't come on until car warms up. Worse in winter than summer. Sometimes takes 20 or 30 minutes for car to get warm enough for lights to come on then they flicker for quite some time until they illuminate constantly. Local Lexus dealer has tried to find problem several times with no luck. Does anyone out there have any idea what is wrong?

- Bobby H., Madison, WV, US

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