hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,818 miles

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2007 Lexus LS 460 brakes problems

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2007 Lexus LS 460 Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 152016

LS 460

  • 65,000 miles


Vehicle currently has 65K miles. Within last 1,000 miles, began noticing noises coming from brake actuator. Noise has become more noticeable. Today, on 12/15/2016, while driving, I was required to brake suddenly, and vehicle was not as responsive as needed. This almost caused an accident. I called the local Lexus dealership, and they are not aware of any current recalls - this needs to be looked into soon, before the failure of the brake actuator causes an accident.

- Saratoga, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 052016

LS 460

  • 121,000 miles
I noticed clicking sounds from the rear of the car while in motion, within days a number of warning light appeared on the dash stating: Check ABS vsc brake system.. stop the car in a safe place and contact a dealer. The clicking has increased dramatically. A mechanic stated it is the brake actuator assembly.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 122016

LS 460

  • 49,303 miles
Brake malfunction error was shown on the speedometer screen with five lights (ABS, vsc, brake, traction control light, and warning light). The brake pedal became very soft and the vehicle came to abrupt stops. On other occasions the brake pedal became hard as a rock and also made the vehicle come to a jerking stop. Pulsation and noise were also noted. Dealer advised that the brake actuator part (44050-50110) was the cause of the malfunction and noise. Lexus tech and advisor noted that this is a a very common issue on this particular model - 2007 LS460.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 302016

LS 460

  • 94,000 miles


Brake malfunction lights come on and off vsc malfunction and possible ABS malfunction. I have the brakes checked out and they cannot locate the problem. Brjae malfunction warning lights come on when the vehicle is in motion.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 052016

LS 460

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus LS460. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond without warning. The contact stated that after the vehicle was switched into the neutral position, the brakes responded properly. Upon examination, the contact discovered that the brake rotors were extremely hot and had a burning odor coming from them. In addition, the contact stated that the check ABS and check vsc warning lights illuminated with an error message stating to park immediately and contact the dealer. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brake pump and the brake actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Aventura, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 122015

LS 460

  • miles
Function: ABS/vsc/trc/dtc ! C1342 hydraulic system malfunction (fl)

- Sharjah, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 282015

LS 460

  • 62,000 miles


On 8/28/2015 I was doing a brake job on my 2007 Lexus ls 460, I completed the rear rotors and pads. So I started on the front replacing the pads I accidentally tapped the brake, but not pressed all the way in. Not knowing the rotors was not on the car yet. I then notice lights appear on the dash. ABS, brake, asc etc... I then started reading up on this problem on how to fix it, what I'm hearing that I may need the actuator and booster replaced. Another thing I'm hearing would be try bleed my brakes. So I'm trying this today this is a problem that a lot of 2007 Lexus ls 460 and up are having, this seem like a problem that needs to be a recall.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011

LS 460 8-cyl

  • 41,672 miles
Heard squawk or barking noise when releasing brake pedal when backing out of garage. After a couple of weeks the noise was getting worse and brakes felt spongy. Dealer verified the noise: Engine compartment - 41672 tech found noise coming from brake actuator - will need to bleed brakes and go from there - possible brake actuator may be needed dealer did "special" brake bleed procedure "bleed brakes per tsib brake bleed procedure tsib L - sb - 0069 - 09". at 48335 miles the issue returned "ongoing concern - we bled brakes before for same concern - brakes squawking update/goodwill per sm performed special brake bleed - 48335 bleed brakes, now pedal is firmer and no abnormal noises heard - goodwill per service manager". at 62356 miles the issue returned "inspected & duplicated noise concern. Performed special brake bleed procedure". my vehicle is now at 69,996 miles and I am again having the same issue.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 112014

LS 460 8-cyl

  • 124,388 miles
The vehicle makes a noise when braking and pulses. Upon investigation at the dealership I was told that it was a faulty brake ABS actuator. Because the vehicle is out of warranty Lexus will not cover the $3000 replacement. Lexus is fully aware of the issue and put out a technical bulletin for the repair. Even though the brakes are a safety component Lexus refuses to consider this for a recall. After recalling all those floor mats when they couldn't find any issue causing rapid acceleration you would think Lexus would recall a known flaw with the ABS brake actuator.

- Orangeburg, SC, USA

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