2008 Lexus LS 460 transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Automatic Transmission

NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,800 miles

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2008 Lexus LS 460 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Lexus LS 460 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012010

LS 460 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2008 Lexus LS400. Consumer states vehicle does not always accelerate properly and has been unable to start on two occasions after long trips. The consumer stated he received a recall notice in the mail, but was informed the parts would not be available for several weeks.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #2

Mar 212010

LS 460

  • 30,400 miles
Continuous acceleration with foot off accelerator pedal currently as of 3/21/10. Vehicle will not slow down with foot off accelerator maintains speeds of 20-24 mph with foot off the accelerator. Slowing down the vehicle will lurch from 2nd to 1st gear while trying to come to complete stop followed by a clunk from transmission. Transmission will downshift while coasting then RPM's will jump giving a slight acceleration feel and continue at speeds of 20+mph until brakes are applied. Experiencing harsh and sloppy shifting from transmission. Loses power and will not kick down or will finally kick down and not let go of gears then will up shift and the RPM's will spike. Dealer has lubed drive train and flashed transmission in attempts to correct the problem. Only occurs while A/C compressor is on. Dealer at a loss for a fix, requested I contact Lexus to open a case. Contacted Lexus, no response. Factory carpet mats are clipped in place, nothing obstructing accelerator pedal.

- Hinsdale, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 142008

LS 460

  • 2,000 miles
We've purchased a 2008 Lexus 460 on Jan 2008, within few months we started noticing a jerking reaction of the engine while the car was stopped or idling in gear most of the time. Over time we've taken the car to the dealer (at least 4 times) with no substantial improvements, they've upgraded the transmission software checked it out and could not come up with a fix.the last was in November 09 and we were told to contact the co. Fo factory rep to inspect the car. So far they have not inspected the car and we are afraid that it may cause to an accident.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

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