really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 miles

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2002 Lexus SC 430 engine problems

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2002 Lexus SC 430 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 042013

SC 430 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Lexus SC430. The contact stated after shifting the vehicle into drive gear it suddenly accelerated and crashed into a neighbors door, fence, house and air condition. During the crash both the driver and passenger side air bags deployed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact and passenger were taken to the hospital. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The contact stated the vehicle accelerated after the battery was replaced. The failure mileage was 49,000. Updated 7/22/13

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 052010

SC 430

  • 32,000 miles
Unintended acceleration in a parking lot causing my vehicl to crash into another vehicle. Toyota examined the vehicle and said nothing was wrong with it. They refusesd to give me a letter saying the car was safe to drive which I requested in writing twice. Updated 02/14/11

- Villa Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 032003

(reported on)

SC 430

  • miles
Speed control failure caused vehicle to lose control.

- Spring, TX, USA

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