Lexus LS 430 Experts

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Lexus LS 430 Questions

Laneyanna
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Driver's Side Front Door Lock From Exiting

suddenly, my 2001 LS 430's driver's side door has locked preventing me from exiting it. Opens from outside fine - all other doors functioning perfectly. Have to climb to other side to get out.

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The5Rides
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Ignition Key Stuck

The key will not turn into the off position so will not release. The key will start the vehicle and the vehicle will run. I disconnected the battery and key turned to off position and came out. Re...

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Arkaboomer
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Replacement Of Navigation System/screen

I am considering purchasing a used 2001 Lexus that is in very good condition except that the navigation screen does not work. it just has the climate control screen on. any ideas on cost to repair/rep...

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bennythehun
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Vsc Warning Light On Dash

after installing a new battery, my VSC warning light came on and stays on regardless of the on/off switch. Change the fuses?????

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pjsteigs
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How Do I Replace The Brake Light On The Rear Deck

How do I replace the bulb for the brake light on the rear deck

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About the Lexus LS 430

In 2001, the arrival of the LS 430 marked the beginning of the Lexus flagship's third generation.  Along with the ES sedans, the LS series was the longest running model from the Japanese luxury automaker.  Previous LS revisions had built upon the well-established design, but the 430 was entirely restyled.  The first badge in LS series history, from 400 to 430, signified the debut of a larger engine.  Other new additions included a completely designed suspension system, laser-assisted cruise control, a DVD-capable navigation system, and LCD touchscreen controls.
The LS wheel base grew by three inches, adding a pinch of additional cabin room.  The new LS was 2 inches taller, but the track was unchanged.  The 5-speed automatic transmission remained for 2001, but it would be upgraded to a six-speed in 2004.   The new 4.3 liter V-8 also utilized Variable Valve Timing + intelligence technology, but it did not produce any additional horsepower, holding at 290.  Torque was increased from 300 to 320 pound feet.  The 0 to 60 time wasdown to 6.3 seconds, and the new quarter mile mark was 14.8 seconds.
Significant updates would follow three years later, when the LS 430 received many new technologies like keyless Lexus SmartAccess, distance-aware cruise control,  and Bluetooth capability.  A Pre-Collision system also appeared in 2004, able to detect possible crashes and adjust suspension, brakes, and safety equipment accordingly.