Lexus LS 430 Model Overview

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Horn Will Not Work And Radio Controls Are Inop, Fuses Are Fine, How Do We F...

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My Vsc And Engine Light Is On My Lexus 2002 430ls. What Does This Mean?

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How To Reset The Maintance Read Warning Sign After Oil Change

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Navigation Radio And Air Conditioning

Navigation and radio. And air conditioning touch screen inop

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2004 Ls430 Starts Missing When Started Or Sometimes While Running. Can Usu...

2004 LS430 starts missing when started or sometimes while running. Can usually stop the shaking by shifting to N and restarting engine while stopped or coasting. ECU bad or …?

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Lexus LS 430 Overview

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.

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