Lexus Complaint - Lexus LS430, 2002 is a lemon
Nothing but problems due to manufacturing defects and unwillingness of the service center(Woodfield Lexus, Schaumburg Illinois and customer complaint center nationally) to address the defects without a hostile interaction and denial of responsibility.
All 4 of the car door windows had to be replaced due to defective safty glass which allowed air to seep into the glass producing bubbles in the glass of the windows, within 5 years of new car purchase. After a prolonged dispute, in which the local Lexus service center denied responsibility for this obvious manufacturing defect, the windows were all replaced.
The intermittent windshield wipers have never functioned properly from the date of purchase of this new car. Despite Lexus replacement of the sensor that is suppose to initiate proper intermittent wiper function, the intermittent wipers do not work when driving slowly or when there is a light drizzle, which is their sole purpose! I must continually turn the wipers to the low constant function and off again to properly clear the windshield. This is a serious safty manufacturing defect. The Woodfield Lexus dealership claim that there is nothing that can be done and this is the way the intermittent wipers are suppose to function---or malfunction!
My LS 430 has only 70,000 miles on it and now the front passenger side door lock malfunctioned and can only be locked and unlocked manually. The Woodfield Lexus service center say it is a malfunctioning door lock solenoid which will cost almost $900 to replace. This is an additional safty manufacturing defect as one can not lock the door when traveling through an unsafe neighborhood without coming to a full stop and leaning over to manually lock the passenger side door!