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View Poll Results: Does it work?? Did it ever break??Repaired??
Yes it Broke and had it reapired.... 55 26.44%
NO. The Suspension works like a charm... 142 68.27%
YES, my AIR CONTROLLER broke it... 11 5.29%
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LS430 UL with Air Suspension...Post your Issues Here

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Old 08-27-06, 10:03 PM   #16
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This thread was created when i had my 01 ULTRA, i have since upgraded to an 04 ULTRA and changed the wheels to 19's...still a very comfy ride...

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Old 09-11-06, 09:42 AM   #17
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Update: Taken my car to Mission Veijo in S.Cal three times, same complaint with harsh ride, they said "nothing wrong with your car and that just the way the car designed", brushed me off completely. Again, I requested Lexus customer service to intervene; referred me to Tustin Lexus, service tech diagnosed the problem in the first 15 sec of test drive, found strut seal leaks to the right front air suspension system, fixed it and checked all other area. The car now ride like it was new, I reported Lexus of Mission Veijo to the BBB for the shaddy service, which I asked them to open the suspension system to check it three times, they refused. Focus on the strut seal leaks if you have problem with the harsh ride. Swiftm001
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Old 09-12-06, 05:18 PM   #18
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Hello, I have a 2002 LS430 with 56000 miles on it. I just had to replace right and left rear height controller and right rear air strut. It was easy enough to do myself but the parts were very painfull. Good luck Mike
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Old 09-15-06, 12:10 PM   #19
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Thumbs up swiftm001, THANK YOU for that update!!....

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Update: Taken my car to Mission Veijo in S.Cal three times, same complaint with harsh ride, they said "nothing wrong with your car and that just the way the car designed", brushed me off completely. Again, I requested Lexus customer service to intervene; referred me to Tustin Lexus, service tech diagnosed the problem in the first 15 sec of test drive, found strut seal leaks to the right front air suspension system, fixed it and checked all other area. The car now ride like it was new, I reported Lexus of Mission Veijo to the BBB for the shaddy service, which I asked them to open the suspension system to check it three times, they refused. Focus on the strut seal leaks if you have problem with the harsh ride. Swiftm001
.....I will take my vehicle to Tustin Lexus and see what they can do. I have no luck so far and Longo Lexus has "washed their hands off the problem". My car still rides like there was no suspension underneath there at times. Could you tell me if there is a particular tech or Service Advisor I should see, so that I can reference your case for my problem??

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Old 09-22-06, 08:59 PM   #20
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Vicpai: See Sean at Tustin Lexus as service advisor; Sal is the head mechanic diagnosed the problem. I am very happy with my car ride now. Swiftm001
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Old 10-12-06, 03:41 PM   #21
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i have an 01 ultra and haven't had any problems with the air suspension.
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Old 11-03-06, 09:39 PM   #22
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Well, until today I thought the air suspension was trouble-free. Noticed the front tires were showing signs of cupping and took to shop for analysis. Diagnosis was both struts were toast. Oil leaking everywhere. Must be having a special on struts, only $1100 each.
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Old 11-03-06, 11:28 PM   #23
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sorry to hear. how many miles are on the car?
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Old 11-04-06, 06:28 AM   #24
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I don't know exactly when the struts failed. My LS 430 currently has 81846 miles. Guess I can add the cost of a new set of front tires!
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Oil leaking everywhere. Must be having a special on struts, only $1100 each.
That's weird, my air suspension is filled with air
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Old 11-05-06, 07:20 AM   #26
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Darn! The Lexus dealer must have put the wrong stuff in there! I should have known they would screwup that 75000 mile service.
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2004 Ul with 40k miles. Car was riding like crap so had the dealer check it out at my 40k service. They discovered that both rear shocks were leaking. Replaced under warranty. Much better but I don't think it is perfect. Need to go test drive other 2004's and compare.
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Sounds like this is good option to not have.
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Default 2004 LS430 Ultra

My car rides like a charm at stock height on chrome 17" wheels, lowered (with Datasysytems) on 17" chrome wheels and lowered down to a half inch gap with 20" wheels. I've never had a problem and absolutely love the ride and handling of this car. I can't even tell it's been lowered, and the drop is 2.5"!!!
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