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2017 Lexus IS Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10131716
TSB ID: L-TT-0237-18

Tt: special service tools: injector seal tool sets. in the event that injector seal repair is required on vehicles equipped with a direct injection fuel system, a special service tool set is required to properly install the seal onto the in
04/02/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10132667
TSB ID: L-SB-0159-17

Tsb: some 2015 ? 2017 model year nx 200t and 2016 ? 2017 model year gs 200t, is 200t, and rc 200t vehicles equipped with an 8ar-fts engine may exhibit a mil ?on? condition with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p137800 (pre-ignition detected) f
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134077
TSB ID: L-SB-0021-16

Tsb: 2017 model year lexus vehicles are equipped with factory installed xm satellite radio, including a 90-day free customer trial. as part of the pre-delivery service (pds) process, ensure that the xm satellite radio is activated and read
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134076
TSB ID: L-TT-0204-16

Tt: multimedia systems reset procedure should be performed when the multimedia system no longer responds or reboots itself.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134099
TSB ID: L-SB-0023-16

Tsb: a battery in a stored vehicle is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and life. these conditions include storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, and battery load. because of these factors, battery inspection and
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133651
TSB ID: L-SB-0113-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 22, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2014 ? 2018 model year vehicles. any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. in the event that a lexus vehicle becomes submerge
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133647
TSB ID: L-TT-0233-17

Tt: after the dcm (data communication module) has been replaced, lexus enform remote is unable to remote unlock/lock the doors or remote start the vehicle.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134482
TSB ID: L-TT-0179-15

Tt: after the dcm has been replaced, lexus enform remote is unable to remote unlock/lock the doors or remote start the vehicle.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131895
TSB ID: L-TT-0221-17

This bulletin is regarding the diagnosis of bluetooth connectivity complaints: some customers may encounter bluetooth® connectivity concerns such as: difficulty to pair the phone. intermittent bluetooth® failure to connect to the vehicle wh
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132902
TSB ID: L-SB-0060-13 Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 10, 2016 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2015 ? 2017 model year applicable lexus vehicles. ? the parts information section has been updated. any previous printed versions of this bulletin
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132864
TSB ID: L-SB-0088-16

Tsb: to minimize battery discharge during transportation and storage, the dcc fuse (30a) has been removed at the assembly plant and temporarily stored in the blank space of the fuse block in the engine compartment. during pre-delivery ser
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132645
TSB ID: L-TT-0210-16

Tt: some vehicles may continue to experience abnormal blend door noise when changing the hvac temperature setting after the air conditioner radiator assembly (evaporator case) was replaced for the same condition.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132448
TSB ID: L-SB-0148-17

Tsb: some 2015 ? 2017 model year nx 200t, nx 300h, and 2016 ? 2017 model year rx 350 and rx 450h vehicles may exhibit an intermittent mil ?on? condition with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1000 (center airbag sensor assembly malfunction) st
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131787
TSB ID: L-TT-0218-17

Tt: this bulletin is regarding best practices when handling navigation systems that use hard disc drive or micro sd card memory.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132894
TSB ID: L-TT-0162-14 Rev

Tt: some customers may experience bluetooth disconnections or loss of sms text message functionality on the navigation/audio system with android phones os 4.4 or later. this condition tends to occur to customers who have many previous text
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132584
TSB ID: L-TT-0179-15

Tt: after the dcm has been replaced, lexus enform remote is unable to remote unlock/lock the doors or remote start the vehicle.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132429
TSB ID: L-TT-0227-17

Tt: an error message is received when performing dcm activation initiated by techstream. this is a known condition and will be remedied in the near future. please discontinue dcm activations utilizing techstream until further notice.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131726
TSB ID: L-SB-0001-18

Tsb: supersession notice the information contained in this bulletin supersedes service bulletin no. l-sb-0021-14. * applicability has been updated to include applicable 2018 models and 2016 * 2018 model year rc 300 and 2015 * 2018 model yea
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131760
TSB ID: L-TT-0218-17_Rev

Tt: this bulletin is regarding best practices when handling navigation systems that use hard disc drive or micro sd card memory. 1. first type is generation 6 or 7 which utilizes hdd (hard disc drive). pioneer models that begin with nxh, ha
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132866
TSB ID: L-SB-0090-16

Tsb: 2017 model year is 200t/300/350 vehicles are equipped with a compass in the rear view mirror. use the following procedure to complete initial calibration of the compass during pre-delivery service (pds).
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129978
TSB ID: L-TT-0218-17_Rev

Tt: this bulletin is regarding best practices when handling navigation systems that use hard disc drive or micro sd card memory. 1. first type is generation 6 or 7 which utilizes hdd (hard disc drive). pioneer models that begin with nxh, ha
01/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127061
TSB ID: L-TT-0235-17

Tt: hvac drain tube is found to blocked/clogged.
06/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106043
TSB ID: L-SB-0023-16

Tsb: a battery in a stored vehicle is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and life. these conditions include storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, and battery load. because of these factors, battery inspection and
05/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100726
TSB ID: L-SB-0021-16

Tsb: 2017 model year lexus vehicles are equipped with factory installed xm satellite radio, including a 90-day free customer trial. as part of the pre-delivery service (pds) process, ensure that the xm satellite radio is activated and read
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12/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10085902
TSB ID: L-SB-0030-16

Tsb: long-term or off-site storage requires special care to keep vehicles factory fresh and ready for delivery. the following guidelines should be performed to minimize vehicle component/part degradation due to extended vehicle storage con
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133657
TSB ID: L-SB-0179-17

Tsb: supersession notice the information contained in this bulletin supersedes sb nos. l-sb-0048-08, pg007-07, pg016-01, pg015-01, pg004-97, pg003-97, pg003-93, and pg002-90. service bulletin nos. l-sb-0048-08, pg007-07, pg016-01, pg015-01,
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134068
TSB ID: L-SB-0018-16

Tsb: during the manufacturing process, tires are mounted on the vehicle as matched sets to help reduce conditions such as pulling or drifting. if the wheels are replaced or refinished before vehicle delivery, it is important that the tires
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134103
TSB ID: L-SB-0024-16

Tsb: 2017 model year vehicles are equipped with driver's side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side and rear seat floor mats as we
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134337
TSB ID: L-SB-0030-16

Tsb: long-term or off-site storage requires special care to keep vehicles factory fresh and ready for delivery. the following guidelines should be performed to minimize vehicle component/part degradation due to extended vehicle storage con
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134319
TSB ID: L-SB-0014-16

Lsb: the purpose of this technical service bulletin is to elevate awareness and provide best practices for leather care in lexus vehicles. as an additional resource, if the vehicle is equipped with factory leather seats, the vehicle owner's
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131738
TSB ID: Lexus Safety Rec

Update on technician certification requirements
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131836
TSB ID: L-SB-0014-08_Rev

Tsb: revision notice march 22, 2017 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2016-2017 model year lexus vehicles. ? february 11, 2015 rev1: applicability has been updated to include 2006 ? 2015 model year lexus vehicles. on some
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132655
TSB ID: L-TT-0227-17_Rev

Tt: previously, an error message was received when performing dcm activation initiated by techstream. this condition has been remedied, and dcm activation utilizing techstream can now be resumed.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132870
TSB ID: L-SB-0091-16

Tsb: the front wheel opening extension pad set (right and left front wheel opening extension pads, 6 self-tapping screws) is loaded in the luggage compartment at the assembly plant to avoid damage in transit. install the front wheel openi
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132865
TSB ID: L-SB-0089-16

Tsb: the front license plate mounting bracket and 2 self-tapping screws for the 2017 model year is 200t/300/350 are placed in the luggage compartment of the vehicle at the assembly plant. for states that require a front license plate, inst
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131648
TSB ID: Lexus Safety Rec

Update on technician certification requirements.
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132625
TSB ID: L-SB-0021-14 Rev

Tsb: revision notice: applicability section has been updated to include 2016-2017 applicable model year lexus vehicles. the repair procedure section, required tools & equipment section, and the repair procedure section has been updated.
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119408
TSB ID: L-SB-0151-17

Tsb: the purpose of this bulletin is to notify technicians of the best practices to help reduce brake vibration conditions for our customers. the condition can occur at any time if improper torque is applied to lug nuts. over time, even one
06/12/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106058
TSB ID: L-SB-0024-16

Tsb: 2017 model year vehicles are equipped with driver¿s side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side and rear seat floor mats as we
05/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099930
TSB ID: L-SB-0018-16

Tsb: during the manufacturing process, tires are mounted on the vehicle as matched sets to help reduce conditions such as pulling or drifting. if the wheels are replaced or refinished before vehicle delivery, it is important that the tires
04/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097044
TSB ID: L-SB-0014-16

Lsb: the purpose of this technical service bulletin is to elevate awareness and provide best practices for leather care in lexus vehicles. as an additional resource, if the vehicle is equipped with factory leather seats, the vehicle owner's
02/27/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093004
TSB ID: L-TT-0202-16

Tt: some customers may experience difficulty programming homelink.
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02/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092741
TSB ID: L-TT-0179-15 REV

Tt: after the dcm has been replaced, lexus enform remote is unable to remote unlock/lock the doors or remote start the vehicle.
12/30/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10087544
TSB ID: L-SB-0030-16

Tsb: long-term or off-site storage requires special care to keep vehicles factory fresh and ready for delivery. the following guidelines should be performed to minimize vehicle component/part degradation due to extended vehicle storage con

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Lexus IS TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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