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2018 Lexus IS Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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
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.
04/02/18 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: 10132395
TSB ID: L-SB-0135-17

Tsb: to minimize battery discharge during transportation and storage, the short pin has been removed at the assembly plant and temporarily stored in the engine compartment relay block. reinstall the short pin into its original location and
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132447
TSB ID: L-SB-0146-17

Tsb: to minimize battery discharge during transportation and storage, the d/c cut fuse (20a) has been removed at the assembly plant, and temporarily stored in the blank space of the relay block in the engine compartment. reinstall the d/c c
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132482
TSB ID: L-SB-0158-17

Tsb: the parking assist monitor system assists the driver during parking and parallel parking by displaying an image of the area behind the vehicle. when the d/c cut fuse is removed or the battery terminal is disconnected, the power source
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132479
TSB ID: L-SB-0124-17_Rev

Tsb: revision notice september 20, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2018 model year nx 300 and nx 300h vehicles. ? the introduction and software information sections have been updated. any previous printed versions of
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132674
TSB ID: L-SB-0161-17

Tsb: to minimize battery discharge during transportation and storage, the d/c cut fuse (30a) has been removed at the assembly plant and temporarily stored in the blank space of the relay block in the engine compartment. during pre-delivery
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: 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: 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
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
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,
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132673
TSB ID: L-SB-0160-17

Tsb: the front wheel opening extension pad set (right and left front wheel opening extension pads, six 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: 10132672
TSB ID: L-SB-0124-17_Rev

Tsb: revision notice october 10, 2017 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2018 model year ls 500 and ls 500h vehicles. ? the software information section has been updated. some 2018 model year lexus vehicles are equipped with
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132370
TSB ID: L-SB-0129-17

Tsb: the front wheel opening extension pad set (right and left front wheel opening extension pads and 2 self-tapping screws) is loaded in the luggage compartment at the assembly plant to avoid damage in transit. install the front wheel open
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132394
TSB ID: L-SB-0134-17

Tsb: this bulletin provides general high-voltage safety precautions for the hybrid system. the hybrid system circuits operate with up to 650v. these high voltages are dangerous and can cause severe personal injuries, burns and electrical sh
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132393
TSB ID: L-SB-0133-17

Tsb: 2018 model year es 300h and es 350 vehicles are equipped with a direct-type tire pressure warning system (tpws). each tire (except the spare tire) has a tire pressure warning valve/sensor that measures tire pressure data. the data is t
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132392
TSB ID: L-SB-0132-17

Tsb: the front license plate mounting bracket and 2 self-tapping screws for the 2018 model year es 300h and es 350 are stored in the luggage compartment. install the license plate and mounting bracket during pre-delivery service (pds).
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132386
TSB ID: L-SB-0131-17

Tsb: 2018 model year es 300h and es 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). note: when the compass is no
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132472
TSB ID: L-SB-0150-17

Tsb: the front license plate mounting bracket and two self-tapping screws for the 2018 model year nx 300 and nx 300h vehicles are stored in the rear cargo area of the vehicle. install the license plate and mounting bracket during pre-delive
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131789
TSB ID: L-SB-0112-17

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 condition
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131672
TSB ID: Lexus Safety Re

Safety recall and service campaign - technician certification requirements

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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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