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2002 Lexus RX Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
11/21/05 NHTSA ID: 10017720
TSB ID: 00401

Repair manual supplement - vehicle pulling to one side. all lexus 2002 - 2006 models. all '02 - '07 models. lexus.
08/15/05 NHTSA ID: 10015850
TSB ID: 00405

Fuel injector ticking noise.
05/05/04 NHTSA ID: 10006551
TSB ID: 00204

Vibration feeling when applying the brakes.
02/26/03 NHTSA ID: 10000414
TSB ID: 00702

Noise and vibration from abs/trc actuator.
02/20/03 NHTSA ID: 10000251
TSB ID: 01202

Suspension ball joint inspection method.
04/02/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10132108
TSB ID: L-SB-0041-11 Rev

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see l-sb-0082-14.
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08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109445
TSB ID: L-SB-0007-11 Rev

Tsb: the purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109444
TSB ID: L-SB-0082-14

Tsb: the purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid mil "on" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. use the information in this bulletin when insta
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109447
TSB ID: L-SB-0041-11 Rev

Tsb: obsolete notice-october 16, 2014: this bulletin is now obsolete. please see l-sb-0082-14.
09/29/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10009396
TSB ID: 00504

Proper identification of the 5 solenoids used in the u140e/u140f transmissions.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133914
TSB ID: L-SB-0015-10 Rev

Flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bulletin de
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133910
TSB ID: L-SB-0066-11 Rev

When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or other com
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133866
TSB ID: L-TT-0116-13

Navigation/ multi info display day mode operation
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: 10133923
TSB ID: L-TT-0111-13

Lexus vehicles are equipped with srs, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. if a customer expresses any concerns that the srs airbags or pretensioner devic
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132734
TSB ID: L-SB-0025-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131964
TSB ID: L-TT-0111-13

Lexus vehicles are equipped with supplemental restraint systems (srs), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. if a customer expresses any concerns that the s
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132726
TSB ID: L-SB-0025-14

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132777
TSB ID: L-SB-0021-14

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bullet
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132575
TSB ID: L-SB-0010-15

Lsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
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
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111205
TSB ID: L-SB-0066-11 Rev

Lsb: when servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111398
TSB ID: L-SB-0066-11 Rev

Lsb: when servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109449
TSB ID: L-SB-0021-14 Rev

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bullet
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08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109384
TSB ID: L-SB-0025-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
10/29/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034245
TSB ID: LSB-0015-10

Lexus: techstream ecu flash reprogramming procedure. flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field fix procedures des
06/20/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 631815
TSB ID: AC00201

Subject regarding air conditioner compressor shaft seal repair. *slc
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133849
TSB ID: L-SB-0010-13

A new special service tool (sst 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. this bulletin references the correct method for installing the b
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: 10134473
TSB ID: L-SB-0010-15

Lsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132083
TSB ID: L-TT-0031-10

Adhesive & sealant cross reference information
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.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132082
TSB ID: L-TT-0145-13

Spots in window glass
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132074
TSB ID: L-SB-0143-11 Rev

Beginning in 1998, lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. lexus does not recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: seat covers not rec
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132004
TSB ID: L-SB-0092-13

The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131653
TSB ID: L-SB-0048-08 Obs

Tsb: replacement certification labels. obsolete notice november 28, 2017: this bulletin is now obsolete. please see l-sb-0179-17.
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132778
TSB ID: L-SB-0015-10 Rev

Tsb: obsolete notice-june 12, 2014: this bulletin is now obsolete.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132006
TSB ID: L-BO-004-05 Obso

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see l-sb-0092-13.
02/26/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054797
TSB ID: LSB-0143-11

Lexus: information regarding the seat cover replacement, equipped with side air bags, the modifications that might negatively affect side air bag performance can result in severe injuries.
10/31/02 Other NHTSA ID: 635754
TSB ID: NV00202

This bulletin has been developed to reduce an abnormal noise fromthe front seat back.
09/24/02 Other NHTSA ID: 633796
TSB ID: EL00702

Some vehicles may exhibit the in-mirror compass inoperative.

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Lexus RX 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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