Lexus ES manuals

Lexus ES: Maintenance requirements

To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care and regular maintenance are essential. It is the owner's responsibility to perform regular checks. Lexus recommends the following maintenance:

■Repair and replacement It is recommended that genuine Lexus parts be used for repairs to ensure performance of each system. If non-Lexus parts are used in replacement or if a repair shop other than a Lexus dealer performs repairs, confirm the warranty coverage.

■Allow inspection and repairs to be performed by a Lexus dealer


■If your vehicle is not properly maintained Improper maintenance could result in serious damage to the vehicle and possible death or serious injury.

■Handling of the 12-volt battery

General maintenance

General maintenance should be performed on a daily basis. This can be done by yourself or by a Lexus dealer.

Scheduled maintenance

Scheduled maintenance should be performed at specified intervals according to the maintenance schedule.

For details about maintenance items and schedules, refer to the "Warranty and Service Guide", "Owner's Manual Supplement" or "Scheduled Maintenance".

■Resetting the message indicating maintenance is required After the required maintenance is performed according to the maintenance schedule, please reset the message.

To reset the message, follow the procedure described below:

1. Press or of the meter control switches and select .

2. Press or of the meter control switches and select "Vehicle Settings".

Then press "OK".

3. Press or of the meter control switches and select "Scheduled Maintenance".

Then press "OK".

4. Select "Yes" and press "OK".

A message will be displayed when the reset procedure has been completed.

Lexus ES. Maintenance requirements

Do-it-yourself maintenance

You can perform some maintenance procedures by yourself.

Please be aware that do-it-yourself maintenance may affect warranty coverage.

The use of Lexus repair manuals is recommended.

For details about warranty coverage, refer to the separate "Owner's Guide", "Warranty and Service Guide", "Owner's Manual Supplement" or "Warranty Booklet".


 General maintenance

Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be performed at the intervals specified in the "Warranty and Service Guide" or "Owner's Manual Supplement". It is recommended that any

 Do-it-yourself maintenance

 Do-it-yourself service precautions

If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedure as given in these sections. Maintenance Items Parts and tools 12-volt battery condition


 Open in Stop Switch Circuit (C1425,P0573)

DESCRIPTION The skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly) detects the brake operating conditions through a signal transmitted by the stop light switch assembly. The skid control ECU incorporates a circuit to detect an open circuit. This DTC is output when an open circuit is dete

 Software Incompatibility with Brake System Control Module Not Programmed (U031851)

DESCRIPTION If the forward recognition camera cannot verify the vehicle information sent from the skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly), the forward recognition camera stores DTC U031851. DTC No. Detection Item DTC Detection Condition Trouble Area MIL DTC Output

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