Federal Emission Control Warranty


Emission Defect Warranty

Lexus warrants that your vehicle:

• Was designed, built and equipped to conform at the time of sale with applicable federal emissions standards.

• Is free from defects in materials and workmanship that may cause the vehicle to fail to meet these standards.

Federal regulations require that this warranty be in effect for two years or 24,000 miles from the vehicle’s inservice date, whichever occurs first.

However, under the terms of the Basic Warranty, Lexus provides coverage of four years or 50,000 miles, which - ever occurs first. Specific components may have longer coverage under the terms of the Powertrain Warranty.

Additionally, components marked “8/80” in the parts list on pages 23–24 have coverage of eight years or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Emission Performance Warranty

Some states and localities have established vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs to encourage proper vehicle maintenance. If an EPA-approved I/M program is in force in your area, you are eligible for Emission Performance Warranty coverage.

Under the terms of the Emission Performance Warranty and federal regulations, Lexus will make all nec - essary repairs if both of the following occur:

• Your vehicle fails to meet applicable emissions standards as determined by an EPA-approved emissions test.

• This failure results or will result in some penalty to you — such as a fine or denial of the right to use your vehicle — under local, state or federal law.

This warranty is in effect for two years or 24,000 miles from the vehicle’s in-service date, whichever occurs first. Additionally, components marked “8/80” in the parts list on pages 23–24 have coverage of eight years or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first.


These warranty obligations do not apply to failures or noncompliance caused by:

• The use of replacement parts not certified in accordance with aftermarket parts certification regulations.

• The use of replacement parts not equivalent in quality or design to original equipment parts.

Provisions under the “What Is Not Covered” section of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty also apply to this warranty.


Air Conditioning System

• Compressor

• Condenser

• Evaporator

• Associated parts

Air/Fuel Metering System

• Air/fuel ratio feedback control system

• Cold-start enrichment system

• Deceleration control system

• Electronic fuel injection system components

– Airflow sensor

– Engine control module (8/80)

– Throttle body

– Other components

Air Induction System

• Intake manifold and intake air surge tank

Air Injection System

• Air injection manifold

• Air injection pump

• Airflow control valves

Catalyst System

• Catalytic converter and protector (8/80)

• Constricted fuel filler neck

• Exhaust manifold

• Exhaust pipe (manifold to catalyst and/or catalyst to catalyst)

Evaporative Control System

• Charcoal canister

• Diaphragm valve

• Fuel filler cap

• Fuel tank

• Vapor liquid separator

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System

• EGR gas temperature sensor

• EGR valve

• Associated parts

Ignition System

• Distributor and internal parts

• Ignition coil and ignitor

• Ignition wires

• Spark plugs*

Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) System

• Oil filler cap

• PCV valve or orifice

Other Parts Used in Systems Listed

• Data link connector (8/80)

• Hoses, clamps, fittings, tubing and mounting hardware

• Malfunction indicator light and bulb (8/80)

• Pulleys, belts and idlers

• Sealing gaskets and devices

• Sensors, solenoids, switches and valves


You are responsible for performance of the required maintenance indicated in the Owner’s Manual and this guide.

Lexus will not deny a warranty claim solely because you do not have records to show that you maintained your vehicle. However, any failure or noncompliance caused by lack of maintenance is not covered by this warranty.

When maintenance and repairs are paid for by you, these services may be performed by you or by any automotive service provider you choose.

Lexus will not deny a warranty claim solely because you used a service provider other than a Lexus dealership for maintenance and repairs.

However, any failure or noncompliance caused by improper maintenance or repairs is not covered by this warranty


To ensure optimum performance and maintain the quality built into your vehicle’s emission control systems, Lexus recommends the use of Genuine Lexus Parts when servicing or repairing the systems.

Warranty coverage is not dependent upon the use of any particular brand of replacement parts and you may elect to use non-Genuine Lexus Parts for maintenance and repairs.

However, use of replacement parts that are not equivalent in quality to Genuine Lexus Parts may impair the effectiveness of the emission control systems.

If you use replacement parts that have maintenance or replacement schedules different from those of Genuine Lexus Parts, you must follow the maintenance and replacement schedules for the parts you are using. In addition, you should ensure that such parts are warranted by their manufacturers to be equivalent to Genuine Lexus Parts.


If your vehicle fails an EPA-approved emissions test, you may make a claim under the Emission Performance Warranty. To do so, take your vehicle to an authorized Lexus dealership and present a copy of the emissions test report. Also, take your maintenance records in case they are needed.

If your claim qualifies for coverage, the dealership will repair your vehicle within 30 days (unless a shorter period is required by law). If your claim is denied, Lexus will notify you in writing of the reason within the same period.

If we fail to do so, we will repair your vehicle free of charge. The only exceptions allowed are when you request or agree to a delay, or when a delay is caused by factors beyond the control of Lexus or the dealership.

For information on how to obtain service under the Emission Defect Warranty, see page 37, “Obtaining Warranty Service.”

If you have questions or concerns about your vehicle’s federal emission warranty coverage, please follow the steps described on pages 9–10. In the case of the Emission Performance Warranty, you may also request information from or report complaints to:

U.S. Environmental Protection


Vehicle Programs & Compliance

Division (6405J)

Attn: Warranty Complaints

401 M Street SW

Washington, D.C. 20460

Vehicles equipped with a California Certified Emission Control System that are registered and operated in California or any state that adopts California emission warranty provisions are also covered by the California Emission Control Warranty (see page 28).

Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are the other states to which the California Emission Control Warranty currently applies.


We (the dealership) want you to know that at the time your new Lexus vehicle is being delivered:

1) On the basis of written notification furnished by Lexus, we have knowledge that the vehicle is covered by an EPA Certificate of Conformity.

2)We have visually inspected those emission control devices or portions thereof that are visible without removing or adjusting any components or systems, emissions-related or otherwise. On the basis of this inspection, there are no apparent deficiencies in the installation of emission control devices by Lexus.

(For purposes of this certificate, “emission control devices” is limited to devices installed on a vehicle for the sole or primary purpose of controlling emissions and which were not in general use before 1968.) 3)We have performed all emission control system preparations required by Lexus prior to the sale of the vehicle as set forth in Lexus’ current pre-delivery service manual.

4)Except as may be provided in Paragraph 5, if this vehicle fails an EPA-approved emissions test within three months or 4,000 miles (whichever comes first) of delivery to the ultimate purchaser, and the vehicle has been maintained and

used in accordance with the written instructions for proper maintenance and use, Lexus will remedy the nonconformity free of charge under the terms of the Emission Performance Warranty.

5)If vehicle was used as a company car or demonstrator, check box and complete the following:

The vehicle with which this statement is delivered was placed into service as a company car or demonstrator prior to delivery.

The Emission Performance Warranty period commenced on the date the vehicle was first placed into service, which was

Note: The dealership makes no representation or warranty that the emission

Note: The dealership makes no representation or warranty that the emission control system or any part thereof is without defect or that the system will perform properly. The Emission Performance Warranty referred to in Paragraph 4 and furnished with the vehicle is solely that of the manufacturer.

This statement is required by section 207 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C.

7541) and the EPA regulations issued thereunder.

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