California Emission Control Warranty

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 covered by this warranty. Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are the other states to which this warranty currently applies. Vehicles covered by this war ranty are also covered by the Federal Emission Control Warranty.


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Lexus are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty for your 2013 vehicle. In California, new motor vehicles must be designed, built and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. CARB regulations require that Lexus must warrant the emission control system on your vehicle for the time periods indicated on the next page, provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your vehicle.

Your emission control system may include parts such as the fuel injection system, ignition system, catalytic converter and engine computer. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emissions-related assemblies.

Where a warrantable condition exists, Lexus will repair your vehicle at no cost to you, including diagnosis, parts and labor.


1) For three years or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first:

• If your vehicle fails a smog-check test, all necessary repairs and adjustments will be made by Lexus to ensure that your vehicle passes the test. This is your Emission Control System PERFORMANCE WARRANTY.

• If an emissions-related part listed on pages 23–24 is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Lexus. This is your SHORTTERM Emission Control System DEFECT WARRANTY.

Note: Under the terms of the Basic Warranty, Lexus provides coverage of four years or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Specific components may have longer coverage under the terms of the Powertrain Warranty.

2)For seven years or 70,000 miles, whichever occurs first:

• If an emissions-related part listed on pages 30–31 is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Lexus. This is your LONGTERM Emission Control System DEFECT WARRANTY.


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

Lexus recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your vehicle, but Lexus cannot deny warranty coverage solely for the lack of receipts or your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.

You are responsible for presenting your vehicle to a Lexus dealership as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.

You should also be aware that Lexus may deny you warranty coverage if your vehicle or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.

If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact the Lexus Customer Satisfaction Department at (800)255-3987 or the California Air Resources Board, Mobile Source Control Division, at 9528 Telstar Avenue, P.O. Box 8001, El Monte, CA 91734-8001.


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.


The parts listed here are covered for seven years or 70,000 miles from the vehicle’s in-service date, whichever occurs first.

Air Conditioning System

• A/C amplifier

• A/C tube and accessory (cabin)

• A/C tube and accessory (cabin) O-ring

• A/C tube and accessory (subcool accelerator)

• Compressor

• Condenser

• Front evaporator

• Front evaporator O-ring

• Front expansion valve no. 1

• Rear evaporator

• Rear expansion valve no. 1

• Suction hose (under floor)

• Suction tube no. 1 (under floor, with cool box)

Air/Fuel Metering System

• Air/fuel ratio sensor

• Air pump

• Engine control computer (engine control module)

• Fuel pump

• Oxygen sensor

• Throttle body

Air Induction System

• Intake manifold and intake air surge tank

Catalyst System

• Exhaust front pipe (including catalytic converter)

• Exhaust front pipe no. 2 (including catalytic converter)

• Exhaust manifold (including manifold converter)

• Exhaust manifold gasket

EGR System

• EGR cooler

• EGR pipe

Evaporative Control System

• Fuel tank

Ignition System

• Knock sensor

Other Parts Used in Systems


• Transmission solenoid


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 a smog-check test, you may make a claim under the Emission Performance Warranty. To do so, take your vehicle to an autho - rized Lexus dealership and present a copy of the smog-check 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 a Lexus dealership is unable to complete repairs on your vehicle within 30 days, you may have the repairs made under Lexus’ provisions for emergency warranty repairs. See page 37 for details.



If you have questions or concerns about your vehicle’s California emission warranty coverage, please follow the steps described on pages 9–10.

You may also request information from or report complaints to:

California Air Resources Board

Mobile Source Control Division

P.O. Box 8001

El Monte, CA 91734-8001


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