Lexus Es300 1991-2006

Model Es300 made by Lexus got 6 consumer complains as well as 9 service bulletins. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to air bags and exterior lighting. Technical service bulletines regarding engine and engine cooling and power train.

Car model


Name Number of models Recalls Bulletins Investigations Consumer Complaints
Lexus Es300 1991 0 0 1 0 0
Lexus Es300 1992 2 1 4 0 42
Lexus Es300 1993 2 0 4 0 52
Lexus Es300 1994 1 1 8 0 50
Lexus Es300 1995 1 1 10 0 55
Lexus Es300 1996 1 1 11 1 48
Lexus Es300 1997 1 2 19 1 58
Lexus Es300 1998 0 1 19 1 77
Lexus Es300 1999 0 0 27 1 35
Lexus Es300 2000 0 0 15 1 83
Lexus Es300 2001 0 0 8 0 41
Lexus Es300 2002 0 2 47 4 196
Lexus Es300 2003 0 0 26 4 178
Lexus Es300 2006 0 0 1 0 4

Model 9999

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
EG0019701/31/199751265Internal engine noise when idling at normal operating temperature. *jd06/27/1997
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
03040204/03/2002633821Letter to lexus dealer regarding special policy campaign to cover repairs on 1mz-fe six cylinder engines related to engine oil gelling for certain 1997 to 2002 models. *tt09/24/2002
03040204/03/2002633830Subject regarding customer satisfaction program for vehicles exhibiting engine damage from motor oil breakdown known as gelling or sludging for 1997 to 2002 models. *tt09/24/2002
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DRIVESHAFT
TC0019904/09/1999604957Subject regarding revised greases supplied in replacement inboard and outboard drive shaft boot kits. *tt05/21/1999
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
BR0029701/17/199751264To improve serviceability of the front abs wheel speed sensor, the diameter of the speed sensor mounting hole, in the steering knuckle, has been increased. *jd06/27/1997
STEERING - LINKAGES
LEXUS 701/01/199752250Camber adjusting bolts. *jd07/17/1997
STEERING - LINKAGES - KNUCKLE - SPINDLE - ARM
SU0019704/11/199752033Camber adjusting bolts. *jd07/17/1997
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
SS0020108/26/2002SS00201633758Special service tools regarding immobilizer key code reset for certain 2001 and later models including the gs430. *tt09/24/2002
LEXUS 604/01/199752249Front ashtray receptacle buzz noise. *jd07/17/1997

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
11/16/20041
 Defective equipments (airbag equipments) did not deployed when vehicle was frontal crash. *bf *sc
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS
02/15/20041
 Hid headlamps impose a serious problem for oncoming drivers. recently, i was driving home and encountered an oncoming vehicle with hid headlamps coming up a hill and around a curve. as it reached the i was momentarily blinded by the brilliant blue/purple light which seemed to peak in intensity for just a couple of seconds. however, following this incident, i found myself seeing flashbulb like spots in my field of vision for several minutes after. since it was dark and the road way is rural, there was no way to identify the make of vehicle. i do suspect that it was a higher end car. i have seen these headlights on lexus and other makes and while the light has been exceptionally bright in the past, this is the first time that i have really been seriously bothered by them to where i was concerned about my safety and being able to continue to drive into darkness after the encounter. i can see where these headlamp systems would be an issue on two lane rural roads for drivers of oncoming vehicles. *ak
POWER TRAIN
01/01/1901190001
 Lexus es300 has transmission failure problems. consumer wants to know why this vehicle have so many problems with the transmission. *nj the consumer stated he had to wait almost a month for the transmission to arrive from japan. during the past years, the consumer purchased three es 300's and the transmission failed. updated 03/03/10
01/01/19013
 Ltr fm brett woody (tx) owner of toyota lexus es-300 designed with a defective transmission suggests nhtsa to investigate. reply to the dallas, tx district ofc attn: leslie abshire dot 2004-4219. *la the vehicle's transmission was designed with software that supposedly anticipated a consumer's driving style. the consumer indicated that the system did not work and was dangerous. the consumer received a new vehicle from lexus (lexus es300). *nm the transmission failed twice. on numerous occasions the consumer tapped his foot on the brakes and the rpm's raced and the vehicle would barely move. in stop and go traffic the vehicle would surge forward and felt like a slip in the transmission. *sc *jb
STEERING - WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
1
 The consumer received a recall(99v-307) notice on steering wheel set nut,but there was no dealer in the consumer's area and was unable to get it fixed. *yh
STRUCTURE
12/31/20021
 Consumer cannot see the front right side of vehicle due to the design of the vehicle.*mr an accident occurred as a result. *cb *jb

Car dealers selling


StateCityZipNamePhone
VACHANTILLYPOHANKA LEXUS