The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2000 Lexus ES300
2000 Lexus ES300
2000 Lexus ES300 Problems
On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.
Sludge can build up in the engine because Lexus did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.
Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the mass air flow sensor sends incorrect information to the engine control computer. This can cause a loss of power on acceleration. A failed mass air flow sensor will require replacement.
2000 Lexus ES300 Questions and Answers
I have a noise(rattling) in the left front over sometimes over bumps and also when I turn to the right. I do not hear any noise when driving on the highway. Ii took my vehicle to a Milwaukee Lex...
What would be a fair price for timing belt replacement and replacement of leaking cam seals?
What should I expect to pay for a 90,000 mile service that includes replacing the timing belt and water pump?
Noise coming from left side (generator side) of engine. (115000 miles)
2000 Lexus ES300 Reviews
I bought this care "new" as a dealer demonstrator towards the end of the 2001 year. Got a great deal and continue to be very pleased with the car after 11 years of ownership. At 50K (end of the full warranty) did a full inspection to be sure to fix everything that needed to be fixed; long story short, skipped the visit...nothing had been needed up to that point. As of now, nothing beyond standard maintenance and an oxygen sensor. Interior is holding up quite well as is the hardware. Did I mention my 1986 MR2 that I've owned for 25 years?..Can't say enough praise about the Toyota line except why can't we build a fully American car to match? Cheers!
The 2000 ES 300 handles and runs quite well, almost like a 3-series BMW.
The most common faults are the rubber boots being prone to rapture even when
new, and the front area has some loud humming coming during high speed
driving on tarmac roads. Rubber boot manufacturers should invent rubber boots
that can be replaced without having to dislodge an entire drive shaft assembly or
I have a 2000 Lexus ES300. My dad handed it down to me as a graduation gift and i've had this car for 3 yrs now and boy this thing runs AMAZING and has never been in the shop except regular maintaince like timing belt, etc. It currently has 108k on it and still has a lot of life in it! Lexus 4LIFE!
This is a solid and dependable car whose quality is obvious when one drives or rides in it. That said, the transmission could be more responsive in downshifting under load. It develped a rattle in the front right years ago that the dealer, Longo, was unable to find after a week of searching. The brakes have made a popping sound in the rear at low speeds under braking and I don't know if it was the servicer or the car itself.