2001 Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Lexus ES300

2001 Lexus ES300 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor Component

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.

Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

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.

 

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2001 Lexus ES300 Questions

rpm's drop and sound like it is retarding ? (1 answer)

when driving around 40 mph the rpm's will drop and the car will like bog down and sound like it is retarding or something like that then if I push the gas it will kick pack in and go ? it doesn't do it all the time I will drive it one time and be fine and then I will drive it and it will...

What are some of the most common engine part bearings to wear out? (1 answer)

My car has a noise coming from the engine that a mechanic told me sounded like a worn out bearing somewhere. Not wheel. Makes noise in park.

THE BUSHINGS ARE SUPPOSEDLY CRACKED( ?)WAS ADVISED TO REPLACE BOTH CONTROL ARM (1 answer)

MY CAR LEXUS 300ES 2001 HAS ONLY 87000MILES.I WAS TOLD THAT MY BUSHINGS ARE CRACKED AND THAT I NEED THE REPLACEMENT OF CONTROL ARMS
1..WHAT MAY BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF DELAYING THIS REPAIR?
SO FAR I DID NOT EXPERIENCE ANY UNDESIRABLE SYMPTOMS WHICH COULD BE LINKED TO THE BUSHINGS PROBLEM.
2WHA...

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2001 Lexus ES300 Reviews

Just bought a 2001 Lexus ES300. Beautiful car. Drove it for about a week then the check engine and trac off lights came on simultaneously, followed by a little stutter in the engine driving down the highway with the cruise control on. Followed some advice on the web by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery and then spraying the air intake port that's near the air horn with some electronic'...
I bought this 2001 ES-300 from a Lexus Dealer in July 2010 with only 55,000 miles ! I owned a 1994 ES-300 for several years and it was a great car with 150 k when I sold it to a college student. I bought the same car only a newer version. It's not as "tight" as a BMW - but it's a superb overall vehicle - with plenty of power when you need it. I have 64,000 miles on it and haven't had ANY proble...
The car is just so comfortable to drive, sharp body style, full of luxury features. I'm planning on keeping it for a long time.

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