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.
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2002 Lexus IS300
2002 Lexus IS300 Problems
Occasionally, the Check Engine Light is illuminated due to failures in the evaporative emission (EVAP) system. Our technicians tell us that proper diagnoses is generally required to confirm the exact fault causing the warning light to come on.
2002 Lexus IS300 Questions and Answers
what happens to your car, when you drive through 6 inches of rainwater/puddle and water goes into your exhaust system and your car doesn't start?
My car recently went through 6 inches of flood water and my engine is now misfiring badly. What is wrong with my car?
We recently replaced a broken cooling fan in my Lexus, the plastic blades were broken off of the electric motor. The other fan was still in working order. I left my car running for about 15 minute...
My check engine light comes on when i start the car as well as the traction off light but the traction off light blinks while the check engine light stays on constantly. whats the worst case here f...
2002 Lexus IS300 Reviews
Exceptional build quality and reliability. Fun to drive. Definitely my taste, appears that Lexus read my mind in my most desirable features in a family car with Traction control, heated seats and exceptional climate control system. Never let me down. 2002 IS300 with manual transmission. Currently with 101,000 miles, the only maintenance I have done are normal wear and tear and preventive maintenance. Oil and filter change, air filter, tires, timing belt, clutch. Highly recommended. Drive train completely stock. Only modifications are LED bulbs, audio system, Infinity basslink active subwoofer, replaced stock tires with 245/45/17s. Definitely a keeper. Strong contender to consider if you have a small family and enjoys stick shift/manual transmission. Priceless...
Great car since new--now 95000. Replaced only Air Flow sensor at reasonable cost (dealer) $250 @ 40K and 90K. Timing belt changed @86K for $600 at Dealer special--noticeable improvement drivetrain performance. Maintenance done in local shops with common Toyota parts. Looking forward to keep car for another 50 thousands miles. Easy tire replacement via TireRack.
Excellent drive. I have taken some of the wildest turns of my life in this car, and it never disappoints me! comfortable ride, plenty of space inside; most of all, it never looks bad! :)
I have owned an '02 IS300 for about 4 years now and I love it.