Check Engine Light and Lack of Power Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor on Lexus ES300

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 121,423 (56,388–161,000)
11 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
18 people reported this problem
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car was running sluggish then cut off would not go in drive or reverse. Mechanic replaced the mass air flow sensor
Failed Mass air flow sensor. Lack of power on accelerating. Took it to a fly by night shop and it was there 3 weeks. So solution. I had it towed to a Lexus dealer and it was fixed in 2 days. Very expensive to fix. $1,400.
Egg smell when accelerate on gas
check engine light comes on and car rides very low and power is slow.