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

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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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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1995 Lexus ES300 125,000 mi,
car was running sluggish then cut off would not go in drive or reverse. Mechanic replaced the mass air flow sensor
1995 Lexus ES300 150,000 mi,
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.
2002 Lexus ES300 160,000 mi,
Egg smell when accelerate on gas
check engine light comes on and car rides very low and power is slow.