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

Lexus ES300 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Average Mileage: 125,833 mi (89,000 mi - 161,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    car was running sluggish then cut off would not go in drive or reverse. Mechanic replaced the mass air flow sensor

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • free2lay, , 100,000 mi

    check engine light comes on and car rides very low and power is slow.

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