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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Lexus ES300 Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles
Lexus ES300 Problem
Average Mileage: 148,181 mi (95,000 mi - 219,000 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Lexus ES300, 154,400 mi
Ignition coil #5 failed
Visitor, 2000 Lexus ES300, 133,000 mi
Check engine light blinking, loss of acceleration, smoke coming out from under hood; melted radiator reservoir; two rear coils replaced. Three days later, check engine light on solid, loss of acceleration. One more coil replaced. Two months later, misfire on #2. Replacing remaining three coils!
The check engine light was on. I took it to Jerry Deluca's Auto Repair on Williams St., Staten Island. They told me the two front fuel ratio sensors needed to be replace for $610 including labor. He also recommended I change the spark plugs and ignition wires for another $300. He said it took 1 1/2 hrs diagnosing my problem and charged me $155 for diagnosis labor. A total of $1,065. Just to verify, I took it to the Shell Station Garage on Forest Avenue, Staten Island. They diagnosed it no charge and told me three ignition coils needed to be replaced. He said he would replace them and tune-up the car for $550. I went with the Shell Station Garage on Forest Avenue. I had to pay Jerry Deluca for the diagnosis labor to retrieve my car though.
Visitor, 1999 Lexus ES300, 135,000 mi
Same problems and symptoms, took to mechanic, computer did not register the failed coil though.
Mechanic swapped coils twice and identified the defective coil. Replaced two coils.
One year later more coils failed, will be repairing again...
Visitor, 1998 Lexus ES300, 125,000 mi
sometimes it comes on and then goes off. Stays on most of the time
Visitor, 2001 Lexus ES300, 180,000 mi
a miss fire was indicated by a code reader, cylinder number 2 coil was failing
Visitor, 2000 Lexus ES300, 112,000 mi
Dash light on,engine miss fire.
Replace one coil,then another, then all of them with aftermarket Coils,bad idea.
Had to replace all again after six months with OEM parts. still ok after additional
Visitor, 2002 Lexus ES300, 210,000 mi
Check engine Light started blinking when engine was misfiring. The issue was probably due to an small manifold oil gasket oil leak. Four months later the Catalytic converter is clogged and needs to be replaced.
Visitor, 2000 Lexus ES300, 95,000 mi
replaced coil for #2 cylinder. from reading the other comments, it sounds like I may be replacing the other ones soon.
replaced 1 ignition coil