The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Lexus
The inside rear view mirror may become discolored or difficult to see clearly from. A revised mirror is available to correct this concern.
There are reports of LED problems in the dashboard gauges. The lights burn out, making the gauges difficult to see at night, and require replacement.
The Check Engine Light may come on because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. Replacement of the failed sensor should correct this concern.
There are reports of intermittent failures with the heating and air conditioning control. The digital display might fail or the control might fail to switch between heater functions.
Lexus Recalls (Recent)
Lexus Recall 01V372000
Lexus Recall 94V039000
Lexus Recall 04V595000
Lexus Recall 97V156000
Lexus Recall 99V307000
Lexus Questions and Answers
WHERE IS IT????? Ive checked all the fuses (though none of them marked as to what they go to) and the wiper motor and they are all fine. Someone told me that it is the wier relay, only I cant find it.
The exhaust is hanging off, should there be a clamp holding the part on?
What is the best way to gain access to the rear plugs on a 6 cly,ES-250 ? I am wondering if a special socket arrabgement is needed?
busted timing belt
Lexus Owners' Reviews
Bought as certified pre-owned w/43k miles in 2002. Now has over 325k miles. Has been a great car. Needs work but cannot complain. Only real mechanical problems were a catalytic converter, a tensioner pulley bearing freeze-up causing belt to jump and a timing belt gear to break. The shop made some mistakes putting it back together on last item and bent some valves but fixed. All this happened after 250k miles. Lexus made a very good car.
My RX300 2002 Lexus has a wonderful ride and looks great even after 11 years. Well, that is where it all stops. I have spent more on this vehicle than any other car in my 53 years of driving. The transmission has been replaced, the motor on the antennae died, the front headlights go out frequently and sometimes the cruise control just stops when going up a hill. I'm taking it in next week to prepare for putting out more money.
My Lexus was bought used, RX300. I have had minor maintenance issues but overall it has served me well. The only frustrating thing about it is that I can't put it in neutral to roll it back to get a battery charge, and I don't know why the battery will die on it's own, apparently for no reason! New battery, lights not left on yet battery dead, and can't get it into neutral.
This is a luxury convertible coupe that could be confused with a sports car if it weren't for its heavy chassis and sedan-like handling. Nevertheless it is a joy to drive and in my experience has been very reliable. Drivetrain is very smooth and powerful considering the chassis weight. It has a 5-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly and precisely. The materials used in both the exterior and interior are second to none and the fit and finish are superb. Cost of ownership is probably a little higher than average but there is nothing about a Lexus that's cheap. There is some brake caliper noise (clunking) when reversing that seems out of line with a luxury car but overall the brakes perform well.
I LIKE MY BABY LEXUS,CANT DRIVE ANY OTHER CAR