Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lexus ES300

Lexus ES300 Problems

Debris in Idle Air Control Valve May Cause Engine Problems

Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

 

Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles

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.

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Lexus ES300 Questions

Just had the engine replaced, and the engine stall on low RPM (3 answers)

I just replaced the engine with a low milage engine imported from Japan last week. The mechanic delivered the car with the check engine light on, and stated he can figure it out but it could be the knock sensor. After 2 days and total of 10 miles of driving the car would not run meaning it would ...

Ac problems.what are common problems. (1 answer)

Ac button stays on green blows hot air i hear compressor click on also blower motor works cause its blowing air system has charge please any help????

White smoke comes out when I turn the car on and then goes away (1 answer)

White smoke always comes out the tail pipe every time the car sits for a few hrs or over night evertime I turn it on, it's always a quick good smoke and then disappears but the car runs well. ..should I worry?

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Lexus ES300 Recalls

Recall 01V371000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE TUBE MAY HAVE BEEN DEFORMED PRIOR TO VEHICLE DELIVERY DUE TO IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF A COIL SPRING SPACER THAT WAS INSTALLED TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE DURING TRANSPORTATION.
Recall 01V372000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A THREE-SPOKE STYLE STEERING WHEEL. DURING AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE BOTTOM SEAM OF THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG MODULE COVER (HORN PAD) COULD BE TORN AWAY ALLOWING THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THE COVER TO COMPLETELY DETACH FR...
Recall 99V307000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED CAUSING STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS.

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Lexus ES300 Reviews

The car is just so comfortable to drive, sharp body style, full of luxury features. I'm planning on keeping it for a long time.
Purchased a certified Lexus in 2005 my baby has 134,000 miles I take care of all the services at Lexus dealer. The ES has great handling like the quality of it while doing me well with no major problems to list runs good. Overall has an better ride than a 2008 test drove as being pre owned very quiet automobile love it. I would never trade of get rid of this car all maintenance turns out low wi...
I purchased my 1998 Lexus ES300 in 2000 as a lease return with 50,000 miles on it and have had a wonderful experience with this car. I still have the original engine and transmission with 455,000 miles on them. I even have the original spark plugs still. I recently replaced the valve cover gaskets but am still experiencing a leak. I plan on driving this car until it drops.

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