Lexus ES330 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lexus ES330

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Lexus ES330 Problems

A Vibration May be Noted in the Brake Pedal or The Steering Wheel

A vibration may be noted in the brake pedal or steering wheel when the brakes are applied. This is commonly caused by warped front brake rotors. The affected rotors must be re-machined or replaced to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light With Code P0171 and/or P0174

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with codes P0171 and/or P0174 due to a lean running engine. Symptoms may include: Hesitation on acceleration, lack of power, and poor fuel mileage. This is commonly caused by a dirty mass airflow sensor. Our technicians tell us the sensor may be cleaned using an approved cleaner but replacement is often required to correct this issue.

Check Engine LIght With Code P0135, P0141, P0155, or P0161

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an O2 sensor heater fault. Most commonly the affected O2 sensor will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

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Lexus ES330 Questions

Check engine light came on after car was started. (1 answer)

Drove 20 minutes. Parked for 15 minutes, started car. Check engine light came on. Car has 174,000 miles on it. Until now, no problems except for transmissionion still hesitates. Car runs great. No error code yet. Started Friday afternoon.

the automatic headlight leveling system light keeps flashing. how to shut off. (1 answer)

it starts flashing at random intervals. need to fix or shut off. How do I do this?

I hear a clicking sound behind the glovebox even when the radio is off. (1 answer)

I just want to know if this is dangerous and can I continue to drive my car? It is a constant clicking.

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Lexus ES330 Recalls

Various Issues Due to Failed Crankshaft Pulley

The amount of adhesive applied between the inner and outer parts of the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If this is the case, the outer ring may become misaligned and/or not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing an abnormal noise and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. In some cases, the power steering belt could come off resulting in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the crankshaft pulley and replace it if necessary.

Recall 04V595000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A FRONT PASSENGER POWER SEAT, WHEN INSTALLING CERTAIN REAR-FACING INFANT CHILD SEAT BASES ONTO THE SEAT WITH AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH SEATBELT TENSION, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO UNSEAT A COMPONENT CALLED THE BUCKLE STATUS SWITCH FROM THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE.

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Lexus ES330 Reviews

Bought my 04 ES330 in 2010...only has 114,000 miles. tired of the transmission issue...jerk-lack of power-slow shifting...am told there is no adjustment for this issue....sad
I have an 05 es330 with 65,000miles. Besides the transmission, this car is remarkable. Ocassionally it will have a sudden delay and then a jerk between 20 to 35 miles.This takes away the serenity of this beautiful sedan.I met quite a number of people whose experiences are the same.This car definitely has a transmission problem.I am now afraid to buy a Lexus in the future.
I purchased this car 2004 USED in 2006 from a Lexus dealer with remaining warranty on it but no additional warranty. The car had 19K miles on it. Six years later...car only has 43K on it and still rides like a dream!!! The ONLY thing I've done to the car besides routine maintenance is change the tires at 41,000 miles and 2 batteries....THAT'S IT!!!! Nothing has broken down on this car. My ...

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