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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Clunking noises from the front suspension may be caused by the top front shock mount, which has been redesigned.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an EVAP system fault. These faults are commonly EVAP canister or gas cap related. Our technicians recommend diagnosing the stored fault codes before replacing any components.
Sludge can build up in the engine because Lexus did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.
Lexus GS300 Recalls (Recent)
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On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment. In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.
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The front seat belt retractors may not release due to a failure of the emergency locking system. If the seat belt is locked, the occupant may not be able to properly fasten the seat belt. An unrestrained occupant may have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the front seat belt assemblies to correct this concern.
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Mechanical stress on two fuel pipes in the engine compartment, combined with the presence of corrosive agents in the fuel, can result in a crack in the fuel line. A fuel leak can result, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the two suspect fuel lines with redesigned parts to correct this concern. The Lexus recall number is 7LC.
Summary: THE SPHERICAL PORTIONS OF CERTAIN LOWER BALL JOINTS HAD FINISHED SURFACES THAT WERE NOT SMOOTH CAUSING FRICTION WITH THE SURFACE OF THE BALL JOINT CAP.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INADEQUATE LUBRICATION OF THE INSIDE OF THE LOWER BALL JOINTS, EXCESSIVE WEAR CAN OCCUR CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE LOWER BALL JOINTS. SEPARATION OF THE LOWER BALL JOINTS FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE ARMS COULD OCCUR.Learn more »
Lexus GS300 Questions and Answers
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Lexus GS 300 1993 Model engine does not switch off
thinking about buying a GS300 the car has fuel issues and the guy said the starter went out to i fix cars but i don't know anything about lexus the guy say the car was running but you had to s...
only here clicking sound when trying to start car and it won't start.
Lexus GS300 Reviews
i bought 2000 lexus runs for one min. then i drive iit for 1 min. then turns off then put it park then take off key then turns on again same thing again and again can some tell me whats wrong
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.
I have a 1993 Lexus gs 300 and I now have it for 5yrs with only 149000 miles on it I brought it with 113 miles on it and I never had any problems with it until 2012 when my engine check light came I'm and stayed on and my trac ligh t stays on as well does anybody have a answer for this problem sure could use the help aslo I love my car and I won't give up on it for nothing it the best use car I ever brought an still have it to this day.u.
Yeah I have a suggestion for the dirty car guy....clean your car! I detail mine once a week, and spot clean it everyday...sometime twice a day. I love my car and she loves me back
Hello. I love this car and so do many people that see me get out. It is completely custom and fully loaded. I got lucky. I brought the car with 199 thousand miles for 3000 dollars. I put 1000 dollars into it. It runs excellent. People think it is a 2004-2006 when it is freshly washed. I have a 1998 GS 400 body, but the engine has been changed to a 300 style. I just replaced the oil pump, timing belt, water pump, ball joints, all oxygen sensors. When you change the oil pump you will need to make sure you order the proper seals from the dealership. For the person that wanted to know about the o2 sensors, it is best to replace them all because when you go back to emissions, there will most likely be another that is bad. my Father is a mechanic so I fished out 1000 for the parts, but my parts were equaled to 2200 dollars. Thank God for Dads. The labor would have cost me 2500-3000 dollars if I would have taken it to the dealer. Just know that there are parts that you can't get anywhere but the dealer. If they send it to you it may be wrong. What a waist of time. Just go to the dealer ship and take the old part with you. I also got a new radiator, tune up, and the springs that hold the hood up. My car has 208 thousand miles. I have hot rims that need to come off because it weights the suspension down. If you have heavy rims switch. I spent so much money on the engine that I cant get new suspension stuff until August. Anyone know of the best place to go for this. Other than that, if you take care of your car it will take care of you. Lexus is expensive but it is worth it.