Lexus GS300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lexus GS300

Lexus GS300 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System Fault

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.

Type Noise from One of Both Front Seats

A squeak type noise may be noted from one or both front seats. Squeaks can be caused by contact between the seat track locating pins and the vehicle floor pan. Our technicians tell us the repair involves removing some of the seat locating pins.

Clunking noise from front suspension due to top front shock mount
Clunking noises from the front suspension may be caused by the top front shock mount, which has been redesigned.

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Lexus GS300 Questions

could 2 new tires make my car alignment pull right? Also feels like its floating (2 answers)

2000 Lexus GS300. After 2 new tires put on the rear with the 2 fronts having decent tread left on them (About 30-35% on them) my car feels like its floating while on the highway. Hard to explain but it feels like there's no grip to the road with the whole car but especially with the steering...

How do you reset the throttle control sensor. (1 answer)

When I disconnected the battery and reconnected the battery the car started to stall when I press on the gas. What could be cause of this.

A/c not working (2 answers)

It blows air just not cold air. What I do before bringing it in to a shop?

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Lexus GS300 Recalls

Potential Fuel Leak

Due to the remnants of anti-corrosion plating, a fuel leak may develop from where the fuel pressure sensor is attached to the fuel delivery pipe. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will clean and reseal the area of the fuel pressure sensor to correct this concern.

 

Accelerator Pedal May Become Stuck in Open Throttle Position

The plastic pad embedded in the floor carpet may interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal. As a result, it may become stuck in a partially open position. A stuck accelerator can result in unintended vehicle speed, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will modify the plastic pad in the floor carpet. No owner notification schedule has be set at this time.

A Fuel Leak Can Develop at the Fuel Pressure Sensor Connection

The fuel pressure sensor monitors fuel pressure for optimum engine performance and emission controls. Lexus has found that some of these sensors can loosen from the fuel line, which may cause the sealing gasket to leak fuel. To prevent this from occurring in the future, your Lexus dealer will ensure that these sensors are properly fastened. No schedule of owner notification is available at this time.

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Lexus GS300 Reviews

bought the car at 100K and now it has 225K. Change oil and fluids, brake pads and regular maintenance and that's all. I know I should change plugs but car still has the same MPG and acceleration. Only problem is with starter! It simply lasts too long!
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 af...

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