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158 Known Problems
There are reports of premature automatic transmission failures.
4 reports, 1 comment on this Lexus ES250 problem
The head gasket will fail if the cooling system is not serviced with the recommended frequency or if the car is driven when overheated.
2 reports, 1 comment on this Lexus ES250 problem
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working.
89 reports, 24 comments on this Lexus ES300 problem
On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil.
61 reports, 20 comments on this Lexus ES300 problem
Debris can get into the idle air control valve.
45 reports, 14 comments on this Lexus ES300 problem
Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
39 reports, 9 comments on this Lexus ES300 problem
Sludge can build up in the engine because Lexus did not recommend frequent enough oil changes.
36 reports, 14 comments on this Lexus ES300 problem
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the mass air flow sensor sends incorrect information to the engine control computer.
25 reports, 4 comments on this Lexus ES300 problem
Drivers of the Lexus ES300 may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display.
13 reports, 1 comment on this Lexus ES300 problem
The Lexus ES300 has a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues.
11 reports, 0 comments on this Lexus ES300 problem
The 1993-2003 Lexus ES300 may start and stall, or start and run at very low engine speeds when the engine is cold.
11 reports, 0 comments on this Lexus ES300 problem
When changing the air filter, it is easy to knock off a hose on the air filter housing, which is part of the emission control system.
3 reports, 1 comment on this Lexus ES300 problem
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with codes P0171 and/or P0174 due to a lean running engine.
13 reports, 1 comment on this Lexus ES330 problem
A vibration may be noted in the brake pedal or steering wheel when the brakes are applied.
13 reports, 4 comments on this Lexus ES330 problem
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an O2 sensor heater fault.
8 reports, 2 comments on this Lexus ES330 problem
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