2003 Lexus ES300 Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Lexus ES300 Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID894445
 Internal NHTSA #10437720
 Model Year2003
 File date01/11/05
 ComponentAIR BAGS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problem2003 es 300 - air bag sensor issues: this issue is ongoing as of nov 2011 and started back in 2005. Why doesn't lexus offer a way for consumers to fix error codes on their own vehicles? I know what my error code is - b1186 - though, lexus wouldn't tell me this. I had to find out by doing my own diagnostic testing. Depending on who i spoke with, they told me different things from needing a driver sensor replaced, to the passenger sensor, to the center sensor, to the driver airbag, to needing all of it replaced. Each person i spoke with was extremely reluctant to provide me with any information about the problem and said that i needed to bring the vehicle back for them to fix. The first time i took it in, they said it would cost about $700 (2008). Last month, they said it could be anywhere from $1500-$3500. I have done my share of research, reading all i can online, including consumer forums. I have read 100s of complaints about airbags - sensor issues, lack of deployment, check light on, etc.. It appears that lexus has had issues with airbags for years. Yet, there has not been any recalls or even class action lawsuits. I can't sell it with the light on and its not worth putting that much money into it. But, lexus won't offer me another solution except to fork over all my savings. *kb
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure40000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSAVAGE, MN
VIN pattern XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase31/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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 Type of tire failure code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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