2003 Lexus ES300 Power Train Automatic Transmission Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Lexus ES300 Power Train Automatic Transmission Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID442003
 Internal NHTSA #10041522
 ManufacurerTOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
 BrandLEXUS
 ModelES300
 Model Year2003
 File date15/08/03
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemTransmission is unpredictable. Sometimes it hesitates, sometimes it lurches. It shudders at times when shifting. I've had the car in to the dealer for 2 computer download fixes. The first lasted a day making the car seem like the demo i test drove. The car was returned and another fix by computer was done with no change to the querky, unsafe condition of this transmission. My wife was nearly broadsided in cross traffic pattern as the car hesitated as she attemped to turn onto a side street. I have had 4 similar situations. These problems are at speeds up to 40 mph. These problems do not seem to occur if you stomp on the accelerator from a stoped position. The genearal manager at the agency has driven the car "around the block" and experianced none of these problems. Yet the servive dept. Admits its not the way this car should operate and no further manufacturer update/correction is available. They say they are working on it. The manager says per toyota this is the normal way this car drives and they won't do anything to satisfy my complaint. These two statements are a contradiction. I've been advised by one of the technicians to use premium fuel because it would help the engine/transmission work better. I've done this since that conversation and the performance is still sub standard and in stop and go traffic still unpredictable and dangerous. *la
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure1000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateMUSKEGO, WI
VIN pattern JTHBF30G430XXXXXX
 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 purchase05/08/03
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed0
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's nameLEXUS OF BROOKFIELD
 Dealer's telephone number262-797-2000
 Dealer's cityBROOKFIELD
 Dealer's state codeWI
 Dealer's ZIP code53008
  • 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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