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 ID481639
 Internal NHTSA #10071794
 Model Year2003
 File date01/02/03
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemLtr fm brett woody (tx) re dangerous defective transmission software problems in the 2002-2003 lexus es300, reply attn jan crow/ houston ofc. *ph consumer would apply more and more pressure to the brake pedal but the vehicle wouldn't accelerate. *ph the transmission failed twice. Lexus had given the consumer a new vehicle and it had similar problems. The consumer was almost involved in several accidents. On numerous occasions, after the brake pedal was tapped, the vehicle would accelerate but the rpm's would rise and the vehicle would barely move. In stop in go traffic the vehicle would surge forward. (it felt as if the transmission slipped then the surging occurred) there was an annoying rattle in the ceiling console. *sc updated 7/5/12 *cn
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure5000
Number of Occurences8
 City and StateHOUSTON, TX
 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?Y
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed60
 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 nameWESTSIDE LEXUS
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's cityHOUSTON
 Dealer's state codeTX
 Dealer's ZIP code77079
  • 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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