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 ID507408
 Internal NHTSA #10093706
 Model Year2003
 File date01/10/04
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI have now sent my car in for service twice to lexus of orlando about unexpected surging of the vehicle and vehicle hesitation when the accelerator is pressed. This is an intermittent and dangerous problem, as i do not know when it will occur. When it does occur the upshift is harsh, the downshift delayed as if the transmission is confused about the driver's intention, and there is pronounced hesitation when the accelerator is pressed. This lack of responsiveness leaves both the vehicle and passengers exposed to accident and injury. On my first visit, i was told the vehicle computer would be reset, as the vehicle learns your driving style in the first 30 or so miles, and i must have driven the vehicle harshly. This so called reset did nothing to fix the problem; less than a week later, i narrowly escaped a crash after my car hesitated while crossing an intersection. I promptly returned the vehicle to the dealer for service. Upon completion of the second service, which included a drive with the technician, lexus service now says these problems are inherent to the model and they can't fix them. In addition, i am aware that numerous owners frequently complain of hesitation and surging in 2002, 2003, and 2004 models and many complaints (over 100) of the same nature have been filed with the nhtsa. This statement is to issue notice that i am not satisfied, and the problem has not been fixed.*ak
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure21698
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateLAKE MARY, FL
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 purchase19/07/03
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed10
 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 ORLANDO
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's cityORLANDO
 Dealer's state codeFL
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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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