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

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2003 Lexus ES300 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID478936
 Internal NHTSA #10070981
 ManufacurerTOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
 BrandLEXUS
 ModelES300
 Model Year2003
 File date15/10/03
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThe transmission in this car is unpredictable. It jerks, jumps and on occasion lurches ahead. It will hesitate when starting from stand still or when moving ahead at very low speeds. I have repeatedly taken it to the dealer. They have done 2 computer down loads of a supposed fix. The first lasted a day. I've been told to use only premium fuel, as this would help. I've used premium since that time with little change in the cars perfomance. My wife does not want to drive the car because of a near t-bone in a cross pattern traffic. I've had 4 similar experinces. This probem became apparent at about 1000 to 1200 miles and exits tody at about 4000 miles. All of these querky problems exist below 40 miles per hour. If you drive very aggressively (stomp on the accelerator)they aren't evident... To some exte the same is true if you barely depress the accelerator when starting to move.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure1000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueCONSUMER ACTION GROUP
 City and StateMUSKEGO, WI
VIN pattern JTHBF30G430XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?
 Was incedent reported to police?
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase31/10/20
Was original owner?
Anti-lock brakes
Cruise control
Number of cylinders0
Drive train type
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed0
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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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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