2003 Lexus ES300 Vehicle Speed Control Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Lexus ES300 Vehicle Speed Control Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1160611
 Internal NHTSA #10690117
 ManufacurerToyota Motor Corporation
 Model Year2003
 File date09/10/13
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemMy car over the last couple of years started experiencing abnormal acceleration . There were times it uses to surge or sound like it was ramping up to go fast, even with my foot on the break, you could hear the acceleration trying to ramp up like if my foot wasn't on the break it would just take off. Then the opposite started to happen. My car idle would just drop and basically when i would go to take off from a stop, the car would not accelerate at all. It was inconsistent so sometimes it would over accelerate and sometimes under. There was no accident, but i've had a few close calls and some people to get aggravated at my car. I took it to the pep boys they thought it needed flushed maybe injection cleaning like all other scenarios i am just now reading about. After that, it seemed to work for a short while, but then the issue start occurring again. I had my spark plugs changed and new coils , new air flow hose to make sure there was no apparent reason for the issues. The problem still exist so i took it to a lexus dealership where their suggestion is the problem is in the throttle bottle. It seems to be a common link with the acceleration issue and the same suggestions are made from the mechanics to fuel injection , to spark plugs to seeming like transmission issue and its the throttle body / please have lexus fix these issues.. They are expensive for the owner to have to go through all the trouble shooting and range of . Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure156000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase23/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed10
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat 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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