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 ID911271
 Internal NHTSA #10451568
 Model Year2003
 File date04/09/11
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemOn 9/4/2011 at approx. 1: 41 pm, i was pulling my 2003 lexus es300 (with my foot on the brake) into a shopping center parking space when it suddenly surged, then accelerated over the curb and onto a sidewalk where people were dining at tables. As the car accelerated over the curb, i pushed harder on the brake and tried to steer the car away from the diners. As the lexus goes over the curb and onto the sidewalk, the car continued to accelerate like it was being pulled, and the driver's side bumper hit a table of diners. Three people are injured; one with compound fracture. The car continued to accelerate as i continued to push on the brake, trying to will this car to stop. It hit tables and chairs as people jumped out of the way of this runaway car! The car deflected off a building and came to a stop on the sidewalk. My foot was still on the brake. Tire marks from the braking were visible on the curb and sidewalk as local news stations recorded and aired. Airbags did not deploy. The weather and visibility were clear. Around 10/4/2011, one month after the wreck, a toyota investigator inspected the car's accelerator pedal and found it "operated smoothly and returned to its idle position withoutany binding or sticking...[it was] correctly aligned... No damage observed. The electrical connector was in place and secure.... A diagnostic system check showed that there were no trouble codes relating to the operation of the vehicle." but my foot was on the brake. As of 3/12/2012: property damage: $20,000. Lexus body damage:$9000. Personal injuries: one settled, one countered, one talking with a personal injury lawyer. I no longer own the car. I was terrified to drive it.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure0
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateRALEIGH, NC
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons3
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase31/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
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 Vehicle speed5
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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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