fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,750 miles

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problem #4

Oct 012005

ES 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Cars pulls to the left when on freeway. Lexus dealer where I bought car has determined that because I'm over weight it pulls to the left. They determined that almost 2 years after I bought the car. Every time I brought it in they said nothing is wrong. The told me the caster was off and was going to fix it then they said the caster was fine and it was me being over weight I'm about 350lbs. My car still pulls to the left and they misaligned my car telling me it was going to fix it. Left is at 1.8 right is at 1.5.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012003

ES 300

  • miles
Car pulls very hard to left on highway. Dealer has tried to correct this by 1 alignment and new tires. They said they have done everyhting they are willing to do for free. Since I have to constantly keep pushing the steering wheel to the right, it is causing the tires to cup, so I will be stuck replacing tires every 12000 miles to eliminate loud road noise.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #2

Apr 212004

ES 300

  • miles
Ltr fm lloyd sorkin (fl) reporting premature tire wear on his vehicle a 2002 Lexus ES300 question if any tire recall notice apply. The tires showed signs of excessive wear every 18,000 miles. The consumer believes that the vehicle may be the problem not the tires (dot numbers- ejf1dmm4401, ejf1dmm4501, ejf1dmm4501, ejf1dmm4601).

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 052003

ES 300

  • miles
While driving at 55 mph or above vehicle will strongly pull to the left. Dealer changes wheels/tires, and done an alignment, but same problem still occurring.

- Wrentham, MA, USA