hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,500 miles

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problem #2

Apr 112008

ES 300 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Complained to dealer about improper shifting of transmission while under warranty. Dealer advised the transmission was fine, but changed the fluid anyway. I still continued to have issues with the transmission, but was told by the dealer not to come back. The vehicle has been serviced according to manufactures recommendations and now at 88,000 miles the transmission has failed. This is an U140E transmission, which has had numerous complaints.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 142003

ES 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
Just bought a 1999 Lexus ES 300, took it to be checked out because the engine sounded rough in the reverse gear. Found out the transmission is leaking badly and has to be replaced, the Lexus specialist says he has seen similar problems with transmissions in the ES 300 models as well as some of the rl models but have not heard of any recalls. Information is found regarding this problem in the tsb database.

- Atlanta, GA, USA