Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1999 ES 300 are official communications between Lexus & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING

    • TSB #ST010101

      Date Announced:
      FEB 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619796

      SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT Read More »

    STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #ST00400

      Date Announced:
      MAY 26, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #614070

      THIS BULLETIN STATES THAT THE STEERING WHEEL INSTALLATION NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATION HAS BEEN CHANGED. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #01202

      Date Announced:
      OCT 11, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000251

      SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #SU00299

      Date Announced:
      DEC 10, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610100

      SERVICE INFORMATION TO ELIMINATE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #LSB001013

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10205319

      Brake Pedal Force Gauge SST for Parking Brake Inspection. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

    • TSB #BR00199

      Date Announced:
      MAR 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604676

      CONCERNS WITH THE FRONT BRAKES MAKING GROANING OR GRINDING NOISE. *TT Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #L-SB-0010-13

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133849

      A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #010199

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #609103

      SUBJECT REGARDING ACTIVE CONTROL ENGINE MOUNT (ACM) SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #EG00399

      Date Announced:
      JUN 18, 1989
      NHTSA ID:
      #606191

      INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING THE ACTIVE CONTROL ENGINE MOUNT SYSTEM (ACM). *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #010102

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #628655

      SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT FOR CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED SPECIFIC MECHANICAL ENGINE PROBLEMS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE CONDITION KNOWN AS OIL GELLING OR SLUDGE. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #L-SB-0082-14

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109444

      TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0007-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109445

      TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0041-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109447

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE-October 16, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0041-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132108

      This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14. Read More »

    • TSB #00504

      Date Announced:
      AUG 26, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009396

      PROPER IDENTIFICATION OF THE 5 SOLENOIDS USED IN THE U140E/U140F TRANSMISSIONS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #TC00100

      Date Announced:
      OCT 20, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618462

      INFORMATION ON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #TC00299

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088666

      EXHIBITING AN INTERMITTENT SHUDDER DURING THE 2-3 SHIFT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #TC00299

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610099

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN INTERMITTENT SHUDDER DURING THE 2-3 SHIFT UNDER LIGHT THROTTLE ACCELERATION AND / OR ENGINE AND TRANSAXLE OPERATING TEMPERATURE. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #L-SB-0007-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109445

      TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111205

      LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111398

      LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #4447B

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016061

      BODY ELECTRICAL SYSTEM REPAIR MANUAL CORRECTION FOR THE 1999 LEXUS ES300. 00245-RM667-U2. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #EL00101

      Date Announced:
      MAY 04, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #627085

      SUBJECT REGARDING TURN SIGNALS FLASHING ABNORMALLY. *SLC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    • TSB #EG00398

      Date Announced:
      DEC 25, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603202

      RESET MEMORY FUNCTION WHICH SHOULD BE USED TO RESET THE ECM. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #SS00699

      Date Announced:
      JUN 18, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606226

      INFORMATION REGARDING THE SCANTOOL IMMBOLIZER KEY CODE UTILITY. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:IMMOBILIZER/PROXIMITY:KEY/SENDER

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    VISIBILITY

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #L-TT-0111-13

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131964

      Lexus vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. Read More »

    • TSB #L-TT-0111-13

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133923

      Lexus vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

    • TSB #L-SB-0143-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132074

      Beginning in 1998, Lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. Lexus does NOT recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-Lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: Seat covers NOT ... Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0143-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132074

      Beginning in 1998, Lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. Lexus does NOT recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-Lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: Seat covers NOT ... Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #BO00501

      Date Announced:
      MAR 23, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619119

      SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

    • TSB #BO00901

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #622252

      INFORMATION ON PREVENTING PARTICLE BUILDUP AND PRESERVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR.*JB Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

    • TSB #AX00101

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619113

      SUBJECT REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #Lexus PRO19-02 -

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10207945

      POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Lexus. Read More »

    • TSB #Lexus PRO19-02 -

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10207945

      POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Lexus. Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #Lexus PRO19-02 -

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10207945

      POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Lexus. Read More »

    • TSB #Lexus PRO19-02 -

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10207945

      POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Lexus. Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #L-SB-0143-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132074

      Beginning in 1998, Lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. Lexus does NOT recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-Lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: Seat covers NOT ... Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0143-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132074

      Beginning in 1998, Lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. Lexus does NOT recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-Lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: Seat covers NOT ... Read More »

    • TSB #LSB-0143-11

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10054797

      LEXUS: INFORMATION REGARDING THE SEAT COVER REPLACEMENT, EQUIPPED WITH SIDE AIR BAGS, THE MODIFICATIONS THAT MIGHT NEGATIVELY AFFECT SIDE AIR BAG PERFORMANCE CAN RESULT IN SEVERE INJURIES. Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

    • TSB #BO00500

      Date Announced:
      AUG 11, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #614064

      SUBJECT REGARDING SEAT HEATER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #Lexus Safety Re

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176283

      Safety Recall and Service Campaign - Technician Certification Requirements Read More »

    • TSB #Lexus Safety Re

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176283

      Safety Recall and Service Campaign - Technician Certification Requirements Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0179-17 Obs

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174889

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE April 06, 2020: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0008-20. Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0179-17 Obs

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174889

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE April 06, 2020: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0008-20. Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0008-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174888

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0008-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174888

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0010-13

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133849

      A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. Read More »

    • TSB #010199

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #609100

      SUBJECT REGARDING SCANTOOL KEY CODE UTILITY. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111205

      LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111398

      LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0025-14 Rev

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109384

      TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #L-SB-0025-14

      Date Announced:
      JUL 07, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132726

      TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0025-14 Rev

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132734

      TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. Read More »

    • TSB #LSB002514A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 07, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10205330

      Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

    • TSB #AX00399

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604666

      SUBJECT REGARDING LEXUS DINGHY TOWING GUIDE. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #L-SB-0179-17

      Date Announced:
      NOV 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133657

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01, PG004-97, PG003-97, PG003-93, and PG002-90. Service Bulletin Nos. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #Lexus PRO19-02 -

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10207945

      POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Lexus. Read More »

    • TSB #Lexus PRO19-02 -

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10207945

      POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Lexus. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0048-08 Obs

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131653

      TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17. Read More »

    • TSB #L-TT-0031-10

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132083

      Adhesive & sealant cross reference Information Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #Lexus Floor Mat

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133926

      In the recent Bi-annual Floor Mat reminder letter distributed November, 2012, Lexus indicated that we were developing support materials that will help remind dealership customers and associates of the importance of proper floor mat usage. Read More »

    • TSB #LSB-0143-11

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10054797

      LEXUS: INFORMATION REGARDING THE SEAT COVER REPLACEMENT, EQUIPPED WITH SIDE AIR BAGS, THE MODIFICATIONS THAT MIGHT NEGATIVELY AFFECT SIDE AIR BAG PERFORMANCE CAN RESULT IN SEVERE INJURIES. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #AC00201

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #631815

      SUBJECT REGARDING AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR SHAFT SEAL REPAIR. *SLC Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #L-SB-002-01 - OB

      Date Announced:
      JUL 07, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132739

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 7, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Read More »

    • TSB #BR00100

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #614066

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN INCORRECT VSC LIGHT ON AND VSC OFF LIGHT ON AT THE SAME TIME. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #EG00499

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607881

      SOME VEHICLES WITHIN CERTAIN VIN RANGES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1133. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #PG01499

      Date Announced:
      MAY 14, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #622021

      SUBJECT REGARDING REPAIR MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #EG00299

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604943

      EXHIBITING A FALSE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0446. *TT Read More »