fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
108,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace actuator assembly (1 reports)
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problem #1

Mar 062023

ES 300h Hybrid 2.5L I4

  • CVT transmission
  • 108,000 miles

I have had no other issues with this car, it has been wonderful since I bought it a year and a half ago. About a month ago, I started noticing that I was unable to open the drivers door with the passive unlock system and it would just beep continuously. Eventually the actuator stopped working completely and I had to manually unlock and lock the door with the physical key. I ended up replacing the assembly, a rather simple job once you remove the lock cylinder (also not difficult) with parts purchased from Rockauto. It hasn't failed yet, but now a month later the drivers rear door lock actuator is starting to fail as well. Likely will have to purchase a set of all of them and just replace them all at once.

Update from Jun 16, 2023: Update: I ended up having to purchase the remaining 3 door lock actuators as the rear left started failing, then shortly after the front right also started failing. Not a difficult job so may as well just replace them all.

- Duncan R., Bainbridge Island, WA, US