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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 miles

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1998 Lexus ES 300 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 172014

ES 300 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


May 17, 2014 traveling on Florida turnpike after two hours had two tires separate. Replaced two tires in palm beach gardens and continued another hour when a third tire separated. Tires were all cooper CS4 P205/65R15. In key West replaced the remaining failed tire and the so far fourth remaining cooper tire. Was not able to retain the separated tires as was 200 miles from home with packed car.

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 222004

ES 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Defective rims that allow the tires to leak air. After that happened many times, we bought new tires thinking that would solve the problem. It has continued. This is a concern and want to prevent an accident due to this. Other than that the Lexus is a great car.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

ES 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tire failed, flattened while during on freeway. P205/65R 15924 Bridgestone potenza RE88.

- Westlake V, CA, USA

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