Transmission Failure

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,700.00
Average Mileage:
104,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. pay to replace transmission (2 reports)
1999 Lexus ES 300 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 142016

ES 300 ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I bought a 1999 Lexus ES 300 from a woman who kept the car in the garage all it's life, changed the oil every 3,000 miles and I had all the receipts; I expected this car to run well. I bought the car with 89,000 miles on it. At 102,000 miles the transmission started to shift in a jerking manner until it warmed up. A Lexus dealership recommended flushing the transmission, which was done and the shifting went back to normal. At 122,000 miles the transmission started shifting bad one day and suddenly failed totally loosing reverse and drive; first and second gear still worked. I was told a junk yard tranny could be substituted or my (failed) unit rebuilt. I settled for a tranny rebuilt and now all works well again.

- , Tremont, US

problem #1

Dec 062006

(reported on)

ES 300 ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

FIRST OF ALL EVERYONE I HAVE SPOKEN WITH MECHANIC AND OR OTHERWISE CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I LOST ALL POWERTRAIN ON THIS CAR WITH UNDER 100.000 MILES SOME SAY WHAT A JOKE THAT A LEXUS SHOULD BE MUST BETTER AND MORE REPUTABLE IT USUALLY COMES IN FIRST ON RELIABILITY SO WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT I SPOKE WITH THEIR HDQ AND THEY SEEM TO BE DOWN RIGHT ARROGANT ABOUT IT THEY JUST DON'T OFFER MUCH EXPLANATION NOR COMPASSION THE WORST I'VE EVER SEEN

- , Mansfield, TX, US

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