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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,004 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Lexus ES 300 engine problems

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2001 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 032007

ES 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,014 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Lexus ES 300. The contact stated while driving at 45 mph she applied the brakes, but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact applied both feet to the brake pedal and the vehicle still would not slow down. The vehicle crashed into a jersey wall causing damage to the rear driver side of the vehicle. The contact did not suffer any injuries during the crash. The contact feels the accelerator pedal stuck and caused the vehicle to accelerate and not stop and eventually crashed. The contact has not called the manufacturer at this time. Failure mileage was 41,014 updated 08/19/10 updated 08/24/10

- Herndon , VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 202003

ES 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Accerator sticking

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 222001

ES 300

  • miles
Vehicle experiencing problem with deceleration and hesitation when applying accelerator pedal. Vehicle at dealer shop waiting on a computer replacement on national back order. Feel free to provide any further information concernning this matter.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 152001

ES 300

  • miles
Sticking accelerator.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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