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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,000 miles

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2001 Lexus ES 300 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 092011

ES 300

  • 195,000 miles


Was in an accident and the air bag did not deploy. Therefore I was thrown into the steering wheel and sustained an injury to my head and eye. I was traveling 45 mph before breaking and contact.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 132008

ES 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lexus ES300. While driving 55 mph, the contact's daughter was involved in a three vehicle crash. The first vehicle slammed on its brakes and caused the second vehicle to strike the bumper of the first vehicle. The contact's daughter then crashed into the rear of the second vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy in the third vehicle and no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the insurance company's service center for repair. The manufacturer was notified after the repair was made and they stated that nothing could be done because the vehicle had been repaired. A police report was filed. The contact's daughter was injured. The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was unavailable.

- Willoughby, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 262000

ES 300

  • miles
Airbags did not deploy during accident of frontal damage and vehicle was totaled out by insurance company and wife chest was bruised by steering wheel because airbags did not come out.

- Newark, NJ, USA

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