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Oil Sludge Resulting In Engine Failure

2002 Lexus ES 300

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Lexus dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
25,421 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Lexus ES 300 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 132005

(reported on)

ES 300 ES

  • 25,421 miles


Well, were do I begin! I purchased my Lexus pre-owned from a local dealership. I had only driven my car for 2 days and my check engine light and oil light kept coming on. So I take it to the dealership and my key immobilizer system had blown. My valet key was the only thing that would start it...... Then, not even a week later I had blue/white smoke coming out the back end of it every time I would start it!!!! Once again, I head to the dealership...... I get a call saying how they had to rebuild my engine because the oil was sludged up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The vehicle only had 25K on it and I was shocked! So, within the first week of owning it, I had to get practically a brand new engine!

- , Santa Monica, CA, USA

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