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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
196,371 miles

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2002 Lexus ES 300 miscellaneous problems

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2002 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 132016

ES 300

  • 236,400 miles


While driving on a freeway the car made a sudden & brief shutter immediately followed by loss of response by the accelerator pedal. I immediately began to move off the freeway knowing that something was wrong with my car. Upon getting O the off ramp I saw flames coming from around the front left tire. I put the car into park, turned the engine off and exited the vehicle. Within a very few minutes the car was completely engulfed in flames. Passers by who stopped to assist me indicated that they saw flames underneath the car as I was pulling off the freeway. There was no indication of fire (either flames, smoke or gauge indications) for me S the driver until I had exited to the off ramp. The car has been deemed a total loss with cause listed as " undetermined" by the insurance co.

- Alpine, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 252013

ES 300 6-cyl

  • 156,342 miles
Dealer and finance company claim clean title but documents reflect otherwise.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

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