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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Lexus ES 300 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 262005

ES 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer states that at night there was a time delay in the headlights when being shut off. If the trunk was propped open only 1/8 of an inch the lights stayed on until the battery iwasdead. Took vehicle to the dealership and they unhooked the time delay. The battery died twice because of this only in the nighttime.

- Newholl, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 222003

ES 300

  • 2,000 miles
Upon stopping, and when consumer removed foot from the gas pedal vehicle surged forward before the brake pedal was depressed. This occurred numerous times. Once, resulting in consumer's vehicle crashing into a concrete pole while pulling into a parking lot. Also, starting at 5000 miles battery had to be replaced 3 times because it died. This was due to an electrical short.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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