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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,224 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.

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2003 Lexus ES 300 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 132007

ES 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


Clicking noise when turning steering wheel; took the car to wilkie Lexus dealership in ardmore, pa. They told me that the car needs new steering shaft. Car has 52000 miles and a part like this failing this early is not explained.

- Horsham, PA, USA

problem #1

May 282003

ES 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,449 miles
Hesitation upon acceleration. I notice the vehicle lacks the ability to pick up speed from a slow down or dead stop. I feel this in 1st-3rd gears when accelerating from a deceleration speed or stop. This is very serious and is cause for safety concerns. I just bought this vehicle and I have another problem with a clicking, whining noise when turning into a parking spot or making slow turns.

- Carson, CA, USA

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