Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
750 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Lexus ES 330 engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Lexus ES 330:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Lexus ES 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 022004

ES 330

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles


When applying the accelerator pedal vehicle hesitated then surged forward. Consumer is concerned that this condition will result in an accident.

- Mcmurray, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 192004

ES 330 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ever since I purchased by 2004 LS430, I have noticed an unacceptable engine vibration. This is noticeable during idle/first start-up. The engine vibrates and can be felt in to the cabin. This happens when the engine revs are between 1200 -1400 RPMS. this is very disappointing for a $62K Lexus! I have brought this to the attention of a Lexus dealer and have gotten the "it must be bad gas" bs. I told them I only use chevron supreme (92), which I also use in my BMW with no problem. A second time, they indicated that it was normal and not a problem. This is something I wouldnT in a vehicle.

- Renton, WA, USA

Not what you are looking for?