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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,300 miles

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2004 Lexus ES 330 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Lexus ES 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 052010

ES 330

  • 46,600 miles


When I tried to stop and turned right on a side street the car's brake didn't work and the car even accelerated itself. It didn't stop even I pressed the brake until it hit a street sign and knocked the tree down on the sidewalk. The air bag didn't come out after the crash neither. The car was a total lost after this accident.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 062004

ES 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a Lexus 330 model year 2004 4 door sedan. The car has an indicator on the dashboard advising whether or not the passenger seat airbag is turned "on" or "off". this dial indicates the airbag is always turned "off" if a person weighing less then 85 pounds is in the front passenger seat. When an 85 pound female is in the front seat the air bag warning light indicates the air bag is turned "off". if the passenger places a 10 pound bag of potatoes in her lap, the airbag indidator shows that the airbag is turned "on". I purchased a car with 2 front seat air bags. However, this in not what I have received. There is no manual switch to turn the air bag "on" or "off". the dealer and Lexus corporation refuse to correct this so that my 85 pound wife is protected by an air bag. Does this comply with your regulations? very truly yours, jules I. kurz.

- Naples, FL, USA

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