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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,500 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.

1998 Lexus GS 300 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 152011

GS 300

  • 111,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that while attempting to apply the brakes, the vehicle did not slow down and crashed into a wall. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated that the master cylinder failed. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The current and failure mileages were approximately 111,000.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 072000

GS 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear brake pad "pins" dislodged which was caused by the rear brake caliper plate for brake pads to fall off. The result was nothing holding the brake pad in place. Newer models have a retaining pin that holds the brake pad pin in place.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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