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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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1998 Lexus GS 300 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 052007

GS 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that he attempted to shut the vehicle off, but it would not respond. The vehicle continued to run even after the key was removed from the ignition. The vehicle then caught fire. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but they have not determined what will be done about the failure. The current and failure mileages were 37,000. The consumer stated the dealer installed a new battery and belt on April 16, 2006, the dealer stated that they think it was the consumer's starter. Updated 09/28/07

- Stuart, FL, USA

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