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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
190,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Lexus GS 300:

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

1998 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 042011

GS 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that when driving between 30-40 mph, the vehicle would begin to loose power and stall sporadically with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The manufacturer was not contacted. The dealer was notified of the failure, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 190,000 and the current mileage is 192,380. Updated 02/09/12 the dealer found the throttle position sensor was out of specification and there was an open circuit. Updated 02/27/12

- Passadina, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?