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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,212 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.

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1998 Lexus GS 300 engine problems

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1998 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Nov 181997

GS 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Cruise control failed.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 021999

GS 300

  • miles
At about 3:45 pm, I left my office in rosslyn to get to a dentist appointment. I was heading West on route 50 in the right lane, then moved to the center lane and floored the accelerator to pass a slow moving vehicle that was in the right lane. As I pulled back into the right lane, the car continued accelerating. I hooked my toe under the accelerator pedal to see if it was stuck in a down position. It was not.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 101998

GS 300

  • miles
At 45 mph vehicle accelerates without control, have to shift to neutral, and turn ignition off. From a stop the car will suddenly accelerates without drivers control. Front end shakes at 45 mph and above, has cruise control.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 251998

(reported on)

GS 300

  • miles
While pulling from light and upon reaching 40 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated to 60 mph, driver almost lost control. Consumer shut the vehicle off and coasted to the shoulder of the highway to stop. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- New York, NY, USA

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