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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 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.

2002 Lexus GS 300 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 142010

GS 300

  • 40,000 miles


Uncontrolled excessive engine speed up this has happened a few times on two occasions there was high wind from left to right in cold weather. I wonder if the electronic control was fooled. When I complained to the dealer they told me it must be that I was not used to a electronic gas pedal!!!

- Wilmington , DE, USA

problem #2

Mar 122004

GS 300

  • miles
When driving at low speeds vehicle surged forward. Consumer had vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 082004

(reported on)

GS 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
When pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle would intermittently lurch forward. The dealer could not determine the cause of the problem.

- New Haven, CT, USA

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