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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,000 miles

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2004 Lexus GS 300 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 082015

GS 300

  • 118,000 miles


I was driving my vehicle home when the brake light and the vcs on and off light came on and an alarm type noise started, as I pulled into my parking space I found I had no brakes at all, including my emergency brake. I had to let my car hit the parking curb to stop it, and throw my car into park. Had this happened seconds before coming down the main road, I could have been killed, or killed someone else. I had the car towed to my mechanic who confirmed I had full brake fluid, but the actuator failed. I have to replace the entire ABS system. I researched on found a recall for this event, just not for my model. I contacted Lexus and was told I could take it to the dealer (and pay thousands more than I am already with my mechanic) and they would submit the bill to Lexus to see if they "wanted" to "consider" a reimbursement. Not that they wanted to see the car, no concern for the safety of the driving public at all. I found several other Lexus drivers posting similar incidents for other models also not involved in Lexus' brake actuator recall. This is a very serious hazard to the public and Lexus needs to act on it!!!

- Dublin, CA, USA

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