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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,124 miles

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2006 Lexus GS 300 brakes problems

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2006 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012010

GS 300

  • miles


Headlamp (afs) does not work properly. Right headlamp supposed to be auto leveling does not work properly and faces to the ground. Asked the dealership to fix it while it was under warranty and was told they did. (afs) has never worked and right headlamp falls and faces to the ground and was told by another dealership how to fix it my self. Headlamps also would turn off at night and not work and was on a trip and had to wait until they wanted to turn back on again. The headlamp still today does not face at normal degree and cannot see on the right side very well. Total cost to replace the entire head lamp is over $1,200 and was told that warranty do not cover this ever since I have complained. There is also "supposed" to be a safe guard warning the driver that the headlamps are not functioning correctly and it does not work either. No alarms go off, no lights either. Searched the internet and have found the same thing as well. Head lamp flickers and headlamp facing the ground. Steering wheel also is never level and I have had it "corrected" but im told that it is "just the road" it is never straight. Brakes have to be pushed to the floor the pump is very loud and also am told its normal. Suspension has a banging sound as well since I have had the vehicle too.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 092012

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 100,249 miles
Car max, Inc. Sold [xxx] a defective automobile. Defective automobile; 2006 Lexus gs 300 VIN# [xxx] mileage 100,249 carmax stock # [xxx]. carmax refuse to repair the automobile. March 9, 2012; about 8:45 pm (night), headlights malfunctioned (cut off/on repeatedly). March 28, 2012; Lexus of memphis replaced cogged ac filter. Engine front cover seal has noticeable oil leak, and left rear door lock actuator does not work. Invoice # [xxx]. mileage 100,952. April 6, 2012; the following indicators/warning messages illuminated: Brake wear, skid control, check engine and check vsc. [xxx], ase advance level specialist, Lexus certified master diagnostic specialist, ase master auto technician, and a member of the national diagnostic council, order technician to perform system calibration. No illumination of indicators/warning messages. Mileage 101,139. April 11, 2012; the following indicators/warning messages illuminated: Brake wear, skid control, check engine and check vsc came back on. Mileage 101,232. [xxx] performed an historical review of the Lexus gs 300 maintenance record from Y2005 to ytd and performed an in-depth diagnostic. As recommended by Lexus technical service information bulletins dtc (diagnostic trouble codes),[xxx] recommended the following corrective actions: 7.1 lb-sb-0087-08; dtcs P030# - cylinders 1 ? 6 misfire detected 7.2 lb-sb-0092-09; dtcs P0172, P0175, and P0037, replace oxygen sensors and computer 7.3 lb-sb-0069-11; dtcs P030# replace, R & R piston ring set 7.4 A960E electronic controlled transmission system dtc P0761 solenoid; replace automatic trans assy, note: The maintenance history indicated that the cylinders misfiring occurred on August 25, 2009, and November 30, 2011. Trans solenoid dtc P0761 was detected on November 23, 2011 and April 9, 2012. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Memphis , TN, USA

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