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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2006 Lexus GS 300 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 022016

GS 300

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owned a 2006 Lexus GS300. While driving 40 mph, a smoke odor emitted inside the vehicle. The contact slowed down the vehicle and noticed sparks on the ground. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and exited the vehicle without injuries. The vehicle burst into flames. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent garage. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V647000 (fuel system, gasoline) after the failure occurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Mccormick, SC, USA

problem #4

Mar 142015

GS 300

  • 100,000 miles
Engine consumes excess oil before interval services. Engine consumed approximately 5 quarts of total engine oil at 3,000 miles after latest oil change. Engine oil capacity is 6.3 quarts with filter replacement. No leaks have been observed. No blue smoke to rule out engine oil burn indicators. Engine dip stick shows signs of oil reduction after oil change. Checked oil levels after 1,000 miles and again at 3,000 miles. After 3,000 miles, oil is below the recommended intervals to almost non-existent on dipstick. Excess engine oil consumption without adequate knowledge of mechanics poses extreme threat to consumer safety and assets. Have researched 2006 gs 300 known issues - this is one of them. No repairs and/or fixes have been provided by Lexus usa, or Toyota usa.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 152014

GS 300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus GS300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V647000 (fuel system, gasoline); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

May 122015

GS 300

  • miles
I recently received an "important safety recall" notice from Lexus on a car that we had traded in on a new Lexus at the Lexus dealership in bossier city, Louisiana in 2012. I called the national number for Lexus to tell them that I no longer owned this car. They said that their records showed me to be the last owner of record, and said that their information came from the state of Louisiana. Upon receiving a second recall notice, I checked the Lexus owners' site at www.lexusdrivers.com, where we are shown as owning our 2013 Lexus, but no other. I called the local dealership and spoke with brandy kirkendahl, who handles registration paperwork. She told me that Louisiana's site showed the 2006 car as having been traded in, and that I was no longer the owner, but was the last owner of record. The 2006 Lexus had been sold to another dealer, and not registered again in Louisiana. - here's a systemic problem: Whomever now owns this car is not getting recall notices, unless they are having the vehicle serviced by Lexus. That's probably unlikely, since Lexus charges an arm and a leg for its services. This is an "urgent safety recall." It apparently involves the fuel pressure sensor sealing surface and gasket, and involves a risk of fire. This can't be the only vehicle without a known owner. I don't know whether this identification problem is unique to Lexus or not.

- Benton, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152014

GS 300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus Gs. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V647000 (fuel system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

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