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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,801 miles

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2002 Lexus IS 300 clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Lexus IS 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012004

IS 300 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,603 miles


Transmissiong was replaced and clutch. New clutch wore in in 24,000 miles. Claimed it was wear and tear. Never had a clutch go out that early ever!

- Covington, WA, USA

problem #2

Feb 202005

IS 300 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,200 miles
I own a 5-speed manual 2002 Lexus IS300. Currently, my car has 40,000 miles. Everything in the vehicle is stock, no modified parts and accesories. I drive this car normal like any other manual transmission cars. I rev match when I downshift, never ride the clutch etc...I have been driving manual cars for the last 10 years. A few days ago, I noticed that the transmission clutched began to slip as I was accelerating on-ramp onto freeway. The car is drivable but I have to be careful accelerating and passing or else, the clutch slips and car won't accelerate. Because of this premature clutch failure, I can't drive the car as it was intended to be. I drive it really slow. Painfully slow. I can't believe Lexus (Toyota) won't warranty this item. Most manual transmission cars' clutches have a lifetime of at least 100,000 miles. As an engineer, I see this as a manufacturer defect. Because of this incident, I will never ever persuade potential Lexus buyers in buying Lexus vehicles.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 182003

IS 300 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,600 miles
Clutch throw out bearing, clutch disc, pressure plate, fly wheel, clutch master cylinder replaced after 13000 miles.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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