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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,100 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.

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2005 Lexus IS 300 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Lexus IS 300 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102008

IS 300

  • 10,100 miles


I own Lexus IS300, year 2005. Mileage approx 10,000 only. For approximately 1 year the gear shift selector lever sticks in park and requires that I press the shift lock override button. This has happened approximately 6 times. On the last occasion, when I was able to move the selector lever, the engine started racing, the car shot forward and resulted in a most serious series of collisions, first into a parked car then after mounting the sidewalk it smashed into two houses. I sustained a wrist fracture and bruises. All this happened in the space of about 2 seconds.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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