1997 Lexus ES 300

48 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 1997 Lexus ES 300

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 ES 300 are official communications between Lexus & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
  • STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK
  • STEERING:LINKAGES
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
  • PARKING BRAKE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • VISIBILITY
  • AIR BAGS
  • SEAT BELTS
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING

    • TSB #ST010101

      Date Announced:
      FEB 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619796

      SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #22NOV99

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088674

      SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO TIGHTEN THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT TO THE PROPER TORQUE SETTING. *TT Read More »

    STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #ST00400

      Date Announced:
      MAY 26, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #614070

      THIS BULLETIN STATES THAT THE STEERING WHEEL INSTALLATION NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATION HAS BEEN CHANGED. *TT Read More »

    STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK

    • TSB #980101

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602521

      THE STEERING RACK HOUSING BUSHING ON SOME VEHICLES HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REDUCE NOISE FROM THE STEERING RACK HOUSING BRACKET. *YC Read More »

    STEERING:LINKAGES

    • TSB #ST00498

      Date Announced:
      AUG 14, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602271

      THE STEERING RACK BUSHING ON SOME VEHICLES HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REDUCE NOISE FROMTHE RACK HOUSING BRACKET NO. 2. *YC Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #01202

      Date Announced:
      OCT 11, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000251

      SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #SU00299

      Date Announced:
      DEC 10, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610100

      SERVICE INFORMATION TO ELIMINATE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

    • TSB #BR00199

      Date Announced:
      MAR 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604676

      CONCERNS WITH THE FRONT BRAKES MAKING GROANING OR GRINDING NOISE. *TT Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #L-SB-0010-13

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133849

      A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #EG002

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601429

      CHARCOAL CANISTER ASSEMBLY SUPPLY PARTS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO SIMPLIFY PARTS PRODUCTION AND PERMIT INTERCHANGEABILITY WITH CURRENT MODEL VEHICLES. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #010102

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #628655

      SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT FOR CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED SPECIFIC MECHANICAL ENGINE PROBLEMS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE CONDITION KNOWN AS OIL GELLING OR SLUDGE. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #L-SB-0082-14

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109444

      TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0007-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109445

      TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0041-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109447

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE-October 16, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0041-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132108

      This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #L-SB-0007-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109445

      TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111205

      LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111398

      LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #EL00101

      Date Announced:
      MAY 04, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #627085

      SUBJECT REGARDING TURN SIGNALS FLASHING ABNORMALLY. *SLC Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #L-SB-0092-13

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132004

      The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance. Read More »

    • TSB #L-BO-004-05 Obso

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132006

      This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0092-13. Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #L-TT-0111-13

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131964

      Lexus vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. Read More »

    • TSB #L-TT-0111-13

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133923

      Lexus vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #BO00501

      Date Announced:
      MAR 23, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619119

      SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

    • TSB #BO00901

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #622252

      INFORMATION ON PREVENTING PARTICLE BUILDUP AND PRESERVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR.*JB Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #NV00198

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600199

      EXPERIENCING WIND THROB NOISE COMING FROM THE MOON ROOF. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #BO00496

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50705

      AIR LEAK NOISE FROM FRONT DOOR GLASS AT LOWER REAR CORNER. *TW Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

    • TSB #AX00101

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619113

      SUBJECT REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

    • TSB #BO00500

      Date Announced:
      AUG 11, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #614064

      SUBJECT REGARDING SEAT HEATER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #Lexus Safety Re

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176283

      Safety Recall and Service Campaign - Technician Certification Requirements Read More »

    • TSB #Lexus Safety Re

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176283

      Safety Recall and Service Campaign - Technician Certification Requirements Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0179-17 Obs

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174889

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE April 06, 2020: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0008-20. Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0179-17 Obs

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174889

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE April 06, 2020: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0008-20. Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0008-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174888

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0008-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174888

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0010-13

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133849

      A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111205

      LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111398

      LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0025-14 Rev

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109384

      TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #L-SB-0025-14

      Date Announced:
      JUL 07, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132726

      TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. Read More »

    • TSB #L-SB-0025-14 Rev

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132734

      TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #L-SB-0179-17

      Date Announced:
      NOV 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133657

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01, PG004-97, PG003-97, PG003-93, and PG002-90. Service Bulletin Nos. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #L-SB-0048-08 Obs

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131653

      TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17. Read More »

    • TSB #L-TT-0031-10

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132083

      Adhesive & sealant cross reference Information Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #Lexus Floor Mat

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133926

      In the recent Bi-annual Floor Mat reminder letter distributed November, 2012, Lexus indicated that we were developing support materials that will help remind dealership customers and associates of the importance of proper floor mat usage. Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

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