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TSB List for the 1998 Lexus ES 300

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STEERING

  • TSB #ST010101

    NHTSA ID #619796

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 16 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT

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  • TSB #22NOV99

    NHTSA ID #6088674

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 1999
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO TIGHTEN THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT TO THE PROPER TORQUE SETTING. *TT

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STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

  • TSB #ST00400

    NHTSA ID #614070

    • Date Announced: MAY 26 2000
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN STATES THAT THE STEERING WHEEL INSTALLATION NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATION HAS BEEN CHANGED. *TT

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SUSPENSION

  • TSB #01202

    NHTSA ID #10000251

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 11 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT

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SUSPENSION:FRONT

  • TSB #SU00299

    NHTSA ID #610100

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 10 1999
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE INFORMATION TO ELIMINATE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

  • TSB #BR00199

    NHTSA ID #604676

    • Date Announced: MARCH 26 1999
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CONCERNS WITH THE FRONT BRAKES MAKING GROANING OR GRINDING NOISE. *TT

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PARKING BRAKE

  • TSB #L-SB-0010-13

    NHTSA ID #10133849

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 21 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #EG002

    NHTSA ID #601429

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

  • TSB #010102

    NHTSA ID #628655

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #EL00198

    NHTSA ID #600198

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT ON ENGINE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM PRECAUTIONS. *YC

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #L-SB-0082-14

    NHTSA ID #10109444

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 16 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Use the information in this bulletin when insta

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  • TSB #L-SB-0041-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10109447

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 16 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #L-SB-0007-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10109445

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 16 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w

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  • TSB #L-SB-0041-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10132108

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

  • TSB #L-SB-0007-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10109445

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 16 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10111398

    • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

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  • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10111205

    • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

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  • TSB #082503

    NHTSA ID #10003577

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 25 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 1998 ES300 WIRELESS DOOR LOCK CONTROL SYSTEM - REPAIR MANUAL CORRECTION - DIAGNOSTICS. *TT

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  • TSB #EL00101

    NHTSA ID #627085

    • Date Announced: MAY 04 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING TURN SIGNALS FLASHING ABNORMALLY. *SLC

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

  • TSB #SS00699

    NHTSA ID #606226

    • Date Announced: JUNE 18 1999
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: INFORMATION REGARDING THE SCANTOOL IMMBOLIZER KEY CODE UTILITY. *TT

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VISIBILITY

  • TSB #L-BO-004-05 Obso

    NHTSA ID #10132006

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 19 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0092-13.

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  • TSB #L-SB-0092-13

    NHTSA ID #10132004

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 19 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #L-TT-0111-13

    NHTSA ID #10131964

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 16 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. If a customer expresses any concerns that the S

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  • TSB #L-TT-0111-13

    NHTSA ID #10133923

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 16 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. If a customer expresses any concerns that the SRS airbags or pretensioner devic

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AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

  • TSB #L-SB-0143-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10132074

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 10 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Beginning in 1998, Lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. Lexus does NOT recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-Lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: Seat covers NOT rec

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  • TSB #L-SB-0143-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10132074

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 10 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Beginning in 1998, Lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. Lexus does NOT recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-Lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: Seat covers NOT rec

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SEAT BELTS

  • TSB #BO00501

    NHTSA ID #619119

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT

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SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

  • TSB #BO00901

    NHTSA ID #622252

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 10 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: INFORMATION ON PREVENTING PARTICLE BUILDUP AND PRESERVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR.*JB

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STRUCTURE:BODY

  • TSB #NV00198

    NHTSA ID #600199

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: EXPERIENCING WIND THROB NOISE COMING FROM THE MOON ROOF. *YC

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STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

  • TSB #AX00101

    NHTSA ID #619113

    • Date Announced: MARCH 09 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT

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SEATS

  • TSB #L-SB-0143-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10132074

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 10 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Beginning in 1998, Lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. Lexus does NOT recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-Lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: Seat covers NOT rec

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  • TSB #L-SB-0143-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10132074

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 10 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Beginning in 1998, Lexus introduced side airbags as optional equipment. Lexus does NOT recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-Lexus leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: Seat covers NOT rec

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  • TSB #LSB-0143-11

    NHTSA ID #10054797

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 10 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LEXUS: INFORMATION REGARDING THE SEAT COVER REPLACEMENT, EQUIPPED WITH SIDE AIR BAGS, THE MODIFICATIONS THAT MIGHT NEGATIVELY AFFECT SIDE AIR BAG PERFORMANCE CAN RESULT IN SEVERE INJURIES. *PE

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SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

  • TSB #BO00500

    NHTSA ID #614064

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11 2000
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING SEAT HEATER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #L-SB-0010-13

    NHTSA ID #10133849

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 21 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B

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  • TSB #010199

    NHTSA ID #609100

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 1999
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING SCANTOOL KEY CODE UTILITY. *TT

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10111205

    • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

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  • TSB #L-SB-0066-11 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10111398

    • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

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  • TSB #L-SB-0025-14 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10109384

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 14 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

  • TSB #L-SB-0025-14

    NHTSA ID #10132726

    • Date Announced: JULY 07 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #L-SB-0025-14 Rev

    NHTSA ID #10132734

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #AU00398

    NHTSA ID #602833

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 30 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CONCERNS WITH NAKAMICHI RADIO INOPERATIVE IN CD MODE. *YC

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

  • TSB #L-SB-0179-17

    NHTSA ID #10133657

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 28 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01,

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #L-SB-0048-08 Obs

    NHTSA ID #10131653

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #L-TT-0031-10

    NHTSA ID #10132083

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 07 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Adhesive & sealant cross reference Information

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #Lexus Floor Mat

    NHTSA ID #10133926

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 25 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #LSB-0143-11

    NHTSA ID #10054797

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 10 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LEXUS: INFORMATION REGARDING THE SEAT COVER REPLACEMENT, EQUIPPED WITH SIDE AIR BAGS, THE MODIFICATIONS THAT MIGHT NEGATIVELY AFFECT SIDE AIR BAG PERFORMANCE CAN RESULT IN SEVERE INJURIES. *PE

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

  • TSB #L-SB-002-01 - OB

    NHTSA ID #10132739

    • Date Announced: JULY 07 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 7, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete.

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