fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,778 miles

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2002 Lexus ES 300 wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Lexus ES 300 Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 212004

ES 300

  • miles


Ltr fm lloyd sorkin (fl) reporting premature tire wear on his vehicle a 2002 Lexus ES300 question if any tire recall notice apply. The tires showed signs of excessive wear every 18,000 miles. The consumer believes that the vehicle may be the problem not the tires (dot numbers- ejf1dmm4401, ejf1dmm4501, ejf1dmm4501, ejf1dmm4601).

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 152003

ES 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Orginal tires premature wear......the vehicle displays instability on the highway.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 212004

ES 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The tires showed signs of excessive wear every 18,000 miles. Dealer had replaced the original equipment with Bridgestone, turanza T, size P215/60R16. The Bridgestone front tires were replaced at 23, 000 miles, rear tires were replaced at 30, 000 miles. Consumer believed there was nothing wrong with tires.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 232004

(reported on)

ES 300

  • miles


Brake rotors were replaced, entire new brake kit installed and all four tire were replaced prior to reaching 20K miles. The consumer has not been pleased with the shifting performance of the vehicle. The automatic transmission demonstrate erratic, rough and inconsistent shifting. The manufacturer installed a software upgrade but it only slightly improved the performance. The consumer also had a 2000 Lexus gs 300 which had a more dramatic transmission problem. The local dealer insisted that nothing was wrong with the vehicle.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #2

Jan 212004

ES 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,523 miles
I purchased a new Lexus, model ES300 on July 17,2002. At 17,000 miles I had problems with the tires and was told the edges were cupped and many customers had reported the same problem. According to information received from the car dealer and tire dealers in our area, this has been an ongoing problem with the toyo proxes J33, P215/60 R 1694V series tire. The toyo cooperation will only cover 50% of replacement cost on a tire with 17,000 miles, 6/32 remaining tread. There should be a recall for these tires, they are unsafe tires and an added expense for the consumer. After a little research I have found four other customers who had the same problem with toyo tires, two whom had more miles than what I reported had there tires replaced with no additional charges. It is not right for the consumer to pay for manufacturer defect and workmanship.

- Jackson, MS, USA

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problem #1

Jan 042004

ES 300

  • 15,145 miles
While driving 50 mph rear passenger's side tire blew out.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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