definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,500 miles

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2005 Lexus ES 330 body / paint problems

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2005 Lexus ES 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012012

ES 330

  • miles


The dashboard is cracking and looks to be expanding. This is happening on the passenger side airbag seam and it started about 3 years ago. I am very concern this may compromise the airbag and safety. I called my local Lexus dealership and corporate headquarters after hearing about many other models being replaced but my model is not on the list. On clublexus.com, many users are experiencing the same thing but I am not sure if they have file a vehicle complaint yet. Here is the link: www.clublexus.com/forums/ES300-and-ES330/657687-ES330-shrinking-dash-airbag-cover.html.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #1

May 152011

ES 330 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lexus ES330. The contact stated the passenger frontal air bag was separating from the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the frontal passenger air bag and found the air bag was separating from the enclosed dashboard. The dealer stated the failure was not covered under the warranty. The manufacturer advised that they would assist with some of the repair cost. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 91,000 and the current mileage was 91,100. Updated 07/26/11 updated 08/19/11

- Miami Lakes , FL, USA

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