really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,500 miles

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1998 Lexus GS 300 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 192012

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Lexus GS300. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact noticed the check engine and the vsc warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle would not accelerate while depressing the accelerator pedal and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. The mechanic stated the throttle position sensor would have to be replaced. After the repair the failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic. The mechanic replaced the front and rear throttle position sensor. The failure continued after the repair. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 98V080000 (suspension:automatic stability control (asc)). The contact was unaware if the vehicle was repaired under the recall by the previous owner. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000....updated 08-15-12 updated 08/21/12

- Temple Terrace, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 092006

GS 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles
- the contact called stating that she had a crash on 07/09/06 in her 1998 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that she lost control of he vehicle while driving at about 55 mph. The contact stated that while trying to move into the right lane the vehicle starting going back and forth across the road and the power steering failed. The contact stated that this was on a clear night and, that when she applied the brakes the vehicle was more difficult to steer. The vehicle also seemed to accelerate. There was a police report made that states she lost control of vehicle. The vehicle was towed by aristocrat towing to aristocrat auto shop. The passenger seat air bag didn't deploy and the passenger didn't have on a seat belt. The contact did have seat belt on but, driver side airbag didn't deploy. There was a recall with campaign # 98V080000, and she contacted Lexus that her vehicle was not part of this recall.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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