really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,600 miles

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1998 Lexus GS 300 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 242010

GS 300

  • 193,000 miles


Was on the freeway driving about 60 miles per hour, hit a pot hole, car dropped apparently the ball joint broke on the right side. But this happened on the left side a few months ago in December. That time I was not on the freeway. After researching on line I saw that previous models had been recalled for this problem but not the 1998. After the incident in December and the damage was corrected, I took my car to my mechanic and he checked it out made some adjustments, then it happens again. I'm afraid someone could get killed, luckily I didn't, especially the second time when I was on the freeway. Why would this happen, I always thought a Lexus was a very dependable car.

- El Segundo, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 182009

GS 300

  • miles
98 Lexus gs300lower ball joint dislocated itself while driving at 20mph on city streets. Luckily it wasn't on the highway. Called a towing company, and they refused to tow the Lexus GS300 since it could cause more damage. During the whole ordeal, the lower ball joint puncture the original Lexus 16inch wheel. A hole is visible and the dislocated ball joint sits on the wheel close the edge.

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

GS 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a noise coming from the left front end of vehicle. Manufacturer has been notified. The dealer states the tires are causing the noise and replaced tires, but the problem continues.

- Preston, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 121998

GS 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at speed OF60- 65mph there is vibration in the front end. Also, steering wheel vibrates. Contacted dealer. And he replaced tires, and did an alignment. In addition, engine will surge and hesitate at times.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 101998

GS 300

  • miles
At 45 mph vehicle accelerates without control, have to shift to neutral, and turn ignition off. From a stop the car will suddenly accelerates without drivers control. Front end shakes at 45 mph and above, has cruise control.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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