NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,916 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Lexus GS 300 brakes problems

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2006 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 062014

GS 300

  • 75,500 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that the check engine and vehicle stability control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,500.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 092012

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 100,249 miles
Car max, Inc. Sold [xxx] a defective automobile. Defective automobile; 2006 Lexus gs 300 VIN# [xxx] mileage 100,249 carmax stock # [xxx]. carmax refuse to repair the automobile. March 9, 2012; about 8:45 pm (night), headlights malfunctioned (cut off/on repeatedly). March 28, 2012; Lexus of memphis replaced cogged ac filter. Engine front cover seal has noticeable oil leak, and left rear door lock actuator does not work. Invoice # [xxx]. mileage 100,952. April 6, 2012; the following indicators/warning messages illuminated: Brake wear, skid control, check engine and check vsc. [xxx], ase advance level specialist, Lexus certified master diagnostic specialist, ase master auto technician, and a member of the national diagnostic council, order technician to perform system calibration. No illumination of indicators/warning messages. Mileage 101,139. April 11, 2012; the following indicators/warning messages illuminated: Brake wear, skid control, check engine and check vsc came back on. Mileage 101,232. [xxx] performed an historical review of the Lexus gs 300 maintenance record from Y2005 to ytd and performed an in-depth diagnostic. As recommended by Lexus technical service information bulletins dtc (diagnostic trouble codes),[xxx] recommended the following corrective actions: 7.1 lb-sb-0087-08; dtcs P030# - cylinders 1 ? 6 misfire detected 7.2 lb-sb-0092-09; dtcs P0172, P0175, and P0037, replace oxygen sensors and computer 7.3 lb-sb-0069-11; dtcs P030# replace, R & R piston ring set 7.4 A960E electronic controlled transmission system dtc P0761 solenoid; replace automatic trans assy, note: The maintenance history indicated that the cylinders misfiring occurred on August 25, 2009, and November 30, 2011. Trans solenoid dtc P0761 was detected on November 23, 2011 and April 9, 2012. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Memphis , TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 042011

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
When making right hand turns and applying heavy throttle, engine braking or torque management engages causing the car to forcefully resist acceleration. Happens on wet or snowy roads or dry conditions. This control system also keeps the rear wheels turning when braking in slippery/snowy and icy conditions, even when completely stopped. I've almost been hit several times when trying to merge into heavy traffic in right hand turns. Flooring it causes the car to basically try to stop itself. The snowy conditions issue has causes my car to try to slide to the right, into a ditch or other car several times in one 15 minute trip, to where I took the car and parked it due to being so afraid. I'm a veteran in driving in snow, so this isn't a driver issue. I wouldn't expect this out of any brand of car, especially a Lexus.

- Loveland, CO, USA

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