really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,838 miles

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2006 Lexus GS 300 brakes problems

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2006 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 102010

GS 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lexus GS300. The contact was driving 40 mph and applying the brakes as she approached an intersection, the vehicle did into respond and the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The contact stated that the frontal driver and passenger air bags did not deploy. A police report was available. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnosis on the brake system and air bags but did not locate a failure with either. The driver sustained injuries to the back and neck. The rear passenger sustained injuries to the nose and back and the front passenger sustained injuries the breast due to the grip from the seat belts. The failure mileage was 79,000 and the current mileage was 81,000. Updated 12/14/2011 updated 02/23/11

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 152008

GS 300

  • 20,000 miles
In winter of 2008 I was exiting a driveway at the end of which there is a stop light on a night when snow had just begun. I was traveling at a slow speed because the light was red my car brakes locked up and I slid into a stone pillar at the exit. Although I had sufficient time, I had no way to effectively steer the car because the wheels were locked up. There was significant damage to the car. While my overriding concern is that this could happen again, I was also unhappy about the very significant damage to my car. The dealer and the Lexus corporation told me there were no recalls on the antilock brakes, but I asked them to report the incident in case others experienced (or would in future experince) the same problem. I don't know if they did. In reading about the way Toyota handled current recalls, it raised doubts for me about whether they filed a report of this incident.

- Merion, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 252009

GS 300

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that she received three separate recall letters from the manufacturer for the electrical system, rear brake calipers, and the fuel delivery pipes. The dealer advised that it would take a week for the parts to arrive for the repairs. The contact was also informed that it would take an additional week for the actual repairs to be completed. She was concerned that the recall was initiated due to a defect and possible safety related issue; however, the dealer was not equipped with the necessary parts for the recall repair. The NHTSA campaign id numbers were unknown. The current and failure mileages were less than 20,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Jan 022007

GS 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Transmission continues to jerk and remain sluggish when pulling away from a stop or in slow traffic. Does not shift smoothly. Bad enough for passengers to detect. Dealership says its "normal".

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 032006

(reported on)

GS 300

  • 8,692 miles
2006 Lexus GS300 brakes pulls to the left when braking. The consumer stated since the problem only happened on occasion, the dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. The consumer contacted the manufacturer and was told that the pulling to the left was a characteristic of the vehicle.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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