really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,700 miles

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2006 Lexus GS 300 miscellaneous problems

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2006 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 202016

GS 300

  • 112,000 miles


When I go to apply the brakes or of I'm coasting slow, the car jerks twice(once while the car is slowing down, and a harder jerk right before the car stops) every Lexus forum I visited where people had 2006 Lexus GS300 AWD's(with the same exact symptoms), they were mis-diagnosed being told it was their transmission, when in actuality it was their ECU that needed to be replaced. That is a computer failure, so I don't understand why there aren't recalls on this.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Mar 142015

GS 300

  • 100,000 miles
Engine consumes excess oil before interval services. Engine consumed approximately 5 quarts of total engine oil at 3,000 miles after latest oil change. Engine oil capacity is 6.3 quarts with filter replacement. No leaks have been observed. No blue smoke to rule out engine oil burn indicators. Engine dip stick shows signs of oil reduction after oil change. Checked oil levels after 1,000 miles and again at 3,000 miles. After 3,000 miles, oil is below the recommended intervals to almost non-existent on dipstick. Excess engine oil consumption without adequate knowledge of mechanics poses extreme threat to consumer safety and assets. Have researched 2006 gs 300 known issues - this is one of them. No repairs and/or fixes have been provided by Lexus usa, or Toyota usa.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012009

GS 300

  • 75,000 miles
Hello, first the headlights auto adjust low. They state its normal and I took the car to dealer a least 13 times for headlights pointing low and only gives about 3 or 4 ft on light beyond good. Now warranty expired. They didn't nothing. Rear view mirror faded it's not safe to use it. Dealer knows about the problem but wants me to 1300$ for new mirror. Front bushing system failed completely. I took it to 3 repair shops and all stated as know problem, they quoted 2000$ for repair because Lexus will not and don't sell only bushings. You have to buy all new complete arm controls. Last item, the hood started to rust from under the paint without any chips. The rust starts a bubble then chips open. All these complaints are listed Lexus forums all over google. Very easy to find and verify. I have cars over 25years old never had a rear view mirror fade to the point it's unsafe to use. Backing out of drives. Our kids and neighbors must be safe. Head lights that are unsafe, scary stuff and no ones forces Lexus to fix these. God bless and thank you!

- Farmington Hills , MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 092011

GS 300

  • 35,800 miles
I slowed down to park the car and was steering my car into the parking opening. And as the car slowed down to almost a stop position, and all of a sudden just before it stopped, the car suddenly accelerated unintentionally with high speed and ran over the parking blocks and then over the raised island in front of me. Then it crashed into the cars parked on the opposite side of the raised island and then it stopped. In 2009 I experienced my vehicle started to shake often when it was idling when the vehicle was at complete stop position. The dealer checked the engine and said that they could not find anything wrong. The problem, however, continued and the engine started to stall intermittently when the engine was idling while the vehicle was in "stop position". again I went back to the dealer to check the engine. And again, I was informed that nothing was wrong with the functions of the engine. When I went for 30,000-mile service, I again explained the engine's peculiar behavior to the dealer, who then top-cleaned my engine. The problem, however, kept happening and the engine stalled more often. I had to go back to the dealer and at this time they top-cleaned the engine again. Soon after the 30,000-mile service, I noticed the harsh gear shift during 30 to 40 mph transmission shift and the dealer found out that the computer programming was in error and re-calibrated it. Soon after, the accident happened.

- Temple City, CA, USA

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