hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,629 miles

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2006 Lexus GS 300 steering problems

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2006 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 292016

GS 300

  • 141,000 miles


I purchased a 2006 Lexus GS300 AWD from a private owner on February 3, 2016. Since February 27, 2016, I have noticed that the power steering goes completely out while the vehicle is in motion, without any warning other than the steering light emitting. Today, February 29th, as of this writing, the power steering went out again while I was commuting passengers via uber, from springfield, va to arlington, va, going I-495 to I-66, while vehicle was in motion. Steering/turning became difficult to turn to avoid oncoming traffic and make complete turns. I will attempt to drive the vehicle to a Lexus service center in alexandria, va for diagnosis. Official carfax reports no recall job was ever performed on vehicle. My research on the possible recall information are documented as ssc6le and ssc9lc.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #6

Feb 252016

GS 300

  • 100,000 miles
Started driving car out of driveway and power steering stopped working P/S light came on. Since it was a preown vehicle there was a recall on the eps electronic power steering but the recall was already done according to Lexus in 2009. If the recall was already done then why did my electronic power steering go out again? since it is a known issue and had a recall it should be taken care of. Dealership is trying to charge me 2000 dollars. Eps is something very dangerous to go out while your driving it causes the steering to be very hard to turn almost impossible. This can be very dangerous.

- Sterling Hts, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 312012

GS 300 8-cyl

  • 45,316 miles
The vehicle lost the power on the middle of the road with battery light and brake light on. After towing the vehicle to near by auto repair shop, the mechanic replaced the alternator and battery light and brake light were off; however the steering wheel is 90 degree off the center plus warning lights including check engine light, afs light (blinking), traction control light were all on. The mechanic could not detect or correct this problem so I took the car to the Lexus dealer and they could not detect what caused the wheel to turned and lights turned on and it costs me $575 to turn off all the lights and restore steering wheel to the original position. Since the warranty on the car ran out, the Lexus corporate refuse to hear this issue and will not investigate the problem. I believe there is major flaws with this model and there was one previous recall related to steering wheel componant on this model. Also, ls 460 model already has exact same recall issue with steering wheel going off the center to 90 degree after excerting some force. On other separate note, the rear suspension on both sides of my car are leaking, given that my car has only about 45,000 miles. Again Lexus refuse to handle this issue since the warranty ran out. I paid close to $60K on this 2006 Gs 430 and Lexus had repeatly overlooked at these defective issues.

- Harbor City, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 152009

GS 300

  • 22,000 miles


TL - the contact owns a 2006 Lexus GS300. While slowing down approaching a stop sign driving approximately 5-10 mph the vehicle steering pulls to the left or to the right. He stated he holds on to the steering wheel harder to control the vehicle. The contact stated the failure was intermittently. The vehicle has been taken to a authorized Lexus dealer six times and they have not been able to duplicate the problem. The failure mileage was 22000 and the current mileage was 24000

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 172010

GS 300

  • 24,000 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) I am an owner of a 2006 Lexus 300 gs [xxx]. I wanted to share with you my negative experience. On January 17th I was driving my car on vacation in pensacola fl. When I tried to turn the steering wheel I felt the steering wheel lock for a brief moment three times while I was turning. I had to apply additional pressure in order for the steering wheel to complete the turn. Once additional pressure was applied the turn completed. On the fourth attempt no amount of pressure would complete the turn. I was at a stop light and once the light turned green, I was only able to turn the steering wheel one half-way through the turn and no further. I had to immediately apply the brakes so I would not crash into the concrete barrier that separated the lanes of traffic. I had to put the car in park, turn off the car, turn it back on, and then the wheel became free. The next day, 1/18/10 I drove back from pensacola straight to nalley Lexus in roswell, ga where I purchased the vehicle. Nalley Lexus kept the car until 1/21/10 and they were unable to reproduce the steering problem. I explained to my service advisor, [xxx] that I am very uncomfortable with the safety of this vehicle as I don't know if / when the problem will reoccur. I am very lucky that I was not in a serious accident as traffic was very light during the wheel lockup. [xxx] talked to the service manager, [xxx] and their recommendation was to open a case with Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. I talked to[xxx] (?) on 1/25/10 and he took the information down and said a Lexus representative would call me back in 2 business days. I never received the promised call back. On 2/1/10 I talked to [xxx] (?) and I explained the problem again. [xxx] said that[xxx] was working the case and he would be in touch in a few days. To date this issue has not been resolved.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009

GS 300

  • 32,000 miles
Steering feels jerky, at times poorly responsive. Began several months ago.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 182009

GS 300

  • 53,089 miles
I purchased my 06 Lexus GS300 last year around may of 2008, from the day that I took the vehicle home, all I ever experiencing difficulties of problems. The first couple months of owning the vehicle, I heard a really big clunking noise coming from the engine bay, it appears to be some kind of cam gear grinding, I took it to Lexus of reno to have it fix not once but twice with the same problem, not to mention the steering wheel column also make grinding noises, I'd address this to the mechanic at Lexus and they wouldn't acknowledge my complaint. Today is August 19 2009 the trunk of my car wouldn't open from the remote control or the trunk opener from the inside of the vehicle. This is very inconvenient, it took me 60 miles or more coming back and forth every couple months to get the something fix.

- Carson City, NV, USA

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