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Lexus Lx450 1998
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Ventura, CA

design of the odometer and fuel gauge creates difficulty in visibility in sunlight and impossible to read in some lighting conditions. *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT6HTOOW3W0. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus LX450 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Lexus LX450 1998 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Lexus Es300 1992
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1999
Location:
Westerville, OH

lexus uses electroluminescent needles on dashboards. these needles indicate speed and other functions. when the needles fail, the speedometer and other gauges cannot be read. lexus indicated this is not an infrequent occurence. no accident resulted, but the system is unsafe in that the vehicle operator cannot read the instrument panel. this is an instrument panel failure, and is not related to maintenance of the vehicle.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8VK13T9N0. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1991. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Lexus Ls400 1993
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 29, 1999
Location:
Charlotte, NC

i have a 93 lexus ls400 with 76,000 miles. the white led speedometer pointer has burned out. the hendrick lexus service department said i would need a new speedometer cluster costing over $200 plus about $160 in labor. this seems terribly wrong to me. with the speedometer pointer burned out, it is impossible to determine the speed of the vehicle when driving at night. it is likewise very difficult to tell how fast you are driving during the day. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8UF11E4P0. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus LS400 1993 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Lexus Es300 1992
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1998
Location:
South Easton, MA

speedometer is unreadable at night and barely readable in the daytime due to failure of the speedometer (and tachometer) lights and backlights *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8VK13T3N0. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1992. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Lexus Sc400 1992
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Seattle, WA

the speedometer needle does not illuminate making it impossible to see especially during daytime driving. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8UZ30C7N0. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus SC400 1992 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Lexus SC400 1992 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Lexus Es300 1992
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2000
Location:
Boynton Beach, FL

this is a safty issue and a recall should be issued for the speedo assy.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8VK13T3N0. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Lexus Es300 1997
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 02, 1997
Location:
Rutherford, NJ

on oing problem with erratic odometer not registering properly. dealer notified ,and informed nothing could be found. please feel free to provide any further details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8BF22G7V0. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Lexus Sc300 1992
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 1999
Location:
Washington, DC

cd player does not funciton properly, others have reported sam problems to me ; speedometer needle will not light up and can not tell speed due to the lighting setup of instrumetn panel same problem has been reported to me by friends who own same car

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus SC300 1992 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Lexus Es300 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

while driving when sun is shining consumer is unable to read speed odometer due to poor design, black back round with white numbers and a black needle. dealer has been contacted. please provide further information. *ak

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Lexus Es300 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2002
Location:
Hendersonville, NC

in day light hours when sun is out consumer can't see dials on speedometer, unable to tell how fast vehicle was going. consumer felt this was very unsafe. *ak consumer also can not see the fuel gauge, engine speed and engine temperature. *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBF30B525. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 03, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Lexus ES300 2002 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Lexus Es300 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
West Bloomfield, MI

cannot see speed reading on dashboard in sunlight. dealership is aware of problem. *ak the consumer also states that the change of instruments did not correct the problem. the service department said that this model has the same lighting. right front door hard to close due to being misaligned, dealer adjusted door striker, speedometer needles difficult to see. *scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBF30G920. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 25, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Lexus ES300 2002 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Lexus Es300 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Shawnee, KS

very difficult to see speedomoter - dark background with dark needle requires too much time to see speed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBF30G125. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 2002 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Lexus Es300 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Bellevue, WA

can't read speedometer in bright daylight with headlights on and driver wearing sun glasses.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBF30G320. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Lexus Es300 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2002
Location:
Palm Desert, CA

the consumer states that he cannot view the instrument panel during the daytime. the mfr advised the consumer that the panel is designed that way. *mr the consumer states that the white numbers on the instruments were okay, but it is extremely difficult to see the red needle during the day light (unless your in the shade/or in the evening). the consumer states that he is unable to tell the speed of travel, whether the engine is overheating, and/or the amount of fuel left. also the multi-information displays and the odometer readings are barely visible during the daylight hours. the consumer states that he receives a standard answer that the instrument panel is working as designed. *scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBF30GA20. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 12, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 2002 Drive type:FWD.

Lexus Ls400 1993
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2002
Location:
Grand Island, NY

the vehicle speedometer light on the dashboard appear on and off intermittenly without prior. please fill in additional information dealer is aware of the problem. ts

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Lexus Es300 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 10, 2002
Location:
Worthington, OH

transmission gets confused when shifting into and out of the lower gears, then spends too long trying to figure out what gear to be in. this causes dangerous delays in acceleration, the effect is the same as a momentary engine stall. we have had this happen on several occasions, freeway ramp entrances are certainly the most dangerous place that this has occurred. dealer acknowledges that there have been complaints about the shifting delays but they say no fix is available. this is our third es300, the previous models used a cable between the gas pedal and the throttle, this new one uses what is called "fly by wire", a position sensor on the accelarator that a computer is supposed to use to figure out what to tell the engine and transmission. it isn't working very well. if not rectified this problem will certainly lead to a crash someday, then we'll get to see how good the safety equipment is.

0 person(s) died.Mileage was 228 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBF30G520. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 03, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Lexus ES300 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus ES300 2002 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph. Dealer's name: Germain Lexus Of Dublin . Dealer's telephone number: 614-793-1990 . Dealer's city: Dublin . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 43017 .

Lexus Rx300 2001
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 28, 2003
Location:
Bridgeport, CT

the vehicle lurched forward after the engine was turned off, and the keys were removed from the ignition, which caused an accident. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 27000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J1JHS10U210. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Lexus Gx470 2003
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 05, 2003
Location:
Orlando, FL

when releasing the brake pedal, the vehicle makes a thumping noise. at times it feels like someone is tapping me in the rear of the vehicle. i have brought the vehicle in for service 3 times because of this issue and each time i am told it is a "normal characteristics of the vehicle." *nlm

Mileage was 900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTJBT20XX30. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 10, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus GX470 2003 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Lexus GX470 2003 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Lexus Of Orlando . Dealer's telephone number: 407-678-2000 . Dealer's city: Winter Park . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 32792 .

Lexus Es300 2003
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 10, 2003
Location:
Miami, FL

after starting the vehicle, the consumer pressed on the accelerator pedal and the vehicle hesitated before moving. the cause was not determined. *ak *scc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBF30G230. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Lexus Gx470 2003
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 03, 2004
Location:
Conway, AR

when hard accelerating sulfur smell enters cabin makes me nauseated... wonder if carbon monoxide is entering cabin also . when stopping or stopped drive shaft bumps hard like someone hitting back of vehicle. *jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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