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Lexus Gs400 1998
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
La Jolla, CA

door switch, seat belt, and steering shim failure. other failures include problems with security system, a/c and stereo controllers failed, cigarette lighter and trunk release failed, windows slow to retract.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8BH68X1W0. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 18, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus GS400 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas.

Lexus Rx300 1999
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Everett, MA

vehicle pulls to the left. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT6HF10U7X0. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus RX300 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Lexus RX300 1999 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO.

Lexus Es300 1997
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 28, 2000
Location:
Costa Messa, CA

vehicle steered to the left when hit by an object. when the driver tried to steer vehicle straight it went out of control, resulting in a collision and minor injuries. manufacturer has been notified. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8BF22G9V0. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Lexus Sc300 1997
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 11, 2000
Location:
Boca Raton, FL

while driving on local road made a turn and all of sudden was not able to control steering and no brakes.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5T8CD3227V0. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Lexus Gs300 1993
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Brooklyn, NY

in warm weather steering will makes a grinding noise, possibly affecting the performance of steering. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8JS47E4P0. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus GS300 1993 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Lexus GS300 1993 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO.

Lexus Gs300 1993
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 1999
Location:
Brooklyn, NY

in warm weather steering makes grinding noise, possibly it affects the performance of steering. *et

Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus GS300 1993 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Lexus GS300 1993 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO.

Lexus Ls430 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Rincon, GA

after approximately 10 miles of driving, the vehicle wanderd all over the road--after 20 miles you have to hold steering wheel with both hands because the vehicle will either go right or left--after 40 miles it is almost impossible to hold the vehicle steady. *jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBN30F620. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 19, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Lexus LS430 2002 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Lexus LS430 2002 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Chatham Parkway Lexus . Dealer's city: Savannah . Dealer's state code: GA. Dealer's zipcode: 31405 .

Lexus Gs300 2001
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 02, 2002
Location:
Renton, WA

i am deeply disappointment with the steeing on my 2001 lexus gs300 and i've only had it for a year. it is so loose it is almost scary. i can turn it almost a half turn at say 5 mph with almost no change in direction of the car, that and the fact that i can do this with one finger on the wheel. i've had an incident, where i lost control of the steering (shaking steering wheel) and cause me to hit the curb on a local street. i have been reading the posts on clublexus about the l-tuned steering ecu and figured that had to be a solution (even though half the posts only say it affects high speed feel). however, i ran into a friend today with a 2000 gs400. i test drove his car and the difference was amazing (and we both have the exact same 17" tires). his steering was firm and direct and is completely stock without the l-tuned ecu. now my question - how in the world am i going to convince my dealer that i have an issue with my car's steering? i know there is an adjustment that can be made, but from other posts it seems as if dealers are reluctant to do this.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11897 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8BD69S810. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 07, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Lexus GS300 2001 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus GS300 2001 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Lexus Of Tacoma @ Fife .

Lexus Is 300 2001
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 05, 2001
Location:
San Francisco, CA

car lost control on its own and eventually steered off the road to the right and the car then hit a tree and burst into flames. ****dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis****760770. *ak *ts *nlm

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle was on fire. 2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBD182510. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus IS 300 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.

Lexus Sc430 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 17, 2003
Location:
Chevy Chase, MD

when the vehicle hit any kind of variance in the road the steering wheel would pull either right or left. nlm *tt *jb

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 20, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus SC430 2002 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Lexus Of Silver Spring . Dealer's city: Silver Spring . Dealer's state code: MD.

Lexus Gs430 2001
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 21, 2001
Location:
West Islip, NY

my lexus gs 430 2001 has a problem that i have been complaining about from the time purchased. the problem is in the front end. i have returned the car several times about the car wondering all over the road. the driver literally has to fight with the steering wheel to control the vehicle. the employees at lexus of massapequa, drive the car and say they find nothing wrong. if the problem is not in the front end, then the cause of the dangerous steering could be the tires. i am not a technician and do not know a lot about mechanics. so i really don't know what is causing the problem. however, it does not take a mechanic to recognize a dangerous driving hazard. i do feel that i am in danger when driving my lexus. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8BL69S510. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Lexus GS430 2001 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus GS430 2001 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Lexus Of Massapequa . Dealer's telephone number: 516 795-7600 . Dealer's city: Massapequa Park . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 11762 .

Lexus Es300 2003
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 28, 2003
Location:
Carson, CA

hesitation upon acceleration. i notice the vehicle lacks the ability to pick up speed from a slow down or dead stop. i feel this in 1st-3rd gears when accelerating from a deceleration speed or stop. this is very serious and is cause for safety concerns. i just bought this vehicle and i have another problem with a clicking, whining noise when turning into a parking spot or making slow turns.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2449 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NA999999999. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 12, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Lexus ES300 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus ES300 2003 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Lexus Of Cerritos . Dealer's city: Cerritos . Dealer's state code: CA.

Lexus Gs300 2001
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 28, 2001
Location:
Renton, WA

i am having problems with my 2001 lexus gs300, with it wanting to "pull/follow/wander" when driving on certain roads. i have addressed this concern with lexus, but their help was unsuccessful. they tell me that this is the nature of the vehicle, even when another lexus gs300 (2003) does not have this problem. i have had this problem since the day i purchased my lexus. when i took it in for the 1000 mile check-up- i brought up the concern, but what i got was that the steering loosens, a little as the car ages. when i mentioned this to one lexus dealer- he indicated that that was not true and that was an unacceptable answer. today, i continue to have this problem and it has not been an address by lexus, except for the fact that they say its the nature of the car. this car currently has lexus oem 17 wheels from a lexus gs430- the gs300 has 16 wheels, but even with these its a problem. thanks danny zamora. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT8BD69S810. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 07, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Lexus GS300 2001 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus GS300 2001 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: Lexus Of Tacoma @ Fife . Dealer's city: Fife . Dealer's state code: WA.

Lexus Gx470 2003
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Location:
Rockingham, NC

when applying the brakes while driving at 60 mph, the steering wheel vibrates and the vehicle shakes. dealer cannot determine the cause of the problem. *ak there was a persistent vibration in the steering and it was hard to turn the steering wheel. *scc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):ZTEVU17RX30. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 10, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Johnson Lexus . Dealer's state code: NC.

Lexus Gx470 2003
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 25, 2003
Location:
Enterprise, FL

lexus gx470 has a vibration in the front end and steering wheel at speeds from 10 to 70 mph. dealer made aware of problem at 1,000 and 5,000 mile check but they were unable to correct the problem. dealer called the problem "road groan." *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTJBT20X430. Vehicle was purchased on July 26, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Lexus GX470 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus GX470 2003 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. 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 2002
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 11, 2003
Location:
Wrentham, MA

car pulls very hard to left on highway. dealer has tried to correct this by alignments, new tires and switching tires. if i am on the highway in the left lane, i will never have to turn left! even on a left hand curve, i have to turn right to keep from going off of the left side of the highway. ***note the 3 loaner es300's did the same thing. lexus customer service has told me that this is the way the car is designed! i have gotten the car to track somewhat better by switching my tires, but now i can't rotate the tires! frustrated!*ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Lexus Of Norwood .

Lexus Rx330 2004
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 03, 2005
Location:
Des Plaines, IL

2004 lexus rx330 had a front suspension defect that caused the car to pull to the left into oncoming traffic, according to lexus dealers, there is not repair available for this condition. *ak

Mileage was 4100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2T2HA31U04C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Lexus RX330 2004 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus RX330 2004 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Woodfield Lexus . Dealer's telephone number: 847882020 . Dealer's city: Schaumburg . Dealer's state code: IL. Dealer's zipcode: 60173 .

Lexus Sc430 2003
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2006
Location:
Seattle, WA

the consumer had problems with 2003 lexus sc430. *kb ***nar*** when the driver applied the brakes the vehicle pulled to the left. the consumer feels that the problem was with either the brakes or steering. the dealer suggested replacing the tires but offered no information on where to purchase them.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHFN48Y330. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Lexus Gx 470 2004
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 25, 2006
Location:
Riverview, FL

my husband was driving our newly purchased 2004 lexus 470gx to georgia when he encountered problems with driving under rainy weather conditions in north florida. my husband communicated the steering was very loose and the car was pulling. according to my husband, this happened two times and on the third incident the vehicle went out of control. my husband was not able to maintain control of the vehicle and it flipped approximately three times before ending up in the median on it's side. my husband is a very safe driver and was exercising much caution when driving. he's driven an suv (1997 toyota 4runner) for eight years. we purchased the vehicle on 12/23/06 and i am concerned that something was wrong with the vehicle. we've driven in worse weather conditions and never had anything remotely wrong happen...i'm not sure what could have caused this and seek out some help and advice. please help. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 23300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTJBT20X440. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 23, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Lexus GX 470 2004 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Lexus GX 470 2004 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: Lexus Of Tampa . Dealer's city: Tampa . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 33684 .

Lexus Es 2003
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 13, 2007
Location:
Horsham, PA

clicking noise when turning steering wheel; took the car to wilkie lexus dealership in ardmore, pa. they told me that the car needs new steering shaft. car has 52000 miles and a part like this failing this early is not explained. *jb

Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTHBF30G830. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 04, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Lexus ES 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Lexus ES 2003 Steering Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.


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