The car should be recalled
The engine will surge out into traffic at anytime. When the car is at a complete stop and the gas is applied the car will hesitate for about three seconds then surge out into traffic. NHTSA has investigated five deaths and 30 crashes in 2004. While driving the gas must be applied very slowly or the car will surge at any speed.
The sunroof has creaked since the car was purchased, was told by the dealer that this could not be corrected.
Lexus Corporation has stated that if the car is driven by two different people the transmission will shift on its own due to the memory of the transmission. My car is driven by two different people and shifts on its own at all times. The transmission will stick for about 10 seconds which is very common with my car.
The catalytic converter has been replaced once due to the smell coming out of the vents. The smell still comes out of the vents and it does not matter if the heat is on or not.
The Lexus ES300 is a very unsafe car to drive. NHTSA should look into this matter more closely before more deaths occur due to the surge of the engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th February, 2006