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#5356 of 5443 2002 Lexus ES AC Light Flashes...No Cold Air
May 22, 2007 (6:21 pm)
I drive a 2002 ES 300 w/75k miles. The air conditioner was working perfect this morning. When I got in the car this afternoon, the AC button light was flashing and NO cold air was coming out. I called my Lexus service advisor and he said that it sounded like the condensor RELAY was probably out.
Have any of you had this problem or have suggestions? I have left the car at the dealership for service tomorrow. They mentioned around $150 for the repair plus service. I am hope the $150 included not only the relay, but also the labor.
THANKS in advance for any info!
#5357 of 5443 Re: 2002 Lexus ES AC Light Flashes...No Cold Air [lexuslx]
May 23, 2007 (6:28 am)
I had the same pproblem but mine is a 2003 Es 300 and was still under warranty.
#5358 of 5443 Re: 2002 Lexus ES AC Light Flashes...No Cold Air [pate]
May 23, 2007 (5:19 pm)
I took the ES to the Lexus dealership and they fixed it today. One of the relays to the AC Compressor had went out. The relay was around $85 + labor, I also had the car serviced and the total was $187. Not too bad if it doesn't happen again for a long time. I'm just scared it will do it again soon!?! Has yours went out again since then? THANKS!
#5359 of 5443 Re: Lexus / Toyota Customer Service is the Worst [maddmike]
May 31, 2007 (11:02 am)
I have had the same problem (VSC engaging on a clear dry road) several times with my 2003 LX470. Extremely frightening. Left it at the dealer for three days, and they could find nothing wrong. Can you provide any more information as to the steps you are pursuing with Lexus?
#5360 of 5443 nav version 6.1 overide
Jun 08, 2007 (10:29 am)
Is there any way to overide the nav by pushing buttons?
Jun 21, 2007 (1:15 am)
We need to put a hitch on our Lexus... Can't seem
to find anything online about towing capacity.
We just need to tow an open trailer with sides...
for moving household items. Wanted to do it with
our 1997 Toyota 4-door RAV4... 4-wheel drive. But
since the towing capacity is only 1500 lbs,and it
appears that most of the little open utility
trailers weight about 900 lbs. already, we will
hve to put the hitch on the Lexus. Any info?
BTW, bought this car with 25,000 miles. Now,
104,000 and never any serious repairs except the
Nakamichi [sp?] sound system... cd player. We
have a great after-market warranty. Just renewed
it for 2 years or 24,000 miles more. So even the
CD repairs only cost us $50. I think the new
warranty is now $100 deductible, but still a good
deal. Love my lexus!!!
thanks for your help!
Aug 11, 2007 (11:07 am)
What is the general consensus on high mileage ES300's?
I'm looking at a 99 with 140K mile (and an attractive price...private sale). I have yet to drive the vehicle but the photos look like it's in very good condition. I also have to run the VIN but they say it's clean.
I intend to use the vehicle as a commuter vehicle and will only put on approx 8k miles a year (suburban & highway miles). I need the vehicle to last at least 3 years.
I've read a few of the posts and the problems run similar to other makes/model (though I'm not sure of the frequency).
#5363 of 5443 A/C Drain Tube Blocked
Aug 12, 2007 (1:51 pm)
I have a 03 ES300. I discovered my carpet and underlayment completely soaked. Took the car to a Lexus dealer. They found brown colored paper in the drainage tube. Insinuated that someone must have put it there. I dot believe this to be true. The underlayment stared to mold and smell. I asked them to warranty just the underlayment pads, they said no. The car is out of warranty. But I believe that the clog came from the manufacturing process and finally worked it's way down.
#5364 of 5443 Re: A/C Drain Tube Blocked [eric3185]
Aug 13, 2007 (6:35 am)
Pollen filter removed and something got "sucked" out of the glove box...???
#5365 of 5443 Clunking sound when backing up
Aug 17, 2007 (3:16 pm)
Hi. I have a '98 ES300 with 152K on odometer. When I move the gear selector from park to reverse I get a sharp jerk and hear a clunk. This only happens when the engine is cold (in the morning or the evening). I took the car to my mechanic who had a transmission shop look at the car. The tranny guy said that there were no codes stored in the computer and felt that the engine mounts were the cause; my guy said that the rear mount was really shot. I was quoted a price of $700 to replace all of the mounts (parts from lexus and my mechanic's labor). A friend of mine sugggested that I wait because he has a v6 Toyota Camry (95), 200k and he said that he has never had a problem with the mounts. Does this sound credible? I have 152K on the car and never replaced the mounts, they seem fine to me. Will it cause any damage if I choose not to replace them? Any ideas would be appreciated.