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Lexus ES 300, Car Safety, Engine, Transmission, Sedan
#86 of 88 Lexus ES300 2002 Black Garnert Pearl
Jul 14, 2003 (1:21 pm)
Car develops "white chips" in paint on an ongoing basis under normal driving conditions. Something to pay attention to if you have this color.Have loads of them.Looks like "chicken pox."
#87 of 88 Lisalex - Heater smell
Jul 14, 2003 (6:22 pm)
I own a '95 Toyota Avalon with a very similar engine/transmission to the ES 300. I recently had a similar smell ("burnt oil") coming into the cabin when the heater or A/C was on. I had the valve cover gaskets, intake gaskets and PCV gaskets replaced recently and that fixed the oil smell. Can't say for sure, but it might be worth asking Lexus service or your mechanic. The Toyota service people quickly new what the problem was by looking under the hood while the engine was hot. Good luck.
#88 of 88 Transmission
Jul 19, 2003 (11:58 am)
I found another website where people are complaining about the ES 300 '02 and '03 tranny like crazy.
Also, complaints on the tranny can be called into the National Transportation Safety Administration.
1-888-DASH-2-DOT. It's easy to do. I would urge you to do it if you're having problems.