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You are in the Lexus ES
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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Transmission, Sedan
#1280 of 1407 Re: Which years have the tranny problem? [carteach]
Nov 29, 2006 (7:47 am)
Probably a good move to buy the Acura. Wish I had. Lexus replaced the transmission in my 2007 ES 350 a couple of months ago because of an "RPM flare" between 3rd and 4th gear when the car was driven in the morning after sitting overnight. Things were OK for awhile, but now the problem seems to be coming back. Sewell Lexus in Fort Worth, Tx has been great, but Lexus has a problem with which they need to deal.
#1281 of 1407 Re: Close to buying 330 need advice [wwest]
Dec 01, 2006 (2:20 am)
I think wwest may be on the right track in linking the hesitation to reducing the level of engine compression braking to improve safety.
Would you please explain the "ATF" and "DBW" acronyms?
#1282 of 1407 Re: Close to buying 330 need advice [curt2005]
Dec 01, 2006 (5:03 am)
ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid; that would be the hydraulic medium in the transmission that transmits motive forces to linkages and surfaces as various passages are permitted to flow, the valves commanded by solenoids under the direction of the TCM (Transmission Control Module) / PCM (PowerTrain Control Module) and ECU (Engine Control Unit).
DBW = Drive By Wire. Traditional systems implemented a cable linkage between the accelerator pedal and throttle body valve. Newer systems do this "by wire" or electronically. By doing this, the request from the pedal and also the command to the throttle body valve can be monitored, augmented, and commanded through the ECU (Engine Control Unit) to achieve higher fuel efficiencies and other system objectives like those, not limited to safety and operability.
For what it's worth (FWIW), a fairly active discussion of Hesitation in the 2007 Camry is ongoing in the 2007 Toyota Camry Woes forum.
For instance here:
toyotacarfan, "2007 Toyota Camry Woes" #2544, 30 Nov 2006 9:18 pm
#1284 of 1407 Lexus ES 350 Transmission Slippage
Dec 07, 2006 (12:03 pm)
Our 2007 ES 350 started slipping after 750 miles. Around 38-40 mph this would happen intermittently. Now at 1500 mi it happens regularly at 38 mph but also at 25 mph on an incline. Not feeling very good about this purchase. David
#1285 of 1407 Used ES350 with Rebuilt Transmission
Dec 07, 2006 (2:02 pm)
I posted this in another forum but maybe this is a more appropriate place.
Recently talked to a dealer who is selling a 07 ES350 where Lexus bought it back as part of a voluntary recall. The transmission has been fixed or rebuilt and the car only has 3k miles on it.
1. Was this an actual recall/buyback offer when the cars were first being sold?
2. Would this be a good car to purchase since it's still under warranty?
3. Has anyone else seen these cars available for sale - and at what price?
#1286 of 1407 Re: ES 350 - transmission problems [garmo]
Dec 14, 2006 (1:23 pm)
My car is starting to have the same transmission problem that you describe. Did the new part installed by your dealer solve the problem?
#1287 of 1407 Re: ES 350 - transmission problems [bear64]
Dec 15, 2006 (7:40 am)
Lexus replaced the transmission about 2 mos. ago and at first it seemed like the problem was fixed, but lately I've noticed that the same problem exists when I first drive the car in the morning after it has been setting overnight. Also, the transmission seems to slip when I accelerate. It just doesn't feel like the transmissoin is right. I plan on contacting Lexus about buying the car back from me and then buy an Acura TL.
#1288 of 1407 Re: ES 350 - transmission problems [garmo]
Dec 15, 2006 (7:57 am)
I would be sitting in the seat of a "returned" ES freaking out right now if I hadn't come to this board. What a great place to share.
#1289 of 1407 Re: ES 350 - transmission problems [carteach]
Dec 16, 2006 (5:31 pm)
Very smart move. Toyota/Lexus has a HUGE problem on its hands with this transmission flare issue, and it appears that there is no fix in sight. Buyer beware on ANY Toyota product with V6 and automatic transmission. Just check the Toyota Camry Problems & Fixes threads, you'll see many with problems same as those in this thread.