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#2601 of 2769 Lexus transmission problems
Nov 12, 2007 (6:04 pm)
I have a 2000 Es 300 which I have had from newwith no problems at all and hoped to buy a ES 350 but am very concerned with the transmission problems.Strangely Consumers Reports refers to the problems but still has the car as Recommended but does not recommend the V6 Camry which I assume has the same powertrain.Can anyone comment on this.What if anything is Lexus doing to fix this problem on effected cars and are more recent cars still effected?
#2602 of 2769 Re: Lexus transmission problems [strapper]
Nov 12, 2007 (9:13 pm)
I would consider hanging on to the ES300 for one more year if it is causing you no troubles, and monitor how the ES350 evolves through some of it's problems.
#2603 of 2769 Transmission Issues?
Nov 13, 2007 (4:22 pm)
I always wonder what the transmission issues are with ES350. It is my second car and first luxury car that I have ever purchased. I had rattle issue which is fixed now. But, can anyone please enlighten me on the issues regarding transmission and what I should look for to check if my car has issues? Thanks in advance.
#2604 of 2769 Re: Lexus transmission problems [justbass]
Nov 14, 2007 (6:01 pm)
Thank you for replying to my message and like you suggest I will hold of till we see some resolution to the problem.I am going to speak to the service managers at the local Toyota And Lexus dealerships and seewhat I can find out --Strapper
#2605 of 2769 Re: Lexus transmission problems [strapper]
Nov 14, 2007 (9:26 pm)
Also try clublexus.com in the ES section for members' transmission problems, as well as other items of concern are noted.
Disspite the problems, with fingers crossed, my wife and I will still consider this model and hope that all concerns have been worked out in the spring of next year.
#2606 of 2769 Jack Points
Nov 21, 2007 (9:46 am)
I have a 07 ES350 and, being an old retired dude, enjoy doing oil changes and tire rotations myself. However, I noticed in the manual they only show two jacking points and both raise the front or rear tires entirely off the ground. Also, I don't have any room for my jack stands. Does anyone know of any alternate jacking points or do I need to buy myself some ramps?
#2607 of 2769 Re: Jack Points [ahrjr]
Nov 21, 2007 (10:04 am)
Check out this link for good information on changing oil on an ES350. I have done one oil change on my 350 without problems and without raising the front end. It would be easier to raise the front, but it is not necessary. This link also shows a homemade ramp, that I will probably make before my next oil change. BTW, I did have a little problem sticking the plastic hose adapter into the filter - you've got to push hard and that is difficult with the hose attached.
#2608 of 2769 Re: Jack Points [scottinmem]
Nov 23, 2007 (3:13 pm)
Thanks for the info and the link.
#2609 of 2769 ES350 or RX350
Dec 15, 2007 (5:26 pm)
When we were in the market to buy car last year, we were looking to buy either ES350 or RX350. I was leaning towards RX but my wife wanted to go for ES. Since, it was for her, we bought ES. I would like to know if there are guys out there who are in the same situation as I was and what did they buy and for what reasons. My wife did not like the looks of the RX inside as well as outside. She thought it looked small from the outside and design outdated. She said that the ES looks more luxirours than the RX inside and outside. She liked the dash layout, ignition, more leg room in rear, steering wheel, etc of ES while the RX had cheap plastic for buttons. I thought both were equally good but went with ES hoping to buy redesigned RX in 2008 but I have to wait for one more year as the new RX will be available as 2010 model.
#2610 of 2769 brake failure
Jan 01, 2008 (10:05 pm)
Has anyone experienced or heard of 2007 model ES350 having brake failure? My in-laws where on the interstate where they experienced brake failure. Luckily they were able to shift into neutral and coast to a stop on the shoulder of the freeway. Pretty scary and luckily no one got hurt.