1997 Lexus ES 300

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1997 Lexus ES 300
Available in 1 styles:  ES 300 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$944–$7,056
Estimated MPG

19 city / 25.9 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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ES 300

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 09E012000
Recall date: 04/07/2009

Problem Summary:

SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Consequence:

DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.


STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Recall number: 99V307000
Recall date: 11/01/1999

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED CAUSING STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS.

Consequence:

THIS CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 11/30/1999.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 07/29/1993 and 07/09/1998.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST

Recall number: 97V156000
Recall date: 09/17/1997

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN,MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NOTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. A CONDITION CAN OCCUR WHERE ACCUMULATED MOISTURE CAN TEMPORARILY FREEZE IN THE BRAKE VACUUM HOSE IF THE VEHICLE IS USED IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

Consequence:

THIS CAN RESULT IN THE ELIMINATION OF VACUUM ASSIST TO THE BRAKES THAT CAN INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCES AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DESIGN BRAKE VACUUM HOSE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/01/1997.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 07/23/1996 and 02/11/1997.


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