1998 Lexus ES 300 Sedan - Reliability

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Base Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1998 Lexus ES 300 Sedan by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Engine, the Charcoal Canister/Evaporative Solenoids and the Air Fuel Ratio Sensors for California emission vehicles. Failure of the Engine is caused because the engine oil gels. Engine oil gelling will also cause excessive engine oil usage. When proper maintenance schedules for oil changes are followed, oil gelling should not occur. Lexus has issued an 8 year unlimited mileage goodwill repair for this condition. Failure of the Charcoal Canister/ Evaporative Solenoids or the Air Fuel Ratio Sensors will cause a drivability problem or the check engine light to illuminate.

The cost to repair the Engine is estimated at $4,500.00 for parts and $1,384.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Charcoal Canister/Evaporative Solenoids is estimated at $321.50 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Air Fuel Ratio Sensors is estimated at $310.67 each for parts and $97.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Lexus ES 300 Sedan by Identifix

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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