2005 Lexus ES 330 Consumer Review: Frustrated by Lexus

2005 Lexus ES 330 - Consumer Review

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Frustrated by Lexus
By Ray Wiese on


2005 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


I've been wholeheartedly disappointed with the ownership experience. Dealer "acknowledges my problems" but states "Lexus has no technical fix". Problems are transmission surging when accelerating from a near stop (say, 5 mph) following speed humps or in stop/start traffic - caused by computer controlled throttle and wind noise from driver's mirror. Also, dash & door rattles that come and go depending upon outside temperature. From a brand ranked by many as being of high customer satisfactory rating, I personally have been wholeheartedly disappointed with the ownership experience. I truly want to love this care but remain frustrated with Lexus and Toyota. Expected more for the money.

Best Features

Fit, form and finish are nice. Ride is good.

Worst Features

Lexus must fix the acknowledged problems with the computer controlled throttle in this vehicle. I've learned this has been a chronic problem for several years with no fix. Wind noise from the driver's mirror has been described as "normal" yet no noise is heard from the driver's side mirror.
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