By Warren Lieberman on
2005 Lexus ES 330 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
The new 5-speed transmission shifts either hard or surges with hesitation. In slow traffic the transmission falls out of gear and then surges and jerks to find the right gear. At this point Lexus refuses to find a fix for the problem with this model that now is recognized by their dealers and service departments.
suspension and interior
There is a need for an open storage area in the center console for the driver. The transmission must be fixed.