2003 Lexus ES 300 Consumer Review: The ES needs work

2003 Lexus ES 300 Sedan - Consumer Review

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The ES needs work
By slarson on


2003 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


The 02-03 ES300's have a serious
problem with the throttle/tranny
computer. I've read reviews saying the
ES330 does not correct that problem.
Lexus has acknowledged that customers
have reported problems with the drive-
by-wire system, I'm one of those with
major problems. I'm not sure how they
could make a car that does not go when
you give it gas, but there are
different driving situations where that
happens. Most notable is when pulling
into traffic out of a parking lot. If
not starting from a dead stop, the
computer causes a serious lag and does
not kick the engine in for a second or
two. I'll never buy a Lexus again if
Lexus does not fix this

Best Features

Interior comfort.

Worst Features

Throttle/tranny computer still needs serious improvement.
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