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 1997 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn 4dr Sdn (CA/NY)

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MSRP: $29,900
Invoice: $26,050

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas V6 /3.0L/183
Transmission: Automatic w/OD,
Door/Body Style: /4 Door Sedan
Drive Type:

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  • General
  • MSRP: $29,900
  • Invoice Price: $26,050
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 3.0L (183) DOHC EFI 24-valve V6 aluminum engine
  • Stainless steel exhaust w/chrome tip
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas V6
  • Displacement (CC): 3.0L/183
  • Fuel System: EFI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 200 @ 5200
  • Torque @ RPM: 214 @ 4400

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 60.8
  • Track Rear: 59.8
  • Ground Clearance (in): 5.4
  • Overall Length (in): 190.2
  • Overall Width (in): 54.9
  • Wheelbase (in): 105.1
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 5
  • Headroom front (in): 38.0
  • Hip room front (in): 53.3
  • Leg room front (in): 43.5
  • Shoulder room front (in): 55.6

Features

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  • Exterior
    • Automatic on-off halogen mulit-reflector headlamps
    • Foglamps integrated into front airdam
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Automatic air conditioning system-inc: automatic climate control, LCD display
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • Center console-inc: CD/cassette storage (or optional cellular phone), push- type cupholder, dual storage compartments, auxiliary pwr outlet, rear cupholders
    • ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 195-watt pwr, auto-reverse, 7-speakers
    • Pre-wiring for options-inc: 6-disc CD auto-changer, cellular phone handset, transceiver, command module
    • Rear window glass-integrated FM diversity antenna
  • Instrumentation
    • Cruise control
    • Digital odometer & twin trip meters
    • Digital quartz clock
    • Electronic analog instrument cluster-inc: red LED needles, 8000-rpm tachometer, 140-mph speedometer, fuel level, coolant temperature
  • Wheels & Tires
    • 15" x 6.0" aluminum alloy wheels
    • Front wheel drive
    • Full size spare tire w/steel wheel
    • P205/65VR15 SBR tires
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Day/night rearview mirror
    • Dual color-keyed pwr heated outside rearview mirrors
    • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/visor extensions
    • Pwr windows w/driver side "auto-down" feature
    • Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer
    • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist control

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • Driver & front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • First aid kit
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Passenger assist grips-inc: 2-rear, one front retracting
  • Pwr front seats w/driver side pwr lumbar support
  • Rear center lap belt
  • Shift lock system w/recessed/covered shift lock button
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Warning/indicator lights-inc: battery, oil level, seat belt, brake, airbag, engine, oil pressure, low fuel, door open, high beam, hazard, cruise control, headlights-on, tire slippage
  • Anti-Theft
  • Pwr door locks-inc: driver 2-turn unlock system, anti lock-out
  • Vehicle theft deterrent system
  • Braking & Traction
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 4-wheel pwr-assisted front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes

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    Service Bulletins for 1997 Lexus

    1997 LEXUS ES
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0179-17
    TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01, PG004-97, PG003-97, PG003-93, and PG002-90. Service Bulletin Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01,
    1997 LEXUS ES250
    Bulletin Number: 01202
    SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    1997 LEXUS ES300
    Bulletin Number: 010102
    SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT FOR CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED SPECIFIC MECHANICAL ENGINE PROBLEMS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE CONDITION KNOWN AS OIL GELLING OR SLUDGE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01202
    SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 22NOV99
    SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO TIGHTEN THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT TO THE PROPER TORQUE SETTING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 980101
    THE STEERING RACK HOUSING BUSHING ON SOME VEHICLES HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REDUCE NOISE FROM THE STEERING RACK HOUSING BRACKET. *YC
    Bulletin Number: AX00101
    SUBJECT REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00397
    FRONT ASHTRAY RECEPTACLE BUZZ NOISE. *JD
    Bulletin Number: BO00496
    AIR LEAK NOISE FROM FRONT DOOR GLASS AT LOWER REAR CORNER. *TW
    Bulletin Number: BO00500
    SUBJECT REGARDING SEAT HEATER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00501
    SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00901
    INFORMATION ON PREVENTING PARTICLE BUILDUP AND PRESERVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR.*JB
    Bulletin Number: BR00199
    CONCERNS WITH THE FRONT BRAKES MAKING GROANING OR GRINDING NOISE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: EG002
    CHARCOAL CANISTER ASSEMBLY SUPPLY PARTS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO SIMPLIFY PARTS PRODUCTION AND PERMIT INTERCHANGEABILITY WITH CURRENT MODEL VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: EL00101
    SUBJECT REGARDING TURN SIGNALS FLASHING ABNORMALLY. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: L-BO-004-05 Obso
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0092-13.
    Bulletin Number: Lexus Floor Mat
    In the recent Bi-annual Floor Mat reminder letter distributed November, 2012, Lexus indicated that we were developing support materials that will help remind dealership customers and associates of the importance of proper floor mat usage.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0007-11 Rev
    TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0010-13
    A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-002-01 - OB
    TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 7, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14 Rev
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE-October 16, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0066-11 Rev
    LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0082-14
    TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0092-13
    The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0031-10
    Adhesive & sealant cross reference Information
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the S
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the SRS airbags or pretensioner devic
    Bulletin Number: NV00198
    EXPERIENCING WIND THROB NOISE COMING FROM THE MOON ROOF. *YC
    Bulletin Number: PG00197
    PUBLICATION CORRECTION INFORMATION. *JD
    Bulletin Number: ST00400
    THIS BULLETIN STATES THAT THE STEERING WHEEL INSTALLATION NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATION HAS BEEN CHANGED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: ST00498
    THE STEERING RACK BUSHING ON SOME VEHICLES HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REDUCE NOISE FROMTHE RACK HOUSING BRACKET NO. 2. *YC
    Bulletin Number: ST010101
    SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: SU00299
    SERVICE INFORMATION TO ELIMINATE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT
    1997 LEXUS GS
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0179-17
    TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01, PG004-97, PG003-97, PG003-93, and PG002-90. Service Bulletin Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01,
    1997 LEXUS GS300
    Bulletin Number: 01202
    SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT
    Bulletin Number: AX00101
    SUBJECT REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00501
    SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: L-BO-004-05 Obso
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0092-13.
    Bulletin Number: LEXUS 5
    GS 300 TELESCOPIC STEERING COLUMN GRINDING NOISE. *JD
    Bulletin Number: Lexus Floor Mat
    In the recent Bi-annual Floor Mat reminder letter distributed November, 2012, Lexus indicated that we were developing support materials that will help remind dealership customers and associates of the importance of proper floor mat usage.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0007-11 Rev
    TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0010-13
    A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-002-01 - OB
    TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 7, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14 Rev
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE-October 16, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0066-11 Rev
    LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0082-14
    TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0092-13
    The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the SRS airbags or pretensioner devic
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the S
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0145-13
    Spots in Window glass
    Bulletin Number: PG00197
    PUBLICATION CORRECTION INFORMATION. *JD
    Bulletin Number: ST010101
    SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT
    1997 LEXUS GS400
    Bulletin Number: BO00501
    SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14 Rev
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    Bulletin Number: ST010101
    SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT
    1997 LEXUS LEXUS
    Bulletin Number: BR00197
    A NEW BRAKE PAD HAS BEEN INTRODUCED ON THE 1997 LX450. *JD
    Bulletin Number: BR00300
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A CLICKING TYPE NOISE WHEN FIRST APPLYING THE BRAKES AFTER CHANGING VEHICLE TRAVEL DIRECTION (DRIVE / FORWARD TO REVERSE, REVERSE TO DRIVE / FORWARD). *TT
    1997 LEXUS LS
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0179-17
    TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01, PG004-97, PG003-97, PG003-93, and PG002-90. Service Bulletin Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01,
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0007-10
    Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL "ON" condition for P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit) and or P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit) due to inconsistent rational speed of the engine's crankshaft.
    1997 LEXUS LS400
    Bulletin Number: 01202
    SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 98201
    STARTER SWITCH SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN . *YC
    Bulletin Number: AU00198
    VEHICLE EXPERIENCING STATIC NOISE ON WEAK AM STATIONS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: AX00101
    SUBJECT REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00200
    SUBJECT REGARDING SEAT HEATER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00200
    INFORMATION ON THE SEAT HEATER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *MJS
    Bulletin Number: BO00501
    SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: L-BO-004-05 Obso
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0092-13.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0007-11 Rev
    TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0010-13
    A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14 Rev
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE-October 16, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0066-11 Rev
    LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0082-14
    TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0092-13
    The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0031-10
    Adhesive & sealant cross reference Information
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the S
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the SRS airbags or pretensioner devic
    Bulletin Number: PG00197
    PUBLICATION CORRECTION INFORMATION. *JD
    Bulletin Number: ST010101
    SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT
    1997 LEXUS LX
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0179-17
    TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01, PG004-97, PG003-97, PG003-93, and PG002-90. Service Bulletin Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01,
    1997 LEXUS LX450
    Bulletin Number: 970801TC002
    DELAYED ENGAGEMENT FROM "PARK TO REVERSE" OR "NEUTRAL TO REVERSE" SHIFT OPERATION. *YC
    Bulletin Number: BO00501
    SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00901
    INFORMATION ON PREVENTING PARTICLE BUILDUP AND PRESERVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR.*JB
    Bulletin Number: L-BO-004-05 Obso
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0092-13.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0007-11 Rev
    TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0010-13
    A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE-October 16, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0066-11 Rev
    LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0082-14
    TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0092-13
    The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0031-10
    Adhesive & sealant cross reference Information
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the SRS airbags or pretensioner devic
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the S
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0145-13
    Spots in Window glass
    Bulletin Number: ST010101
    SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: TC00198
    SOME AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY PRODUCE A CHATTER NOISE WHEN SHIFTED FROM REVERSE INTO EITHER NEUTRAL OR PARK. *YC
    1997 LEXUS RX300
    Bulletin Number: 010102
    SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT FOR CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED SPECIFIC MECHANICAL ENGINE PROBLEMS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE CONDITION KNOWN AS OIL GELLING OR SLUDGE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    1997 LEXUS SC
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0179-17
    TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01, PG004-97, PG003-97, PG003-93, and PG002-90. Service Bulletin Nos. L-SB-0048-08, PG007-07, PG016-01, PG015-01,
    1997 LEXUS SC300
    Bulletin Number: 01202
    SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT
    Bulletin Number: AX00101
    SUBJECT REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00501
    SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: EL00198
    SUBJECT ON ENGINE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM PRECAUTIONS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: L-BO-004-05 Obso
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0092-13.
    Bulletin Number: Lexus Floor Mat
    In the recent Bi-annual Floor Mat reminder letter distributed November, 2012, Lexus indicated that we were developing support materials that will help remind dealership customers and associates of the importance of proper floor mat usage.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0007-11 Rev
    TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0010-13
    A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14 Rev
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE-October 16, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0066-11 Rev
    LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0082-14
    TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0092-13
    The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0031-10
    Adhesive & sealant cross reference Information
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the S
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the SRS airbags or pretensioner devic
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0145-13
    Spots in Window glass
    Bulletin Number: PG01699
    SUBJECT REGARDING REPAIR MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: ST010101
    SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT
    1997 LEXUS SC400
    Bulletin Number: 01202
    SUSPENSION BALL JOINT INSPECTION METHOD. *TT
    Bulletin Number: AX00101
    SUBJECT REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: BO00501
    SUBJECT REGARDING NEW SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER SERVICE PARTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: L-BO-004-05 Obso
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0092-13.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0007-11 Rev
    TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0010-13
    A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0025-14 Rev
    TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE-October 16, 2014: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0041-11 Rev
    This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0082-14.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0048-08 Obs
    TSB: Replacement Certification Labels. OBSOLETE NOTICE November 28, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see L-SB-0179-17.
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0066-11 Rev
    LSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0082-14
    TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta
    Bulletin Number: L-SB-0092-13
    The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0031-10
    Adhesive & sealant cross reference Information
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the SRS airbags or pretensioner devic
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0111-13
    Lexus vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the S
    Bulletin Number: L-TT-0145-13
    Spots in Window glass
    Bulletin Number: PG01699
    SUBJECT REGARDING REPAIR MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: ST010101
    SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING WHEELNUT SERVICE SPECIFICATION. *TT

     

    Recalls for 1997 Lexus

    1997 LEXUS ES300
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
    Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Manufacture Dates:07/23/1996 - 02/11/1997
    Potential Units Affected:18746

    Defect Description:

    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.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DESIGN BRAKE VACUUM HOSE.
    1997 LEXUS ES300
    NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
    Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Manufacture Dates:07/29/1993 - 07/09/1998
    Potential Units Affected:540037

    Defect Description:

    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.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT.
    1997 LEXUS GS300
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
    Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Manufacture Dates:07/24/1995 - 04/15/1997
    Potential Units Affected:2737

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INADEQUATE LUBRICATION OF THE INSIDE OF THE LOWER BALL JOINTS, EXCESSIVE WEAR CAN OCCUR CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE LOWER BALL JOINTS. SEPARATION OF THE LOWER BALL JOINTS FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE ARMS COULD OCCUR.

    Consequence:

    THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER BALL JOINTS.
    1997 LEXUS LS400
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
    Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Manufacture Dates:04/03/1995 - 06/04/1997
    Potential Units Affected:47525

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE TERMINAL FOR THE STARTER MOTOR MAGNETIC SWITCH, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR IF ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE LIQUID, SUCH AS ROAD SPLASH WITH DEICING SALT, ENTERS THIS AREA.

    Consequence:

    A STARTER MOTOR NO-START CONDITION OR AN UNDERHOOD FIRE CAN RESULT.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE MAGNETIC SWITCH.
    1997 LEXUS SC400
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
    Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Manufacture Dates:08/03/1995 - 08/21/1997
    Potential Units Affected:47525

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE TERMINAL FOR THE STARTER MOTOR MAGNETIC SWITCH, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR IF ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE LIQUID, SUCH AS ROAD SPLASH WITH DEICING SALT, ENTERS THIS AREA.

    Consequence:

    A STARTER MOTOR NO-START CONDITION OR AN UNDERHOOD FIRE CAN RESULT.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE MAGNETIC SWITCH.

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