About Lexus IS 300
Lexus IS 300 is an entry-level luxury car manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 1999 to 2005. The first Lexus IS 300 was introduced in North America in 2000 as the first-generation IS, which is slotted below ES. "IS" in its name stands for "Intelligent Sport". Although being produced for only one generation, Lexus IS 300 inherited Japanese automaker's good quality and safety-focus idea, which helped it earn the good grades at driving tests conducted by NHTSA and IIHS.
Although the first-generation IS had been introduced in other markets as early as 1999, Lexus IS 300 did not debut in United States until 2000 as a 2001 model as a sedan and in 2001 as a 2002 model as a SportCross wagon. Available in only one trim level, Lexus IS 300 was powered by a 3.0 L 2JZ-GE inline 6-cylinder engine that could produce 217 horsepower and 218 pound feet of torque, which was fitted along with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Nevertheless, a hardtop convertible called IS 300 C was released on 2 October 2008, Lexus IS 300 was still replaced by the IS 350 and IS 250 as sedan.
Lexus IS 300 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Built at the similar platform with other Lexus models, Lexus IS 300 also shares some common features with them, which brought about it also has some common problems with other models as time passes by:
First, engine failure. Based on the Lexus IS 300 drivers' driving experience, this issue is not only the first but also the most serious problem in Lexus IS 300. They told that at first the whining or squealing noises from the engine would distract their attention, then the ignition timing was retarded and eventually hard starting or inability to start. Before the complete broken down, if the Check Engine Light comes on and reduction in power, accelerating and gas mileage, you should inspect the IS 300 spark plug, camshaft seal, drive belt, air filter, timing belt and oil filter completely.
Second, suspension and braking failures. Suspension failure could be nasty as it would destroy your driving experience. The abnormal tire wear tilts the vehicle, grinding or roaring noise comes from the tire area, and poor handling due to excessive vibrations together made a terrifying and unpleasant experience. The IS 300 wheel bearing and ball joint are often the culprits. While braking failure often manifests as noisy and poorly responded brakes, pulsating brake pedal and leaking brake fluid, all these could be attributed to faulty IS 300 brake pad sent and wheel cylinder repair kit.
However, as a matter of fact, it is not easy to keep your Lexus IS 300 at the prime condition all the time after all it is comprised of many different kinds of auto parts. Some of them are inevitable to wear earlier than the vehicle. Door handle could be loose due to high frequency of usage, so for your convenient entering or exiting from the vehicle, check it routinely. Emblem could fall off and compromise the whole vehicle's appearance, and defective hood latch or hood cable could injury you, so all these parts should be maintained on a regular basis. Routine maintenance on your IS 300 is what you should never leave out if you still want to enjoy the pleasures brought by it for a longer time, which means you should make every effort to lengthen its life expectancy.
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