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2002 lexus ES300 engine problems

I hear that the 2002 ES300 had engine problems ( oil gels), MAF sensor and air fuel ratio sensor problems. I am also told these defects were resolved in the 2003 model.

Have you heard of this?

How can I tell if an early 2003 model has the 2002 engine in it?

Thanks.

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  • lexus2002 Apr 24, 2009

    I have a 2002 ES300 that had exactly the same engine problems ( oil gels) to the point that the engine completely died.



    I heard many cars were recalled because of this. Do you know if the dealer would take the car back if that is the case?

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