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sheesh what next???? while in motion this light came on today, manual says it's something in the throttle control or electrical system. i'm taking this in asap, it's been acting up ever since purchase... next time i will learn never to get a car in it's first model year.

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Originally posted by vinyl:

sheesh what next???? while in motion this light came on today, manual says it's something in the throttle control or electrical system. i'm taking this in asap, it's been acting up ever since purchase... next time i will learn never to get a car in it's first model year.

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Bummer for you. I purchased my car 8/00 and zero problems. Gotta love Lexus reliability. At least for me.
 

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Had mine since 12/00. No problems and lovin' the car!!


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Have mine since 7/2000. No serious (as in have dealer take a look at) yet.
 

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The IS300 does not have any habitual check engine light problems. First year or not, did you do something like leave the gas cap loose? That will turn on the light. Let us know what code the tech found.
 

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car has only 1600 miles... Wasn't the gas cap, that was my first check. I usually turn off the engine when pumping, once I left it on and the people in the car said it was rattling. I'll be at the shop tonight and will follow-up here. I will talk to them about the ecu upgrade but all they usually say is that it's in "testing".

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I got mine at 1/27/01, the car was assembled in 12/00, with 3500 miles nor problems except for

1. seat belt makes moaning noise when i go over bumps.

2. a slight wind noise, but that already going over 100pmh. The dealer is waiting for an update to fix it.

3. nothing else

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2001 Lexus IS300 Leather package/moonroof/pwr tilt and homelink pkg, 17 chrome, and still thinking about the spoiler? But no LSD for 31900
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Not a single problem with my IS300 so far (12000KM) except the defective stereo unit (stuck CDs) within the first 2 weeks of ownership.

Probably the dealer was not doing a good job for the pre-delivery inspection. Or they put wrong fluids or incorrect fluids in the wrong place ?
 

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what is it with me and gas stations... hehe I think I get distracted by the attraction the car gives over there..
it was my error as I didn't tighten the gas cap more than a few clicks... well I need to adjust myself accordingly to the sensitivity of this car, the steering and accelerator response is leaps and bounds over my old ride and the gas cap too.
 
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