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Air Bag Not Deploy Problems of Lexus ES300



Lexus ES300 owners have reported 23 problems related to air bag not deploy (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2000 Lexus ES300 1
Failure Date: 06/23/2014

My father was disoriented and didn't know where he was. He just kept driving, hoping to figure it out. His car went off the road down into a very deep ravine. The car sustained over $17000 in damage. The insurance company totaled the car. He has 9 broken ribs, and has been in the icu for 6 days now. The airbags did not deploy. Something is not right here. He bought the car at a Lexus dealership, performance Lexus of Lincoln. They worked on his car in may. . . Total was over $2000. 00.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 Lexus ES300 2
Failure Date: 10/22/2011

The contact owned a 2003 Lexus Es300. The driver was traveling 45 mph and lost control of the vehicle. The driver crashed into a row of bushes and then struck a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The cause of the crash was undetermined. The driver and a passenger were killed. A police report was filed and the vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2002 Lexus ES300 3
Failure Date: 06/11/2011

The contact owned a 2002 Lexus Es300. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a head on crash in which the air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained serious injuries to the neck, spine and shoulder. A police report was available and the vehicle was destroyed. An authorized dealer was notified and informed the contact to notify the manufacturer. The manufacturer was not yet made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 92,000.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2001 Lexus ES300 4
Failure Date: 03/09/2011

Was in an accident and the air bag did not deploy. Therefore I was thrown into the steering wheel and sustained an injury to my head and eye. I was traveling 45 mph before breaking and contact.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1998 Lexus ES300 5
Failure Date: 10/20/2010

The contact owns a 1998 Lexus Es300. The contact was driving approximately 45-50 mph when another vehicle side swiped his vehicle, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a cement wall. The front air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and shoulder and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. A police report was available. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised that the legal department would contact him. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 68,000.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1998 Lexus ES300 6
Failure Date: 10/20/2010

My 1998 Lexus hit a cement wall and the air bag did not deploy. I called and wrote to Lexus headquarters three times and they never responded. I want to hear from Lexus about this problem.


car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2001 Lexus ES300 7
Failure Date: 03/13/2008

The contact owns a 2001 Lexus Es300. While driving 55 mph, the contact's daughter was involved in a three vehicle crash. The first vehicle slammed on its brakes and caused the second vehicle to strike the bumper of the first vehicle. The contact's daughter then crashed into the rear of the second vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy in the third vehicle and no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the insurance company's service center for repair. The manufacturer was notified after the repair was made and they stated that nothing could be done because the vehicle had been repaired. A police report was filed. The contact's daughter was injured. The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was unavailable.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2002 Lexus ES300 8
Failure Date: 01/13/2006

: the consumer stated while driving at 30 mph, in wet conditions a vehicle turned in front of him without warning. This caused the consumer to broadside the other vehicle with his front end. The brakes were suddenly applied and the airbags did not deploy. All of the occupants were wearing seat belts, but the shoulder straps did not catch, causing minor injuries. There was a police report taken at the scene. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard and the insurance company deemed the vehicle totaled. Updated 3/9/2006 -.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2000 Lexus ES300 9
Failure Date: 10/13/2005

2000 Lexus Es300 involved in 45 mph frontal crash and driver air bags did not deploy.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1999 Lexus ES300 10
Failure Date: 07/20/2005

While driving on a recently oiled and chipped rural road, I had to veer to the right in order to avoid an oncoming vehicle driving in the center of the road. Upon said vehicle passing, I slightly turned the wheel to the left in order to fully return to the road. At this point, the vehicle started to "fish tail" terribly, no matter how much I tried to regain control, and eventually turned head on toward the opposite side of the road, directly toward trees lining the opposite side. I must have lost consciousness, as the next thing I recall is facing in the opposite direction that I was going, with the right (passenger) side of the car resting against the trees lining the side of the road opposite the direction I was traveling. The impact had been extremely significant, as the vehicle was absolutely totaled, with the front and passenger side being the areas of primary damage. This vehicle had six (6) airbags, none of which deployed. The vehicle was eventually looked at by Lexus representatives, who advised the vehicle was working as it was supposed to, I. E. , the airbags should not have deployed in this accident, which I find difficult to understand considering the significant impact of said vehicle. My insurance company suggested that I contact NHTSA to report this incident.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 Lexus ES300 11
Failure Date: 11/16/2004

While driving 40 mph the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. The dual airbags did not deploy. The driver sustained head injuries from hitting his head on the steering wheel. Please provide additional information.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 Lexus ES300 12
Failure Date: 03/18/2004

When pulling into a parking spot driver depressed the brake pedal and vehicle suddenly accelerated. Vehicle went over the curb, and hit a light pole. Front left side of the vehicle was damaged. Upon impact, front air bags did not deploy. Driver sustained minor bruises.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 Lexus ES300 13
Failure Date: 03/10/2004

While waiting in heavy traffic at an intersection and without warning vehicle suddenly accelerated. This caused the driver to rear end the vehicle in front. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The insurance company totaled the vehicle. The dealership insisted that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The consumer contacted the manufacturer and was told that nothing could be done.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 Lexus ES300 14
Failure Date: 02/17/2004

While driving 4 mph and depressing the brakes brake pedal pulsated, causing extended stopping distance, which resulted in vehicle hitting an embankment head on. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealership for inspection.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2002 Lexus ES300 15
Failure Date: 08/07/2003

When pulling into a parking space traveling at less then 10 miles per hour, the car suddenly accelerated, proceeded forward hitting another parked car head on. The vehicle then jumped a curb and hit a second car. When attempting to stop the car using the brakes, the brake pedal was depressed but the car did not stop. In addition the air bag failed to deploy. Significant damage was done to two other vehicles beside mine.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1999 Lexus ES300 16
Failure Date: 11/22/2002

While driving at 15 mph vehicle was involved in a head on collision and airbags did not deploy. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information. Ts.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2000 Lexus ES300 17
Failure Date: 08/19/2002

While driving home from a restaurant vehicle took a different course. It locked up , brakes failed to stop vehicle and it collided into a neighbor's house. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, driver sustained minor injuries to neck and back. Mr. . .

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2001 Lexus ES300 18
Failure Date: 12/26/2000

Airbags did not deploy during accident of frontal damage and vehicle was totaled out by insurance company and wife chest was bruised by steering wheel because airbags did not come out.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1998 Lexus ES300 19
Failure Date: 09/05/1999

Vehicle was involved in an accident; vehicle was broadsided on passenger's side at approximately 35mph or more. Passenger was forced over to driver's side because seat belt did not lock properly, and both air bags failed to deploy. Vehicle at dealer at this tim. ; seeking help from NHTSA in this matter.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1996 Lexus ES300 20
Failure Date: 06/29/1999

While driving down the road another vehicle crossed over double lines and spun around and hit consumer's vehicle and went into trees and the hit consumer's vehicle a third time. As a result, driver's head hit windshield. Airbags did not deploy. Consumer contacted dealer and manufacturer.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1998 Lexus ES300 21

Driver and passenger side air bag did not deploy during collision. Yh.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2002 Lexus ES300 22

Consumer states that the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, upon impact the air bags did not deploy. The dealer and manufacturer were notified. Please provide additional information.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1996 Lexus ES300 23

Consumer was involved in a minor collision in which air bags did not deploy, killing infant in the passenger's seat. Please give any further details.


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