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P030x Codes On 2002 Es300

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I have a 2002 ES300 with approximately 54000 miles on. I purchased in September 2007 with just under 51000 miles.

I have had the oil changed twice, once when I first got the car and once about 3000 miles into having the car. It has been burning oil very quickly, causing my oil light to come on every few hundred miles.

Recently, the check engine light has come on and often flashes at me. The vehicle shudders when at a stop, such as a red light, and also hesitates quite a bit around 40mph. The light has continually began to flash more often than before. Also, a lot of white/blueish smoke comes out of the exhaust when I first start the car.

I had my local mechanic get the OBD-II readings, and he got the P0300 code, specifically P0305 and P0306, indicating that cylinders 5 and 6 are misfiring.

Is this something common in this vehicle? Also, what would most likely be causing this problem, and what would I need to do to have it repaired? Any estimated costs on repairs? Is the vehicle still safe to drive? I am scheduled to take it to a local Lexus dealership for service tomorrow morning, but any feedback would be helpful. Thanks!

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Hi,

I have a 200 ES 300 and had similar problems, due to "oil gelling" which eventually caused the engine to seize. Fortunatley Lexus has a program which replaced the engine free of charge. The coverage is for 8 years from the date of original pruchase, regardless of ownership/mileage. Take it to a Lexus dealer, or call Lexus.

Good Luck!

JamieVT

I have a 2002 ES300 with approximately 54000 miles on. I purchased in September 2007 with just under 51000 miles.

I have had the oil changed twice, once when I first got the car and once about 3000 miles into having the car. It has been burning oil very quickly, causing my oil light to come on every few hundred miles.

Recently, the check engine light has come on and often flashes at me. The vehicle shudders when at a stop, such as a red light, and also hesitates quite a bit around 40mph. The light has continually began to flash more often than before. Also, a lot of white/blueish smoke comes out of the exhaust when I first start the car.

I had my local mechanic get the OBD-II readings, and he got the P0300 code, specifically P0305 and P0306, indicating that cylinders 5 and 6 are misfiring.

Is this something common in this vehicle? Also, what would most likely be causing this problem, and what would I need to do to have it repaired? Any estimated costs on repairs? Is the vehicle still safe to drive? I am scheduled to take it to a local Lexus dealership for service tomorrow morning, but any feedback would be helpful. Thanks!

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