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Old 10-31-12, 12:45 PM   #16
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so both my sister and i both have a 06 gs300 and her car is doing the same thing. So i called over to south county lexus and spoke with Doug my service writter, and he said that they recently released an extended warranty for some O-ring on the pistons for this car. i think he called it a Rough Ride recall, but he said that very well can be the issue causing that. its something to look into. im leaving to take my sisters car in about 15 min. ill post up results when i get them ::fingers crossed::
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Old 11-17-12, 04:21 PM   #17
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I have the exact same problem you are having with my 2006 GS 300 RWD. It wont **** passed 4 or 5th gear. I have 100,000 miles. My dealer attempted to get fixed for me for free but the manager declined because he said my car hasn't received regular maintenance at Lexus. Now im just stuck as I don't have $4000 to get it repaired.
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Old 11-17-12, 05:58 PM   #18
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Bypass the dealer, and speak to Lexus CS directly.
It's bollocks that the car hasn't seen the dealership's service bay as having anything to do with the transmission going south - it's a lifetime fluid, and barring any loss of fluid from leaking gasket around the pan, that puts that stupid comment in its place.
Are we to presume you've had the car serviced elsewhere regularly, etc?

If Lexus won't play ball, then source a replacement pre-owned unit, and it'll cost a lot less than $4K.
Alternatively find a good transmission specialist, and see what they have to say.
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Old 05-30-14, 11:57 PM   #19
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I think its your shift solenoid
It probably has the stored code p0761
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Old 01-13-15, 01:47 AM   #20
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Default i noticed i have the same problem bec i was burning oil due to high rpm

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Hello and thanks for this post.

I'm having a very similar problem.

Only goes into 1-3 and won't go into 4-6 without reving up to 4000 rpms and then it goes into gear.

Codes are P0751 "D Solenoid" and P0761 "C Solenoid"

Can I just replace these 2 solenoid's since these are the only 2 which are messed up?

your oil will burn if you drive high rpm. i have the same problem dont know what to do. noticed low oil which made me realize im not going into 5 on the freeway.
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Old 03-19-15, 05:44 PM   #21
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I also had the same issue with my 06 gs300. Initially, i felt like my car was sometimes in the wrong gear when driving on the freeway but it went from intermittent to worse in a matter of a week.

One day it got stuck in 4th gear when driving on the freeway and i knew i was in for a big overhall. I also took it to Tustin Lexus and they diagnosed it with a blown transmission. Seriously, i've had this CPO for 3 years and it blew my mind that I had to replace the tranny with less than 130k miles.

Needless to say, I was disappointed when I was quoted 5k to get it replaced. Luckily, i decided to call Lexus corporate and they were able to help out with the cost of repair. They paid for 1/2 the parts which was close to 2k. Went from 5k to 3,300. Sure I got screwed in having to replace a relatively young tranny by toyota standards, but at least Lexus stepped up and helped out when they didnt have to. I'm sure that I'm lexus for life at this point.

But as far as the tranny, i think there has to be some design flaw. From what I've read the 2006 has the 2005 tranny in it which is a completely different from what they went with in the 2007 model. I'm only hoping that I can get more life out of this rebuilt replacement than 130k miles. After what I spent, I'm sure I'll be in my GS for a couple more years.
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I also had the same issue with my 06 gs300. Initially, i felt like my car was sometimes in the wrong gear when driving on the freeway but it went from intermittent to worse in a matter of a week.

One day it got stuck in 4th gear when driving on the freeway and i knew i was in for a big overhall. I also took it to Tustin Lexus and they diagnosed it with a blown transmission. Seriously, i've had this CPO for 3 years and it blew my mind that I had to replace the tranny with less than 130k miles.

Needless to say, I was disappointed when I was quoted 5k to get it replaced. Luckily, i decided to call Lexus corporate and they were able to help out with the cost of repair. They paid for 1/2 the parts which was close to 2k. Went from 5k to 3,300. Sure I got screwed in having to replace a relatively young tranny by toyota standards, but at least Lexus stepped up and helped out when they didnt have to. I'm sure that I'm lexus for life at this point.

But as far as the tranny, i think there has to be some design flaw. From what I've read the 2006 has the 2005 tranny in it which is a completely different from what they went with in the 2007 model. I'm only hoping that I can get more life out of this rebuilt replacement than 130k miles. After what I spent, I'm sure I'll be in my GS for a couple more years.
Now you see why the manufacturer of the transmissions...Aisin...doesn't agree with the bean counters at Lexus about some lifetime fluid...complete BS...Lexus of Canada says every 60k it should be changed.

All the 06+ GS 300/350 have the same transmission...and it would be more durable without this WS lifetime fluid crap...
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