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Lexus LX 470, SUV
#1371 of 1476 Re: LX 470 Problems [oac]
Jan 07, 2007 (6:09 am)
We own a 1999 LX 470. We experienced a "low, grinding" sound that occured only upon starting to move forward. The dealer at first couldn't replicate the sound. Over time, it got worse. Finally,the dealer replaced our entire transmission.....but the noise persisted!!It turns out that we once had our car serviced at a Toyota dealer because we were out of town, and there wasn't a Lexus dealer within a couple hundred miles. The Toyota dealer used the wrong fluid in the differential, and that was the source of the noise. When Lexus changed to the correct fluid, the noise disappeared. That was 50,000 miles ago, and we haven't experienced any problems since.
#1372 of 1476 problems with the LX
Feb 08, 2007 (11:05 am)
I have a 2004 LX 470 and have had numerous problems with it. It has had the transmission replaced, the height sensors replaced twice, brake issues...the list goes on and on. Has anyone else experienced similar problems?? I was told to call the 1800-25-lexus number but they basically told me 'tough luck!'.
#1373 of 1476 Re: problems with the LX [lisao1]
Feb 08, 2007 (11:48 am)
Sorry to hear that. Was it purchased new? What is/was the mileage when the problems showed up? What region do you live in please? I am considering a used 2004 LX470 and would appreciate your further comments.
#1374 of 1476 Re: problems with the LX [lisao1]
Feb 08, 2007 (7:42 pm)
this is really surprising. I have been monitoring the LX/Land Cruiser boards for a long time. I own a 2002 Landcruiser. I haven't met or heard from anyone else with these kinds of problems. I guess you really got unlucky. Did you buy new or used?
#1375 of 1476 Re: problems with the LX [hypnosis44]
Feb 10, 2007 (12:38 pm)
I purchased the car new in Pittsburgh, PA. The problems started almost immediately - I think the height sensors went before I had 2000 miles on the car. I think 'unlucky' is the key word. Despite the multitude of problems I have had, I love the vehicle. The truck looks great and the ride is very smooth.
#1376 of 1476 Re: problems with the LX [lisao1]
Feb 10, 2007 (2:11 pm)
Glad you still like it. I will be looking for a 2004 in my area soon. What year is yours and how many miles? Did you have to pay for any of the major repairs? Is it working all right now?
#1378 of 1476 Re: 2008 LX info... [gteach26]
Feb 14, 2007 (4:28 pm)
From looking at the spy pics of the 2008 Land Cruiser and 2008 LX, it seems that the basic platform is still shared, but the LX has taken the Lexus corporate look like it's smaller sibling the GX.
Frankly I was disappointed by the bulbous and rounded look of the new Land cruiser. I have plenty of minivans to choose from . No need to plonk down 60K to get a minivan. Looks like they were still competing with the previous generation Tahoe/Yukon when they designed the Landcruiser replacement. The landscape has changed since then.
I have no doubt it will be a fine truck if you can get past the looks only a mother can love. But it is important to me.
#1379 of 1476 Re: problems with the LX [hypnosis44]
Feb 15, 2007 (10:45 am)
Mine is a 2004 with 41,000 miles. I did not have to pay for any of the repairs, in fact, my dealer is extremely accommodating. He has not seen an LX with so many problems (so he says anyway). It is working great - for the moment...
Mar 01, 2007 (9:50 pm)
There is NO more LX..... There is NO more Land Cruiser..... Toyota and Lexus are getting rid of the two and making the JX. Why don't people get it???? My Lexus dealer says we'll probably see it Jan-Mar 08 shortly after the new Sequoia.