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#1590 of 1867 Window Moulding Blows Off
May 07, 2008 (6:11 pm)
Have a 2004 RX 330 with 31,000 miles. Purchased new in August 2003 so it's out of warranty. Have had the noisy/rattling dashboard problem in cold weather, goofy transmission "searching" for the gear that will make it most happy and the battery failed after 3 years. Lexus has fixed these items but now comes the most bizzare.
Driving at 70 MPH on Interstate 95 last week, the black plastic moulding that wraps around the small window behind the rear door on the passenger side blew off the car. Went to Lexus in Naples, FL where the service manager said he had seen this problem before. To repair they need to replace the entire window. Cost is about $400. Outside of warranty so he says Lexus won't cover. He gave me the name of the glass shop where they get windows repaired and that guy told me he is seeing this rather frequently on 2004 through 2007 Lexus RX models. He feels the problem is a defect. Car has never been in an automatic carwash except at the dealer.
Anyway, I am appealing the dealer's "out of warranty" position to Lexus. Meanwhile, has anyone experienced this problem?
#1591 of 1867 Re: Transmission slipping and clunking [jabba]
May 20, 2008 (6:13 pm)
I have a 2005 RX 330 purchased in Sept. 05, I have had several rattles and now the most annoying problem is the transmission clunking/lagging, been going on a while now (only has 31,000 miles). Had it fixed several months ago... dealer first said what I was experiencing was normal. Then after driving it, they told me the computer was not transmitting the proper signal to the transmission, causing this problem. Fix at first was great, now a few months later, problem is back and getting worse. Seems like the vehicle is even having a hard time starting from a stopped position now too. Even my husband has noticed how bad it is, just driving it occasionaly. Luckily mine is a lease. Was considering purchasing it, since it has very low miles, but very unsure now. Wish I could say it's a better car and Lexus knew how to fix this problem!
#1592 of 1867 Re: Window Moulding Blows Off [domer1]
May 25, 2008 (1:54 am)
Sorry about late reply, but complain to Lexus corporate if you already paid this... I spoke to a guy this happened to and he said dealer is replacing trim only, not window. Hope this helps.
#1593 of 1867 Re: 04 RX 330 Ignition Coil - Will it happen ... again? [my330]
Jun 15, 2008 (11:37 am)
This probably won't help you much but when a luxury vehicle is out of warranty
or more than 4 years old, just assume that you will normally pay at least $ 100
for each 1,000 miles that you drive to cover both unexpected repairs plus routine
upkeep such as tires, brakes, oil changes, etc.
#1594 of 1867 Low mileage, scheduled service
Jul 02, 2008 (9:31 am)
My 2005 RX330 (awd) will soon go out of warranty (in Sept. 2008). We only have 20k miles on it, but was thinking of getting the 30k/36 mos. service done early in case there are any issues with the car. Good idea? Any advice?
So far, no issues with the car. Only complaint is low mpg in city (getting 14-15 mpg here in Wash. DC...)
#1595 of 1867 Coasting in Neutral with AWD?
Aug 02, 2008 (6:42 am)
I have a 2005 RX 330 AWD. What are the concerns with coasting downhill in NEUTRAL at speeds ranging from 25-70 mph to save fuel? Potentially damaging to the transmission and/or the AWD system? Thanks!
#1596 of 1867 Re: Window Moulding Blows Off [t0d]
Aug 24, 2008 (9:15 am)
Just had to add this!!! As I traveled behind my wifes 2004 RX 330, I watched the rear window trim panel peel away from the cars body and snap. It happened so quickly, I couldn't notify her. After looking at how it is attached ( assisted with small pieces of double sided foam tape) it's obvious that the moldings will fail to stay in place. When the tape degrades the molding flies - interesting feat of engineering...
#1597 of 1867 Rubbing Felt in Steering Wheel at Acceleration
Aug 25, 2008 (9:39 am)
2004 RX 330. I feel a mild (but very annoying) rubbing in my steering wheel whenever I accelerate and sometimes when breaking hard. Took it to the dealership, they checked out the motor mounts and said they looked okay. They said they adjusted the mounts a bit and that the rubbing should be minimized. However, when I picked it back up, the rubbing felt the same as it did before. I plan on taking in again, but was wondering if anyone else had experienced this so that maybe I could point the service guys in the right direction. Thanks!
#1598 of 1867 Still under Warranty
Aug 27, 2008 (2:57 am)
I own a LEXUS GSV40L colored white. Today I went to the dealer for a maintenance check-up as I reached 30,000KM. They told me that my car needs to change engine oil & filter only. Would you imagine that they charged me with $162.50 just for changing the oil and filtel and my car is still under warranty. IS this a normal practice to charge the owner even if the car is still under warranty.
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#1599 of 1867 Re: Still under Warranty [ralipio]
Aug 27, 2008 (6:32 am)
Of course. Warrenty does not cover maintenance items such as oil/filter change, wiper blades, brakes, etc.
Keep in mind, you DO NOT have to have you lexus serviced at the over priced dealer.