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#892 of 1867 Re: lovemylexus..... [wwest]
Jan 03, 2005 (5:10 am)
lexus 2004 rx 330-TOTAL BRAKE FAILURE/ lexus customer support-TOTAL STONEWALL: talk about trouble stopping, my rx330 with 5000 miles had complete brake failure two weeks ago, almost crushing two pedestians, turns out brake booster assembly was defective, was replaced: but Lexus refuses to explain whether this is a one off or a systemic problem, maybe customer support is failing or someone is having a bad hair day/week, but raises suspicion of bigger problem when company refuses to answer customer questions about a potentially lethal defect, i do wish that my my 330 was one of the top performers discussed in this site with minor noise issues, and do hope that this defect is not in any of your 330s
#893 of 1867 Rear Wiper FIX/Recall Notice
Jan 05, 2005 (5:50 pm)
I finally had what was described as "the fix" for the rear wiper problem installed, and I'm pleased to say that while not perfect, it is a major improvement over the original. It's a one-pice wiper, no hinge. Does a MUCH better job with the top 4" than the original. If you're having this problem, tell your dealer you want the fix Lexus has come up with.
On a less pleasant note, I just got a recall notice for something involving the rear brake lights, which could cause them not to light (not good!).
#895 of 1867 RX330 Noise is killing me
Jan 05, 2005 (8:09 pm)
Just took my AWD RX330 two weeks ago. I love the control and the interior, but am so so disappointed by the wind/road/engine noise. My wife and I had a Corolla and both of us agree that the noise insulation of RX is not any better, if not worse. I just sent the car to the dealer to check for leak. We took a loaner and it is equally noisy! I already tried tapping the windows down a little bite as suggested by some discussions; nothing happened.
How many owners have the same problem? Can you share your experience of fixing the problem? Thank you.
#896 of 1867 Re: So? [bennb]
Jan 06, 2005 (6:13 am)
Neither choice worked for me and driving a car should not be that complicated. Get rid of the Lexus and buy the Nissan Murano. We are having a storm here in the east today and that Murano performed admirably.
#897 of 1867 Total Brake Failure - taylor5
Jan 06, 2005 (8:47 pm)
How did you get your car stopped with no brakes? Did you crash into something?
#898 of 1867 Seal failure/design defect on 2004 RX330/price
Jan 07, 2005 (6:44 am)
I am looking at a used 2004 RX330 being sold by the dealership. When we had it reviewed by an independent mechanic, he noticed water marks in the back on the ceiling and sides around the hatch. We thought may be seal failure, but the dealership says this is a design defect and that when the back is open during rain, it rolls into the car. The have agreed to replace (warranty), but if this is really a design problem, won't it happen again? Anyone else have this problem? They want $33,900 for it. It has 13K miles, the prem plus package, heated seats and high intensity headlamps. Any thoughts about the 'defect' and the price?
#899 of 1867 Look carefully....
Jan 07, 2005 (12:48 pm)
Into the space between the roof and the liner at the back of the sunroof slides. If water gets inside, around the sunroof seals (IT DOES!) and the drains in the back (sunroof retracted area) are blocked with debris, leaves, etc, have them vacuum them out.
#900 of 1867 Re: ANYONE ELSE HAVING PROBLEMS DRVING IN SNOW? [lovemylexus1]
Jan 07, 2005 (7:53 pm)
I just got home from a week skiing at Squaw Valley in Tahoe. I left at 5 am this morning to try and beat the storm and not get snowed in. It was snowing very hard with 3 to 4 inches of snow on the road. My 2004 rx awd with 18" wheels handled great. I never felt any slipping or sliding. Once I got onto I-80 I had to chain up due to Caltrans requirements, even 4x4s. I used my low profile chains that I purchased from Vulcan Tires on the front wheels. Even with the extreme conditions, the vehicle handled great. I am very pleased with the overall performance of my rx. I didn't experience any of the problems that some have posted. By the way the skiing was great at Squaw!
#901 of 1867 Re: this is wrong--wake up lexus and fix this [igotripped]
Jan 09, 2005 (10:02 am)
I agree wholeheartedly. My RX330 has 13,000 miles on it and I have had quality issues every since I bought it. In the rear, it makes an irritating "popping" noise and I hear an intermittent clunk when I am turning into my driveway, parking lots, etc. When driving through neighborhoods at speeds of 30 mph or less, it feels as if the transmission is slipping in and out of downshifting. I have taken the car to the dealership and they claim they can't fix the noises and say the downshifting is normal. I purchased the car based on Lexus' claim for quality and smooth ride. I am seriously considering trading it in for a Ford and would not recommend the RX330 to anyone. It is a good looking automobile but it has way too many problems for the amount of money it cost.