Last post on Oct 16, 2012 at 11:54 AM
You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 350, SUV
#10 of 29 Re: RX 350 Rattles [jbl85]
Mar 21, 2010 (12:01 pm)
On your RX330 you talked about the rattle above your hed in the sunroof. I have one on the left side of the sundroof along the edge. i just bought this a short time ago and it is driving me Crazy. What did you or the dealer do to fix it?
#11 of 29 Re: RX 350 Rattles [tleev]
May 04, 2010 (8:52 am)
I had a rattle in the back of my 06 RX330. It turned out to be the tonneau latches at the back of the slider rail. push them down to latch them and my rattles went away. I dont use the tonneau cover much. It is sitting on a garage shelf. The rattles drove me nuts on a long trip. I had my son drive me around until I located the rattles and fixed them on the spot. Now the car is quiet. No dash rattles at all.
#12 of 29 Re: RX 350 Rattles [jdw48]
Aug 03, 2010 (4:31 pm)
I got exactly same problem and its driving me nuts, did you find the solution for this ?
#13 of 29 Re: RX 350 Rattles [asmirnoff]
Aug 03, 2010 (4:45 pm)
I finally got an answer on what was causing my the rattling on my vehicle. It was the struts that were loose and needing to be replaced. (How they got that way, who knows..) The mechanic showed me that the struts were located on either side of the hood and controlled the bounce and quietness of the ride. It cost me about $500 to repair both (replacement), although I suspect that I probably only needed to have one replaced. Oh the joy of dealing with auto mechanics. :/
#15 of 29 rattle or material noise
Feb 14, 2011 (8:39 am)
Hi, I was wandering if any of you are earing some cracking noise from your RX350. I've own mine since almost two years now and it's getting worst. I have some noise coming from the dash, not always. I had to remove the vinyl trunk cover, "SORRY don't know the english word for that one" it was making such noise and I still ear some noise coming from the cargo space. I've check all the part from the jack and nothing is loose. I'm not very happy with Lexus right now, my RX have just over 32000KM. I'm trying to imagine what is gonna be when I it 100 000KM...
#16 of 29 Rattle over your head on a RX-350 (2008)
Feb 26, 2011 (12:59 pm)
The rattle seems to manifest itself at speed over 50mph. It sounds like it is coming from the left roof if you are driving the car. It is NOT over your head. The rattle you hear is a baffle under the car for one of the exhaust pipes. If your car is still under warranty, the dealer will put some insulation on the metal baffle at no charge. I thought it was the roof rack.. etc. This is a known rattle and an easy fix.
#17 of 29 Re: Rattle over your head on a RX-350 (2008) [bostoncigar]
Apr 22, 2011 (1:09 pm)
I have a certified 2007 RX 350, noise came from driver seat on steady highway speed at 60mph. I brought back to the dealer to have them found out. They said they could not duplicate the noise. The sound was so annoyed on the trip to Washington DC to see cherry blossom. May be this is the reason they should take a look. The noise never sounds on local street.
#18 of 29 Re: RX 350 Rattles [jean53]
Oct 08, 2011 (2:52 pm)
i purchased a 2012 rx350 awd , and it makes more noises inside the car ( dash - etc ) t, than my grandchild in the crib . i have a 2011 ls 460 that you can hear your eyes blink . for $ 50 k the lexus rx is a noise machine joke . it does not even have a spare tire on a full size rim ( has a doughnut ) , For another $ 20 k get an ls 460 which is $ 30 k cheaper than an s class mercedes , and better . the rx350 awd , built in canada is trash on wheels .
#19 of 29 Re: RX 350 Rattles [mitchellrowe]
Oct 09, 2011 (6:41 am)
I can't imagine that any changes over the summer have made the RX become noisy, mine (2011, 17,000km) was made in April and is as quiet as any car I've ever been in, including A6s, A8s and BMW 740/760s . I would suggest that you take it back to the dealer after emptying the glovebox and all the storage areas, including the one in the centre rear armrest. Having just visited the factory, I know that they test every one of them for rattles before they leave the plant.
On the subject of spares, BMWs don't even have a spare, just super expensive run-flats.
The LS460 is a great car but in totally different class than an entry level SUV like the RX. Everyone should take a weekend to test drive whatever vehicle they intend to buy to be certain that it meets their needs and has all the equipment they want.