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Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 330, SUV
#384 of 732 Re: Decision/ Indecision on 2000 RX 300 [kris44]
Feb 22, 2010 (1:06 pm)
I have an '01 and have had it since 1/08/10, so anyway Im driving to school (PSU) and while on one of the back high ways doing 45-50 MPH my cars trasnmission just died. I wait till the cars stops moving and get it towed. My dealership that im financed through tells me to basically go f' my self, as is. I'm broke and lost in a hole I called BBB and attorney general and some attorneys one who is going to write a demand letter. I fear the price of what its going to cost to get fixed so I called Lexus and they to go to a dealer and get it checked out, and they will call me back and possibly give a 'good faith' repair. I still gotta pay and wait 2 days for lexus to call me after the diagnosis. .
#385 of 732 Re: Decision/ Indecision on 2000 RX 300 [spmc215]
Feb 22, 2010 (1:13 pm)
I am sorry to hear about your ordeal. Can you let us know how many miles you had on it, and assuming you bought it used, did you have the service history on it as well? I am curious how it was kept up before you had it.
#386 of 732 Re: Decision/ Indecision on 2000 RX 300 [jbl85]
Feb 22, 2010 (1:49 pm)
I bought it with 128,000, there is 129,095 on it now. I Car fax is clean, 3 previous owners. carfax clean bill of health. I've been going over the day I bought the car remember that the car didnt have the paper on the window and when we asked about the car transmission on the test drive he said it was nothing ( a rough shift from 1-2 and 2-3). This is driving me nutz .
#387 of 732 Lexus RX 300 Trnamission
Feb 22, 2010 (2:47 pm)
#1) Try adding two quarts of transmission fluid. Frequently that is all you need to do.
#2) Unfortuantely your transmission was a Toytoa not a Lexus design. If you have AWD these transmissions cannot handle the torque
#3) AAMCO fixed mine, replaced everything for $2,700
#388 of 732 Re: Lexus RX 300 Trnamission [mrboston]
Feb 22, 2010 (5:49 pm)
Ill take note of that, $2,700 sounds managable but I wanna see where this goes with the laweyers. Ill keep everyone updated
#389 of 732 Failed Transmission
Feb 24, 2010 (9:50 am)
I have a 2001 Lexus RX300 with slightly over 76K miles on it. After crossing an intersection on Sunday night my car jerked a few times, the wheels locked, and it came to a stop. I have had it towed to 2 different locations. Apparently it needs a new transmission. The Lexus Dealership in Tulsa, OK has given me an estimate of $5500 to fix it.
I bought this car thinking that this was a reliable company and car and that I would get well over 100k miles on it. My father has a lexus and 2 of my aunts have RX models as well.
It is clearly evident with recent events that Toyota/Lexus is more concerned with their bottom line than safety, quality, and customer satisfaction.
#390 of 732 Lexus RX 300 Transmission
Feb 24, 2010 (10:33 am)
First, you can have your car repaired successfully at AAMCO for
Second, these transmissions are toyota transmissions not a Lexus.
Finally, Toyota is being exposed for their failures. You need to go into smalls claims court and argue you were defrauded. You thought you bought a Lexus, which is a premium priced car, but you were in truth
sold a transmission that is made for a toyota which is an economy car.
#391 of 732 Lexus RX 300 Transmission Failures
Feb 24, 2010 (10:52 am)
The transmissions in the RX 300: #U140 F , #U140 E and #U140 U
are toyota transmissions. Ask you lawyer why you paid for a luxury car but in reality got an economy car transmission???
#392 of 732 Re: Failed Transmission [zmc1013]
Feb 24, 2010 (3:27 pm)
"It is clearly evident with recent events that Toyota/Lexus is more concerned with their bottom line than safety, quality, and customer satisfaction."
I am sorry this happened to you but in this sentence you just described just about EVERY COMPANY ON THE PLANET. Don't be naive, Toyota is really one of the better companies in the world. If they are truly at fault, then their luck just ran out...do you really think that other car companies don't skirt the rules and the laws to maximize profits??
I know life stinks for you now but Toyota really is one of the better companies, it's easy to kick her when she's down. The transmission problems on the 1st gen RX's is a whole nother can of worms. I personally think the problem is with a smaller percentage of the cars made...at least that's what I'm hoping because I own one.
One more question...the Lady in front of congress yesterday from Tennessee who's Lexus sped to over 100 mph on it's own...when exactly did she find time to call her husband using the bluetooth in her car while it was wildly out of control????
#393 of 732 LEXUS RX 300 Transmission
Feb 24, 2010 (3:55 pm)
I bought the very first 1990 Lexus LS 400 it was the best car I ever owned. The 2000 RX 300 AWD with a toyota transmission was an
attempt to cut corners to maximize profits.
Now let's look at Toyota's last decade. Poor quality control, across multiple vehicles and management's failure to be honest and forthright with its customers. Hell, these people are qualified to run for political office!
I hope a class action attorney jiumps on RX 300 tramsmission problems.