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You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 330, SUV
#584 of 732 Re: RX 300 AWD 1999-2002 [flsjr55]
Jun 11, 2011 (3:29 pm)
Sounds familiar. I just had the same episode and $4100 repair on my son's 2001. The transmission repair shop found it nearly disintegrated inside with metal throughout the cooler. A total rebuild by hand with improved parts and a new larger cooler. The other cooler had an inadequate flow and thus on a long trip it gets hot and fails. I am drafting a letter to Lexus and will use this forum as proof the problem is not isolated and if not satisfied will look into reporting to federal agency in charge of recalls.
The dealer won't know to add a different cooler and may be why others' replacements have re-failed.
#585 of 732 Re: Transmission RX 300 [tickedatlexus]
Jun 12, 2011 (3:56 pm)
My Lexus was a 2001 and not AWD. Also replaced 1 02 sensor and radio. I don't believe 2000-2002 were good years for the RX
#587 of 732 Re: Transmission RX 300 [tickedatlexus]
Jun 12, 2011 (9:03 pm)
Mine is a 2001 RX300 Silversport AWD. I couldn't find any info on changing the tranny fluid in the manual. My husband was changing the tranny fluid when it said on the tranny dip stick that it never needed to be changed. I called the Lexus dealership they said it should be changed at 60,000 and 120,000. Makes you wonder if they say that to get more business. Also my husband changed tranny fluid on his Highlander. It had the EXACT same tranny! Same model number. Interesting... As I said in earlier post my 2001 RX300 has almost 140,000 miles. I have NEVER brought in for service. And have never had anything go wrong with it except usual brakes, battery etc. And the driver foot actuator needed replacing just recently. No complaints, that's pretty good for car with 140,000 miles. My husband does all maintence!
Jun 27, 2011 (2:30 pm)
My RX 300 only had 64000 when the transmission blew. Has anyone had any luck contacting Lexus and getting some satisfaction?. The cost of repair was $4200
#589 of 732 Re: Richard [rquinn55]
Jun 27, 2011 (8:12 pm)
Contact Lexus Customer Service. Save all your receipts. Lexus paid 35% of my $3700 repair bill.
#591 of 732 RX300 Tranny issue
Jul 11, 2011 (1:53 pm)
I just had Lexus service my 99 rx300 tranny in March 2011. This past weekend while driving back from vacation my transmission starting whirring and slipping. It would only shift through the gears after turning it off and letting it sit for a few minutes then starting it back up. This has continued since Saturday and so I took it to my Lexus dealer and they are telling me I need a $4500 transmission. It does seem odd that there are so many of these exact same problems accurring even after Lexus services the tranny. Isn't it their job to inform you when they service your car of any impending damage that may need addressing? I certainly am all for a class action if enough people come forward. Since last year I have spent several thousand dollars in repairs with Lexus, and now they are milking me for more.
#592 of 732 Re: RX300 Tranny issue [slsrme]
Jul 11, 2011 (2:06 pm)
Sorry to hear you are joining our RX 300 Tranny club. You want to fell better about yours ...mine cost me $5500. Needless to say I will never deal with this dealer again ( I purchased two Lexus from him). Mine happened a year ago and is still working. Many crap out a second or third time. Good luck
#593 of 732 Re: RX300 Tranny issue [slsrme]
Jul 11, 2011 (2:08 pm)
Call Lexus Customer Service and explain the problem and ask why no recall? These vehicles should have been recalled since there was a design flaw. Lexus has known about the problem and done NOTHING.