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Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 330, SUV
#596 of 727 Rx 300 Tranny issue
Jul 12, 2011 (3:00 pm)
I called Lexus and they are forwarding this issue to a higher up. I informed them of the knowledge that this issue is not an isolated incident and has occurred it seems in all 99-2002 RX 300 owners’ vehicles. I am going with my employer to see his lawyer tomorrow and taking the documentation where Lexus completed "preventative maint." on my transmission in March of this year. I am most assuredly going to mention this site to my lawyer and also the safecar.gov site which also has a plethora of complaints of the exact same nature as the ones posted here. I will certainly keep you guys posted as to the outcome. The dealership actually has my car as we speak, so the main branch of Lexus stated they would do all they could to keep me and the dealer happy.....we'll see.
#597 of 727 RX300 Transmission Failure
Jul 12, 2011 (8:01 pm)
We just bought a used 2000 RX300 from the dealer less than 3 months and 2000 miles ago. They claimed their mechanic went through the whole car, made some repairs and it was in great shape. Now my transmission is busted and its going to cost $4500 to fix. That is about 50% of the price we paid for the vehicle. It has about 122,000 miles in total on it. I find it hard to believe their mechanic couldn't have seen an issue within such a short period of time. They indicate its my fault for not buying the extended warranty, but what product breaks down like that. And even if it does, wouldn't you want to help a customer somehow to keep them loyal? I'm all for a class action suit.
#598 of 727 Re: RX300 Transmission Failure [garingerb]
Jul 13, 2011 (10:48 am)
While it is very likely the mechanic could not have detected the impending failure they should have known the history of the '99-00 RX300 in this regard and at least forewarned you.
#599 of 727 Re: RX300 Transmission Failure [garingerb]
Jul 13, 2011 (7:47 pm)
is it a "Lexus Certificated" one?
#600 of 727 Re: RX300 Transmission Failure [wwest]
Jul 14, 2011 (2:22 pm)
2000 RX300 FWD 103k Regular dealer service. This week it had Tranmission failure with no warning. Needs rebuild. Contacted Lexus today.
#601 of 727 Re: RX300 Transmission Failure [pamfinley]
Jul 18, 2011 (12:26 pm)
same thing here...2001 RX 300...transmission just went out....won't buy a Lexus ever again
#602 of 727 Re: RX 300 AWD 1999-2002 [flsjr55]
Jul 18, 2011 (2:27 pm)
Who was the person to fax bill to and how much did they pay on bill ? Thanks. My daughter's transmission just went out 7/13/11 on 2002 RX300 AWD. Waiting on estimate.
#603 of 727 Re: RX300 Transmission Failure [garingerb]
Jul 18, 2011 (2:31 pm)
Count me in lawsuit.
#604 of 727 tranmission nightmare
Jul 18, 2011 (2:59 pm)
i bought my used 2002 300rx 3 years ago with 110,000 miles. tranmision went out in 1o months. local auto shop replaced it for $4000. it lasted for 13 months. just over the 12 month warranty. i had to purchase another new transmission but the mechanic felt sorry for me and did the labor for free.so i paid only $3000. the mechanic put in a certified lexus transmission. that new transmission (#3) lasted 2500 miles, about 3 months. lexus wants $1500 to replace their certified transmission. the local mechanic doesnt want to spend any more of his time with this lemon. so i am stuck in no mans land with a car i cant gert rid of because it doesnt run again for the 3rd time in about 24 months. i told leus customer service that this was a problem with their car and they told me that there had never been a recall on these cars.
i feel like the problem only kicks in with these cars when they near 100,000 miles. they are conveniently out of warranty and no longer their problem. when i told lexus that the internet was full of complaints on this car, they told me that they couldnt control what people might put on the internet. i now need my 4th transmission in 25,000 miles and i have to pay again even though its under warranty.
#605 of 727 Re: RX300 Transmission Failure [lbercovich]
Jul 18, 2011 (5:15 pm)
Lexus motto "The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection is a lie and false advertising.
Go to small claims court and show the judge the Edmunds .com list of al lthe RX 300 transmissio nfailures. I received ful laward $5,621.15
Lexus is a liar make them pay!