Last post on Jan 13, 2009 at 10:45 AM
You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX 330, Lexus RX 350, SUV
#5 of 46 Re: 2008 RX 350 - any major issues? [fry2]
Oct 17, 2009 (4:12 am)
I've had my 2007 RX350 for over three years now, and it's a very
nice car. I've had no problems, except for a few interior rattle issues.
That being said, I've had an opportunity to drive the 2009 RX350,
not the 2010, as a loaner vehicle when I take my RX in for the oil change, tire rotation(this last service trip also involved putting new
front brake pads) This may be a subtle difference, but I like the
way the 2009 RX's drive! They seem to drive or handle a little tighter and the steering seems a little less boosted than on my 2007. Also, the suspension when going over bumps and imperfections on the road seems to soak those up a little better, but that could be just that my car is more than three years old now and the suspension feel would end up being a little different from a car that just came out last year.
My lease is up next year, and I kind of wish I could find a used
2009 RX. But it's got to be in Matador Red! Love, love that color!
I've seen a couple of them in the service area of my Lexus dealer,
and, gosh, are they beautiful!! Lexus didn't offer this color on my
model year RX. I understand a 2009 would be higher in price right now, but if you could try test driving one, hopefully you'll notice what I experienced. Good Luck!
#6 of 46 Re: 2008 RX 350 - any major issues? [maximafan]
Oct 17, 2009 (4:40 am)
Thanks so much for the information! I really appreciate it
#7 of 46 Re: 2008 RX 350 - any major issues? [ndeborahk]
Oct 17, 2009 (10:26 am)
If you have experienced the 1-2 second "re-acceleration" delay/hesitation the RX will have the same "feature".
#8 of 46 Re: 2008 RX 350 - any major issues? [fry2]
Mar 21, 2010 (11:13 am)
I have a 07 350 I just purchased, and have a rattling noise in the left side sunroof area, do you know what they did to fix it. it's out of warranty (miles)
#9 of 46 Re: 2008 RX 350 - any major issues? [jdw48]
Aug 03, 2010 (3:05 pm)
I got the same problem on my RX350, rattling noise on coming from the left side of the sunroof. Anybody ????? its driving me nuts.
#10 of 46 Re: 2008 RX 350 - any major issues? [jdw48]
Sep 26, 2010 (7:52 am)
Has anyone figured out how to fix this Rattle problem, i have taken this car apart trying to find it. HELP
#11 of 46 Re: 2008 RX 350 - any major issues? [jdw48]
Apr 26, 2011 (3:32 pm)
i just got my 07 RX350 back from an independent shop. the Rattle came from the plastic covers on the forward rails. Also when you open up your sunroof on each side their is a black plastic rail for cosmetics only, but that could rattle. Also on the gas tank their is a shield that could rattle as well, just cut the shield back about 3 inches.
i hope one of these will fix your problems.
#12 of 46 Lexus RX AWD vs FWD Questions
Oct 30, 2011 (5:52 am)
#13 of 46 Driving impressions RX350 AWD in snow.
Jan 07, 2007 (1:00 pm)
Drove approximately 130 miles in moderate to heavy snow and iced roads with very little slippage. Off road I drove through snow 8-12 inches deep without a problem.
No change detected in performance using the snow selector switch. The RX held it’s own as compared to other 4wd vehicles in my group.
My only criticism is the lack of an emblem indicating AWD as I was stopped in a “chains required” area by the Highway Patrol and had to explain it was in fact an AWD vehicle.
I’m curious, has anyone else been stopped for not having chains and how did you prove it was AWD? Fortunately I still had the window sticker in the glove box.
#14 of 46 Re: Driving impressions RX350 AWD in snow. [jacks2]
Jan 08, 2007 (12:48 pm)
That's it !!!.
Thanks for the tip. I will just keep my window sticker in
the glove box in case of "emergency".