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Lexus RX repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (7%)

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Lexus RX suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 112 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

18700 mi Leaking rear shocks. Both rears replaced free to me under warranty. 

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2012 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

19500 mi Steering pump was defective 

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2011 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

21000 mi

US $1500
Known issue with steering column rattle. 
40300 mi Left front strut leaking oil needed replacement under warranty 

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2011 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

29000 mi Replacement of Driver side window regulator 
51000 mi

US $160
Due to the horrible maintained roads in New Mexico I had to have both rear shocks replaced. 

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2011 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

34300 mi Rear trailing arm bushings finally replaced on fourth visit to the dealer to fix squeak over speed bumps. Earlier they claimed noise was normal and lubed them, didn't help for long. Then replaced shocks, didn't help at all. Found solution on this site. 
22000 mi Rear suspension creaking at low speeds over speed bumps, uneven surfaces. Rear trailing arms replaced because of premature wear in bushings with updated bushings. 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

72300 mi Struts/shocks were leaking and required replacement 
23500 mi Steering noise, assembly completely replaced under warranty 
53700 mi

US $120
Rear shock absorbers were leaking. 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

63000 mi Steering wheel had play in left to right movement. Steering wheel would click at times. 
58200 mi Rear sway bar bushing was squeaking. 
70000 mi RR shock leaking/replaced. 
48000 mi

US $125
replace rear shocks 
47300 mi

US $800
Replaced leaking rear shock 
33000 mi Entire steering column was replaced and sent back to Lexus for analysis. 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

39300 mi Replaced one shock absorber 
59000 mi Mechanic says both control arm bushing need replacement, est $1,120 Mechanic reported left rear strut leaking, same one Lexus replaced under warranty <2yrs ago, now out of their repair warranty! 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

84072 mi Replaced right front wheel bearing. 
94600 mi Humming sound from 60 km/h up to 80 km/h. Replaced left front wheel bearing under warranty. 
117180 mi

R 4000
Replaced rear shock absorbers. 
119040 mi

R 5000
Replaced front MacPherson struts. 
21080 mi Replaced rear shocks due to leaking discovered during regular maintenance 
57000 mi

US $310
Leaking rear shock absorber 

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2009 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

48000 mi

US $1100
Leak in steering rack. Needs new or rebuilt rack. 
54000 mi

US $100
Still had not repaired the leaking power steering rack discovered last year. 
72000 mi

US $1200
rack & pinion leaking 

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2009 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

34000 mi Leaking seals on steering gear. Estimate $1000, sold car instead. 
68820 mi

C $300
rear wheel bearing 
88660 mi

C $800
rear wheel bearing had to be replaced 
88300 mi

US $410
replaced wheel bearing. 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

128300 mi

US $668
Right rear hub assembly 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

81000 mi

US $800
Boot cracked in front steering parts. Leaking PS fluid 
60000 mi

US $440
Found that the steering has a leaking gasket. Found that many Lexus' of similar year having a similar problem at similar mileage. Am driving the car without the repair for now, but if the steering leaks then have the repair made. recall?? 
63300 mi

US $1300
Steering linkage repair, seal, boot etc. Also water pump replaced due to leaking 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

78700 mi

US $400
Shock are leaking 
130000 mi

US $1300
Second replacement for rear wheel bearings, not covered by warranty as it had just expired 
137000 mi

US $670
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 
74000 mi

US $50
Failed rt. rear wheel bearing. Replaced under extended warranty. 
95700 mi dealer replaced bushings (supposedly $1900 job) under warranty. 
111700 mi torn arm bushings replaced 
94860 mi Had to replace the steering rack 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT FWD

45000 mi Sterring rack replaced 
71000 mi

US $1300
Replaced both rear struts and shocks, due to one leaking 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

96000 mi

US $1200
All 4 Struts and Strut Mount Replaced 
120000 mi

£50
New bushes fitted 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

32000 mi Misalignment, this has been a problem since day 1, every 3-6mo the car would veer to the right. Came misaligned from the factory, not sure if this a lemon. Anyway this time the answer was, I have to pay for alignment so did not do it 
60300 mi

US $2000
leaks on tie rod, expensive repairs 
105000 mi

US $400
I was looking for the cause of the vibration after the spark plugs were changed and found a large tear in the right side steering boot. I brought the car back and had the boot and the inner and outer end changed. 
90000 mi

US $100
replace steering 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

96000 mi

US $1700
all new struts, they were leaking. AND front wheel bearing. 
95000 mi

US $1400
Bearing went out in wheel, replaced bearing and needed to replace brakes and pad. Bearing not covered by insurance because Lexus bearings are not in housing. 
97000 mi

US $1300
Car was slightly pulling to left. Firestone couldn't align left rear camber into specs. Dealer replaced both rear strut assemblies. This problem may have cause bearing to go out that was previously replaced. 
81000 mi

US $3000
Power steering pump, power steering rack 
108500 mi

C $400
Left wheel bearing had to be replaced.. It cost $400.00 
96300 mi

US $630
Noticed a noise back of SUV when driving @ 40 mpg and it would slow down as the SUV slowed. Took it to dealer and said it was wheel bearing rt back wheel . 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

95000 mi

US $1
Noise in rear wheel diagnosed as bad wheel bearing needing to be replaced. 
102000 mi

US $500
Replace one rear wheel bearing 
115940 mi Growling noise. Replaced left rear wheel bearing. Paid around $600 total. 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

223-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

53000 mi rear wheel bearing replaced 
94000 mi

US $1200
During shop visit for 90K mile service part of service includes a test drive, on test drive technician noted a slight noise, put vehicle on lift and determined that both rear wheel bearings needed replacing. 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

55800 mi

C $800
wheel bearings had to be replaced 
60000 mi Steering box replaced. Lexus specifies replacement of steering bar and alignment adjusting segments. 
152000 mi

US $250
Left rear wheel bearing replaced due to wear. 
69000 mi

US $165
clunk noise front left when turning and when driving. Shop "thinks" it is suspension related. Will order part elsewhere and have installed elsewhere as shop rate for parts is typically double what can be purchased elsewhere. 
74000 mi

US $250
clunking noise coming from front right, inconsistent. Turning, braking, backing. Mechanic at both Lexus dealer inspected and found no fault. Replaced leaking front strut, no change in noise. 
84000 mi Clunk in driver side, fairly random, cause unclear after detailed inspection and strut replacement. 
96100 mi Replaced a rear wheel bearing. 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

74500 mi

US $900
Rack and pinion replaced. 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

160000 mi

US $1800
steering rack replaced 
35340 mi

$150
Replace rear shocks 
39040 mi

$300
Very hard to turn left. OK on the right. 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

152700 mi

US $1000
The rubber boot on the passenger side of the steering rack had ripped open. I saw no leakage but from what i was told at the repair shop the whole rack had to be replaced. I ordered a remanufactured part and had a local guy put it in. 
154000 mi Rear wheel bearing started to hum. 
110300 mi

US $350
Replace front passenger wheel bearing 
156000 mi

US $2200
Right rear wheel bearing replaced due to hum from rear end. Steering rack had serious leaks requiring replacement. 
79500 mi

US $264
replaced rear passenger bearing 
188000 mi

US $3256
Replace front and rear struts 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

91000 mi

US $1500
Told lower control arm bushings were cracking. A $1500 repair that when questioned service advisor backed off necessity to do at this time. $1500.00??? 
75020 mi

C $3000
air suspension went 
97340 mi

C $3700
air suspension went. replaced and aligned. 1 suspension only for $3300!!!! 
83000 mi

US $1500
replaced worn rear struts 
89700 mi

US $1500
steering was stiff. they replaces a piece of steering linkage.  
111000 mi

C $350
Rear wheel bearings and hubs needed replacing 
73000 mi

US $440
Replaced wheel bearing on the rear right. 
60140 mi

C $3514
Air suspension listing, replaced sensors front left air suspension have to be replaced 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

105000 mi Rattle in right front. Steering and suspension OK. Seems to be stabilizer bar. No danger. 
108000 mi

US $35
Rattle, then clunking in front end. Mech discovered a missing bolt from lower control arm on right side. Put a temp bolt in while new part was ordered. Replaced lower control arm bolt that had been a temp fix, with a bolt from lexus. 
144000 mi

US $1200
4 struts. worn due to age and mileage. Third set the car has had. Not leaking, but ride quality is top notch again. 
98000 mi

US $140
Front & rear alignment. These vehicles were not designed for rear wheel alignment. Took vehicle to my tire & alignment shop and they modified strut towers to allow alignment. All ended well and all 4 wheels are now aligned. 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

184000 mi

US $258
Back passenger wheel bearing was shot 
39425 mi

C $900
4 wheel alignment. 
46000 mi

US $1200
Replaced front struts. 
46000 mi

US $80
Fixed power steering leak by flushing system. I might still need to have the Power steering pump replaced since it's still making a little noise. 
49000 mi

US $500
Power Steering pump was replaced due to noise when the car was cold, cost also includes power steering flush. 
65000 mi

US $76
Vehicle Height Adjustment option failed. The Lexus RX 330 is at full height. Ride is very hard due to no shocks. Faulty Solenoid. Parts and labor estimate was $2400. 
85000 mi

US $1500
Inspected height adjustment solenoid problem. 
87400 mi Bearing making noise replaced both sides rear wheel hub bearing.Mechanic suggested to replace rear brake rotors too. 
160000 mi

US $400
Worn and needed to be replaced 
78740 mi

C $400
replace hub/bearing at rear 
84940 mi

C $120
Power steering fluid return line was leaking at the joint. 
89280 mi

C $160
Replaced front right wheel bearing and clip. 
70000 mi

US $4100
Leaking power steering hose. Replaced. 
88000 mi

US $800
struts & sway bar 
98000 mi

US $458
right front wheel bearing was replaced 
182000 mi

US $250
Right Rear wheel bearing failure 

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2002 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

138000 mi

US $858
Replaced power steering pump 

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2002 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

103740 mi

C $800
changed the rear struts 

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2001 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

100000 mi

US $2500
steering 

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2000 Lexus RX

Engine not specified

210000 mi

US $750
Rear air suspension changed. 

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2000 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

76000 mi

US $950
Felt vibration on highway. Replaced shocks (4 corners) 

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