Lexus RX Suspension Problems

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Lexus RX repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (8%)

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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.
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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 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

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. 
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. 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

75020 mi

C $3000
air suspension went 
97340 mi

C $3700
air suspension went. replaced and aligned. 1 suspension only for $3300!!!! 
73000 mi

US $440
Replaced wheel bearing on the rear right. 

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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. 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 

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Lexus RX Suspension Problems

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