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Lexus RX Suspension Problems

740 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Lexus RX. 48 of these members (6.5%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 62 suspension repairs to Lexus RXs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Lexus RX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Lexus RX repairs by problem area

Chart based on 459 repairs.

Lexus RX suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 91 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Lexus RX repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

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 

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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   Steering box replaced. Lexus specifies replacement of steering bar and alignment adjusting segments. 
69000 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   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   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   air suspension went. replaced and aligned. 1 suspension only for $3300!!!! 
73000 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 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   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   Power Steering pump was replaced due to noise when the car was cold, cost also includes power steering flush. 
65000 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   Inspected height adjustment solenoid problem. 

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