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Lexus RX Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

700 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Lexus RX. 79 of these members (11.3%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 54 suspension and steering repairs to Lexus RXs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Lexus RX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Lexus RX problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Lexus RX problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Lexus RX repairs by problem area

27% of the Lexus RX repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 337 repairs.

Lexus RX suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Lexus RX suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, 39% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 87 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 Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 30000    
32000 0 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 
52000  

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 74000    
94000 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. 
144000  

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

Lexus RX in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 47120    
55800 800 wheel bearings had to be replaced 
88660  
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 51000    
60000 0 Steering box replaced. Lexus specifies replacement of steering bar and alignment adjusting segments. 
106000  
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 52000    
69000 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 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. 
81000 0 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

Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 74400    
75020 3000 air suspension went 
97340 3700 air suspension went. replaced and aligned. 1 suspension only for $3300!!!! 
Lexus RX in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 72000    
73000 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

Lexus RX in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 96000    
105000 0 Rattle in right front. Steering and suspension OK. Seems to be stabilizer bar. No danger. 
108000 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. 
169000  

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Lexus RX in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 46000    
46000 1200 Replaced front struts. 
46000 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. 
48000 500 Power Steering pump was replaced due to noise when the car was cold, cost also includes power steering flush. 
 
Lexus RX in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 64000    
65000 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 1500 Inspected height adjustment solenoid problem. 
 

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