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2001 Lexus RX repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 28 repairs.
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2001 Lexus RX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (25%)

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Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Lexus RX

Engine not specified

Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

183300 mi

US $1900
Knock Sensors Valve Gasket 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2012
Jun 2012

84000 mi

US $612
Power door locked failed on passenger side. 
Sep 2012

84000 mi
Window on passenger side would not work reliably. 

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2001 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

168000 mi

US $300
Car would not go into park. Pieces were found keeping the plunger from moving to park. Transmission on last legs. Car traded in. 
Lexus RX in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

67000 mi

US $350
Replaced both Air/Fuel Ratio Sensors as well as the Oxygen Sensor close to the Cat Convertor. 
Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2017
Jan 2016

US $130
Bank 1 Sensor 1 O2 Sensor bad. Replaced O2 sensor. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

144000 mi

US $110
Squeeky noice when first start the car while A/C is on 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

235000 mi

US $400
My mother board went out. They were charging 2000 at Lexus dealer ship to fix. I bought one on ebay for 150 and had the mechanic program it. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2012

100000 mi

US $2500
steering CV joint 

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2001 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Lexus RX in California, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

134000 mi

US $10
Passenger front door window needed a relay replaced. Got the relay on eBay and replaced it myself. Dealer wanted $600 to fix it. Driver's door lock would no longer respond to the remote. The lock actuator solenoid had failed. I bought a new aftermarket one on eBay for $5 and replaced it myself. The Lexus part is over $200. 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

97500 mi

US $200
mass flow air sensor 
Lexus RX in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
Feb 2016

203600 mi

US $350
Water in brake lines, seized caliper. Replaced caliper, and degraded brake line. FR/PS 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

128000 mi

US $25
Transmission completely failed, replaced with new lexus transmission, 3000+1500 install and tax. Possibly caused by faulty air fuel valve that often caused the transmission to not shift. we also had to change out the air fuel valve (the one inconveniently located *under* the engine). Part was not much, only $180, labor and tax was 1020 :-( Had put this off for a year. Swapped out MAF sensor myself to clear all check engine lights. 
Apr 2016

163300 mi

US $112
Sunroof drain was plugged and water leaked into interior. It took months to diagnose 
Jun 2018

171000 mi

US $1500
timing belt, water pump, and valve cover gaskets 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

115000 mi

US $22
P0442 Evap leak Would not auto lock doors 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Apr 2004 - Dec 2014
Jul 2004

58000 mi
Complete replacement of transmission. Covered in warranty. 
Oct 2011

163000 mi
Replaced burned out headlight bulb, and other side while at it (low-beam). 
Apr 2012

177000 mi

US $10
Brake lights on hatch were replaced. 
Oct 2014

196500 mi

US $2000
Bank 2 upstream O2 sensor failure 
Lexus RX in Nevada, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

120000 mi

US $2100
needed front right axle, and front brakes 
Lexus RX in North Dakota, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2011
Feb 2011

173000 mi

US $1900
Motor mounts worn, harsh vibration at idle when warm - motor mounts replaced.  Idle control motor failing, contributing to rough idle, replaced. 

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