2010 Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010

We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2010 Lexus RX repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (31%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (6%)

Chart based on 84 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2010 Lexus RX.

2010 Lexus RX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (54%)

Worried about potential repair costs? An extended warranty can provide peace of mind.

Chart based on 72 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Lexus RX

Engine not specified

Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

77500 mi

C $300
No cold air coming out. Did diagnostics. No leaks but refilled coolant. 
Sep 2017

77500 mi

C $20
Slight Noise while driving like hitting bumps on road. 

Return to top

2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Sep 2012

42000 mi
Had a faulty valve guide which resulted in scored cylinder and damaged piston. Dealer installed shortblock, i new head assembly, rebuilt other head assembly. New plugs. 
Jan 2014 Struts/shocks were leaking and required replacement 
Oct 2015

114800 mi

US $600
Replaced cv joint, rod and leaking boot 
Lexus RX in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

77000 mi

US $62
Airbag system had to be cleared and reprogrammed 
Lexus RX in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

53300 mi

US $120
Rear shock absorbers were leaking. 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Feb 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

60000 mi

US $700
Right front fender is loose and pulling away from the headlight. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

89432 mi

US $327
Driver side CV boot torn, replaced both boots CV boots were replaced but clamp was not put on with enough force by the shop, Shop will fix at their expense 
May 2017

90816 mi

US $141
Oil cooler pipe TSB Rear shocks both blown, replace 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2011
Aug 2010

1000 mi
There is an annoying exhaust droan/vibration in this allegidly superior vehicle. The dealer had me drive another new one which had the same issues so, at this point, I just view the RX as a well crafted turkey - I'm just disappointed :-( 
Lexus RX in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

106000 mi

US $237
Pulling front wheels when driving. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

22500 mi
Steering noise, assembly completely replaced under warranty 

Return to top

2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

80700 mi

US $4000
Failed head gasket 
Jun 2018

123000 mi

US $850
And struts Oil leak into engine exhaust (pinhole in tubing per dealer) car transferred to Lexus as repair done under extended warranty 
Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2013
Sep 2011

33000 mi
Entire steering column was replaced and sent back to Lexus for analysis. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Dec 2016
Oct 2013

37500 mi

C $1500
Defective front bumper replaced. Dealer would not recognize that the problem resulted from a poor initial build. Broken clips, literally hanging by a thread. On forums several early 2010s with the same issue. Body shop agreed poor design, no collision. 
Lexus RX in Nova Scotia, Canada
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2014

32240 mi

C $300
Faulty O2 sensor causing check engine light replaced. 
Mar 2016

70060 mi

C $115
Drive belt replacement 
Feb 2017

81840 mi

C $115
Heat shield around muffler came loose. Dealership made adjustments to original part allowing for reattachment. 
Dec 2017

95480 mi

C $400
Both rear shock absorbers replaced. 
Lexus RX in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2015
Jan 2015

48000 mi

US $125
replace rear shocks 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

123000 mi

US $100
11/2014 Lexus battery died in less than 3 years, replaced with costco interstate battery. 
Lexus RX in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

100000 mi

US $180
Leaking hose 
May 2017

103000 mi

US $1490
Leak in the AC evaporator. AC evaporator was removed and replaced. 
Jan 2018

114350 mi

US $150
Wear of brake pads and disk warp. Replace front disc and pads 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

30000 mi

US $500
New drive belt. Old one rotted 
Lexus RX in Missouri, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

105300 mi

US $550
Leather seat developed cracks and then a tear. Seat bottom had to be replaced. Poor quality leather in this model year. 
Lexus RX in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

48360 mi

C $26
Rain sensor pad replaced. 
Lexus RX in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

50100 mi
Auto detect windshield wipers not coming on automatically during rain. 
Oct 2015

63960 mi

C $200
Headlight replaced. 
Dec 2016

70680 mi

C $900
Struts and strut assembly had to be replaced 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 RR shock leaking/replaced. 
Lexus RX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2016
Jan 2012

27000 mi
The air valve on the rear right passenger side must of come loose. Air was escaping and the tire pressure light stayed on after I put in air. Dealer found the loose valve. Tightened it, washed the car and sent me on my way. 
Sep 2014

51000 mi

US $900
The water pump wore out at @51,000. Fortunately Lexus covered the repair. They also took care of two recalls, including software fix. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Mar 2018
May 2011

24800 mi

C $30
Multiple warning lights. Had to reset. Attributed to over-filling of gas tank at last fill-up. 
Jun 2011

24800 mi
Charcoal canister replaced. Made necessary because of "overfilling" gas tank. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

26260 mi
TSB for some system components 
Mar 2016

39680 mi

C $1200
Heat shield wore down around the bolts and was rattling 
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

15000 mi
Rattle in d/s window. Dealer dissassembled and repaired. 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Oct 2010

11000 mi
Multiple interior rattles and rattle with right rear passenger door closure. Turns out latter was heat shield on gas tank. 
Nov 2010

13000 mi
Bunch of rattles and some fitment issues appeared for j built car. Dealer has had a hard time replicating. 
Lexus RX in Michigan, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2012

49000 mi
Rear sway bar bushing was squeaking. Radio was replaced. Issue with it changing modes randomly. SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A RATTLE OR BUZZ TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE DRIVER'S SIDE INSTRUMENT PANEL AREA. THE NOISE CAN BE DUPLICATED WHEN LIGHTLY ACCELERATION AND THEN DECELERATING, OR WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL TSB LSB-0074-09 Timing chain case removed and replaced. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

30400 mi
ECU update under warrenty 
Jun 2015

46000 mi
Check engine light 
Aug 2015

47100 mi

US $800
Replaced leaking rear shock 
Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

27000 mi

US $25
Replaced broken cupholder in center console. Paid $25 on ebay. Decided it was less hassle than going to dealer even if covered under warranty. 
Oct 2016

45000 mi

US $80
Rear shock absorbers were leaking. They were replaced with new ones. 
Lexus RX in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

63000 mi
Steering wheel had play in left to right movement. Steering wheel would click at times. 
Lexus RX in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

54000 mi
AWD went out while driving to NJ. They had to drop the engine and replace a gear. This is not the first problem I've had with this Lexus 

Return to top

2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Dec 2013

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! For two years there has been small leak ~2psi/wk. Dealer could not find it in 3 visits. My mechanic found corrosion within wheel rim which he cleaned - problem resolved. 
Lexus RX in North Carolina, United States
May 2017 - Apr 2018
Dec 2017

101000 mi

US $300
Replaced pads and rotors 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2018
Apr 2014

39200 mi
Replaced one shock absorber 
Jul 2014

40700 mi
The radio intermittently switched from SAT to AM or USB or FM. 
Sep 2017

70000 mi
Drivers side outside mirror squeaked 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Feb 2017
Jul 2016

70500 mi
Leak in AC evaporator (replaced w/new) Under Warranty paid by Lexus. 

Return to top

2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2015
Mar 2014

47000 mi
Radio required replacement 
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Apr 2013

35300 mi
The 8 days are 3 trips. Car had to sit as they ordered parts. The sensor for the door locks broke and locks didn't work. rear passenger door went (trip #1) 
May 2013

37000 mi
then front passenger (trip #2) & now in Trip #3 drivers side rear door. 
Lexus RX in Great Britain
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

131000 mi
Very slight knocking from steering when steering wheel turned lock to lock. Dealer diagnosed problem as the steering column and replaced this as a matter of goodwill. Absolutely no charge to me. 
Lexus RX in South Africa
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

84780 mi

R 27
Humming noise at 85 km/h. Replaced the right front wheel bearing. 
Feb 2014

94200 mi
Humming sound from 60 km/h up to 80 km/h. Replaced left front wheel bearing under warranty. 
Mar 2015

117180 mi

R 4000
Replaced rear shock absorbers. 
Jun 2015

119040 mi

R 5000
Replaced front MacPherson struts. 
Jun 2016

129580 mi
Dealer replaced battery under warranty. Gas lifts for rear hatch was replaced. The hatch did not stay up on cold mornings. 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

4000 mi
The light tan leather interior stains easily. Blue jeans transfer the color and the dealer attempt to clean caused scratching of the cover coat. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

96000 mi
Oxygen Sensor. Was covered under recall. 
Sep 2015

101000 mi
Full shut down while driving a mountain pass, had to pull over and "reboot" the car several times. Dealer suggested replacing the fuel pump at a cost of $1200. That was 10,000 miles ago, did not replace the fuel pump, assume it was just some bad fuel. 
Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Dec 2015

57000 mi

US $310
Leaking rear shock absorber 
Lexus RX in California, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

66100 mi
Shocks on hatchback replaced. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2018
Mar 2017

91760 mi

C $500
Replace front sway bar bushings. 
Jul 2018

110360 mi

C $400
replace leaking oil line banjo gasket 
Lexus RX in New South Wales, Australia
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

21080 mi
Replaced rear shocks due to leaking discovered during regular maintenance 
Apr 2018

42160 mi

A $565
Front passenger door central locking motor malfunction. Door lock unit replaced. 

Return to top

See TrueDelta's information for all SUVs
See TrueDelta's information for all Lexus models.

2010 Lexus RX Repair Histories

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 2010 Lexus RX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.