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Lexus RX repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (8%)

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Lexus RX brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (28%)

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2017 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 3.5L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

3720 mi Electronic brake warning light, had to order brake vacuum seals 

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2015 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

54000 mi

US $400
Replace front pads and resurface rotors 

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2015 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

8780 mi It was a scheduled maintenance visit and I had them pull up the parking brake, all very minor. 

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2014 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

58000 mi

US $1400
brakes and rotors all around 

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2013 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

70000 mi

US $1100
needed new brakes 

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2013 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

41000 mi Parking brake got stuck on a recent road trip. It was eventually loosened by pumping the pedal a few times. Dealer could not replicate. 

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2012 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

136400 mi

C $500
Changed all brake pads and rotors with ceramic pads and coated crosss drilled and slotted rotors 

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2012 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

75000 mi

US $680
Replaced both front rotors and turned the rear. Pads all around. 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

106000 mi

US $237
Pulling front wheels when driving. 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

114350 mi

US $150
Wear of brake pads and disk warp. Replace front disc and pads 
137000 mi

US $60
Reaer brake pads replacement 
56300 mi 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 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

101000 mi

US $300
Replaced pads and rotors 

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2009 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

94240 mi

C $4200
rear calipers and pads,rotors all around 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi

US $90
I replaced front and rear brake pads. 
201000 mi

US $121
Replace rear right ABS sensor 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

150000 mi

US $490
rear brakes worn to limit, replaced and rotors resurfaced 
69000 mi

US $600
All the breaks needed to be replaced. Brackets were seized and needed to be replaced 
98000 mi

US $4400
Rear calipers were extremely rusty. Replaced both rear calipers, rotors, pads. 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

76300 mi

£250
Brake cylinder sticking causing asymmetric wear of disc, cylinder replaced 
181000 mi

US $2500
hydraulic brake actuator 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

130000 mi

US $500
drum, rotor, pads 
134600 mi

US $278
Front and Rear Brake Rotors and Pads. 
94500 mi Brake switch issue resulting in ABS, TRAC warning lights showed on the dashboard. 
30000 mi vsc & abs warning lights on; repl brake switch 
91790 mi

US $155
Flushed brake lines 
996883 mi

US $112
I supplied rear brake pads and rotors and the shop installed them. 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

66309 mi

C $414
Safety inspection performed - rear brake pads replaced in order to pass inspection 
106000 mi

US $1300
Brake rotors and pads Parking brake sensor 
108500 mi

US $450
Parking brake stopped working and brake cable needed to be replaced. 
150000 mi

US $1420
Right front claliper seized on pin, required replacement of entire bracket and new pads $780, same problem on same brake less than two years ago 
67000 mi Replaced malfunctioning solenoid/sensor due to ABS/traction control idiot light. 
135000 mi

US $1100
Bad Rotor and bad caliper front right 
81000 mi

US $130
Brake switch needed replacing. (ABS, Brake, VSC were all coming out) 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

103940 mi Clicking from brake pedal and occasional bark from brakes. Brake actuator would need to be replaced and costs a lot. Will have to live with it and hope it doesn't get worse. 
133300 mi

$900
Parking brake wire replaced. Brake rotor ruined by parking brake. Replaced rotors and pads in the back 
82000 mi caliper replaced under warranty 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

223-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

51000 mi

US $165
master brake seal replaced 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT FWD

17000 mi banging, loud clicking of front brakes when peddal depressed and released while vehicle is already at a stop.  
29000 mi a thumping /clanking noise when depressing the brakes. After 5 visits Lexus identified it as the brake solenoid and replaced it. The problem & clanking has reappeared as loud as before. 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

65000 mi Brake pedal/brake light switch sensor experienced intermittant failures creating problems for drivetrain computers 
19000 mi "VSC System Failure" message & "Must be in Park before starting" message when it was in park, prohibiting hybrid turning on to Ready State. Car was going to be towed, but 2 days later was tried before truck arrived and powered on. 
127000 mi

US $300
all pads and rotors 
90000 mi

US $500
Warn rear brakes, Replace pads rotors calipers 
38000 mi

US $240
Grease that holds the brake pads stationary in the caliper were worn out causing a "clicking" noise when the brake pedal was pressed 
160000 mi

US $380
Needed pads after install of pads left rear caliper stuck and required replacement. 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

165000 mi

US $640
front and rear pads and rotors full synthetic oil change 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

102000 mi Brake switch faulty (VSC, BRAKE, and tire pressure monitor lights stuck on) 
78000 mi

US $400
Front rotors were wearing unevenly, possible due to a error made during last breakjob. Had to replace both rotors and pads, and rebuild one caliper. 
69600 mi

C $1995
hand brake repair. i was told that this is all lexus rx (2-nd generation) problem. rust eats metal somewhere and it ends in blocking the whole system 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

93000 mi Front rotors had to be turned, causing steering wheel to shake while braking. Rear brake calipers causing pads to stick to rotors, the mechanic stated the because calipers were causing the failure, the parts and work wouldn't be covered. 
75000 mi

US $200
Repair/rebuild frozen right rear brake caliper 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

121000 mi

US $387
Front & rear disks cut with pads 
13324 mi Replaced braqke booster assembly. Replaced front rotors. 
47932 mi

C $619
Replace front pads. 
174500 mi

US $250
Right Rear Brake caliper slider seized 
187000 mi Parking brake retaining pin head was touching back of lug nut studs making a click in reverse 
212000 mi

US $30
Rear brake wear. Replaced rear brake pads 
103540 mi

C $77
the rear brakes are seized, pulled out the brakes and caliper and grease them 
117800 mi

C $300
the rear driver side brakes is eating the pads while the passenger side still looks brand new,the mechanic lubed the brake caliper and cleaned it, suggested not to replace it. 
70000 mi

US $4100
Rusted front and rear rotors, emergency brake cable, and backing plate. All replaced. 
96000 mi

US $2500
Rust on the vehicle caused a failure of brake system, ABS, TPMS and traction control. Dealer was able to repair basic brakes (at significant expense), but full repair cost would have exceeded value of vehicle. ABS, TPMS and traction control not repaired. 

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2002 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

133000 mi

US $130
replaced front brake caliper and all pads and rotors 

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2001 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

203600 mi

US $350
Water in brake lines, seized caliper. Replaced caliper, and degraded brake line. FR/PS 

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2000 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

124620 mi

C $626
Replaced faulty right front ABS sensor. 
126880 mi

C $650
Replaced rear axle ABS cog/ring 
254600 mi

US $100
Replaced front driver side ABS sensor, rotor, and pads 
252500 mi

US $450
Replaced broken caliper and rotor Replaced broken caliper and rotor 
76400 mi

US $850
vibration during braking on highway. Replaced rotors and pads (4 corners) 

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1999 Lexus RX 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

279000 mi There appeared to be a problem with the ABS (brake pedal pumping under light braking at low speeds, stopping distance not really affected) that no one could fix; this is why we eventually got rid of the car. 
171000 mi

US $400
Rear ABS Speed sensor (also sometimes as known as wheel speed sensor) was malfunctioning. Even under light breaking, the abs would activate creating dangerous breaking conditions even in the dry. 

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