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2009 Lexus RX repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (38%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 32 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2009 Lexus RX.

2009 Lexus RX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (19%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (35%)

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Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lexus RX in Mississippi, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

76000 mi
Replaced dash under warranty 

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2009 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Lexus RX in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

80000 mi
One of the tire inflation sensors failed when I had a valve stem leak. Replaced the valve stem, trying to decide if this feature is worth the $100/ tire to replace as they fail. I was told they have about a 7 year life before they fail My shop guy told me to give it a week or so to reset and see if it would start working and bless my soul it did so no repair needed. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2016
Feb 2015

90000 mi

US $70
Bad gas cap, had to replace it. 
Jun 2015

102000 mi
Dealer submitted for out of warranty coverage and Lexus paid for the repair. This is why I drive a Lexus and why I use the dealer for repairs!! 
Feb 2016

116100 mi
Dealer felt because I was just 10k out of warranty that they would try to get Lexus to pay. They did and I paid nothing for this axle or CV joint repair. This is why I buy only Lexus! 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2017
Oct 2015

67300 mi

US $3000
water pump seals leaking. Had to pull engine and replace pump 
Jun 2016

72000 mi

US $1200
rack & pinion leaking starter failing 
Mar 2017

76000 mi

US $1700
replaced struts 
Lexus RX in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

89000 mi

US $300
Replacement of oil pipe 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2016
May 2015

48000 mi

US $1100
Leak in steering rack. Needs new or rebuilt rack. 
Mar 2016

54000 mi

US $100
TPMS sensor replaced 
May 2016

54000 mi

US $100
TMPS sensor,another one failed Torn CV boot RF, Still had not repaired the leaking power steering rack discovered last year. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

108700 mi

US $600
Water pump replaced 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017 Needed new engine mounts. Drive Axel 

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2009 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Lexus RX in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2018
Nov 2012

29000 mi

US $300
replaced failed battery 
May 2015

62000 mi
A rubber oil feeder tube exploded and dumped 3 quarts of engine oil before I was able to safely stop. Engine timing went out because it is oil pressure controlled. Replaced with OEM "metal" parts since Lexus is aware of this issue. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

94240 mi

C $4200
driveshaft bushings, rear hubs and bushings, rear calipers and pads,rotors all around 
Apr 2018

99820 mi

C $1000
bushings, brakes,shocks 
Lexus RX in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

91000 mi

US $300
Leaking power steering fluid. 
Lexus RX in Maine, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

34000 mi
Leaking seals on steering gear. Estimate $1000, sold car instead. 
Lexus RX in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2013 - Dec 2017
Jun 2013

68820 mi

C $300
rear wheel bearing 
Jun 2014

88660 mi

C $800
rear wheel bearing had to be replaced 
Apr 2017

142600 mi

C $700
Water pump dead 
May 2017

141980 mi

C $1000
Steering arm replaced. Symptoms were the car was pulling right and wiggled at high speed. 
Lexus RX in Kansas, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Apr 2012

20600 mi

US $75
Replaced passenger headlamp and re-programmed TPMS for the spare tire. 
Lexus RX in Alabama, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
May 2015

88400 mi

US $410
replaced wheel bearing. 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lexus RX in New York, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2015

128000 mi

US $248
Self leveling headlight sensor 
Apr 2016

128200 mi

US $668
Right rear hub assembly 
Jun 2016

129000 mi

US $40
Exhaust gasket and bolt assembly where manifold and main pipe meet.Heat shield reattached 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Lexus RX in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

74000 mi
Oil leak in transfer case 
Lexus RX in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Fuel sensor malfunction 
Jan 2012

25700 mi
Non-hybrid battery went dead twice. Lexus replaced battery. 
Lexus RX in Michigan, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

144000 mi
(Very detailed TSB on this issue.) High pressure oil cooling line routed next to exhaust manifold blew. Vehicle did not signal a problem although empty of oil. Driven 20+ miles eating bearings. Lexus replaced cheap lines, not ruined engine. Lexus of Lansing / Spartan Toyota apparently has a service manager looking for a Lexus promotion, and Lexus Regional Rep. with significant hearing problem as they cannot hear engine knocking as a result of running the vehicle with no oil. Lexus of Lansing / Spartan Toyota was paid by Lexus to inspect oil. They refused to hear the obvious engine knock reported & recorded "Cold Start Knocking" of the engine due to bearing failure from TSB paid repair. 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

52000 mi

US $475
Oil coolant line leak. Lost 5 pints of oil. 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Lexus RX in Colorado, United States
Feb 2016 - Nov 2017
Jan 2016

141000 mi
Replaced both headlamp assemblies. No charge. Known issue. 
Mar 2016

154000 mi
Dashboard vibration. Intermittent. Frustrating to locate. 2 stops at dealer; car goes silent as soon as technician sits down. No charge so far. 
Mar 2017

175000 mi

US $180
Clunk in drivers window (in door). Replaced window motor. No longer clunks, now it squeaks at top of closing run. Better, but not quite right. Still living with dashboard rattle. It seems this is fairly common. Only over rough surfaces 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2016
Aug 2016

66600 mi

US $600
Driver side exterior mirror housing paint clear-coat pealed off. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2017
Sep 2013

72000 mi
Passenger window motor not working Radio doesn't always play 
Apr 2014

78500 mi

US $150
Battery died prematurely 
Dec 2014

90000 mi

US $1000
Alternator died 
Jan 2017

97000 mi

US $600
Tire flat 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $440
Found that the steering has a leaking gasket. Found that many Lexus' of similar year having a similar problem at similar mileage. Am driving the car without the repair for now, but if the steering leaks then have the repair made. recall?? 
Nov 2015

62900 mi

US $1300
Steering linkage repair, seal, boot etc. Also water pump replaced due to leaking 
Lexus RX in Georgia, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

200300 mi
The dashboard is cracked in various locations. This is identify as a recall on 2008 RX350s by Lexus. They will replace the dashboard for for free. So they order the parts necessary. The only thing I have to wait for 10-12 Months for Parts!!! 
Jun 2016

201000 mi

US $121
AC broke down on my vacation. Took the car to Express Lube in Gadsden, AL and charge me 2 times the amount if I will do it my self just so they can give me 2 years warranty! Did the 200K service and change the Intake Manifold Gasket, SparkPlugs, Valve Cover Gasket & O-ring, PCV valve, Oil and Filter, Air + Cabin filters and front and rear break pads and rotors including drum shoes for footbrake. AFS light came on after the headlight bulbs were replace. Change the AFS sensor in the rear right wheel. Lights work fine but light still flashes. Mechanics cannot figure it out. They said is a dealer issue. Replace TPMS sensor in the spare tire. Still the light is on. WE tested wit hthe computer of my mechanic and found that the central CPU for TPMS in the headliner is not working. Replace rear right ABS sensor 
Jul 2016

201800 mi

US $230
Replace both front inner fenders and the middle and rear engine undercarriage covers. 
Aug 2016

202000 mi

US $50
Rear hatch switch replace. Autobody mechanic burned it. 
Nov 2016

206000 mi

US $350
Engine Oil Cooler Pipe broke and cause a massive oil leak and smoke. Thankfully my wife stop right away. I called a towtruck and took the car to the mechanic who replace faulty Engine Oil Cooler Pipe. This is a lexus design flaw. 
Dec 2016

209000 mi

US $104
Engine light came on showing error code P0015. Check it my self could not find anything and also the mechanic agree. Put a quart of oil and reset. 
Feb 2017

210000 mi

US $155
Had to replace the HID bulbs after a few months. they were defective and after you turn them on stay on for a minute and then both will go out. 
Aug 2017

216000 mi

US $120
Battery was not charging the system and failure was eminent. Replaced! 
Dec 2017

221000 mi

US $721
Steering systems was leaking from the right boot. Determine that we need a new one. Replace the entire R&P system including the inner tie rods. Replace oil&filter, air filter and cabin filter. I also performed realignment. 
Apr 2018

227000 mi

US $495
Car just die in the parking lot during lunch! Determine it was the alternator and tow the car to the mechanic. He replace the alternator and charge the battery. 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2017
Jul 2010

35000 mi

US $60
Driver seat motor became very noisy; had to order new motor 
Feb 2015

73400 mi

US $100
Heat shield for converter loose and very noisy. fixed with screws 
Aug 2015

77600 mi
Battery failure; unable to start. AAA jump started vehicle and went to dealer for warranty replacement (23 months into 24 month ext. warranty for battery) 
Feb 2016

81000 mi

US $800
Boot cracked in front steering parts. Leaking PS fluid 
Sep 2016

86000 mi

US $800
vehicle would not start and most elect systems inoperative. Vehicle towed; battery replaced. All good until 1 week later, when battery warning light came on while driving. Electrical test showed Alternator not charging; replaced alternator 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

125000 mi

US $90
I replaced front and rear brake pads. 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2020
Sep 2017

158000 mi

US $1500
Back hatch door opener replacement Passenger mirror replacement 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jan 2017
Jun 2013

68200 mi
Rear windows would not respond from Driver's side controls. The windows were up and would not go down. Played with the switch in the back arm rests and after a while was able to operate using switch at the driver's side. Later resolved itself. 
Sep 2016

95480 mi
Had to replace the steering rack 
Lexus RX in Alabama, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2012

74000 mi

US $50
Failed rt. rear wheel bearing. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2018
Dec 2010

44000 mi
Xenon headlight started to leak and stopped working. If I didn't have warranty - $1500 repair Rear view mirror loose Blower motor noise Windows switches are scratched and not working Electrical, other than above, repair 
Jan 2011

45000 mi
Replaced fan blower motor after another mechanic heard it and ordered a part Air conditioning and ventilation, repair 
Jul 2011

50000 mi
Roof bars broke 
Nov 2011

53300 mi
Replaced roof bars 
Oct 2013

69000 mi
Head gasket leaking and needs to be replaced. Also replaced water pump 
Nov 2013

69000 mi

US $600
Oil pump bearing noise. Timing gears were manufactured defectively. Gears needed to be replaced, oil pump, oil cooler needed to be replaced. All the breaks needed to be replaced. Brackets were seized and needed to be replaced 
Dec 2013

69000 mi
Main shaft bearing needed to be replaced Both O2 sensors needed to be replaced 
Feb 2015

77500 mi

US $100
Battery (2 years old OEM) totally failed. Car did not start 
Apr 2015

78300 mi

US $400
Shock are leaking 
Jun 2015

80000 mi
ALL oil leaked out within 2 minutes. Oil cooling pipe burst. 
Jul 2015

80300 mi

US $350
Radiator was leaking, needed to be replaced 
Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
May 2016 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

92000 mi

US $500
Oil cooler lines rotted out. Replaced with Lexus updated metal lines 
Lexus RX in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2014
Sep 2011

58000 mi
Ignition lock cylinder failed, could not turn key. cylinder replaced. 
Lexus RX in Indiana, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2011
Aug 2010

7000 mi
Oxygen sensor failed. Replaced 
Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

66000 mi

US $240
acid spill from battery 
Jun 2018

133000 mi
Changed headlight and the capacitor board. Headlight fixed on the second attempt. 
Lexus RX in Colorado, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

46700 mi
Passenger side front seat arm loose requiring repair. Third time in for same problem. Found extra washer on seat side of arm rest. Removed washer and applied lock tite. 
Apr 2010

50300 mi
Persistent rattling noise when driving at highway speed. Found to be a loose shroud cover over fuel tank (and a known problem) for which an updated replacement part was available. Problem was solved successfully. 
May 2018

115000 mi

US $125
Leaking water pump. Replaced prior to full failure. Replaced thermostat 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2014
Sep 2013

83700 mi

C $150
alternator died, replaced with a new napa 130amp unit. Unit was 130$, labour was 100, with taxes,etc came to about $250. 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

21000 mi
Replaced Mass Air Flow sensor 
Lexus RX in Ohio, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2012

42000 mi
Right front tire has a very slow leak. They couldn't find a leak. They broke the tire down, cleaned everything and resealed it. So far it's not leaking. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

60000 mi
gas cap gasket allowing pressure leak, causing engine light warnings. replaced gasket (or whole gas cap?) 
May 2012

80000 mi
Headlights had significant yellowing and surface haze, intefering with headlight brightness. (car is not garaged) Dealer was willing to handle cleaning for free as part of regular service, using some unspecified cleaning kit. 
Jun 2012

80000 mi

US $155
loose gas cap resulted in warning lights (VSC OFF blinking). dealer insisted on full diagnostics, showed no problems. cost not covered by pre-owned warranty or extended warranty. peeling paint on underside of roofrack also not covered. 
Aug 2012

83100 mi
The tire pressure sensor system seems to be malfunctioning after the most recent regular service. Dealer does not know what is wrong yet. 
Nov 2012

89700 mi
Tire pressure sensor was bad after last service visit. Diagnosed and replaced at dealer cost. 
Apr 2013

94800 mi
dealer replaced bushings (supposedly $1900 job) under warranty. back seat window stopped working, dealer replaced the motor or wiring under warranty. 
Apr 2014

110800 mi
torn arm bushings replaced window switch stopped working (not motor) 
Aug 2014

116700 mi
tire pressure sensor bad 
Oct 2015

131300 mi
Dashboard was replaced under recall for cracked dashboards 
Jun 2016

141000 mi

US $280
flexible oil hose under engine broke, was replaced with superior all-metal part. 
Apr 2017

150000 mi

US $490
steering wheel had chatter, turned out to be both front wheels a bit bent, they moved to back and seems to resolve for now. rear brakes worn to limit, replaced and rotors resurfaced 
Mar 2018

163000 mi

US $18
replacement key, both originals broke -- using original radio unit and metal key, into new plastic form from amazon. 
Lexus RX in Maryland, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2019
Feb 2019

77 mi
Tire pressure light blinks then stays solid indicating the tire pressure sensor is bad. Sensor replaced, light still on. Turns out it is the computer system. 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

81200 mi

US $9
Gasket on oil drain plug was bad. 
May 2015

82000 mi

US $91
Oil leak. Front gasket on engine. Repair included the drive belt. Both rear hatch struts failing to keep hatch lifted. Note dealer wanted $545 for replacement!!! 
Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

130000 mi

US $1300
Second replacement for rear wheel bearings, not covered by warranty as it had just expired 
Lexus RX in Ohio, United States
Oct 2014 - Feb 2018
Dec 2014

99000 mi

US $650
Leaking water pump 
Dec 2015

110000 mi

US $1500
Failure of emissions control system including evaporation canister and related control systems 
Mar 2017

126000 mi

US $625
Fuel system sensor A/F ration sensor 
Jun 2017

127000 mi

US $700
Fuel system hoses, gas cap and accessory drive tensioner 
Lexus RX in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2011
Dec 2010

45000 mi
exhaust replacement - noisy Headlight replacement, foggy and water inside noisy front window motors - both replaced wind noise driver side window - window/door door trim and seal replaced 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

98000 mi

US $4400
Rear calipers were extremely rusty. Replaced both rear calipers, rotors, pads. Replaced right rear wheel bearing and hub. Hub was extremely rusty. $800 Replaced both rear shocks/struts. 
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

137000 mi

US $1570
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. Replaced slow leaking water pump Replaced left rear wheel bearing. Replaced slow leaking water pump 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT FWD

Lexus RX in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2009 - May 2016
Jan 2013

49000 mi

US $1750
Water in headlight assembly of driver's side requiring replacement of lens and seals as well as HID bulb 
Apr 2014

70700 mi
Nav system and back up camera not functioning. Replaced a fuse. 
Lexus RX in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

139000 mi
The Adaptive front lights no longer would move side to side around corners. Dealership replaced for free out of warranty! They wrote it us as an ongoing issue with condensation that shorted the motors. Advantage: Ongoing dealer relationship 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2017
Sep 2013

41000 mi
Axle needed replacement. Was causing wobble through the steering wheel. 
Jan 2014

45000 mi
Sterring rack replaced 
Jan 2015

44300 mi
Headlights replaced due to accumulated moisture. Covered by warranty enhancement program. 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010

32000 mi
Condensation in passenger side HID headlight assembly. Part was ordered at last routine maintenance trip and recently installed when it was received 
Jul 2010

36000 mi
Condensation in passenger headlight. Required replacement of headlight assembly 
May 2013

88000 mi

US $300
Water pump leaking, replace 
Sep 2015

107000 mi
Condensation on passenger side headlight caused low beam to fail 
Jun 2016

119000 mi

US $800
Cracked radiator, had to be replaced 
May 2018

155000 mi

US $1620
Evaporator coil had leak, remove, replace, recharge AC 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2017
Dec 2013

51000 mi
Dealer reported car needed new water pump. Car has no coolant leakage or overheat so repair denied. Dealer supplied photo of slight coolant leakage near water pump or temperature sensor. I will an eye on cooling system. 
Nov 2014

61000 mi

US $1150
Replaced leaking water pump, as well as timing belt. 
Nov 2015

71000 mi

US $1300
Replaced both rear struts and shocks, due to one leaking 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2012
Apr 2011

26500 mi
TPMS sensor 
May 2011

27700 mi
Another TPMS sensor 
Jun 2011

29000 mi
A third TPMS sensor 
Jul 2011

29800 mi
Fogged headlamps from condensation 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2018
Dec 2010

21865 mi
Replaced front headlight assembly and gasket due to condensation in headlight. 
Jan 2017

74000 mi

US $45
Passenger side mirror cracked due to temperature swing and auto dimming liquid no longer worked. Replaced with mirror purchased online. Truck latch rubber cover was severely degraded. Purchased replacement online and replaced. 
Lexus RX in Missouri, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

69000 mi

US $460
Road debris (likely a rock) punctured a hole in the condenser. Found out it's a failing common to the RX. Followed forums on installing mesh on front air dam. 
Lexus RX in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

21300 mi
12v Pb-acid battery failed, NOT the hybrid battery. the under-sized battery that Toyota puts in hybrid SUV's; only used to keep the electronics alive. When this battery gets low, car will not start. A common problem. Replaced under warranty 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Oct 2019
Aug 2016

96000 mi

US $150
HID Condensation on Driver's side - under warranty Water pump was leaking coolant - replaced @ no charge from seller All 4 Struts and Strut Mount Replaced Car would not start - dead battery 
May 2018

121000 mi

US $850
Radiator was leaking coolant (replaced, along with both radiator hoses) Also drained and refilled the hybrid system coolant in this repair trip 
Apr 2019

132000 mi

US $140
12V Battery died completely after 2 1/2 years 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

48000 mi
Main hybrid battery failed and needed to be replaced 
Mar 2016

77000 mi

US $700
Radiator leak, side plastic tank split and lost fluid. Did not overheat and was still drivable but leaving anti-freeze drops on the floor. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2017
May 2016

181000 mi

US $2500
Inverter hydraulic brake actuator 
Lexus RX in Great Britain
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

£431
Oxygen sensor faulty - bank 1 sensor 2 (P0136 & P0138). Sensor replaced 
Nov 2016

76300 mi

£250
Brake cylinder sticking causing asymmetric wear of disc, cylinder replaced 
Jul 2017

80000 mi

£20
Tracking (alignment) out. The tracking needed some minor parts replacing (which I had to wait for) in order to adjust it correctly. I didn't ask what those parts were but the total cost (including labour) was only £20 so they couldn't have been expensive.  
Lexus RX in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Sep 2012

58280 mi
oxygen sensor 
Lexus RX in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2012
Apr 2010

20000 mi
Replaced dead 12V (not hybrid) battery under warranty. 
Sep 2010

27000 mi

US $30
Broken wheel stud during tire replacement. 
Lexus RX in Alabama, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

102000 mi

US $525
Strange smell so took it in. Apparently this is a known issue?! Reseal Hatch Seams. 
Lexus RX in Great Britain
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

120000 mi

£50
New bushes fitted 
Jun 2015

128000 mi

£75
A/C service 
Aug 2015

128900 mi
Battery replaced, it's related to problem with amplifier draining the battery 
Sep 2017

142000 mi

£75
Battery replaced, one cell gone. This is the 3rd battery in just over 4 years, Each time with a Bosch which I am assured are the best. 

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2007 Lexus RX

Engine not specified

Lexus RX in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

75020 mi
Valves were making rattling noise required significant work 
Lexus RX in Michigan, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

105000 mi

US $150
two ignition coils failed in a month 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Lexus RX in Oregon, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

103000 mi
Water pump failure @ 103k. 
Jul 2017

105000 mi

US $460
Alternator @ 105k 
Lexus RX in Kansas, United States
Jul 2012 - Feb 2014
Sep 2012

83000 mi

US $1800
Air Conditioner Compressor Bad Low Tire Pressure Warning Light On, Dealer wanted to run full computer diagnostics to fix. 
Feb 2014

96000 mi
Tire pressure warning system remained a problem. 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Lexus RX in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

97300 mi

US $1030
oil leak form high end banjo oil seals through oil on serpentine belt and alternator causing alternator to fail replaced alternator, due to oil leak previously noted 
Mar 2013

99000 mi

US $740
replaced water pump 
Jul 2014

117000 mi
check engine light - dealer ran codes and reported misfire in #5 cylinder. Suggested they swap coil harness side-to-side to see if #6 misfires to confirm bad coil. No time for this as we were leaving for a long trip. 
Mar 2016

130000 mi

US $500
drum, rotor, pads 
Jul 2017

150000 mi

US $1550
oil pan leak 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2017
May 2010

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 
Dec 2011

49000 mi

US $300
water gets into the front light assembly. fogs up the light. just out of warranty. was replaced once by Lexus in warranty. Has to pay 300 labor and Lexus paid for the part 
Dec 2012

52000 mi
Joints and boots leaking 
Feb 2014

60100 mi

US $2000
leaks on tie rod, expensive repairs 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Rubber trim piece running along roof rack came loose on the highway. This is the third time. Dealer replaced the piece under warranty, though it had ended 2 weeks prior to visit. 
Lexus RX in Alabama, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2017
Dec 2013

90000 mi

US $100
replace steering 
Jan 2016

80000 mi

US $100
replaced water pump serpentine belt TPMS sensor had to be changed 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

93000 mi

US $700
The water pump bearing started to make some noise and a little pink solution dripped underneath the vehile. The water pump was replaced. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Apr 2018
Mar 2017

115000 mi

US $618
Replace failed #3 coil pack. 
Mar 2018

122000 mi

US $736
Failure of coil pack #1. Replaced coils 1,2,3. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

91826 mi

US $2693
Flushed brake lines Replace the AC Compressor 
Apr 2018

95977 mi

US $1954
replace the water pump and high pressure water hose 
Jun 2018

96844 mi

US $484
I supplied rear brake pads and rotors and the shop installed them. Replaced oil pan gasket because of a leak. They also recommended another $12,500 worth of work which I refused. My last trip to a dealer for repairs. Took to my mechanic and he indicated that nothing else except needed attention at this time. Scam city....take a car in for normal maintenance and they always find more problems. No more dealers for me 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Feb 2009 - May 2020
Oct 2009

46000 mi
new transmission 
Jun 2012

78000 mi

US $250
front engine oil leak. engine removed to replace seal. $600 under lexus warranty. $1450 under Geico warranty $250 we paid (deductible) Total-$2300 
Lexus RX in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
May 2017

110000 mi

US $300
air filter 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
- Feb 2010
Jul 2009

20500 mi
Passenger side headlamp had heavy moisture incld. on dry days. HID low-beam eventually ceased to work. R/o stated "internal electrical malfunction." Repair was covered under warranty. Upon pickup of vehicle from repair moisture was visible in driver side. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

69000 mi
A/C icon blinks on navigation screen, indicating possible issue with A/C system. 
Apr 2016

94500 mi
Brake switch issue resulting in ABS, TRAC warning lights showed on the dashboard. Oil pan gasket leak 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

105000 mi

US $400
I was looking for the cause of the vibration after the spark plugs were changed and found a large tear in the right side steering boot. I brought the car back and had the boot and the inner and outer end changed. 
Dec 2015

113000 mi

US $260
Engine upper right torque mount arm TPMS warning light on. Replace right rear TPMS sensor 
Aug 2017

134600 mi

US $278
Front and Rear Brake Rotors and Pads. 
Jun 2018

141179 mi

US $2410
Intermittent charging, battery dead car towed to shop. Was already scheduled to do water pump, thermostat, idler pulleys and belt. Needed new alternator, they removed a water hose per my instruction to gain easy access to replace the alternator and broke the hose fitting off the radiator. The radiator was replaced also. 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $60
Rear hatch gas struts deteriorated to the point where they would not support the open weight of the rear hatch. Replaced struts myself. 
May 2017

68000 mi

US $570
Alternator went bad, and took a new battery out with it. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2013
Sep 2010

30000 mi
vsc & abs warning lights on; repl brake switch 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2015
Jun 2012

51000 mi

US $255
Vehicle check engine light came on, running roughly; Dealer replaced an electronic part that controls the engine cylinder #2. 
Oct 2012

54300 mi
Tire pressure warning light comes on. Replace defective right rear tire pressure sensor. 
Nov 2012

55400 mi

US $717
One ignition coil was defective. Chose to replace Ignition coil on all five cylinders. 
Oct 2014

74500 mi

US $864
repl pair of headlight assembly 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

84320 mi

C $500
Failed ignition coil. 
Apr 2017

91140 mi

C $300
Brake switch 
Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2012
Apr 2011

96000 mi

US $1700
AC Comperessor/Condensor all new struts, they were leaking. AND front wheel bearing. 
Aug 2012

135000 mi

US $1100
Bad Rotor and bad caliper front right Bad front bank sensor 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

63860 mi

C $1250
Water pump developed severe leak and was replaced 
Jun 2018

66309 mi

C $414
Safety inspection performed - rear brake pads replaced in order to pass inspection 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

56000 mi

US $40
A/C compressor would intermittently stop working and require manual reset. Dealer replaced 'amplifier' at stated cost of $1600. Roof rack lock fails to latch. Rear seat headrest latch fails to lock. 
Nov 2011

66000 mi
Check engine light through a timing retarded error code due to low oil condition. My indy mechanic cleared the codes so dealer could not replicate. Indy said that engine was a couple of quarts low on oil at time of service. 
Dec 2011

67000 mi
Replaced malfunctioning solenoid/sensor due to ABS/traction control idiot light. 
Dec 2015

131000 mi
TPMS light comes on even with correct pressure in tires. Mechanic eventually reset it but it came back a day later. 
Mar 2016

138000 mi
Plastic trim around passenger rear quarter window cracked in half and fell off. Told that it's a common issue and that entire window would need to be replaced for $500. Um, not gonna happen. 
Sep 2016

146000 mi
Oil cooler line is leaking, recall so should take it to the dealer. 
Oct 2016

146700 mi
The Lexus dealer said that the oil cooler line is fine but that the power steering pump is leaking but not worth fixing yet. Paint on hood started checking two years ago and now fenders and front bumper are doing the same. No evidence of body work or respray. Lexus has declined to warranty thus far. Car was CPO purchase. 
Sep 2017

161500 mi

US $128
Intermittent hesitation issue and engine running poorly in addition to check engine and stability control lights coming on. Traced it to failing ignition coil #6 based on online research. Replaced with OEM part. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2017
Oct 2013

76700 mi

US $200
One ignition coil going bad 
Mar 2014

81000 mi

US $130
Brake switch needed replacing. (ABS, Brake, VSC were all coming out) 
Oct 2015

92200 mi
Alternator failed, was replaced. 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

95000 mi
cylinder spark coil, $320 stop light switch; false code, hasn't recurred timing cover assembly leaking; actually no apparent leaks, so ignored. dealer quotes cost of $4,476. 
Sep 2017

98000 mi

US $1350
OIL PAN LEAKING; (LEXUS DEALER DIAGNOSED ACCESSORY CASE LEAD $3200 REPAIR--NOT TRUE) POWER STEERING PUMP FAILED  
Dec 2017

95000 mi

US $5000
reseal timing chain cover 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
Nov 2011

35340 mi
I have a faulty battery. But the dealer says it is ok to drive. Had to boost my car to start twice. My tail gate would not open with the remote. Telescopic shocks too weak. Quote to fix too high, decided not to. 
Apr 2012

55160 mi

C $140
Was a faulty battery; had to replace it 
Dec 2013

81840 mi

C $790
Car started to run rough and was vibrating at high speed - not a wheel balancing problem - rather ignition coil and sensors. Engine and VSC light came on and stayed on. 
Mar 2014

86800 mi

C $800
I had to change two of these spark plugs and ignition coils again. 
May 2015

108500 mi

C $400
Left wheel bearing had to be replaced.. It cost $400.00 
Lexus RX in Colorado, United States
Feb 2006 - Jul 2012
Jan 2006

21453 mi
Fix dash rattle 
Mar 2006

24501 mi
Replace defective CD player. Unit will not play or eject. 
Apr 2006

22688 mi
Replace navigation system software. Remove and replace Navigation DVD Disc to correct error. 
Sep 2006

27741 mi
Fix rear hatch rattle. Add bumpers on rear hatch for cargo cover retracting contacts. Fixed per service bulletin. 
Mar 2007

27900 mi
Fix Dash rattle. add insultation near defroster vent. 
Jan 2008

28067 mi
Replace defective handsfree microphone and amplifier assembly - static sound when making call via bluetooth connection. 
Oct 2009

55000 mi
Fix recurring dash rattle and clicking sound coming from passenger side pillar surrounding windshield. (4th repair for annoying dash rattle -even though car is out of warranty covered by dealer since recurring problem reported several times under warrant 
Mar 2010

70000 mi
Annoying and recurring dash rattles. dealer has tried at least 4 times trying to get a permanent fix. 
Jul 2012

88000 mi
Dash rattles still present when sold. 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2015
Sep 2010

12000 mi
Tire Pressure Warning Light alert....air pressure adjusted....no flat.... 
Lexus RX in Oregon, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2011

64000 mi

US $600
Check Engine ASC lights, error codes about missing. Replaced injector. Also spark plugs. Five hours work to replace plugs and injector. Parts hidden under intake system. 
Apr 2012

70500 mi

US $336
Check Engine ASC lights, error codes about missing. Replaced another injector. Also spark plugs. Five hours work to replace plugs and injector 
Jun 2015

86000 mi

US $343
Oil line broke near oil cooler. A Tee in oil line fractured, allowing oil to spill onto road way. We were lucky another motorist alerted us or the damage could have been significant. 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2018
Jan 2013

75000 mi

US $90
Window loose at regulator and needed reglue 
Mar 2014

81000 mi

US $3000
Fuel pump Power steering pump, power steering rack 
Oct 2014

87000 mi

US $1000
Two oxygen sensors were failing and replaced 
Feb 2015

89900 mi
Emergency brake light remained stuck on even when the brake wasn't engaged. 
Dec 2016

106000 mi

US $1300
Brake rotors and pads Parking brake sensor 
Jul 2017

108500 mi

US $450
Parking brake stopped working and brake cable needed to be replaced. 
Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2013 - Aug 2015
Jun 2015

103000 mi
Headlight housing moisture penetration 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

90000 mi

US $300
Replaced ignition coil and plug on cylinder#6 
Lexus RX in Ohio, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

96200 mi

US $630
Noticed a noise back of SUV when driving @ 40 mpg and it would slow down as the SUV slowed. Took it to dealer and said it was wheel bearing rt back wheel . 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

58000 mi

US $430
ignition coil replaced 
Lexus RX in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Apr 2013

75000 mi

US $200
Ignition Coil 5 needed to be replaced 
Aug 2014

88000 mi

US $100
Replace Bank 1 Sensor 2 O2 Sensor. Easy DIY job and an OEM part cost $100 online. 
Apr 2015

99200 mi

US $65
Check Engine light came on - Ignition Coil on bank 4. Replaced ignition coil and check engine light went away. 
Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
May 2014

105100 mi

US $650
Crappy radiator 
Lexus RX in Michigan, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

121000 mi

US $75
Auxiliary transmission cooler leaking. Servicing mechanic bypassed auxiliary cooler until I decide if I want to replace the OE part. Note, the auxiliary cooler came with the towing package option, and is not in anyway detrimental to operate the vehicle with this bypassed. 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

US $220
Injector replaced 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2012

90000 mi
The vents blew out white powder dust whenever the heater is turned on. 
Jan 2014

US $1000
Radio and CD player stopped working. Needed to be replaced. 
Lexus RX in Nevada, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

71000 mi

US $420
The oil return hoses are rubber and are external to the engine. These hoses are under high pressure. One hose burst and 5- qts of oil were expelled from the engine within 1 1/2miles. The car needed to be towed to the repair shop. I believe rubber hoses were installed on the RX from 2007 to at least 2011. Since then the hoses were steel, which eliminated the problem. 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
May 2014 - Jan 2017
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $1400
Bearing went out in wheel, replaced bearing and needed to replace brakes and pad. Bearing not covered by insurance because Lexus bearings are not in housing. 
Feb 2015

97000 mi

US $1300
Car was slightly pulling to left. Firestone couldn't align left rear camber into specs. Dealer replaced both rear strut assemblies. This problem may have cause bearing to go out that was previously replaced. 
Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

132000 mi

US $355
Replaced noisy idler pully 
Dec 2015

150000 mi

US $1420
TPS sensors in two tires needed replacement. $740 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 
Apr 2017

1715000 mi

US $650
Replaced plugs first time 
Jul 2017

172000 mi

US $190
Freon 
Sep 2017

177000 mi

US $160
Freon and o ring 
Jun 2018

190000 mi

US $190
Evaporator has leak and needs replacing. $1,800 estimate to repair. Decided to recharge AC only 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT FWD

Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $1100
Thermostat and coolant sensor replaced 
Jun 2018

151000 mi

US $20
Replace spark plugs 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

Lexus RX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2016
Nov 2013

82000 mi
caliper replaced under warranty 
Feb 2014

83800 mi
Body panel seam defect at rear hatch (well documented problem with RX) caused water to leak into hybrid battery pack. Ruined battery pack which had to be replaced. 
Jan 2015

84500 mi

US $1
Noise in rear wheel diagnosed as bad wheel bearing needing to be replaced. 
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $500
Replace one rear wheel bearing 
Lexus RX in Sweden
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

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. 
Mar 2016

115940 mi
Growling noise. Replaced left rear wheel bearing. Paid around $600 total. 
Sep 2016

120900 mi
Hybrid regenerative brakes stopped working! Lexus tech has not seen problem before and is awaiting word from headquarters on how to proceed. 
Dec 2016

121520 mi
Hybrid brakes still not working. Took it in for more testing and they don't know what the problem is. They sent the test data and videos to Lexus Europe headquarters but they have not replied with a solution. 
Dec 2017

130820 mi

$500
Previous hybrid braking problem I had was finally solved by replacing the front left CV axle. The abs ring was broken. 
Jun 2018

133300 mi

$900
Parking brake wire replaced. Brake rotor ruined by parking brake. Replaced rotors and pads in the back 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2014
Apr 2010

26000 mi
Rear door hatch would not close - sporadic problem with earlier version where it would not open. Took a long time to replicate at the dealer. Motors and sensors replaced 
Jun 2011

34000 mi
Severe corrosion on underside of roof rack (curved sections that mount to the car). Dealer says 2007 model is out of warranty (4 years ended March 2007) but will check with Lexus. 
Jul 2011

35000 mi
Lexus paid for dealer to repaint the roof rack/ Great job and appreciated! 
Aug 2012

43500 mi
Plastic cover on rear hatch switch melted. Dealer insists that entire switch needs to be replaced - $223. Car out of warranty but the web indicates that some dealers have fixed this n/c. Will temporarily tape over switch and use remote. 
Sep 2012

44000 mi
Dealer decided to replace the plastic cover (that had melted) on the rear door latch without charge after seeing web pages that indicated that other dealers had done so. This was a beyond warranty repair and was appreciated. 
Dec 2014

60000 mi
Dashboard surface deteriorating -- understand this is a common problem with Lexus and extremely expensive to repair! 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2014
Mar 2008

5000 mi
tire pressure sensor failed 
Jul 2011

37000 mi
Headlight out of alignment - fixed Panel under glove box drooping - replaced. Driver armrest lower than passenger - unable to duplicate?!? 

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2007 Lexus RX 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Lexus RX in South Africa
May 2014 - Jul 2018
Mar 2017

125860 mi
Radiator developed a leak and was replaced. 
Jul 2018

142600 mi

R 50
Engine check light came on, a slight misfire developed. An error scan pointed out the number 5 cylinder coil. It was replaced - a lengthy job because the intake manifold has to be taken off to reach the back of the engine. 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
May 2015

70300 mi

US $1600
Air conditioning suddenly stopped cooling. Was blowing warm, outside air. Leak is underneath dashboard, requiring entire dashboard removal and reassembly. Cost mainly labor. Awaiting recall dashboard replacement from Lexus in July. 
Oct 2015

71000 mi
Went in to check the status of the dashboard replacement program. It is now terribly cracked and sticky/gummy. They said no word yet from Lexus and they're still waiting for Lexus to make the parts for hundreds of thousands of cars. 
Jun 2016

72300 mi

US $2900
Dashboard replacement program - well known national warranty issue of cracked, melting, sticky, shiny dashboards determined faulty after five years of complaints. Waited two years for replacement part to come in. Got the call in June 2017 that mine was in and they would replace for free. A/C wasn't cooling for a year. Determined evaporator coil was broken, which required complete removal and replacement of dashboard - many hours of labor. Had no choice but to wait until dashboard replacement program got the necessary part in. Waited two years and got the dashboard part in, so did the a/c work in conjunction with that. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2011
Jul 2010

43000 mi
Rear latch assembly, had same problem repaired under warranty, but after 1.5 years had same problem again, estimated cost to repair was around $500. Had been thinking about getting new car so did not repair.  
Lexus RX in Alabama, United States
Jan 2018 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

240000 mi

US $150
REPLACE HOSES AND DO COOLANT FLUSH. 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2009

25000 mi
Rattle in rear door. Rear hatch trim spacers replaced with new type. 
Jan 2015

69300 mi

US $788
Replacement of leaking radiator. The amount the owner paid for repairs included a 10% discount on parts and labor. Parts-$405 radiator, 52.42 coolant 365.40 radiator sub-assy. 
Mar 2018

85388 mi

US $400
Stop [brake] light switch replaced. ABS light, VCS, brake, etc. on dash would occasionally remain on after the engine started. They would go off when the engine was turned off and then restarted. Didn't happen very often but replaced the stop light switch as a precaution. Switch Assy, Stop LA replaced. 
Lexus RX in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

53000 mi
rear wheel bearing replaced 
Lexus RX in Alabama, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

86000 mi
Electrical problems 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

74300 mi

US $900
Rack and pinion replaced. 
Lexus RX in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Jun 2011

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

223-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Lexus RX in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2016
Jan 2012

68000 mi

US $70
Car wouldn't start due to battery failure. Battery replaced 
Jan 2015

109500 mi

US $2000
Oil leak 
Apr 2016

173000 mi
Lots of little things the dealer wanted $5K to fix 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

92000 mi

US $350
Radiator leak. Replaced radiator. 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

223-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Lexus RX in Colorado, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2017
Dec 2010

51000 mi

US $165
master brake seal replaced 
Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

105500 mi

US $100
Sunroof and A/C condensate drains blocked which led to major water leak into interior of car. 
Jun 2018

127000 mi

US $112
Y-Pipe to mid-pipe gasket replacement 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT FWD

Lexus RX in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2018
Aug 2016

173300 mi

US $350
Radiator developed crack (on front passenger side) and was leaking fluid. Started small and became bigger such that car could not be driven any more. Replaced radiator. Appears to be common issue for this vehicle. 
Aug 2017

196000 mi

US $500
CV joint boot failed 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2018
Feb 2009

15000 mi

US $480
Brakes lunge when applied. Loud bang(ing) due to solenoid when depressing and release of brakes at a stop.  Bluetooth is frustrating, poor design & quality. Does not function for intended purpose,downloading phone book is nightmare. Changing a persons phone number is impossible select EDIT entry = 2 choices, DELETE Entry YES or NO. change update Not Avail. Navigation: poor design, difficult, voice commands DO NOT WORK [English is my 1st lang.] poor interface,streets & street names stairstep [broken lines], 400x270 res. so poor a Garmin [fact] has better screen! can't see screen in many daylight conditions.  
May 2009

17000 mi
banging, loud clicking of front brakes when peddal depressed and released while vehicle is already at a stop.  
Mar 2011

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. 
Jul 2011

32000 mi

US $75
This visit incorporated all previous complaints and malfunctions. As before Lexus standard reply is "working as deigned". Clearly CYA reply.  
Aug 2011

32000 mi
Two noises: loud and easy to duplicate (except for Dealer). 1. Upon starting: squeaking noise I described as a loose belt. 2. Car is (hot) turn off ignition: loud sound like electricity sparking/arcing originates from passenger side engine. 
Nov 2011

32000 mi
hybrid system main battery alert - not charging 
Mar 2013

38000 mi

US $1500
ignition switch  HID headlight 
Nov 2013

41300 mi

US $120
headlight HD bulb replaced. Oil and Filter change. All fluids and lubrication, as per 50k maintenance. 
Mar 2015

46000 mi

US $642
crack/fissure in radiator housing. leaking coolant. Lexus wanted $1200 to replace radiator. Had it done for 50% less and replaced all hoses and clamps, and a new (starter) battery to replace the second Lexus battery which failed again. 
Apr 2017

55000 mi

US $108
replaced headlight bulb (second replacement) Last replacement was 2013 
Sep 2017

55800 mi

US $120
Unable to get a smog certificate to register auto for 2018 because the Data Link Connector was inoperable. Ultimately the fuse needed to be replaced at a cost of $120. 
Feb 2018

58000 mi

US $178
The driver side headlight went out again. Possibly a defective D2S was installed the last time it was replaced. Replaced with Osram this time to be sure of the quality. 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

Lexus RX in Iowa, United States
Dec 2008 - Aug 2012
Jul 2011

65000 mi
Brake pedal/brake light switch sensor experienced intermittant failures creating problems for drivetrain computers 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Feb 2011
Aug 2010

55000 mi

US $231
Vehicle shut off while driving with multiple warning lights,would not restart,had to be towed to dealer. Diagnosed as bad ignition coil on #6 cyl. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2009

60000 mi
Steering box replaced. Lexus specifies replacement of steering bar and alignment adjusting segments. 
Sep 2012

102000 mi

US $404
one low-beam special bulb over $200. tried to install by myself, but bought wrong bulb and could not access the inside of the headlight assembly. Gave up and paid the money to Lexus. battery failed. Tried recharging, but old battery would not hold. Went to Lexus at same time as headlight problem. Fixed both, plus state inspection. 
Mar 2013

106000 mi

US $2200
Timing belt change + water pump. Mechanic also found leaking radiator - complete change out. Also front brake pads replaced. Replaced spark plugs. 
Dec 2014

125000 mi

US $500
Small fan rt side near radiator. Bearings and shaft failure got worse over months of loud noises when A/C was running. I thought it was compressor problem, but this new fan ordered from Lexus solved the problem, so I was wrong. 
Jun 2016

140000 mi
Dashboard replaced under special warranty due to cracking. 
Jul 2016

140800 mi

US $1200
Evaporator leakage required removal of dash and lots more. a/c would not hold freon, and no trace of dye under hood. Had to be evap core. 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2013
May 2011

69000 mi

US $165
CD changer stopped working, repaired myself through removal of stereo, removing cover, and extracting CDs. Door not closing properly, damaging door seal and interior corner of door. Will contract someone to fix it. 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. 
Sep 2012

74000 mi

US $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. 
Aug 2013

81000 mi
Clunk in driver side, fairly random, cause unclear after detailed inspection and strut replacement. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Feb 2012
Jan 2012

96100 mi
Replaced a rear wheel bearing. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2012
Sep 2009

18000 mi
Hybrid battery failed and replaced on warranty. I was surprised because the car was beyond the 4-year warranty. Maybe the warranty for the hybrid battery extends beyond the 4 years. 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
Jul 2016

146000 mi

US $90
Mounting tab on home-link button broke, replacement part was going to be $1,300. Dealer mechanics was able to glue and tape (gotta love this guy) this tab in place. He even came to our home to re-set all 3 buttons. Way to go Woodfield Lexus. 
Lexus RX in Arizona, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2018
Nov 2016

110000 mi

US $600
broken bearing due to rust 
Dec 2016

130000 mi

US $500
bearing noise 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

129000 mi

US $1000
Evaporative system failed. Charcoal canister replaced. Idle control error. Intake cleaned and deposits removed from throttle. 
Sep 2017

140000 mi

US $157
Defective rear wheel bearing. Replaced hub/bearing assembly. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
Oct 2014

62200 mi

US $1500
The heater isn't working properly - won't start heating until it's turned up to about 80. 
Dec 2014

63000 mi
Heater still not functioning properly 
Lexus RX in Maryland, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

121000 mi

US $75
replaced the "regular" battery 
Jun 2017

127000 mi

US $300
all pads and rotors 
Lexus RX in Oregon, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2019
Apr 2014

71200 mi

US $785
Water pump was leaking. Replaced water pump and timing belt 
Feb 2017

90000 mi

US $500
Warn rear brakes, Replace pads rotors calipers 
Mar 2018

92000 mi

US $35
New Battery 
May 2018

94000 mi

US $700
Front Struts 
Lexus RX in Maine, United States
Aug 2012 - May 2015
Oct 2013

138500 mi

US $58
Lift supports on rear hatch corroded 
Sep 2014

152000 mi

US $250
Left rear wheel bearing replaced due to wear. 
Feb 2015

160000 mi

US $380
Needed pads after install of pads left rear caliper stuck and required replacement. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jan 2015
May 2013

132680 mi

C $2000
leaking radiator 
Nov 2014

145160 mi

C $1200
Rear window wiper failed Adaptive front lighting system failure 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2019
Sep 2017

127000 mi

US $600
cracked radiator 
Jan 2019

137000 mi

US $200
Replaced AFS sensor 
Lexus RX in Colorado, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Oct 2014

83300 mi

US $700
Had CV joint and front axel replaced 
Lexus RX in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2014
May 2011

55800 mi

C $800
wheel bearings had to be replaced 
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2011
Sep 2010

79000 mi

US $20
New headlight. Squeaky left armrest (in door). No major deal. 
Lexus RX in Oregon, United States
Jan 2017 - Sep 2018
May 2018

121000 mi

US $800
Front shocks were leaking significantly, right one failed. Replaced both. 
Lexus RX in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2012
Sep 2010

63000 mi
Replaced Headlamp assembly - Headlamp assembly leaked. 
Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2017
Mar 2014

83000 mi

US $2000
Radiator and water pump had to be replaced 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2020
Jan 2020

159000 mi

US $95
Rear LED taillights failed, entire assembly replaced. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2012
May 2009

15000 mi
White particles coming from defrost duct; Replaced evaporative box assembly 
Aug 2010

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. 
Lexus RX in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

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 

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2005 Lexus RX

Engine not specified

Lexus RX in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2012
Dec 2011

81000 mi

US $95
The front head lights had become foggy. I requested replacement and It took 3 days to get an answer from lexus. They polished out the lights to be clear at no charge 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
May 2017 - May 2018
Jun 2017

165000 mi

US $640
front and rear pads and rotors full synthetic oil change 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

189000 mi

US $1500
Dealer diagnosed issue with the tie-rod ends, repair shop confirmed and did the work 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018
Feb 2016

98300 mi

US $150
Battery died. 
Mar 2017

101000 mi

US $450
Belts 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

US $260
Purchased after trade-in to local dealer since it was dealer maintained and all maintenance done. On 1st trip, check engine light came on temporarily and high beams went out. Dealer replaced bulbs and diagnosed code - catalytic converter. Bought car as-is, but when catalytic converter went out, dealer agreed to pay $500 of repair elsewhere since it was much cheaper than dealer. The mechanic said it's likely due to it being driven in town, short distances without good warmups. 
Jun 2017

132000 mi
Lexus had recalled several models over several years for cracks in the dash. 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Lexus RX in Komi Rep., Russia
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2011

30380 mi

$800
Radiator was leaking. Knowing issue on RX330. Replaced with new radiator. 
Mar 2012

35340 mi

$150
Replace rear shocks 
Oct 2012

38740 mi

$300
Very hard to turn left. OK on the right. 
Apr 2013

42460 mi

$3000
Left Head were replaced 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2015
May 2012

158000 mi

US $1800
condenser replaced steering rack replaced 
Dec 2014

210000 mi

US $800
worn out cat converter 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

97000 mi

US $200
Hard shifting during acceleration or deceleration, changing the fluid immediately improved this. 
Apr 2016

107000 mi

US $2000
radiator leaks 
Dec 2016

110000 mi

US $180
Warning light after routine service; oxygen sensor replaced 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Lexus RX in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2013
Apr 2012

82000 mi

US $600
Replaced CD player due to error 4 problem. Lexus covered half even though out of warranty. They also replaced GPS sensor because it was broken. 
Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2014
Dec 2011

214000 mi

US $2000
"Steerable" headlight assembly went bad (low beam didn't work and new bulb didn't fix). Had to replace whole assembly at cost of $1400 
Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2015
Dec 2011

102000 mi
Brake switch faulty (VSC, BRAKE, and tire pressure monitor lights stuck on) Radiator leaking 
Nov 2012

109900 mi

US $350
Replace front passenger wheel bearing 
Feb 2015

156000 mi

US $2200
Right rear wheel bearing replaced due to hum from rear end. Steering rack had serious leaks requiring replacement. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2017
Aug 2013

135400 mi

US $135
exterior side rear window molding came off, near c bar 
Dec 2015

153000 mi

US $780
replace radiator 
Dec 2016

162000 mi

US $1450
passenger front strut broke, replaced all four struts 
Lexus RX in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2015
Jul 2012

79000 mi

US $125
passenger rearview mirror frozen,replaced actuator myself 
Aug 2012

79500 mi

US $264
replaced rear passenger bearing 
Jul 2014

91500 mi
heat shield rusted and fell off/reattached with bigger bolts! 20dollars labor cost 
Lexus RX in Colorado, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
Aug 2014

131000 mi

US $565
Replaced radiator 
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

100000 mi

US $300
Vacuum leak - old tube needed replacing 
Aug 2016

141600 mi

US $1000
Radiator cracked and was leaking fluid 
Jan 2017

132700 mi

US $65
Hole in tire driving down the road 
Jun 2017

158000 mi

US $125
Bank1 Sensor2 O2 sensor replaced 
Lexus RX in Ohio, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

198000 mi

US $500
Faulty Radiator, known defect 
Lexus RX in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

US $1000
The rubber boot on the passenger side of the steering rack had ripped open. I saw no leakage but from what i was told at the repair shop the whole rack had to be replaced. I ordered a remanufactured part and had a local guy put it in. 
Mar 2015

152000 mi
Rear wheel bearing started to hum. 
Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

176000 mi

US $200
Headlamp was going out after being on for awhile. Replaced both bulbs. 
Oct 2015

187500 mi

US $3256
Replace front and rear struts 
Feb 2017

210000 mi

US $600
Replaced cracked dash under extended warranty program Replaced tires 
Lexus RX in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

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 
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

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. 
Dec 2016

82000 mi

US $400
Bad wheel bearing 
Apr 2017

89000 mi

US $150
Right rear went bad, had it replaced. Replacement part began to fail. Same shop re-replaced under warranty, but charged me labor for the job. 
Jan 2018

89000 mi
Power steering return line was corroded and leaking 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

134400 mi
Coolant freeze plug located on engine block leaking fluid. New plate and sealant installed. 
Nov 2015

146000 mi

US $4
Coolant leak due to failing radiator cap. Replaced main radiator cap Exterior window trim coming loose. Left back passenger exterior window trim needed to be re-taped and glued back into position 
Sep 2017

159554 mi

US $291
No. 4 engine cylinder spark plug coil pack failure. Coil pack replaced. 
Lexus RX in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

107000 mi
Rear wiper replacement (entire wiper, not just blades) 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

71900 mi

US $327
Transmission drain plug leaking. Automatic transmission oil flush, replaced drain plug and gasket. 
Lexus RX in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2012 - Dec 2013
Jul 2013

109700 mi

C $350
Rear wheel bearings and hubs needed replacing 
Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2015
Aug 2012

70000 mi
Extreme fogging/condensation on EXTERIOR windows to the extent vehicle could not be driven. Wipers, defogger, nothing cleared the windows. Vehicle is garaged and this occurred in the early AM. Apparently this is common on Toyota vehicles. 
Dec 2012

75000 mi

US $200
Repair/rebuild frozen right rear brake caliper 
Apr 2014

90500 mi

US $1500
Told lower control arm bushings were cracking. A $1500 repair that when questioned service advisor backed off necessity to do at this time. $1500.00??? 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2018
Aug 2007

38000 mi
front windshield showed distortion mid-way up the glass, directly in the line of sight of tall drivers. Dealer replaced glass even though car was out of warranty. 
Jul 2011

63000 mi
HVAC air tube under the driver's side dashboard detached and lodged itself behind brake pedal. Dealer reattached free of charge. 
Nov 2014

85000 mi

US $400
Small coolant leak. Replaced gasket, drained coolant and refilled with fresh coolant. 
May 2015

90900 mi

US $360
AC servo behind the dashboard was making noise. Dealer determined that it needed replacement. A/C was unaffected, but noise was annoying and constant. 
Jun 2017

101000 mi

US $560
Fan blower was making a whistling sound when on. Became more prominent with higher fan speeds. Unit was found defective and replaced. Dashboard surface was sticky/tacky from sun exposure. Replacement covered by special campaign. Key shell was cracked and falling apart from age. Dealer cut a new master key and transferred the internal electronics from the old key into the new shell with integrated key. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

60140 mi

C $3514
Air suspension listing, replaced sensors front left air suspension have to be replaced both of the tail lights require replacement 550 $ each 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

75020 mi

C $3000
air suspension went 
Jun 2011

97340 mi

C $3700
air suspension went. replaced and aligned. 1 suspension only for $3300!!!! 
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

83300 mi

US $1500
replaced worn rear struts 
Nov 2014

85700 mi

US $600
auto heating servo motor replaced 
Feb 2015

90400 mi

US $1500
steering was stiff. they replaces a piece of steering linkage.  also they replaced a leaking radiator 
Lexus RX in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

101000 mi

US $50
Hood strut 
May 2011

107000 mi

US $100
Engine cooling plate was leaking. Minor leak R&R rubber seal and coolant too.  
Lexus RX in Latvia
Apr 2016 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

161200 mi

€300
Basically front shock absorbers, two stabilizers and that's all. I would not count this as a repair but maintenance as these parts need to be changed from time to time. However my suggestion is never ever bay a Land Rover any type compare to that car Lexus is brilliant in the way to not spend the money on it. 
Lexus RX in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2010 - May 2011
Feb 2010

73000 mi

US $440
Replaced wheel bearing on the rear right. 
Apr 2011

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. 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Lexus RX in Alabama, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2016
Mar 2015

98000 mi

US $140
Front & rear alignment. These vehicles were not designed for rear wheel alignment. Took vehicle to my tire & alignment shop and they modified strut towers to allow alignment. All ended well and all 4 wheels are now aligned. 
Sep 2016

111000 mi

US $827
Replaced front struts. 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2015
Apr 2010

78000 mi

US $1400
Had Powertrain Control Computer replaced, wouldnt shift into 4th gear. 
Nov 2014

154000 mi
The driver's side mirror was loose, and had to be replaced. Problem was broken plastic boss on mirror base. Same issue with passenger side mirror about 2 years ago. 
Jul 2015

167800 mi

US $25
Had to replace the Heater blend door servo-motor. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

144000 mi

US $1200
4 struts. worn due to age and mileage. Third set the car has had. Not leaking, but ride quality is top notch again. 
Feb 2016

145700 mi

US $110
Door lock actuator. Repair not successful. Door lock operation. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

79000 mi

US $1400
CV joints replaced. 
Aug 2016

82400 mi

US $2600
Steering pump was leaking. Water pump was leaking 
Mar 2018

94000 mi

US $2500
Leaking Oil Pan. Replaced Oil Pan Gasket Leak at Intake Manifold. Replaced Valve Cover Gasket. Rear creaking. Replaced bushings and rear trailing arms. Leaking hose into steering pump. New power steering hose installed. Still leaking. Took the car back to the shop and they cleaned the underside of the car and thought the continued drip was just more oil and power steering fluid that was caught in the frame. But still leaking power steering fluid on the garage floor and I haven't had time to get it back over to the shop again. 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

74200 mi

US $485
The door lock is bad and does not open when locked on the driver door -you have to physically unlock the door or hit the unlock button (which unlocks all doors) to get out of the car rather than just open the door. 
Lexus RX in West Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2013
Jan 2008

88000 mi

US $200
Replaced dashboarde module (Dealer quoted $2100) 
Mar 2009

105000 mi
Rattle in right front. Steering and suspension OK. Seems to be stabilizer bar. No danger. 
Jul 2009

108000 mi

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. 
Mar 2010

120000 mi

US $106
Two minor problems. a. Can't engage cruise control at speeds over 50mph.. Prob went away that day. No prob no fix. b. Self leveling lights, one position only. Needs $600 sensor. Who needs self leveling lights anyway? 
Nov 2010

127700 mi
check engine icon + VSC lit up. Dealer said needed oxygen sensor. Not in stock Car OK to drive. Sent it to me ($200). I installed OK for a day then came on again. Not finished working this problem. 
Feb 2011

130000 mi

US $200
engine and vsc icons lit. Even after changing the oxygen sensor they come on and then don't for a few days. Car seems to operate normally. I'll just drive it until a symptom appears. 
Aug 2011

138300 mi

US $325
Check engine lights on. Car seemed to run normally. Took it to dealer and it was repaired. 
Lexus RX in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
May 2018

94000 mi
The dash was cracked, a manufacturer flaw and recall that took them 3 years to schedule us in. Not happy. 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Oct 2017
Oct 2016

122200 mi

US $250
replaced sway bar links 
Lexus RX in Texas, United States
- Aug 2007
Mar 2007

32000 mi
Air conditioning compressor 
Jul 2007

35800 mi
Air conditioning compressor 
Aug 2007

36200 mi
Air conditioning compressor 
Lexus RX in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

78100 mi

US $200
replaced left fron CV axel. Don't remember cost. 
Dec 2014

91000 mi

US $543
Replace left front cv axel. 2nd time. 
Jun 2016

102000 mi
Replaced cracked dashboard. 
Sep 2017

110000 mi

US $500
Upper engine torque rod torn bushing replaced. $148.85 Replaced coolant expansion tank w/ fan shroud. $290.21 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Lexus RX in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

108000 mi

US $300
Broken door hinge 
Lexus RX in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

68000 mi

US $800
radiator leak and replacement - also PS flush, cabin filter replace and transmission flush 
Lexus RX in Maryland, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 2016
Dec 2011

115000 mi

US $400
Water leak may be due to clogged drains on sunroof? 
Dec 2012

126000 mi

US $700
Bad Computer Sensor and Bad Choke 
Jul 2014

143800 mi

US $350
Oxygen Sensor 
Lexus RX in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

109440 mi

C $800
Dual air wasn't working. Replaced subvalve assembly, which highlighted a problem with the main valve, which then needed to be replaced. 
Lexus RX in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2012
Sep 2010

65000 mi

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. 
Jun 2012

85000 mi

US $1500
Inspected height adjustment solenoid problem. 
Lexus RX in Maryland, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2012
Nov 2008

46000 mi

US $1200
Replaced front struts. 
Feb 2009

46000 mi

US $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. 
Dec 2009

49000 mi

US $500
Power Steering pump was replaced due to noise when the car was cold Leaking of coolant. Cover was replaced and sealed Power Steering pump was replaced due to noise when the car was cold, cost also includes power steering flush. 
Jun 2011

52000 mi
Replace retaining clips for floor mats 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

44020 mi
Radiator had a leak. They ran the vin number and told me they will cover the repair. Replaced radiator, hose and coolant. 
Jul 2013

87300 mi
Bearing making noise replaced both sides rear wheel hub bearing.Mechanic suggested to replace rear brake rotors too. 
Sep 2014

103540 mi

C $77
the rear brakes are seized, pulled out the brakes and caliper and grease them 
Nov 2014

105400 mi

C $200
transmission oil cooler leaking. replaced with a used oil cooler. 
Nov 2015

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. 
Jul 2016

128120 mi

C $500
muffler got a hole and melted the evaporator canister and check engine lit and vsc. replaced muffler with a used and evap canister used one 
Sep 2017

136400 mi

C $200
replaced 1 coil pack after diagnosis 
May 2018

150660 mi

C $300
Replaced power steering pump and belt. The steering wheel is hard to turn Replaced rack and pinion with a remanufactured one and alignment 
Lexus RX in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
Oct 2009

53000 mi

US $400
Oil pan gasket leak 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

103000 mi

US $2500
Power steering pump and steering rack had developed leaks and needed to be replaced. 
Lexus RX in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

70000 mi

US $4100
Rusted front and rear rotors, emergency brake cable, and backing plate. All replaced. Leaking power steering hose. Replaced. 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

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. 
Lexus RX in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

109000 mi

US $350
Dashboard replacement by warranty 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2004 - Jun 2011
Aug 2004

5030 mi
LOF 
Feb 2005

9472 mi

C $233
LOF - major service interval. 
Jun 2005

13324 mi
Replaced braqke booster assembly. Replaced front rotors. 
Jul 2005

14520 mi

C $162
LOF. Replace a/c filter. 
Oct 2005

19005 mi
CD wouldn't play or eject discs - error in player. Exchanged unit. 
Jan 2006

21492 mi

C $510
LOF - major service interval. Relace air filter. Replace front differential fluid. Replace rear differential fluid. Replace transfer case fluid. 
Apr 2006

23039 mi

C $83
LOF Replaced defective battery. 
Dec 2006

31606 mi

C $446
Clean out a/c drain due to water dripping from vents on hot days. Fixed poorly insulated "A" pillar on passenger side. LOF - major service interval. Replace a/c filter. Replaced tonneau cover due to poor wear. 
Mar 2007

32972 mi
Replaced right headlight due to condensation. 
Jun 2007

32972 mi

C $82
LOF. 
Dec 2007

39425 mi

C $900
4 wheel alignment. Flush and fill coolant. LOF - major service interval. Replace a/c filter. Replace differential fluid. Replace rear differential fluid. Replace transfer case fluid. Replaced Left headlight due to condensation. Replaced license plate bulb. 
Apr 2008

41942 mi

C $107
Clean a/c blower box due to smell when a/c is on. LOF. Replace leaking tire valve. 
Dec 2008

47932 mi

C $619
LOF - major service interval. Replace a/c filter. Replace front pads. Touch up and buff scratches/chips. 
Mar 2009

47932 mi

C $293
Tire rotation and re-balance all 4 wheels. 
Aug 2009

55624 mi

C $130
4 Wheel Alignment. LOF. Repared/refitted fuel flap. 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Aug 2010

80600 mi

C $400
Right Rear Wheel Bearing Failed 
Lexus RX in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jul 2017
Sep 2014

78740 mi

C $400
replace hub/bearing at rear 
Sep 2015

84940 mi

C $120
Power steering fluid return line was leaking at the joint. 
Feb 2016

89280 mi

C $160
Replaced front right wheel bearing and clip. 
Apr 2017

137640 mi

C $280
One rear linkage at rear was already wearing out. Replaced both sides. 
Lexus RX in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

US $250
Right Rear wheel bearing failure Right Rear Brake caliper slider seized 
Sep 2015

187000 mi
Parking brake retaining pin head was touching back of lug nut studs making a click in reverse 
Apr 2017

212000 mi

US $30
Rear brake wear. Replaced rear brake pads 
Jun 2017

214000 mi

US $100
Power Steering Leak. Replaced power steering hose 
Lexus RX in Washington, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2013

184000 mi

US $258
Back passenger wheel bearing was shot 
Lexus RX in Missouri, United States
Aug 2011 - Jan 2015
Mar 2014

168000 mi
check engine light coded for weak cat converter 
Lexus RX in Indiana, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2015
Oct 2014

151800 mi

US $700
Radiator sprang a small leak. Replacement was cheaper than repair. 
Mar 2015

160000 mi

US $400
Worn and needed to be replaced Replaced bearing at top of right strut. Strut had been replaced by previous owner without replacing bearing. Tie-rod end wear noticed as part of this replacement. 
Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

158000 mi

US $2700
Timing belt replacement Aluminum radiator leak, needed replacement 
Lexus RX in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $800
struts & sway bar 
Nov 2015

97800 mi

US $458
right front wheel bearing was replaced 
Jun 2017

121000 mi

US $387
Front & rear disks cut with pads 
Lexus RX in Mississippi, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

80000 mi

US $300
Alternator went bad 

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