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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 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (9%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (30%)

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2017 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

15000 mi Right rear trailing arm bushing split causing a squeaking noise. You have to replace entire arm to get new bushing. 
13000 mi Replaced leaking shock absorber 

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2017 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

3000 mi Had an issue with the computer initiating small steering corrections when using the lane departure warning system. Corrected with software alteration. 

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2015 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

18000 mi Noise whenever steering wheel was turned. It continued for two days until I took it to dealer. Noise didn't reproduce for dealer, although they kept car for 48 hours to check. No repair done. 

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2015 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

27000 mi Replaced right front strut and upper mount. 
21000 mi Banging sound when right front goes over bumpy surface at moderate speed 
21000 mi Banging noise when right wheels go over bumpy surface at moderate speed. No repair done. Dealer wants to have regional specialist involved 
25000 mi Banging noise when going over rough surfaces. Lexus regional service specialist was on site to check the vehicle. 
25000 mi Banging noise when right front wheel goes over rough surface . Particularly noticeable at low speeds. 
26000 mi Replaced right rear shock. Didn't fix the noise. I don't understand why Lexus specialist decided to replace it because it was clearly happening when front right was going over bump. 
Front right strut and strut mount were replaced few weeks later and that fixed the problem.  

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2013 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

38440 mi

﷼1000
Suspension started to leak oil 
61000 mi

US $100
Noise from steering. Adjusted. 

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2013 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

59000 mi

US $120
Front alignment off and caused outer front tires worn out quicker. 
18300 mi Leaking rear shocks. Both rears replaced free to me under warranty. 
81000 mi

US $600
Rear left shock was leaking at only 79,000 miles. Replaced pair of rear shocks. 
56554 mi Leaking right rear shock absorber. Replaced shock absorber. Warranty 
67000 mi

US $307
Left rear strut/shock leaking. Replace. Note: Right strut/shock replaced for the same issue previous year 2018 
49459 mi

US $225
Right rear shock absorber was leaking, replaced. 

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2012 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

19500 mi Steering pump was defective 

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2011 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

40300 mi Left front strut leaking oil needed replacement under warranty 
55800 mi

C $600
Right front strut 
23000 mi

US $1500
Known issue with steering column rattle. 

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2011 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

29000 mi Replacement of Driver side window regulator 
51000 mi

US $160
Due to the horrible maintained roads in New Mexico I had to have both rear shocks replaced. 

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2011 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

22000 mi Rear suspension creaking at low speeds over speed bumps, uneven surfaces. Rear trailing arms replaced because of premature wear in bushings with updated bushings. 
83000 mi

US $250
replaced leaking struts 
33700 mi Rear trailing arm bushings finally replaced on fourth visit to the dealer to fix squeak over speed bumps. Earlier they claimed noise was normal and lubed them, didn't help for long. Then replaced shocks, didn't help at all. Found solution on this site. 

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2010 Lexus RX

Engine not specified

77500 mi

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

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

49800 mi Struts/shocks were leaking and required replacement 
90816 mi

US $141
Rear shocks both blown, replace 
22500 mi Steering noise, assembly completely replaced under warranty 
53300 mi

US $120
Rear shock absorbers were leaking. 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

123000 mi

US $850
And struts 
45000 mi

US $80
Rear shock absorbers were leaking. They were replaced with new ones. 
63000 mi RR shock leaking/replaced. 
63000 mi Steering wheel had play in left to right movement. Steering wheel would click at times. 
56300 mi Rear sway bar bushing was squeaking. 
33000 mi Entire steering column was replaced and sent back to Lexus for analysis. 
47100 mi

US $800
Replaced leaking rear shock 
70680 mi

C $900
Struts and strut assembly had to be replaced 
148000 mi

US $140
Rear shocks leaking and replaced. 
48000 mi

US $125
replace rear shocks 
95480 mi

C $400
Both rear shock absorbers replaced. 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

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! 
39200 mi Replaced one shock absorber 

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2010 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

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. 
21080 mi Replaced rear shocks due to leaking discovered during regular maintenance 
91760 mi

C $500
Replace front sway bar bushings. 
84780 mi

R 27
Humming noise at 85 km/h. Replaced the right front wheel bearing. 
94200 mi Humming sound from 60 km/h up to 80 km/h. Replaced left front wheel bearing under warranty. 
117180 mi

R 4000
Replaced rear shock absorbers. 
119040 mi

R 5000
Replaced front MacPherson struts. 
57000 mi

US $310
Leaking rear shock absorber 

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2009 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

72000 mi

US $1200
rack & pinion leaking 
76000 mi

US $1700
replaced struts 
48000 mi

US $1100
Leak in steering rack. Needs new or rebuilt rack. 
54000 mi

US $100
Still had not repaired the leaking power steering rack discovered last year. 

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2009 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

68820 mi

C $300
rear wheel bearing 
88660 mi

C $800
rear wheel bearing had to be replaced 
141980 mi

C $1000
Steering arm replaced. Symptoms were the car was pulling right and wiggled at high speed. 
34000 mi Leaking seals on steering gear. Estimate $1000, sold car instead. 
88400 mi

US $410
replaced wheel bearing. 
94240 mi

C $4200
rear hubs and bushings, 
99820 mi

C $1000
bushings, brakes,shocks 
91000 mi

US $300
Leaking power steering fluid. 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

128200 mi

US $668
Right rear hub assembly 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

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?? 
62900 mi

US $1300
Steering linkage repair, seal, boot etc. Also water pump replaced due to leaking 
81000 mi

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

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

74000 mi

US $50
Failed rt. rear wheel bearing. Replaced under extended warranty. 
95480 mi Had to replace the steering rack 
78300 mi

US $400
Shock are leaking 
130000 mi

US $1300
Second replacement for rear wheel bearings, not covered by warranty as it had just expired 
98000 mi

US $4400
Replaced right rear wheel bearing and hub. Hub was extremely rusty. $800 Replaced both rear shocks/struts. 
137000 mi

US $670
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 
94800 mi dealer replaced bushings (supposedly $1900 job) under warranty. 
110800 mi torn arm bushings replaced 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT FWD

45000 mi Sterring rack replaced 
71000 mi

US $1300
Replaced both rear struts and shocks, due to one leaking 

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2008 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

120000 mi

£50
New bushes fitted 
96000 mi

US $1200
All 4 Struts and Strut Mount Replaced 
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.  

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $100
replace steering 
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. 
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 
60100 mi

US $2000
leaks on tie rod, expensive repairs 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

96000 mi

US $1700
all new struts, they were leaking. AND front wheel bearing. 
98000 mi

US $1350
POWER STEERING PUMP FAILED  
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. 
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. 
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. 
81000 mi

US $3000
Power steering pump, power steering rack 
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 . 
108500 mi

C $400
Left wheel bearing had to be replaced.. It cost $400.00 

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2007 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

115940 mi Growling noise. Replaced left rear wheel bearing. Paid around $600 total. 
76200 mi

US $1
Noise in rear wheel diagnosed as bad wheel bearing needing to be replaced. 
102000 mi

US $500
Replace one rear wheel bearing 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

53000 mi rear wheel bearing replaced 
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. 
74300 mi

US $900
Rack and pinion replaced. 

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2006 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

96100 mi Replaced a rear wheel bearing. 
55800 mi

C $800
wheel bearings had to be replaced 
60000 mi Steering box replaced. Lexus specifies replacement of steering bar and alignment adjusting segments. 
69000 mi

US $165
clunk noise front left when turning and when driving. Shop "thinks" it is suspension related. Will order part elsewhere and have installed elsewhere as shop rate for parts is typically double what can be purchased elsewhere. 
74000 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. 
81000 mi Clunk in driver side, fairly random, cause unclear after detailed inspection and strut replacement. 
140000 mi

US $157
Defective rear wheel bearing. Replaced hub/bearing assembly. 
152000 mi

US $250
Left rear wheel bearing replaced due to wear. 
94000 mi

US $700
Front Struts 
121000 mi

US $800
Front shocks were leaking significantly, right one failed. Replaced both. 
110000 mi

US $600
broken bearing due to rust 
130000 mi

US $500
bearing noise 

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

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 automatic FWD

158000 mi

US $1800
steering rack replaced 
35340 mi

$150
Replace rear shocks 
38740 mi

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

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2005 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

79500 mi

US $264
replaced rear passenger bearing 
162000 mi

US $1450
passenger front strut broke, replaced all four struts 
82000 mi

US $400
Bad wheel bearing 
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. 
89000 mi Power steering return line was corroded and leaking 
109900 mi

US $350
Replace front passenger wheel bearing 
156000 mi

US $2200
Right rear wheel bearing replaced due to hum from rear end. Steering rack had serious leaks requiring replacement. 
143000 mi

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. 
152000 mi Rear wheel bearing started to hum. 
187500 mi

US $3256
Replace front and rear struts 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

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

109700 mi

C $350
Rear wheel bearings and hubs needed replacing 
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??? 
75020 mi

C $3000
air suspension went 
97340 mi

C $3700
air suspension went. replaced and aligned. 1 suspension only for $3300!!!! 
60140 mi

C $3514
Air suspension listing, replaced sensors front left air suspension have to be replaced 
73000 mi

US $440
Replaced wheel bearing on the rear right. 
83300 mi

US $1500
replaced worn rear struts 
90400 mi

US $1500
steering was stiff. they replaces a piece of steering linkage.  
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. 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

82400 mi

US $2600
Steering pump was leaking. 
94000 mi

US $2500
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. 
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. 
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. 
111000 mi

US $827
Replaced front struts. 
105000 mi Rattle in right front. Steering and suspension OK. Seems to be stabilizer bar. No danger. 
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. 
122200 mi

US $250
replaced sway bar links 

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2004 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

103000 mi

US $2500
Power steering pump and steering rack had developed leaks and needed to be replaced. 
87300 mi Bearing making noise replaced both sides rear wheel hub bearing.Mechanic suggested to replace rear brake rotors too. 
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 
46000 mi

US $1200
Replaced front struts. 
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. 
49000 mi

US $500
Power Steering pump was replaced due to noise when the car was cold Power Steering pump was replaced due to noise when the car was cold, cost also includes power steering flush. 
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. 
85000 mi

US $1500
Inspected height adjustment solenoid problem. 
70000 mi

US $4100
Leaking power steering hose. Replaced. 
181500 mi

US $250
Right Rear wheel bearing failure 
214000 mi

US $100
Power Steering Leak. Replaced power steering hose 
39425 mi

C $900
4 wheel alignment. 
88000 mi

US $800
struts & sway bar 
97800 mi

US $458
right front wheel bearing was replaced 
78740 mi

C $400
replace hub/bearing at rear 
84940 mi

C $120
Power steering fluid return line was leaking at the joint. 
89280 mi

C $160
Replaced front right wheel bearing and clip. 
137640 mi

C $280
One rear linkage at rear was already wearing out. Replaced both sides. 
184000 mi

US $258
Back passenger wheel bearing was shot 
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. 

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2002 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

137500 mi

US $858
Replaced power steering pump 

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2002 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

103640 mi

C $800
changed the rear struts 
103300 mi

US $235
Sway bar linkage replaced. 

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2001 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

100000 mi

US $2500
steering 

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2000 Lexus RX

Engine not specified

210000 mi

US $750
Rear air suspension changed. 

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2000 Lexus RX 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

76000 mi

US $950
Felt vibration on highway. Replaced shocks (4 corners) 

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