1999 LEXUS RX VIN: JT6HF10U3X0060155

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JT6HF10U3X0060155 Decoding Lexus Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

LEXUS

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Model

RX

Model Year

1999

Series

MCU10L/MCU15L

Trim

300

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc.

Series2

Wagon Body Type

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

183.07123228419

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Stroke Cycles

4

Engine Model

1MZ-FE

Engine Power (kW)

164.0540

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

220

Cooling Type

Water

Engine Brake (hp) To

217

Engine Manufacturer

Toyota

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

1999 LEXUS RX Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

1999 LEXUS RX Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JT6HF10U3X0060155

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 04, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10175977
Consumer Location: CYPRESS, TX
VIN: JT6HF10U3X0****

Summary of Complaint

IN AUGUST 2005 I PURCHASED A 1999 LEXUS AWD RX-300 WITH 60,000 MILES FROM NORTHSIDE LEXUS IN HOUSTON. ON 12/4/06 THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AT 73,882 MILES '' THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO ANY GEAR. LEXUS DEALERS HAD REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION FLUID AT 31,385 MILES AND 59,134 MILES. AN INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SHOP REBUILT THE TRANSMISSION FOR $3896 WITH THE FOLLOWING PARTS: TORQUE CONVERTER, OVERHAUL KIT, ALL STEELS, FRONT PLANETARY, SUN GEAR, RING GEAR, REAR PLANETARY, BUSHING KIT, AND BEARING KIT. ACCORDING TO THE SHOP, THIS FAILURE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IMPROPER MAINTENANCE OR DRIVING, BUT IS RELATED TO A POOR TRANSMISSION DESIGN. HE REPORTED COMMON TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS WITH LEXUS RX-300 VEHICLES. LEXUS HAS NOT ISSUED A RECALL OR SERVICE NOTICE FOR THESE TRANSMISSIONS, NOR WOULD NORTHSIDE LEXUS AGREE TO REIMBURSE ANY PART OF MY REPAIR. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 19 PAGES OF TRANSMISSION ISSUES REPORTED AT HTTP://US.LEXUSOWNERSCLUB.COM/FORUMS. MANY REPORTS LINK THE PROBLEM TO LOW CAPACITY ON THE ATF OIL PRESSURE PUMP. THESE TRANSMISSIONS MUST BE RECALLED AND LEXUS MUST REIMBURSE CONSUMERS FOR THESE VERY EXPENSIVE REPAIRS. *NM

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 22, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10155875
Consumer Location: TULSA, OK
VIN: JT6HF10U3X0****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT BELTS WILL NOT RETRACT WITHOUT MANUALLY FEEDING THEM BACK INTO THE RETRACTOR. IF SEAT BELTS ARE NOT MANUALLY FED BACK INTO THE RETRACTOR THE BUCKLE AND SLACK SEAT BELT ARE CAUGHT WHEN THE DOOR CLOSES. *JB

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372444
Consumer Location: HIRAM, GA
VIN: JT6GF10U0X0****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THIS YEAR MODEL THEY ARE BUILT WITH A DEFECTIVE TRANSMISSION... I HAVE NOT HAD ANYTHING HAPPEN TO ME PERSONALLY BUT I AM TERRIFIED IT WILL. THERE ARE PLENTY OF VERIFIED SITUATIONS REPORTED ONLINE WHERE THE TRANSMISSIONS ON THIS PARTICULAR YEAR MODEL HAVE BEEN DRIVING AND SERIOUS EVENTS HAVE OCCURRED HAVING TO DO WITH THIS DEFECTIVE TRANSMISSION. THAT LEXUS IS AWARE OF. THIS SHOULD NOT BE CONSUMERS PROBLEN IT IS LEXUS'FAULTBAND THEY SHOULD REPAIR IT.!

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241770
Consumer Location: KNOXVILLE, TN
VIN: JT6GF10U5X0****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 1999 LEXUS RX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS AT STAND STILL ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE GARAGE AND ALLOWED THE FRONT PASSENGER TO EXIT THE VEHICLE, WHEN THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED ON IT'S OWN. THE CONTACT STATED THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED WITH BOTH FEET BUT FAILED TO STOP THE VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO THE GARAGE WALL, A TABLE SAW, A LARGE WOODEN TWO LAYERED WORK BEN, A CONCRETE WALL, INTO A DEN DOWNSTAIRS OF THE HOME, A POOL TABLE, AND A BAR SECTION. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT STATED SHE SUSTAINED BACK, KNEE AND SHOULDER INJURIES AND WAS CURRENTLY ATTENDING PHYSICAL THERAPY. NO POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO IMPOUND LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED AS OF YET. AN UNKNOWN DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND A VOICEMAIL WAS LEFT. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 29, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10668844
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILED. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 13, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10667794
Consumer Location: SUWANEE, GA
VIN: JT6HF10U2X0****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE RETURNING FROM A FAMILY TRIP FROM MISSISSIPPI AT APPROXIMATELY 150 MILES FROM MY HOME THE RX300 STOPPED ON THE HIGHWAY AND WOULD NOT PULL FORWARD IN ANY DRIVE POSITION. IT WAS ABOUT 10PM AND MOST BUSINESSES WERE CLOSED. AFTER PULLING OFF THE ROAD, I TRIED PUTTING THE CAR IN VARIOUS DRIVE POSITIONS AND IT WOULD NEVER GAIN ANY MOMENTUM. I SLOWLY PULLED BACK ONTO THE HIGHWAY USING MY EMERGENCY BLINKERS WHILE THE CAR WOULD PULL SLOWLY AT TIMES AND NOT AT ALL AT OTHERS. FINALLY I WAS ABLE TO COAST OFF THE HIGHWAY TO A GAS STATION AT THE EXIT. I ALLOWED THE VEHICLE TO COOL DOWN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND TRIED TO MOVE IT AGAIN AND IT MOVED ABOUT TWENTY FEET AND STOPPED AGAIN. FORTUNATELY I HAD NOT GOTTEN ON THE ROAD AND WAS ABLE TO COAST BACK TO A PARKING AREA. I THEN HAD TO HAVE A TOW TRUCK PICK UP MY CAR AND TOW IT THE 150 MILES BACK TO MY CITY TO MY MECHANIC WHO INFORMED ME THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS COMPLETELY GONE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. MY CAR HAD BEEN WELL MAINTAINED AND PREVIOUSLY HAD NO PROBLEMS. THE CAR WAS THOROUGHLY CHECKED OUT BY A MECHANIC ONLY THREE MONTHS BEFORE. [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

February 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10592406
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JT6HF10U2X0****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING MY LEXUS RX 300 1999 IT FEELS VERY FORCED AND WHEN ON THE EXPRESS WAY THE RPM GOES UP TO 5 WHEN IM DRIVING 60MPH AND WHEN I COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AND ITS TIME TO GO MY CAR STALLS AS IF IT WAS IN NEUTRAL VERY SCARY WHEN I HAVE MY NEWBORN AND A 7 YEAR OLD IN THE CAR. I HAVE MAINTAINED MY CAR TO THE UPMOST STANDARDS FROM THE BEST GAS SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGES CONSTANTLY CHECKING EVERYTHING IS IN GOOD CONDITIONS . FOR A LEXUS I AM VERY UPSET BECAUSE MY MECHANIC HAS SAID ITS THE TRANSMISSION AND THAT I WILL HAVE TO REPLACE IT WHICH COSTS 4-5,000 DOLLARS AND I MEAN IS A 15 YEAR OLD CAR WORTH PUTTING 5 GRAND INTO IT? I EXPECTED THIS CAR TO LAST ME A LITTLE BIT LONGER I MEAN FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD THIS CAR SHOULD GO TO ALMOST 300,000 BUT ITS OBVIOUSLY NOT. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT A LEXUS WOULD HAVE THIS COMMON PROBLEM FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN AND READ. *JS

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 09, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10214381
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JT6HF10UXX0****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 31, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10213978
Consumer Location: ALPINE, AL
VIN: JT6GF10U3X0****

Summary of Complaint

1999 LEXUS RX300 TRANSMISSION FAILURE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 05, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10212066
Consumer Location: BECKLEY, WV
VIN: JT6HF10U8X0****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILURE AT APPROXIMATELY 110,000 MILES ON 1999 LEXUS RX300. TRAVELING AT LOW SPEED (25 MPH) TRANSMISSION "LURCHED" LOST POWER AND WE DRIFTED TO A STOP ON A NARROW TWO LANE ROAD - ON A BLIND CURVE OF COURSE - AT NIGHT. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 28, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10210448
Consumer Location: FORT WAYNE, IN
VIN: JT6HF10U0X0****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION IN MY 1999 LEXUS RX300 FAILED PREMATURELY AT 110,000. I HAVE READ THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS WITH THIS MODEL'S TRANSMISSION AND FEEL THAT LEXUS SHOULD REIMBURSE ME FOR THE $4000+ REPAIR CHARGES. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 26, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10210458
Consumer Location: ROCKFORD, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

AT 80,000 OUR 1999 LEXUS RX 300 TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED FOR $3,500. NOW AT 144,000 THE TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AGAIN FOR $4,000. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 28, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10206510
Consumer Location: OAK HARBOR, WA
VIN: JT6HF10U9X0****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH THE ENGINE BEGAN TO REV UP WITHOUT INPUT NOR INCREASE IN SPEED. TRANSMISSION FAILURE REQUIRED TOW TO SHOP FOR REPAIR. INSPECTION BY SHOP SHOWED COMPLETE FAILURE OF PLANETARY GEAR AND RESULTANT DAMAGE TO OTHER GEARS. REQUIRED COMPLETE REBUILD OF TRANSMISSION IN EXCESS OF $4600 WITH AN ADDITIONAL $1300 IN SUBSEQUENT REPAIRS DUE TO POOR REBUILD. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10203470
Consumer Location: MONTGOMERY, TX
VIN: JT6GF10U2X0****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 LEXUS RX300. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE TRANSMISSION SUDDENLY FAILED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE REPAIR SHOP AND LEXUS STATED THAT THE WARRANTY EXPIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 140,000. UPDATED 10/09/07. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 07, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10199567
Consumer Location: TULSA, OK
VIN: JT6HF10U7X0****

Summary of Complaint

1999 LEXUS RX300 AWD, TRANSMISSION FAILED WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT SPEED LIMIT OF 75 MPH. TRANSMISSION WENT IN TO NEUTRAL, AND CREATED A SERIOUS DRIVING HAZARD THAT REQUIRED MANEUVERING THROUGH TRAFFIC WITH NO CONTROL TO GET OFF THE HIGHWAY. THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT GO BACK IN TO GEAR AND THERE WAS NO WAY TO CONTROL THE SPEED OF THE CAR. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 02, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10195115
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: JT6HF10U5X0****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILURE FOR 1999 LEXUS RX300. OCCURRED AT HIGH SPEED ON INTERSTATE. 110K MILES WITH RECOMMENDED SERVICE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 05, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10192492
Consumer Location: TULSA, OK
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRANSMISSION ON MY RX 300 YEAR 1999 WENT OUT. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 06, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10191629
Consumer Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
VIN: JT6HF10U9X0****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED MY 99 RX 300 IN FEBRUARY OF 2006 AT 51,800 MILES WITH RECORDS OF ALL SERVICE DONE WHEN NEEDED WITH A LEXUS DEALER. I BELIEVED I HAD PURCHASED A BEAUTIFUL CAR WITH VERY LOW MILES FOR THE YEAR THAT WOULD LAST ME FOR A FEW YEARS. AT 60,800 MILES THE CAR SUDDENLY WENT IN TO NEUTRAL ON THE HIGHWAY. HAD TO BE TOWED TO MY MECHANIC AND WAS INFORMED THAT MY TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REBUILT. THIS WAS A 3,600 JOB. ALSO HAVE HAD TO REPLACE ALL 4 STRUTS AT ANOTHER $1,000. I INFORMED LEXUS OF MY FRUSTRATION. HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY SUPPORT OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. NOT HAPPY WITH THIS VEHICLE AND WILL PROBABLY NEVER BUY ANOTHER LEXUS AS I DON'T FEEL THEY ARE STANDING BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 09, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10190901
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: JT6HF10U0X0****

Summary of Complaint

AS I ENTERED THE INTERSTATE IN THE 1999 RX300, IT WOULDN'T CHANGE GEARS. I BARELY AVOIDED A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND WAS BARELY ABLE TO EXIT THE INTERSTATE. AS I TRIED TO FIND SOMEWHERE TO PULL OVER THE RPMS CLIMBED HIGHER AND HIGHER , AND I WASN'T ABLE TO TRAVEL OVER 20 MPH. ONCE I PULLED OVER AND TRIED TO PARK THE CAR I DISCOVERED THAT THE CAR WOULDN'T REVERSE. I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC, HE SAID THE TRANSMISSION FAILED. I HAD TO PAY $3,000 FOR THE REPAIRS. THE CAR HAD 157,000 MILES. ONE SHOULD GET MORE MILES OUT OF A LEXUS, ESPECIALLY WHEN PAYING AS MUCH AS YOU DID FOR THE CAR. I WAS STILL NOT SURE WHY THIS ISN'T A RECALL. I NOTICED THERE WERE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS CONCERNING THE TRANSMISSION. MANY OF THE TRANSMISSION FAILURES HAPPENED EXACTLY THE SAME WAY MINE DID. HAD LEXUS LOOKED AT THE FACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILURES CONTINUOUSLY HAPPEN TO PEOPLE WHILE THEY WERE DRIVING ON MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND INTERSTATE? THAT WAS A HUGE RISK FOR LEXUS TO TAKE. THIS SHOULD SERIOUSLY BRING ME A RECALL. *AK

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 24, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10188965
Consumer Location: NORTON, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SEAT BELT PASSENGER SIDE IS LOCKED UP AND WILL NOT EXTEND. WE ARE UNABLE TO PROPERLY PLACE SEATBELT - A DEFINITE SAFETY CONCERN. AT THIS MOMENT, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING IT LOOKED AT BY A LEXUS DEALER. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 24, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10187563
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JT6HF10U6X0****

Summary of Complaint

TL*- WHILE DRIVING A 1999 LEXUS RX300 AT THE SPEED OF 70 MPH THE ENGINE LIGHT TURNED ON, AND THE VEHICLE DECELERATED. THE ENGINE SEEMED AS THOUGH IT WAS IN NEUTRAL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LOST POWER. SHE PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE, BUT IT WOULD NOT GO INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE GEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS MAKING A WHINING NOISE. SHE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE LOCAL MECHANIC, AND WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS A SMALL CRACK IN THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD. SHE STATED THAT WHEN THE WEATHER WAS COLD THE VEHICLE SEEMED TO STAY IN FIRST GEAR A LITTLE LONGER THAN NORMAL BEFORE IT SHIFTED. SHE INFORMED THE DEALERSHIP OF THE FAILURE ON 01/2006. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED HER THAT THIS WAS A NORMAL REACTION OF THE VEHICLE WITH THIS TYPE OF TRANSMISSION. THEY SAID THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, WHICH WAS THE FIRST INDICATION THAT THE VEHICLE HAD A TRANSMISSION FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 124,972.*AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 24, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10186669
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FAILED. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 27, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10182805
Consumer Location: RIDGEFIELD, CT
VIN: JT6HF10U6X0****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION IN 1999 LEXUS RX300 FAILED ON MAJOR HIGHWAY. MANAGED TO PULL OFF INTO A GAS STATION AND AWAIT A TOW TRUCK. CAR COMPLETELY STALLED. WOULD NOT GO BACK OR FORWARD. HAD TO PUT IN A NEW TRANSMISSION AT A COST OF $4,016.22. THE CAR HAD 87,387 MILES. IN SPEAKING WITH THE PERSON DOING THE REPAIR, THIS WAS THE 4TH TIME THAT MONTH THAT A TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED ON A '99 RX 300 LEXUS THAT HAD LOW MILEAGE. CAR HAD BEEN PROPERLY SERVICED. DIFFERENT WEBSITES STATE THAT THIS IS A DESIGN DEFECT IN THE RX 300 MODEL. IN SPEAKING WITH LEXUS CUSTOMER SUPPORT, THEY CLAIMED THAT THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD BE DONE IN THE WAY OF HELPING TO COVER THE COST. COINCIDENTALLY, A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY HAD THE SAME THING HAPPENED IN 2005 TO A RX 300 WITH MILEAGE AT 75,000 AND LEXUS COVERED THE TRANSMISSION PART. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 08, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10182504
Consumer Location: POTOMAC, MD
VIN: JT6HF10U7X0****

Summary of Complaint

RECENTLY TOOK MY CAR IN AND FOUND OUT THAT MY TRANSMISSION HAD GONE OUT AFTER 108,000 MILES AND WOULD BE $4200 TO REPLACE REBUILD. AFTER RESEARCHING ABOUT THE LEXUS RX300 1999 MODEL I AM FINDING OUT THERE ARE SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLES TRANSMISSION . *NM

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

August 25, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10181741
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: JT6HF10U0X0****

Summary of Complaint

LEXUS RX 300 ENGINE DIED AT 90K WITH NO WARNING. WAS STRANDED ON DARK HIGHWAY. PAID 4K TO REPLACE ENGINE. VERY DISAPPOINTING FOR SUCH EXPENSIVE CAR. *NM

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 27, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10180989
Consumer Location: PALM DESERT, CA
VIN: JT6HF10U5X0****

Summary of Complaint

TL*- THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE 1999 LEXUS RX 300, HAD TRANSMISSION FAILURE ON 01/27/07. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH WITH GOOD THE ROAD CONDITIONS THE VEHICLE LOST ACCELERATION. THE CONTACT TURNED ON EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE CONTACT HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO A DEALERSHIP, AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED HIM IT WAS AN INTERNAL FAILURE. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED HIM THAT THERE WAS A SEALANT PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED HIM HE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PURCHASE OF A NEW TRANSMISSION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WERE ONLY 71,000 MILES ON VEHICLE, AND THAT HE DID NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH TRANSMISSION BEFORE THIS INCIDENT. *AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 05, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10177952
Consumer Location: CYPRESS, TX
VIN: JT6GF10U5X0****

Summary of Complaint

TWO DAYS AFTER PURCHASING A 2007 LEXUS RX350, I GAVE MY 1999 LEXUS RX 300 WHICH HAS 103,000 MILES ON IT TO MY DAUGHTER. SHE DROVE THE CAR 300 MILES HOME TO DALLAS ONLY TO HAVE THE TRANSMISSION BEGIN TO BALK AT GOING INTO REVERSE THE NEXT DAY. THE TRANSMISSION PLACE WANTS $4000 TO REBUILD THE TRANSMISSION, AND THERE IS ALSO A BAD RATTLE IN THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE THAT I FEAR TO FIND OUT WHAT IT MAY BE. I BOUGHT THIS CAR PARTLY FOR LEXUS'S REPUTATION FOR RELIABILITY. I HAVE HAD MINOR THINGS GO WRONG WITH IT, AMONG THOSE AN OIL GASKET THAT COST $1500 TO REPLACE IN THE OIL PAN AND MULTIPLE BOUTS OF O2 SENSORS AND AIR FLOW METERS GOING OUT OR NEEDING TO BE CLEANED. STILL I EXPECTED TO DRIVE THE CAR FOR 250,000 MILES BECAUSE OF THE REPUTATION. NOW I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. MY DAUGHTER LOVES THE CAR, BUT CAN'T AFFORD THESE COSTLY REPAIRS. I WOULDN'T FEEL RIGHT SELLING THE CAR TO AN UNSUSPECTING STRANGER EITHER. I THINK LEXUS SHOULD STAND BEHIND THIS CAR AND REIMBURSE MY COSTS FOR ITEMS LIKE TRANSMISSION AND FRONT END REPAIRS THAT SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT SHOULD NOT GO OUT AT THIS MILEAGE. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 16, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10177807
Consumer Location: SHERMAN OAKS, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY TRANSMISSION ON MY 1999 RX300 COMPLETELY GAVE OUT ON ME AFTER MY CAR HAD BEEN SERVICED REGULARLY. IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND I HAD TO PAY FOR HALF OF THE REPAIRS. AFTER RESEARCHING THIS ISSUE, I'VE FOUND TONS OF CUSTOMERS WHO EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE WITH THE RX300. IT IS CRIMINAL THAT NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT THIS SOONER. CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE CUSTOMERS' EXPERIENCES: HTTP://WWW.CARSURVEY.ORG/VIEWMORECOMMENTS_REVIEW_54694_1.HTML. *NM

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 30, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10177600
Consumer Location: ISSAQUAH, WA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I JUST HAD MY 1999 LEXUS RX300 SERVICED 2 WEEKS AGO WITH THE 90,000 MILE SERVICE (TIMING BELT, ETC). INCLUDED IN THIS I GOT THE TRANNY FLUID FLUSH. TWO WEEKS LATER ON 12/30 MY LEXUS STARTED SLIPPING (THE TRANNY). I GOT IT INTO MY SHOP AND HAD IT DIAGNOSED. THE TRANNY IS SHOT. FOR A LUXURY CAR TO LOSE IT'S TRANNY @ 100,000 MILES IS UNACCEPTABLE. FURTHERMORE THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. THEY ARE COUNTLESS STORIES IN FORUMS OF PEOPLE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM IN THE 1999-2001 LEXUS RX300'S ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THIS IS HORRIBLE. THIS IS A HUGE EXPENSE @ $3500 FOR A REPAIR. I HAVE CALLED LITERALLY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TRYING TO FIND A TRANNY, MOST PLACES JUST DON'T HAVE THEM IN STOCK, CONFIRMING MY BELIEF THAT THE TRANNIES IN THE LEXUS RX300 ARE DEFECTIVE. THEY SHOULD RECALL THIS OR AT LEAST BE WILLING TO PONY UP A % OF THE COST FOR THIS HUGE EXPENSE. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN EQUIPMENT

December 28, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10177401
Consumer Location: ALAMEDA, CA
VIN: JT6HF10U5X0****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY 1999 RX300 ON THE HIGHWAY, THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT ON ME. I FELT I WAS LOSING POWER AND DECIDED TO PULL OVER ON THE SHOULDER. I THEN TRY TO TURN OFF MY ENGINE TO SEE IF RESTARTING IT BACK UP WILL RESOLVE THE ISSUE. WHEN I START THE CAR BACK UP AND PUT IT ON DRIVE, THE CAR WILL NOT MOVE. NEEDLESS TO SAY I HAD TO CALL A TOW TO TOW MY CAR BACK HOME. *NM

Components: SUSPENSION ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN EQUIPMENT

April 16, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10177085
Consumer Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
VIN: JT6HF10U2X0****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRANSMISSION ON MY 1999 LEXUS RX 300 NEEDED TO BE REPLACED WITH ONLY 70,000 MILES ON THE CAR. I HAVE ALSO HAD TO REPLACE THE STRUTS, THE RADIO ANTENNA MOTOR AND HAVE A MAJOR OIL LEAK REPAIRED. *NM

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 06, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10174497
Consumer Location: NAPLES, FL
VIN: JT6HF10U7X0****

Summary of Complaint

EVEN THOUGH HAVING ALL MAJOR SERVICE PERFORMED BY THE LEXUS DEALER, PLUS HAVING THE TRANSMISSION FLUID AND FILTER CHANGED TWICE, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDS REPLACING AT A HIGH COST. I AM AWARE OF HUNDREDS OF OTHERS WHO HAVE HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS WITH THE RX300 THERE IS ONLY 69,930 MILES ON THIS LEXUS AND HAS BEEN VERY WELL MAINTAINED THIS IS MY FIRST AND LAST LEXUS/TOYOTA AS LEXUS/TOYOTA DON'T TAKE CARE OF THERE CUSTOMERS THEY NO OF THIS VERY BIG PROBLEM AND THEY DO NOTHING I DON'T SEE WHY THERE IS NOT A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT LIKE THE MOTOR SLUDGE / OIL GEL CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT I WILL STICK TO AMERICAN MADE CARS NOT ONLY DOES IT COST LESS TO REPAIR THEM THEY LAST LONGER THEN 69,000 MILES LIKE THIS LEXUS PIECE OF '[email protected]#$% I NOW HAVE TO PAY $6200.00 TO FIX AND THE EXTENDED WARRANTY I BOUGHT AT THE TIME IF SALE OF THE LEXUS DON'T COVER CRAP. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 10, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10166759
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY 1999 RX300 AWD (U140F) TRANSMISSION GAVE 2 SHUDDERS WHILE DRIVING AT 40 MPH AND THEN QUIT PULLING EXCEPT FOR 1 BLK OR SO AFTER RESTARTING THE ENGINE. TOOK IT TO TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST. HE SAID PLANETARY GEARS WIPED OUT. OBTAINED NEW ONES AND REPAIRED OK. 1 MONTH LATER I PARKED AND WHEN RESTARTED, IT WOULD NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR NEUTRAL. HAD TO DRAG OUT OF SPACE. FWD OK. DROVE 200 MILES BACK TO TRANSMISSION SHOP. PLANETARIES AGAIN. REPLACED. OK 1 WK. REPLACED WHOLE TRANSMISSION WITH ONE FROM HIGHLANDER. STILL SHIFTS OCCASIONALLY POOR AT 10-30 MPH 2-3 SHIFT SHUDDER. SEEMS IT HAS A MAF SENSOR ERROR NOW THAT MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSING THE SHUDDER / HARD SHIFTS/FAILURE. CAR HAS 140 K MILES. I THINK TOYOTA IS HIDING THIS SIMPLE FAILURE CAUSING MAJOR ($8K) FAILURES. *NM

Components: SEAT BELTS

May 28, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10158627
Consumer Location: BRANDYWINE, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE ON VACATION THIS PAST WEEKEND MY 7 1/2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS UNABLE TO FASTEN HER SEAT BEAT! I HAD TO MOVE HER BOOSTER SEAT TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE REAR OF THE CAR. I TOOK THE CAR TO LEXUS TO HAVE THEM REPAIR THIS SAFETY FEATURE. I WAS INFORMED IT WOULD COST ME $250 TO REPAIR. THE FRONT DRIVER'S SEAT BELT STOPPED WORKING IN 2003 AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT AND LEXUS CLAIMED IS WAS FINE. IT STILL DOESN'T WORK. *NM

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 06, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10154146
Consumer Location: ROSEVILLE, CA
VIN: JT6HF10U0X0****

Summary of Complaint

EARLY FAILURE OF TRANSMISSION AFTER FOLLOWING MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE AND CHANGING FLUID EVERY 30K MILES. TRANSMISSION FAILED WHILE DRIVE IN THE DESERT 75 MILES WEST OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. TRANSMISSION REPLACED AT ROSEVILLE LEXUS, THE REPLACEMENT WOULD FAIL TO GO INTO DRIVE WHEN THE GAS PEDAL WAS PUSH AFTER STOPPING CAUSING MANY NEAR COLLISIONS FROM THE REAR DURING HEAVY TRAFFIC, SECOND TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED FINALLY, BUT THE STABILIZER BAR MOUNTS WERE LEFT DISCONNECTED AND RUBBING ON THE BRAKE LINES AND DRIVE SHAFT. INCIDENTALLY THE FIRST REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSION WAS MISSING THREE BOLTS WHICH ATTACHED IT TO THE ENGINE. THE QUALITY OF WORK BY THIS DEALERSHIP WAS VERY POOR AND UNSAFE TO THE OWNER. THE SECOND TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT WAS POORLY DONE AND THE DRIVE SHAFT CAME OUT ON THE RIGHT SIDE TEARING THE SEAL AND LEAVING FLUID EVERYWHERE. THIS DEALERSHIP CAUSED MORE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE AND LEFT IT IN UNSAFE CONDITION WHICH COULD HAVE CAUSED INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS. *NM

LEXUS RX Sold

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