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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
300 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Lexus GX 470 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 022003

(reported on)

GX 470 8-cyl

  • miles


When applying the brakes while driving at 60 mph, the steering wheel vibrates and the vehicle shakes. Dealer cannot determine the cause of the problem. There was a persistent vibration in the steering and it was hard to turn the steering wheel.

- Rockingham, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 202003

GX 470

  • miles
While driving and at any braking conditions when depressing the brake pedal vehicle feels like someone is hitting the rear of vehicle.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Feb 052003

GX 470 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
When releasing the brake pedal, the vehicle makes a thumping noise. At times it feels like someone is tapping me in the rear of the vehicle. I have brought the vehicle in for service 3 times because of this issue and each time I am told it is a "normal characteristics of the vehicle."

- Orlando, FL, USA

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