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

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2003 Lexus GX 470 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152003

GX 470 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles


Whenever giving the vehicle moderate to high acceleration, a rotten egg smell comes out of the air conditioner vents. The smell is so bad that it makes me dizzy and I feel like vomiting. I've been told by the Lexus dealer that this is a "normal characteristic of the vehicle" because of the sulfur content in fuel. I have owned several different models of Lexus vehicles in the past and never had this problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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