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

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2003 Lexus GX 470 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 312003

GX 470 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles


The transmission design is defective. The vehicle lunges and thrusts forward while the brake is firmly engaged as a result of the defect which is quite startling. The rear drive shaft allows the full weight of the vehicle to slide forward causing a loud thump and propelling the vehicle in a forward motion several inches despite having the brake engaged. The splines on the slip yoke for the rear drive shaft are not designed appropriately.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

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