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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,667 miles

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2004 Lexus GX 470 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 262009

GX 470

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Lexus GX470. The contact stated that the front brake calipers locked causing vibration when the brakes were applied. The front brake pads were worn and uneven. The brake calipers pistons were ceasing. The radiator coil and the front sv joint drive shaft also leaked continuously. The control system lights remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who did not duplicate or confirm any of the failures. The contact was concerned that due to the failure that the warranty would expire and then he would be responsible for the repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Haynesport, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 012007

GX 470

  • 20,000 miles
Thump from drive train while coming to a stop.

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152005

GX 470 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
A clunking noise happens almost all times when come to a complete stop. My wife reported problem to different dealers and problem has not been resolved excessive odors smell like rear brake pads burned. Reported to different Lexus without being fixed until now. Recently hearing popping noise when air conditioner used. Will report to Lexus dealer next service time.

- Herndon, VA, USA

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