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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,916 miles

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2005 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 162011

GX 470

  • 55,000 miles


Growing cracks all over the dash. This is a known defect with many other reported incidents.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 032014

GX 470 8-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
There has been a problem for years with certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles dashboards cracking. This is not only a cosmetic issue but a safety issue (passenger side airbag) as well and even Toyota repair manuals say to replace the dash if there are any cracks yet dealers are not addressing the problem and are making owners pay thousands of dollars for a new dash when clearly there's a defect in the materials used to make the dash. This has been an issue for over 5yrs. And Toyota / Lexus has been well aware of it, yet as of February 2014 there has still been no recall issued? here's the problem w/ Lexus GX470 models: here's the problem w/ Toyota 4runner models:***cracked-dashboard-action-request***.html there are many others out there too, just google "Toyota cracked dash".

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 252013

GX 470 8-cyl

  • 70,580 miles
Dash board has begun to crack. Concerned there would be a safety issue if the air bags were deployed. Apparently this is a common issue for the Lexus 03-09 in the gx model and also the rx model. Lexus is full aware of the issue, but has happened after warranty expired.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 152013

GX 470 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Notice what looks like a cut across my dashboard, so I asked my daughters did anything happened while they had the truck(?). I than googled cracked dashboard on GX470 2005 and find many Lexus owners have this problem. With all owners with the same complaint, I looked for a recall. To my surprise as much as I talk about my Lexus they dropped the ball(my last Lexus).

- Forest Heights, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 042010

GX 470

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lexus GX470. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph, when an opposing vehicle crashed into the vehicle. Suddenly, the vehicle rolled over. The three occupants sustained moderate injuries and were transported to the hospital. A police report was filed. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed by the insurance company. The manufacturer was notified five weeks prior to the failure regarding the vehicle rolling over. The failure and current mileages were 73,000.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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