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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,977 miles

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2005 Lexus GX 470 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082009

GX 470 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,977 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Lexus GX470. While driving less than 5 mph, there was an explosion. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the air compressor remained activated. When the driver struck a bump in the road, the vehicle dropped and the rear shock, right sensor, compressor, and rear air bags were damaged. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. He feels that this is a safety defect. The driver hurt her jaw when the vehicle dropped to the ground. The failure mileage was 62,977 and current mileage was 63,000. Updated 03-30-09 the compressor continued to inflate until the pressure became so high that it exploded. The seat retractor assembly was jammed. Upadted 03/31/09.

- Gaitersburg, MD, USA

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