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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Lexus GX 470 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 202011

GX 470

  • 35,000 miles


For the third time, the brakes on our 2008 Lexus gx failed. This time, when put in reverse in the garage, the car immediately started moving--hitting our garage door as it was going up. The car then continued another 40 feet, into a retaining wall--repeated pressing of the brakes did nothing--as in earlier times.

- Gillette, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 202010

GX 470

  • 30,000 miles
I own a 2008 Lexus gx 470, there is a problem with the brakes. The vehicle had to be taken to the shop and the braking system worked on two separate times, because the brakes had warped. At speeds exceeding 50 miles an hour the steering wheel would start shaking uncontrollably.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 152008

GX 470 4WD 8-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus gx 470. He had to use great force to the brake pedal, in order for the vehicle to stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and he was advised that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. A couple months later, an identical failure occurred. Consequently he rear-ended another vehicle. A police report was filed. He had the vehicle towed to the dealership but the technician could not locate the cause of the failure. The vehicle was repaired by the insurance company. The current mileage was approximately 6,000. The failure mileage was approximately 2,000. The consumer stated as he exited a parking lot, he realized he could not stop the vehicle, so he made a sharp turn into a landscape of an establishment and hit a parked car. The consumer stated he experienced a similar incident six months prior. Updated 04/23/10.

- Plantation, FL, USA

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