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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,667 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.

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2001 Lexus LX 470 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Lexus LX 470 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152009

LX 470

  • 139,000 miles


I have a 2001 Lexus LX 470 on three different occasions the vsc has activated at a high rate of speed causing loss of control and almost an accident. Every time it was on dry roads with nice weather. The vsc light would come on for a brief second and the vsc off light and center differential light would stay on until the vehicle was put in reverse and a loud pop then the lights would go off. During this time the steering would be tight.

- Hendersonville , TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 012009

LX 470

  • 95,000 miles
I have Lexus LX470 2001 which suddenly stopped accelerating after I made a stop at a corner which had a steep uphill to climb and it would not go forward but started to roll back when I accelerated the vehicle. I hear the sound of the engine but it would not go forward. I took it to Lexus but they said everything is fine. It happened again two to three times and finally Lexus said the electronic throttle is malfunctioning and changed it for around approximately $2000. So please look into the matter if there are any other complaints of similar nature to make these vehicles safer to drive. Thanks. I am giving approximate dates.

- Ridgefield, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 222004

LX 470

  • 26,000 miles
When shifting into drive vehicle jerked when the accelerator pedal was depressed. Then the vehicle surged erratically which caused the consumer to run into a parked vehicle.

- Oakton, VA, USA

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