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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,076 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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2008 Lexus RX400H electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Lexus RX400H Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012013

RX400H 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


A moment of terror in my Lexus 2008 Rx400H on May 01 I was driving home from work. On busy route 111 in nh. In heavy traffic I lost all power. All the lights on the instrument panel went on. It was almost a multicar pileup. With screeching tires and cars making panic stops it was a wonder that nobody was hurt.

- Danville, NH, USA

problem #2

Sep 092009

RX400H 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,128 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus RX400. While the contact was driving into a parking space the vehicle suddenly surged forward without warning causing the vehicle to crash into a wall. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be reproduced. There were no prior warnings. The consumer stated when she exited the vehicle and walked around it, suddenly the windows and moonroof opened. Updated 04/05/10. Updated 4/30/10 updated 07/09/10.

- Sea Ranch, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 282009


  • 18,100 miles
I was driving at 70 mph on US290. Without warning, the engine suddenly shut down and the dashboard display went blank (except for the navigation system). I was unable to restart the car. There was a message to check the acv system. I tightened the gas tank cap and was able to restart. A complete shutdown without warning is very dangerous.

- Houston, TX, USA

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