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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$4,300.00
Average Mileage:
132,304 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced transmission (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Lexus RX 300 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 022013

RX 300 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After multiple trips to Dealer for sensors, and individual coils for cylinders, the transmission died. Read afterwards that this is a common problem with the 2000 Lexus RX300. Did you replace with OEM, rather a Jasper remanufactured tranny with much better warranty. Jasper made about 15 plus improvements to original design. Still have this vehicle, and now own a 2004 RX330 that has a new transmission and engine design.

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- , Trussville, AL, USA

problem #3

Aug 102014

RX 300 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,218 miles

Just replaced both o2 sensors. Drove 140 miles out of state and engine light came on. Stayed in motel to go home in daylight. Next day was Sunday and test revealed solenoid d and e alert. Started home and it kept jumping out of gear and rpm at max, started smoking on interstate, thought it was on fire! Had to be towed 100 miles! Now won't go anywhere. New dealer transmission $5000. Can't afford right now, supporting 8 family members now homeless due to down economy.. Please let me know if Lexus can be made to replace transmission!

- , Blountstown, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 022013

RX 300 LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

WITH SO MANY PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL WE PAY ENOUGH FOR THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE

- , Westlake, OH, USA

problem #1

May 152005

(reported on)

RX 300

  • 108,000 miles

Everyone says you can drive a Lexus forever. You can if you want to buy it twice. Once my car hit 100,000 miles I have had to repair a rear seal, rear window wiper, a timing chain and most recently my transmission. The dealer only replaces the transmission, there is no attempt at repair. I took my car to another shop which was only slightly less then the dealership. Now my car is leak some kind of red oil, and it is not transmission oil. I am told it is some kind of seal that is found on upscale cars. Never again.

- , Wadsworth, OH, USA

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