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NHTSA — Power Train: Transfer Case (4-Wheel Drive) Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,000 miles

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2001 Lexus RX 300 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 172007

RX 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


Parked the car at a parking lot for 5 minutes, came back and the car won't go in reverse, checked fluid level, it was fine.. car would go forward, but not backwards.. tried pushing the car while in neutral so I can drive home, all 4 wheels were locked, I thought I don't have enough strength to push so I had 2 more people push with me, but the car won't budge. Even tried pushing the car while running and in neutral as well as not running and in neutral and all other gear selections, but to no avail. Even the tow truck guy had to use soapy water to slide the car up the flat bed. Vehicle has only 68000 miles approximately.

- Cresskill, NJ, USA

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