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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,765 miles

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2001 Lexus RX 300 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102011

RX 300 4-cyl

  • 100,789 miles


I purchased a 2001 Lexus rx 300 from a private party in February of this year. Within days of the purchase the transmission failed and that was replaced, but I had also noticed some blue smoke when I started it. I took it into my auto mechanic and he told me that the car was burning oil, and actually there was a class action suit filed against Toyota related to the problems, I have been advised that this condition will lead to engine failure if the engine is not replaced. I have been advised to file a complaint in regards to this issue to see if I qualify to be part of the lawsuit and file a claim.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 102007

RX 300

  • 98,741 miles
I had service at Lexus and my transmission still went out. They were racist and biased and would not fix it. I had to pay out of my pocket. After that happened, a cylinder went out so now I need that fixed. I thought that Lexus was a superior car. (they do not honor the warranty as they should, at least not in houston West Lexus). This one certainly is not worth what I paid and is not what I expect from Lexus.

- Houston, TX, USA

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