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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,594 miles

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2001 Lexus RX 300 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 312015

RX 300

  • 156,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2001 Lexus RX300. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle crashed into a tree and the air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained a broken breast bone (sternum) and head injuries that required medical attention. The passenger sustained neck and knee injuries, and bruises from the seat belt that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 102013

RX 300 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Air bag light came on the dash and is flashing back & forth 100% of the time.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 162013

RX 300

  • 118,000 miles
I was traveling West at 30mph. A vehicle traveling South ran a stop sign and attempted a left turn. I was unable to stop and collided with the vehicle that ran the stop sign. My vehicle encounter significant damage to the drivers side front end and hood. The airbag of my vehicle did not activate at the time of the crash. I was able to brace myself from the impact. I am now experiencing upper back and neck discomfort. Both the fire dept. And police arrived at the scene and the driver that ran the stop sign admitted her fault. I have photo's of the accident and a police report was filed. I reported this incident to Lexus Corp. And they are in the process of performing an engineering analysis. I am greatly concerned with this life safety defect.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Sep 162013

RX 300 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles

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

2001 Lexus RX300. Consumer writes in regards to air bag malfunction. The consumer stated he was traveling West at 30 mph. A vehicle traveling South ran a stop sign and attempted a left turn. He was unable to stop and collided with the vehicle that ran the stop sign. The consumers vehicle encountered significant damage to the drivers side front end and hood. The air bag did not deploy, at the time of the crash. He was able to brace himself from the impact. However, he did suffer upper back and neck discomfort. Both the fire department and police arrived at the scene and the driver that ran the stop sign admitted her fault.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #2

Feb 172012

RX 300 6-cyl

  • 114,567 miles
Air bag failure. Wife received severe head lacarations and concussion. Was life lined to iu med center. Treated at tramu center. Left from bumper was pushed back into tire.

- Decker, IN, USA

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problem #1

Aug 292011

RX 300

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Lexus RX300. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward and crashed into a brick wall. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle sustained front end damage and the contact suffered minor injuries as her breast hit the steering wheel. The insurance company was not notified. Neither the dealer, nor the manufacturer, were made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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