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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,667 miles

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2002 Lexus RX 300 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012005

RX 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles


The consumer was involved in an accident in which the driver's side air bag did not deploy correctly. The consumer indicated that the air bag only partially deployed after impact and when it deployed in was towards the center of the vehicle.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 142005

RX 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
The consumer was involved in a rear end collision of 25 mph, and the air bags failed to deploy. The upper harness of the seat belt failed to hold the consumer in place. The consumers chest hit up against the steering wheel. The consumer was transported to the local hospital by ambulance. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified at this time.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 152004

RX 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle involved in collision and air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was struck on the left driver's side while traveling 65 mph. The driver sustained injuries to his chest, left leg, back shoulder, etc. The passengers sustained minor cuts bruises and contusions.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

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