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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,599 miles

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2004 Lexus RX 330 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 132015

RX 330

  • 130,396 miles


I was on my way to work when there was a loud boom and my sun roof exploded - glass went everywhere. I am lucky that I was not in an accident. It turns out the sun roof exploded. It was not a hot day some clouds and there was no rocks or debris in the roof. It turns out that Lexus an other manufactures know of this problem but little is being done about it. The glass is being made a lot cheaper and thinner these days to cut cost. I have a 2004 Lexus rx 330 SUV. This should be covered by the manufacture and a recall needs to be made as it is a know issue before people get killed.

- Stephens City, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 142006

(reported on)

RX 330

  • miles
1994 Lexus RX330 hesitates while depressing the accelerator. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer several times to alleviate the problem but they claimed that the vehicle was operating within normal specifications. The vehicle has also been plagued by other malfunctions to include squeaks, rattles, multiple malfunctions of the sunroof electronics, broken seats and liftgate alignment problems. Updated 08/14/06.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102004

RX 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On July 10,2004 I picked up my new vehicle, a Lexus rx 330 from the bayridge Lexus dealer in nys. Within a 1/2 hour, while testing the safety features of vehicle, I had placed a large stuffed animal (in place of a human body part of a adult or child). Although all the windows and remote rear door automatically opened when coming into contact with foreign object ( stuffed bear), the sunroof jammed the bear between the closing glass and frame I immediately brought the vehicle back to the dealership with the stuffed animal still jammed in the sunroof back to the dealership the service technician were unable to dislodge the stuffed animal's head from the jammed sunroof (imagine if this was a child's body part"?") and had to dismantle the sunroof to remove the stuffed animal and had me return on the 12th determine the cause and to fix the sunroof. Since that time, this same vehicle has been repaired by the same Lexus dealership a minimum of 6 times for problems with the sunroof. All the while I was returning with the vehicle to be get sunroof repaired, I was under the impression that they had reported this obverous safety defect that a foreign object (stuffed bear over 2 1/2' in length and as soft as a child's hand) would get jammed between the closing glass and the frame of the sunroof without a safety feature to automatically open the window if a foreign object gets in way of closing as with the remote truck closing system and the automatic windows this vehicle is factory equipped with. Nys has the lemon laws for new vehicles sold that are defective. It was during this process in collecting my service records from bayridge Lexus that I discovered that they never looked into this matter as a safety defect, nor was it reported (to the best of my knowledge) to any official Agency that car manufactures are required to report possible safelty defects.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 142005

RX 330 4WD

  • miles
Consumer's sunroof did not retract on the 2004 Lexus RX330 when her 8 year old niece placed her hand in the way of the closing glass. The glass pinched the pointer and middle finger of the child's right hand.

- Orangeburg, NY, USA

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