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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,690 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Lexus RX 330 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Lexus RX 330 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 252005

RX 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,901 miles


At freeway speeds, applied brakes, and car shook severly, steering wheel shook and moved about 4 inches, left and right. I pulled off freeway. Thinking I had a flat. No flat. Rotors were red hot. I let it cool, checked the emergency brake, it was off. No warning lights were on in the dash. Lexus replaced rotors, brake pads per some bulletin: Tsib BR004-04 43512-48081 T-1 9B T-2 13.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 112005

RX 330 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 40 mph driver applied the brake pedal and the vehicle failed to stop completely. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the brake booster needed to be replaced. This information was provided by phillip's wife lorie holverson.

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 042005

RX 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,760 miles
Car is a 2004 Lexus RX330. Brakes failed - pedal became hard as a rock and brake light came on without warning. Almost drove through my driveway fence. Took to dealer and they replaced the brake booster under warranty. It took a week to get the booster. So far the brakes seem to be ok.

- Huntington Sta, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 042004

RX 330 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,100 miles
No warning, had braking failure nearly got into an accident. Dealer told me this is a big problem parts on backorder no loaner car had to rent a vehicle.

- Pottsville, PA, USA

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