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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Lexus RX 330 lights problems

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2004 Lexus RX 330 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 102005

(reported on)

RX 330

  • miles


Consumer has 3 major complaints on the 2004 Lexus rx 330: Sun glare from the dashboard obstructing visibility. The high intensity lights do not illuminate enough down the road for the consumer to see safely. There is severe hesitation after slowing the vehicle down, followed by a sudden surge of power. The dealer is aware of the problem but indicated there was no way to fix them.

- Scotts Valley, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 162005

(reported on)

RX 330

  • miles
The high intesity lights (hil) do not illuminate enough down the road for the consumer to see safely. Most of the light illuminates out to the side of the vehicle.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Nov 112003

RX 330

  • miles
The headlights on a 2004 RX330 have cost me a lawsuit against dealer. Drove car second night, 3 miles, on country roads. I had motion sickness after that experience. Every time I hit a bump the car lights would bounce, as if on a spring. The line from lights goes across center of windshield at eye level. The driver can't see beyond 20 ft. When looking beyond 20 ft. You see total darkness. When passing a person on the side of the road you can only see them from the knees down. Very scary driving the rx 330 at night.

- Penngrove, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 302004

RX 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


Car is a 2004 Lexus RX330. It has hid headlights. These are the worst headlights I have ever had on a car. They only light up road a very short distance. Especially on the drivers side. Brought it back to the dealer. They said there is nothing they can do. Thats the way they were made. This is a real saftey issue. I never would of bought this car if I new this.

- Huntington Sta, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 272004

RX 330

  • Automatic transmission
  • 450 miles
The headlights have high intensity beams. Consumer can't see the turns coming up or the road. The road illumination is 35 feet, and the standard called for 150 regular lights. Dealer stated they can't be adjusted.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

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problem #3

Jan 022004

RX 330 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The headlights are my new RX330 have such limited sight distance that I'm afraid with the deer population in my area, there is not enough braking time. I have brought this in to the dealer and they are aware of the distinct cut off in lighting but say they are to standards and not many people are complaining. I feel this is a safety issue with my children in the car and am still complaining.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 272003

RX 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
High-intensity headlights on 2004 Lexus rx 330 do not provide adequate night vision yet are set according to factory specifications according to manufacturer. Illuminated distance in front of the vehicle at "normal" beam does not provide adequate obstacle recognition and braking time even at low speeds of 25-30 mph on dark roads.

- Hopedale, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 162003

RX 330 6-cyl

  • miles
The head lights on my 2004 Lexus RX330 are so concentrated with little or no diffusion of light that when the road is not flat and there is a dip I can't see beyond 20 yards. When the high beams are on there are shadows through the entire field of view. There are distant lines of demarcation between light and dark. I feel that it is a real safety issue.

- Edwards , CO, USA

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