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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
138,173 miles

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2004 Lexus RX 330 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Lexus RX 330 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012016

RX 330

  • 250,000 miles


Spare tire holder rusted and broke free while the vehicle was in motion. Full size spare fell off and was lost on highway/road. The full size spare sits under the rear body of car, as such when the securing system failed I did not realize that and the wheel had dropped. The missing wheel wasn't realized until I experienced a flat tire.

- Ottawa, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 032011

RX 330 6-cyl

  • 74,520 miles
Recently, while driving down the highway, my 2004 Lexus Rx 330 started making a "howling" sound (for lack of a better description). Upon hearing this disturbing noise, I immediately drove it right to my local dealership (ira) in peabody, Massachusetts. They determined it was the bearing and hub assembly in my left rear wheel. I was told this is a very dangerous condition that must be repaired immediately. This ended up costing me $676.87 (11/14/14). This isn"T the first time this has happened with this car. It happened March 3, 2011 and it cost me $704.35 then. I have had at least 6 cars during my driving history and none of them ever had any bearing and/or hub problems and this happens twice with same car??" it is important to note that my previous cars were less expensive cars; brands that may be expected to have more issues than Lexus; Honda's, Pontiac's, Nissan's, and Chevy's.

- Middleton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012010

RX 330

  • 90,000 miles
Right front chrome wheel broke and fell off while driving, all five spokes broke spontaneously as though the wheel was made defectively.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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