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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles

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2004 Lexus RX 330 windows / windshield problems

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2004 Lexus RX 330 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 142014

RX 330

  • 87,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My steering started getting stiff and making a grinding sound without warning. It would then disappear after driving for about 5 minutes. I noticed this seems to be a common problem with the vehicle at the 90,000 mark. I bought a Lexus because I thought the vehicle would be solid but it seems like everything is starting to go. I had to replace the sunroof, air conditioning pump, radiator and transmission after hitting 80,000. I don't want to put any more $$$ into the car at this point because it doesn't seem worth. One problem after the next.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

May 072012

RX 330

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 RX330 Lexus. The contact stated that the passenger side rearview mirror exploded from the casing. In addition, an unknown liquid leaked from the mirror after the failure. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the vehicle had to have struck something in order to cause the failure. The contact then took the vehicle to a local mechanic and was advised that it appeared as if the mirror exploded independently, which was hanging from the vehicle by several wires. The failure and the current mileage was 77,000.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 202011

RX 330

  • miles
Like many other people, I am complaining about the headlight condensation on my Lexus RX330. The passenger seat headlight fogs up so that it is very cloudy. This affects the quality of the light beam at night as it makes the light dimmer. I've asked Lexus to fix this problem and they quoted me close to $2000 for something that really should be a safety recall. I am not the only person experiencing this problem. I've done some research and found that there is currently a lawsuit going on about this problem. This problem needs to be fixed immediately.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 152005

RX 330

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Lexus RX330. While driving 15 mph he noticed that both side view mirrors were loose and whenever he drove over a bump in the road the mirrors trajectory changed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that both side mirrors needed to be replaced. The repair cost was over $1,000. The failure had been on going since September of 2005. He called the manufacturer multiple times and they were unable to answer him regarding the failure. He also stated that the roof rack was corroding. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Plainview, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 232010

RX 330

  • 106,000 miles
Auto dimming side mirrors fail causing the mirror to show double headlights. This makes the mirror extremely difficult to use. Seeing 4 headlights instead of two causes the driver to spend excessive time looking into the mirror to determine if it is safe to change lanes. Research on car forums indicates the failure of these autodimming mirrors is the result of heated side mirrors. Excessive heat causes the gel in between the glass to leak, causing the double head light effect.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

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