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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Lexus RX 330 engine problems

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2005 Lexus RX 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 052010

RX 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Lexus rx-330. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact applied the brakes but the vehicle would not stop and crashed. During the failure, the contact could smell a burning odor and noticed smoke was escaping from under the vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the brakes were repaired. The failure mileage was 51,000 and the current mileage was 52,000. Updated 03/16/11 updated 03/21/11

- Newhall, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 122007

RX 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lexus RX330. The contact received a recall notice regarding the floor mat clips and does not want to make the two hour drive to have the repair performed at Lexus. The contact would like to take his vehicle to a Toyota dealer instead. Lexus stated that the work must be done at a Lexus dealer. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 33,000. Updated 01/29/08 updated

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

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