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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,600 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Lexus RX 350 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Lexus RX 350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 072012

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


I was driving a Lexus RX350 that we purchased used in 2011. I was pulling into a parking space in front of a local business. When I put my foot on the brake nothing happened and the vehicle sped up and ran into an office in the building where a lady was sitting at a desk. My car came to rest against her desk. I lost consciousness for a moment due to fright I think. Therefore, an ambulance was called and I was taken to a local hospital where I had to have numerous xrays. Thank goodness I had only some stiffness in my neck and some soreness....the same for the lady in the office. I could have killed her or anyone in the vicinity of the office. My car was totaled by the insurance company. This was one of the most frightening experiences I have ever had.

- Livingston, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 212009

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 20,800 miles
As a Lexus owner and international journalist (Washington, DC) I hereby lodge a formal complaint against Lexus usa/tms offices in torrance, ca. My mother and I survived death, sustained traumatic serious injuries (which led to my miscarriage) due to my Lexus car manufacturer defects and mechanical malfunctioning resulting in a loss of control collision on 09/21/2009. Since 09/22/2009 up to date 11/30/09 I have been cheated, scammed and lied to by my car manufacturer and sales offices corporate leaders, who contacted me and gave me false promises of my car re-purchase, stating that my defective car is subject to a buy-back and replacement in addition to legal liability issues related to our medical bills. Up to date I have been cheated, lied as being a victim of a chain of liars, cheaters and fraud masters from Lexus-usa. Proof of all communications will be provided to your office upon request. Please handle an expedited and extensive investigation in this matter. My car is abandoned by Lexus usa headquarters those who contacted me a few times and cheated about prompt resolution of my claim for all damages resulted from my car defects. As journalist and victim of fraud, I will prepare a special news coverage with my colleagues that will disclose and expose Lexus usa deceptive business practice and fraud. I will seek recovery to the fullest extent of laws. Lexus usa office fraud masters who have been assigned to my claim, caused me punitive and monetary damages. As a result I sustained medical, rental and other expenses. All wrongdoers shall be held accountable due to violations and non compliances with federal, state and local laws and regulations. Please contact me and advise me of the status of this case. Updated 03/23/2010

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 052007

RX 350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus RX350. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle began dragging and would not accelerate over 50 mph. The vehicle was pulled over and smoke was coming from the wheel assembly. The brakes locked. The vehicle was restarted and drove normally for 5 miles. The dealer was unable to duplicate or determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000 and current mileage was 13,000.

- Florissant , MO, USA

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