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5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,803 miles

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2006 Lexus RX 400h wheels / hubs problems

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2006 Lexus RX 400h Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 242011

RX 400h 6-cyl

  • 9,000 miles

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

Premature tire wear; my vehicle has 37,000 miles, but has worn through its 3rd set front tires. The first set I believe was Goodyear (tires on car at purchase), second set kumho, and third Michelin energies. Lexus claims it is bad luck and won't further investigate to date. Back tires wear much slower.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 022010

RX 400h 8-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The 2006 Lexus Rx400H has continuously demonstrated extremely excessive inside front tire wear. The original factory tires were reported as worn out at a 10K mile dealer inspection, and that is after an inspection at 5K miles brought no problems to my attention. After approximately 50K miles, on the third set of tires, with repeated attempts to align the front end and resolve the problem, the issue appears to remain. This vehicle destroys front tires at a rate that will take consumers by extreme surprise and could result in serious traffic incidents due to front tire failure. Tires with a lower speed rating do seem to improve life, as I have seen in the last set of tires (each set tried has been different manufacturer with higher life ratings); however it does not resolve the issue since the life of the tires is still being demonstrated to be well less than half that expected.

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #7

May 012010

RX 400h

  • 30,000 miles
Lexus rx-400H tires wear out sooner than they should.

- Plainview, NY, USA

problem #6

Apr 112009

RX 400h

  • 23,782 miles

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

One another victim of oe tires of inferior quality + alignment issues of Lexus rx 400H. I am filing a formal complaint against Lexus company. Recently, I drove the SUV (@ 125 miles away from where I live) to my dealer to get the recall of ¿power steering link assembly¿ fixed. The dealer phoned to tell me that all 4 tires must be replaced because of badly worn inside tread and steel belt is visible ¿ unsafe to drive. I was shocked! what" at 23,782 miles? just like every other car I owned before, I expected to replace them at 50-60K miles. The dealer said that the oe Goodyear Eagle rs-a 235/55vr18 tires usually last about 20K miles. He also said because it's a hybrid car!! shocked again! I would not have bought that car if I had known this. The only thing mentioned on the window sticker was ¿235/55vr18 all-season tires.¿ I scanned the internet and learned that many out there share the same question and confusion. I was never informed by anyone of the fact that the earlier 400hs had alignment issues and the oe tires on these expensive 400H SUVS would need to be replaced roughly every 20K. Lexus should have recalled all the earlier 400hs to address the issue. On the average, a car with average quality tires would need replacement roughly every 50K-60K, which should be the norm. Lexus cars are supposed to be luxurious as well as reliable, why would the tires be abnormally worn just on the inside edge at just 20K miles" I believe, I have been misinformed by Lexus and should not have to pay for Lexus responsibility of putting these Goodyear Eagle rs-a tires on such luxurious cars and make the consumers pay for the inferior quality. Since I was told by the dealer that the tire performance was due to the SUV is a ¿hybrid¿ car, then it is a design issue that would have required Lexus to install a different set of tire.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #5

Apr 292008

RX 400h

  • 17,824 miles
Excessive and uneven tire wear for standard tires equipped on this vehicle. After 17K miles and tire rotations every 5K miles, I was told that the inner edge of all four Goodyear tires were bald or close to bald and should be replaced with Michelin tires at a cost of $1,297. I was told that this was a common issue with the Goodyear tires as they were "too soft" for the vehicle, a 2006 Rx400H. I inspected the tires and was shocked at their condition. There is no way I would have been driving that car knowing their state. The dealer informed me that the tires on Lexus vehicles normally need replacing before 20K miles and was therefore under no obligation to rectify the situation. Only after expressing my displeasure with the situation, I was offered a free wheel alignment after purchasing new tires elsewhere.

- Mcfarland, WI, USA

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problem #4

Aug 062008

RX 400h

  • 21,500 miles
I own a 2006 Lexus Rx400H. About a year ago, I was traveling on an interstate hwy at 60 mph when one of my tires "blew". I did notice that I had run over any road debris but the tire had a two inch slice in the sidewall. The tire was in good condition, original Lexus equipment, a Michelin 235/55R18. Today, my daughter who owns a 2007 Toyota highlander hybrid (basically the same car as my Lexus 400H) had a similar incident with her baby in the car. She hit a curb with the car hardly moving. The tire "blew", and like mine, went flat immediately. She had a similar two inch gash in the sidewall. The tire was original Toyota equipped. I've been driving a long time. I've never seen sidewall blowouts like this (minor provocation) since radial tires were introduced. Please check out these Toyota provided tires.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 302007

RX 400h

  • 19,562 miles

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

As of this complaint, Lexus should not but still is using the Goodyear Eagle rs-a tires as oe tires. On Nov. 30, I took my 400H to the dealer for the 10K service, the same place where it gets serviced every 5000 miles. The dealer phoned to tell me that all 4 tires must be replaced because of badly worn inside tread. I was shocked! what" at 19,562 miles? just like every other car I owned before, I expected to replace them at 40K-60K miles. The dealer said that the oe Goodyear Eagle rs-a 235/55vr18 tires usually last about 20K miles. Shocked again! I would not have bought that car if I had known this. The only thing mentioned on the window sticker was ¿235/55vr18 all-season tires.¿ we scanned the internet and learned that many out there share the same question and confusion. We were never informed by Lexus that earlier 400hs had alignment issues. Lexus should recall all earlier 400hs to address this issue. We were never informed that the oe tires on these expensive 400H SUVS would need to be replaced roughly every 20K. On the average, a car with average quality tires would need replacement roughly every 40K-60K, which should be the norm. We believe that we have been misinformed by Lexus and should not have to pay for Lexus responsibility of putting these Goodyear Eagle rs-a tires on such luxurious cars and make the consumers pay for the inferior quality. Since we were told by the dealer that the tire performance was due to the fact that they were running a ¿hybrid¿ car, then it is a design issue that would have required Lexus to install a different set of tires. Some of us would have opted for a different car or even a totally different make if it means paying about $1000 for every 20K we drive just on tire replacement. We are also extremely disappointed by Lexus¿ inaction knowing such widely-discussed problem. Lexus cars are supposed to be luxurious as well as reliable. Another question is, why would the tires be abnormally worn just on the inside edge"

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 302007

RX 400h

  • 19,562 miles
Prior to having the tires replaced, there were numerous occasions where the car felt like it was on the verge of slipping/skidding or losing grip of the road. It would have been too late if there were injuries or deaths due to the unsafe quality of this product. On Nov. 30, I took my 400H to the dealer for the 10K service. It was the same dealership where it gets serviced every 5000 miles. The dealer phoned to tell me that all 4 tires must be replaced because of badly worn inside tread. I was shocked! what" at 19,562 miles? just like every other car I owned before, I expected to replace them at 40K-60K miles. The dealer said that the oe Goodyear Eagle rs-a 235/55vr18 tires usually last about 20K miles. Shocked again! I would not have bought that car if I had known this. The only thing mentioned on the window sticker was ¿235/55vr18 all-season tires.¿ we scanned the internet and learned that many out there share the same question and confusion. We were never informed by Lexus that earlier 400hs had alignment issues. We were never informed that the oe tires on these expensive 400H SUVS would need to be replaced roughly every 20K. On the average, a car with average quality tires would need replacement roughly every 40K-60K, which should be the norm. We believe that we have been misinformed by Lexus and should not have to pay for Lexus responsibility of putting these Goodyear Eagle rs-a tires on such luxurious cars and make the consumers pay for the inferior quality or even potential hazard. Some of us would have opted for a different car or even a totally different make if it means paying about $1000 for every 20K we drive just on tire replacement. We are also extremely disappointed by Lexus¿ inaction knowing such widely-discussed problem. Lexus cars are supposed to be luxurious as well as reliable. Another question is, why would the tires be abnormally worn just on the inside edge"

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 132006

RX 400h

  • miles
Vehicle pulls to the right. It was 4-wheel aligned following initial delivery & also at ~22K miles by the dealer. At 22K miles, the dealer told me that the front tires were worn severely inboard and the rear has some of the same indications (they were previously rotated from the front). All four tires were replaced.

- Granbury, TX, USA

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