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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,906 miles

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2010 Lexus RX 450h electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Lexus RX 450h Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 182013

RX 450h

  • 39,000 miles

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

Radio will change automatically by itself from radio to other source cd, change to sat and eject a cd without touching anything. Lexus couldn't find anything wrong when taken in. They updated the firmware, but it still continues to change from radio to sat and ejects cd's. I asked if there was a recall or other know complaints about this. I was told no by Lexus. I searched online and I find this happens to other customers so I wanted to document this defect.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 112013

RX 450h 6-cyl

  • 32,669 miles
1/11/13 - while driving, various warning indicators on dash begin to flash check hybrid system, check AWD system, and check ABS, then check engine indicator illuminates. Vehicle engine begins to de-rate and the accelerator pedal becomes inoperable. Brakes still function. Stopped vehicle, turned it off, and re-started. Engine was unstable and the RPM was oscillating. The hybrid system was not functioning. Vehicle was towed to dealership. Diagnosis: Faulty fuel pump. Maintenance action: R&R fuel pump, filter, & suction plate. Vehicle was retuned on 1/19/13. On 2/10/13 the same exact situation occurred again. Vehicle was towed to dealership. Diagnosis: Faulty fuel pump/system. Maintenance action: Pending. Dealership is working with Lexus engineers and testing various theories. As of 2/25/13, the vehicle is still at dealership. According to maintenance records, same situation occurred on 8/27/12 (previous owner). Diagnosis: Faulty fuel pump. Maintenance action: R&R fuel pump, filter, & suction plate. Historically no accidents and all services and maintenance performed by dealership.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 132009

RX 450h

  • 50 miles
Purchased a 2010 Lexus 450H in August of 2009 and less than one week after purchased my wife parked the car for two hours and returned and the battery was dead. Lexus sent someone to jump start it and we brought to service at the dealer in carlsbad, ca. The next day. They checked it over and said that the onboard computer never found a problem and that all appeared to be perfect. They doubted that the car was ever jump started but then called the towing people and found that to be true. They gave me a readout showing the car was fine and that the onboard computer showed no error.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

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