definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 miles

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2004 Lexus GX 470 suspension problems

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2004 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 012014

GX 470

  • miles


The entire dash board is cracked. There are spots on my leather seats and arm rests are cracked and torn. Also told the truck doesn't have shocks but I can feel every bump

- West Park, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 012011

GX 470

  • 85,000 miles
At start up the rear height goes up and stays up. Took it to the shop and they manually bled the air. Said sensor go out all the time and cost a lot to replace. Currently staying level but rides a little tight. Definitely don't want to pay $3000 for a fix.

- Galena, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 012011

GX 470 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Vehicle lost sense of shock absorption, bouncy with difficulty controlling. Taken immediately to Lexus kingsport, tn dealership, and repaired. Circa 7 months later, recurrence of difficulties, and again, repaired at Lexus kingsport dealership. Circa 1 month ago, while on long distance travel (North Carolina to South Carolina) vehicle became difficult to control, and "height suspension" dash warning light on, and immediately taken to perfection automotive, specializing in Lexus repairs, and informed I must take vehicle immediately to Lexus hilton head island for safety repair on the suspension system again. The vehicle cannot be driven safely when this central vehicle suspension system malfunctions. This has been malfunctioning on three occasions, beginning with vehicle reaching 90,000 miles.

- Banner Elk, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 262009

GX 470

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Lexus GX470. The contact stated that the front brake calipers locked causing vibration when the brakes were applied. The front brake pads were worn and uneven. The brake calipers pistons were ceasing. The radiator coil and the front sv joint drive shaft also leaked continuously. The control system lights remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who did not duplicate or confirm any of the failures. The contact was concerned that due to the failure that the warranty would expire and then he would be responsible for the repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Haynesport, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 152005

GX 470 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
A clunking noise happens almost all times when come to a complete stop. My wife reported problem to different dealers and problem has not been resolved excessive odors smell like rear brake pads burned. Reported to different Lexus without being fixed until now. Recently hearing popping noise when air conditioner used. Will report to Lexus dealer next service time.

- Herndon, VA, USA

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problem #2

Aug 202005

GX 470 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
: the contact stated while attempting to apply brake pressure at 60 mph the vehicle pulled to the right and left and became uncontrollable. The dealer determined there was a design defect involving the suspension. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 272004

GX 470

  • miles
While traveling at a low speed the consumer noticed that the vehicle was vibrating. Once the vehicle reached speeds over 60 mph vibration increased. The dealership serviced the vehicle four times but could not duplicate the problem. Please provide any additional information.

- West Babylon, NY, USA

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