really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,125 miles

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2005 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 292011

GX 470

  • miles


S10 appropriate handling - letter to the secretary from complaint regarding sudden acceleration of his 2005 Toyota Lexus GX470 the consumer stated as her husband was entering the garage, he slowed down to move around a garbage pail in the garage. At that moment, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and hit a storage shelf and then crashed through the rear wall of the garage. The speed of the vehicle caused it to go over the foundation lip of the rear wall. Fortunately, that is what stopped the vehicle from going further. The consumers husband tried to apply the brakes during the acceleration, but the vehicle would not stop.

- Kingston, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 302011

GX 470

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lexus GX470. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds and entering her garage, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to the back of the garage. The brakes were applied but failed to engage. The vehicle had not been inspected nor had it been repaired. The manufacturer was contacted who informed her that they were going to contact their lawyers. The failure and current mileages were approximately 55,000. Updated 03/17/11 updated 12/30/11

- Kingston, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 182005

GX 470

  • 500 miles
When using the cruise control on my vehicle, it accelerates aggressively to maintain speed when going up hills or when the elevation grade increases. It continues to this day. I know something is wrong but the Lexus dealer has checked it and stated "it works as designed".

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 222005

GX 470 8-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Lexus GX470. The contact attempted to stop the vehicle while driving approximately 25 mph with her foot on the brake pedal, and it accelerated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. They test drove it and stated that they were unable to diagnose or duplicate the failure. The Lexus manufacturer was notified. A representative from the manufacturer test drove the vehicle and they were also unable to duplicate the failure or determine the cause of it. The failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 5/24/10 updated 09/07/10

- Chicago, IL, USA

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