really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,447 miles

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2007 Lexus GX 470 engine problems

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2007 Lexus GX 470 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152011

GX 470

  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Lexus GX470. The contact stated that while in park, the engine rpms raced to 7500. The contact had to turn the vehicle off and restart it in order to correct the failure. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileages were approximately 51,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Leewood, KS, USA

problem #3

Mar 292010

GX 470

  • miles
When I pressed the gas to go in reverse in my 2007 Lexus gx 470, the car accelerated far more than I was pressing on the gas pedal. The car continued to accelerate even when I removed my foot from the accelerator, and eventually collided with a concrete pole. About a month prior to the incident, I had taken the vehicle to the dealer because the brakes were making a scraping sound, but the dealership "could not recreate the problem." After the incident, I promptly reported the issue to Lexus and left the vehicle untouched for nearly 2 weeks, awaiting investigation. Lexus promised to contact me within 10 business days to investigate, but did not do so.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Aug 152009

GX 470 8-cyl

  • 22,787 miles
On 8/15/09 I was in my 07/Lexus/GX470/wgn V-8. I had parked in our hospital parking lot where I volunteer. I was moving my vehicle from the w side of the parking lot to the E side of the lot to enter another area of the hospital. My aunt was with me the auxiliary president walked down the sidewalk to meet us. I drove to that area slowly came to a parking space was slowly pulling into the space, a few feet from the sidewalk my car went absolutely wild and crazy, it sound and acted like an angry violent animal, it jumped the sidewalk, I managed to miss a tree that was in its path, it went up a grassy area along the sidewalk headed for the front of the hospital, I threw the car out of gear and it stopped. We were not hurt, the auxiliary president witnessed this as she was walking down the sidewalk. I cannot described to you how I felt, there are no words to describe this horrific experience, my aunt and auxiliary president were also speechless and horrified. I slowly drove home in the vehicle, immediately called Lexus little rock, ar which is where I purchased the car. They told me it had to be the floormat, I checked it and it is secured with gromets, , they told me it had to driver error which I don't think it was, I had my foot on the brake, they said I most probably had it on the gas also. I cannot prove that I did or I didn't, I did not look down, , I was trying to stop the car. The car did dig up sod when it was going crazy along the sidewalk whatever that means. I had roadside take my car in they Lexus checked it out, found nothing wrong. I have driven it since no incidents. My invoice does not show I had a problem, called my dealer last week to voice my concern about all the recalls, ask why sudden acceleration was not documented on invoice, he stammered said well it says your brakes were spongy and grabby, also a complaint, but that was definitely not why my car was hauled in. Would you please document this and do you have any advice.

- Morrilton, AR, USA

problem #1

Jan 302010

GX 470

  • 32,000 miles
After removing foot from accelerator and applying brake while parking, the vehicle accelerated as if the gas pedal was pushed to the floor. My wife had the brake pushed as hard as she could but was not able to stop the car before it hit an embankment. She slid into the dash and steering wheel and was sore for a couple of days. She had a passenger who witnessed the event.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

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