hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
168,100 miles

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2003 Lexus LX 470 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Lexus LX 470 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102010

LX 470

  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Lexus LX470. The contact stated that the horn and gps did not function. In addition, some of the warning indicators did not illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the gps computer system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering column was damaged due to a remedy of NHTSA campaign number: 10V346000 (steering). The spiral cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

- Osprey, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 262014

LX 470 8-cyl

  • 205,000 miles
I was driving my Lexus LX 470 to church on Sunday October 26, 2014. While driving around 45 miles per hour, my vehicle's steering wheel suddenly turn 90 degrees to the right and the vehicle pulled over the cub. I was scared to death and nervous but luckily slammed on the breaks on time. The truck stopped and there was no accident because I was on the right lane and no other vehicle was beside me. After recovering from the shock, I looked at the dashboard and saw a red light with "vgrs" illuminated. I called home and told my husband the situation. He asked me to stay put and brought me our second car. He took the Lexus home and started to research the problem. He found several complaint online about the same problem and realized that Lexus company new about the problem but chose not to do anything about it. To be sure, he took the truck to our family mechanic who later confirmed the problem and the fact that Lexus new about it for years 2003 to 2007. Our mechanic said that the Lexus company had the same problem on their ls model and generated a recall for it. But for some reason we cannot explain, Lexus company decided not to recall the LX model. Now the problem on the LX model almost get me into a fatal accident. I need your organization to start an investigation on this problem before somebody get killed.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 232011

LX 470

  • 129,299 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lexus LX470. The contact took the vehicle to an authorized dealer for recall 10V346000 (steering: Gear: Shaft pitman). After the repairs, the contact began to experience issues with the steering. The steering failed at times and the vgrs light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken back to an authorized dealer who stated that only recall repairs had been performed. The contact called the manufacturer who sent two representatives to inspect the vehicles. The representatives stated that the vehicle was performing normally after they repaired it again (did not say what was repaired). The vehicle somehow slipped off the lift while at the dealer, hit the ground and bounced four times. The failure mileage was 129,299 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

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