really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2008 Lexus RX 300 engine problems

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2008 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 282012

RX 300

  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Lexus RX8. The contact stated that while entering a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a wall. There was extensive front end damage to the vehicle. No one was injured and the police were not notified. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop for repairs. The manufacturer was notified who advised that the investigation of the failure would take thirty days to complete. The contact stated the vehicle was given back to her after the body damage was repaired but the memory card that was retrieved was not inspected to determine the cause of the acceleration failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 102007

RX 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was being driven by denica gordon-mandel (wife). Driver was on top floor of a parking garage adjoining a department store. Driver applied gas to pull into parking space, then driver applied brake to slow down, then driver took foot off brake. Car lurched forward and slammed into wall of parking structure.

- Los Angels, CA, USA

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