hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,032 miles

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2004 Lexus RX 330 steering problems

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2004 Lexus RX 330 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 302015

RX 330

  • 147,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Lexus RX330. While driving at approximately 40 mph, a loud abnormal noise emitted from the engine and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic on two separate occasions and power steering fluid was dispensed into the reservoir however, the failure persisted. The mechanic informed that the power steering pump and the power steering rack would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 062014

RX 330

  • 146,135 miles
Leaking power steering rack assembly. Seems to be a very common problem with these RX330's. advised I need a new rack & pinion assembly. Lexus needs a recall for this issue, too many complaints! and in November 2011 Toyota recall 500K calls doing to power steering problem and RX330 was on there but never received any information on it. Look up recall on Lexus site and put my VIN and nothing about it. But reading the Lexus forum and so many other people having same problems. Lexus needs to look into this issue. It so expensive for people to get fix. If it happen to so many cars then it a problem, Lexus needs to do a recall on this. To many people having this problem.

- East Hampton, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 142014

RX 330

  • 87,000 miles
My steering started getting stiff and making a grinding sound without warning. It would then disappear after driving for about 5 minutes. I noticed this seems to be a common problem with the vehicle at the 90,000 mark. I bought a Lexus because I thought the vehicle would be solid but it seems like everything is starting to go. I had to replace the sunroof, air conditioning pump, radiator and transmission after hitting 80,000. I don't want to put any more $$$ into the car at this point because it doesn't seem worth. One problem after the next.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012014

RX 330

  • 126,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Lexus RX330. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle abnormally veered from side to side, and also began shaking. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 126,000 and the current mileage was 126,700.

- Saint John , IN, USA

problem #4

Dec 262013

RX 330

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Lexus rx 330. The contact stated that while driving in reverse, the power steering assist failed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who stated that the harmonic balance pulley was fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012005

RX 330

  • 25 miles
I have a 2004 Lexus rx 330 with a major problem of running off the road. Unless the car is constantly steered back on the road it will run you into the ditch in a very short distance. I bought the car new and had it in for this problem many times. (pohanka Lexus, chantilly va.) they could not solve the problem and eventually just use an excuses like the crown in the road. I have very few miles on this car because it is my wife's and she is afraid to drive it. Please see how many rx 330 2004 Lexus have been involved in accidents of crossing into traffic or running off the road. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 172008

RX 330

  • 53,000 miles
Power steering line on my 2004 Lexus rx 330 rusted through and caused the steering to malfunction.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 032005

RX 330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,100 miles
2004 Lexus RX330 had a front suspension defect that caused the car to pull to the left into oncoming traffic, according to Lexus dealers, there is not repair available for this condition.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

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