really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

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2006 Lexus RX 330 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Lexus RX 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012015

RX 330

  • 108,000 miles


Transmission has a hard time selecting a gear between 2nd and 3rd. It starts to go into 3rd gear then jumps out for a second and then slams back into 3rd. Usually when lightly accelerating. Very noticeable. I have taken it into the dealer 4 times and was told I may just need a new transmission!! it only has 108,000 miles on it. I have never heard of this problem with a Lexus! that and the rear differential was diagnosed as bad as well! it's like the entire drive train is garbage!! very very disappointed with Lexus and I hope they will make this right with me. I don't want to be on a trip with my family and it break down on us when I payed for reliability.

- Alpine, UT, USA

problem #1

Sep 012006

RX 330

  • 2,000 miles
Since we purchased this 2006 Lexus rx-330. It has been returned to deals 4-5 times for major hesitation problems.. car is unsafe to drive. Will not accelerate in a safe way.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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