2008 Lexus RX 350 brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes, Electric

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Electric Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2008 Lexus RX 350 brakes problems

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2008 Lexus RX 350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 072010

RX 350

  • 5,000 miles


At the first service of my Lexus rx 350fwd the brake pads were replaced by the dealer because they felt it was unusual and the they advised my driving with a lower gear on hills and less braking. Since I neither drive hills or break unusually on flat roads I found this odd. At the next service I had to pay for warped rotors that needed machining and the sanded the brake pads down. The last service resulted in poor braking response. I have talked to Lexus corporate but there seems to be no solution.

- Malibu, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 212010

RX 350

  • 34,000 miles
I was driving westbound on I-90W coming from boston when a milk truck 2 cars in front slammed on his brakes. Traffic was normal at 4 pm est. Cars were traveling 40-45 mph as we were about 1 miles out of the allston/brighton tolls. I slammed on my brakes, but the car slid for a little while before hitting the car in front. The Lexus RX350 seemed to have very soft brakes, sometimes requiring almost flooring of the brakes before the brake catches. This is especially worse when the car is coming down an incline, even moderate ones. I've requested a check of the brakes every time the car was brought in for the 5K service. Brake pads were replaced at 30,000 miles service, so the brakes should be new.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152009

RX 350

  • 30,000 miles
### I had originally ignored this incident as reported by my wife but with the Toyota problems it may be useful in your Toyota investigations. ### my wife was coming to a stop at a light (5 mph) and hit a significant bump and immediately all braking was gone for about 5 to 10 feet and then returned. It would have been an accident except the car in front moved. This has occured only once... she is a conservative driver and drives almost always on paved city streets... the bump was in a construction area.

- Tucker, GA, USA

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