2008 Lexus RX 350 engine NHTSA complaints: Engine And Engine Cooling

NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,050 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Lexus RX 350 engine problems

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2008 Lexus RX 350 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 042015

RX 350

  • 150 miles


As I approach a red light, I noticed the car was smoking. I pulled into the nearest automotive facility and I notice a trail of oil was following me. I look under the my hood and I saw and oil leak. I looked under the car and there was a puddle of oil.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #2

May 142013

RX 350

  • 83,000 miles
The water pump went and while replaced the rack and pinion is leeking.....seems early for problems with these cars and maybe a major safety issue!

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 092011

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus RX350. The contact stated while stopped at a traffic light, an abnormal grinding sound was heard coming from the engine and the vehicle attempted to stall. The contact took the vehicle to dealer and after performing a diagnostic test, the dealer advised that the camshaft tower caused the engine to stall and would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure was a common problem with the year, make, and model. The failure mileage was 88,000. Updated 10/17/11

- Livermore, CA, USA

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