Notes: Kiplinger's named it one of the greatest cars of the 21st century, we wouldn't go that far but for the price it's a nice ride.

Just make sure to keep an eye on these acceleration problems reported to NHTSA.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,833 miles

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2011 Lexus RX 350 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2011 Lexus RX 350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 302016

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


Please see the attached better business bureau complaint. We are making this complaint in order to do our part of alerting you that there could be a potential hazard with the make and model of this car. We do not want what happened to us to happen to anyone else. The car was on a highway in motion when this happened. Thank you.

- Forest Hills, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 262015

RX 350

  • miles
1) engine oil leak at 15,000 miles only on May 8, 2013 (after merely "2 years old") 2) another 3 leaks in year 2015 alone a) engine oil leak again on March 27, 2015 ( 33,802 miles only ) B) less than 2 months, engine oil leak again on May 7, 2015 ( 35,284 miles only ) C) repeat the 4th time engine oil leak again on Dec. 26,2015 (44,013 miles only ) *** per all 4 repair service invoices/records provided by longo Lexus dealership, California, this is major engine oil leaks problem!!!!

- Rowland Heights, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 132012

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 12,500 miles
I was stopped at a red light. The car felt like it jumped / accelerated from nowhere, and I collided with the vehicle in front of me in a rear-end collision. Damaged caused to my entire front end and the other vehicles back end. Impact speed is unknown but it felt like 5-10mph and definitely not a roll-hit or a bump of a hit. I was stopped and then the vehicle just accelerated into the car ahead of me.

- Oceanside, NY, USA

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