The RX330 is one of the most well-rounded upscale SUVs going. It balances a refined powertrain and comfortable ride with well-planned details and a very quiet interior. Compared with its predecessor, the RX330 is quicker and quieter. It also provides better braking and handling.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags standard. ESC standard from 2001. Head protection air bags standard from 2004.
Road Test

The RX330 is one of the most well-rounded upscale SUVs going. It balances a refined powertrain and comfortable ride with well-planned details and a very quiet interior. Compared with its predecessor, the RX330 is quicker and quieter. It also provides better braking and handling.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.3-liter V6 (230 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Lexus RX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Needed to replace entire assembly. Live and drive in Los Angeles wich is the pot hole capital of the world. I believe that they just wore out due to the amount of wear and tear they suffered. It meant having to replace the front suspension , rods"

Oralia L., CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"I noticed a leak and took it to the dealer and was told that i needed to replace the steering rack. I have not had any problems with it since i had the work done"

Kevin L., IA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Power steering boot had cracked, causing a leak and had to be replaced. PS hose and pump were also cracked and replaced"

Brent C., MA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Veery expensive to repair corroded tubing"

Art S., NJ (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"hard to get to the power steering resolver, have to remove a cover to get to resolver"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Power steering hose was leaking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced power steering hose"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"hose was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Failed power steering pump"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"developed a lead which cost about $ 800 to repair"

David C., TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Normal wear on shocks first time replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Due to normal wear over time"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"had to replace shocks and struts due to normal wear"

Jerome B., MA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced rear struts"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"See answer to #1 as thye are all connected"

Oralia L., CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Had a major steering fluid leak and had to replace the rack and pinion assembly"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Garage said R&P steering rack needed replacement. Replaced with rebuilt"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"this should have been covered under a recall, no reason for this to have happened"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"There was need to replace the rack and the Lexus dealer replaced replaced the rack with only labor cost witch saved me 1600 dollars on parts"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Replacement of rack and pinion modular assembly, due to leaking boots"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"the steering rack needed replaced"

Kevin L., IA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced rack and pinion assembly $1600"

Laura Y., OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"BROKEN SEAL ON STEERING LINK"

Karen K., IL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"CV Boot replaced leaking oil and ball joints passenger side of car- cost $950.00 down from $210l.00 after I got second opinion on cost from Toyota dealership!"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Leaking boots had to replace"

Larry O., AB (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Steering rack leaked, had to replace"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The dealer replaced the rack and pinion assembly 3 years ago and I just had to replace it again"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Lost 60% of power steering until problem was repaired"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Tie rods

"Had to replace, told was chronic problem with RX330's - premature wear and replacement"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Needed replacement. There was a loud whining noise while driving"

Linda K., MN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"had to replace driver side rear wheel bearings"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Had to replace rt front wheel bearing. Covered by warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Readiator leaks"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Water leak passenger front with water on floor after rain multiple failed attempted fixes Now very musty odor despite replacing carpets headliner Suspect skylight moonroof drains but so far no success"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Air leak sound mostly from driver's side rear passenger door weatherstripping"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"some leaking at top of lift gate area due to build up of dirt residue that clogged the drainage"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"SUnroof rattles"

Jeffrey M., ME (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Car has a bad rattle in the rear"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Uses oil. Checked by mechanic 2 times. Can't find where it goes. Makes terrible noise when idling but it's intermittent"

Heather J., NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Rattle from R rear tire. Took dealer a while to find problem. Suggested cost of repair seemed prohibitive"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Roof racks have loud rattle"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The dash and hatch are beginning to squeak a bit. It comes and goes"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Wind noise

"noise when driving exceeded 75 mph front windshield"

Dannis Y., CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Road noise"

Anonymous, SD (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Passenger door needs repeated alignment. Wind noise severe. Sounds like door is open. Leaking water now. Dealer unable to fix. Taking to an auto body repair shop next"

Laura Y., OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Combination of wind noise and tire noise. Much louder than I expected for a Lexus"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"The caliper hung causing major damage to caliper, rotor, and pads"

Kenneth D., MN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Two of the calipers have failed. The front right and rear left locked up and ruined the rotors and pads, which had to be replaced as well"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Car pulled to one side, brake system indicated sticking caliper, replace shoes/pads at same time"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"water in break fluid"

James L., ID (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Heard a dull sound when applying the brakes. Took car to my mechanic. Upon inspection, he saw that front brakes were worn and replaced them. Rear brakes had been replaced approx. 13 months earlier"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Normal routine wear no problem"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"brake discs wore out too early at around 70K miles"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking brake does not work"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"routine brake wear"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced rear brake pads and resurfaced rotors. Normal wear"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"had to replace rotors due to normal wear"

Jerome B., MA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Squeaking

"The brake pads were worn and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"loose molding on the roof rack"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Rear quarter window trim falls off/breaks. Replaced left three times, right side once. Must buy entire window and trrim assembly just to get trim. Over $300 each time, not including installation"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Door molding broke loose"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"trim of rear quarter window came off on driver side. also trim under roof rack came off"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"plastic trim on rear quarter window had fallen off and is missing. the cost of replacing is rediculas. missing trim is hardly not very noticable so I just decided to leave off"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Exterior trim around both (driver and passenger side) rear quarter panel windows came off on highway at speed"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Paint peeling due to body work by previous owner"

Anonymous, MB (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Mirror, Door handles, and side trim all faded"

Wayne E., FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Paint on outside driver mirror peeled off and dis colored . Now passenger side is peeling off"

William P., MO (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Outside mirrors and door handles had inferior paint that aged differently from the rest of car. Paint lightened and chipped"

Mike P., AL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"trim and door handles have peeling"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Window trim has oxidized badly"

Patrick M., FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"Cruise control with suddenly disengage after being set. Had this looked at said it was a switch being brake pedal but still occurring"

Jose R., TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Headlights

"Moisture and condensation in headlights"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"A headlight experienced a water seepage problem early during my ownership (the other headlight had the same issue a year or two later). I brought the car to a Lexus dealership as a warranty issue. Because the headlight cost $1,800, Lexus would not re"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Headlights were getting moisture inside the unit. Even though out of warranty, Lexus/Dealer replaced both headlights without charge"

James M., FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Headlights leak. Originally not covered by warranty then recalled. Dealer would only replace the light if it had standing water in it. Had to come in once for them to determine if eligible, then a second time to fix. Would only fix one of the light"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Condensation in headlights caused rust and had to have replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"AFS works intermittently. Causes low beams to only project about 10 feet in front of car"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Driver side headlight had condensation in it. Needed to be replaced"

Gary-Pamela P., NE (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Warning lights

"Trouble with the oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Try to play cd and receive error message. then reverts backs to radio. this does not happen much but has happened several times. Usually in cold weather"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Have gone through 3 CD players (entire radio) and still failing, Error 4 on CD player. Replace at my cost $900.00) and new one fails"

William P., MO (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Would not change discs"

Kenneth D., MN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"I believe the CD issue is a very common problem with Lexus Rx 330. The CD player no longer works"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Jammed"

John E., SC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The CD player began having difficulty switching between CDs and then quit altogether. Cost about $ 900 to replace"

David C., TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The multi CD player is locked up.. Won't play or eject CDs"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Broke and too expensive to fix"

Steve K., NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The nav/bluetooth system going out pains me the most as I paid extra for that at purchase. Understand the oil and radiator leaks at seams and rattles due to age of car, all annoying but not unexpected"

Timothy J., NJ (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"AC compressor failure. OEM parts were $1300.00"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Recirculation actuator failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Heater system

"The Heating blower had to be replaced along with a cracked radiator"

Brent C., MA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"leaking seal in hose"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The coolant tank burst and the car began smoking. The car was towed to a repair shop and the tank was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"radiator replaced due to leak"

Larry B., NS (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"We're on our 4th radiator for this vehicle and the Lexus dealership refuses to acknowledge that there is a serious design flaw in their vehicle refrigerant system that causes the radiators to "rot out" in a very short time frame. Unacceptable for an otherwise very reliable vehicle"

Sam W., WI (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Condenser

"A small rock, about 1/16th inch diameter, hit the exposed condenser breaking a fluid line. The dealer required $1270 for the new condenser for which I paid. I believe having an exposed condenser is a Lexus design flaw; however, the dealer disagreed and said that I must pay the full $2370. Newer Lexus models now have a plastic grill protecting the condenser"

O C., MN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"Failed catalytic converter ( engine light on) and possibly O2 sensor"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Both of them need replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Check Engine light came on shortly after buying the car. Mechanic indicated it may have been due to a lot of short, local driving. Had it replaced; problem resolved"

Brian C., TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"unexpected that the heat shield would rust/rattle in a car we don't use much and has been predominantly garaged, and not a cheap fix"

Timothy J., NJ (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Rattled and shop replaced gasket"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"There is a hole in the exhaust and a bracket came loose"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Sensors keep going off to the best guess of the dealer there is an exhaust leak"

James W., ON (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"Harmonic noise and vibration at highway speeds. Had to have drive shaft replaced at a cost of $1200. Most vehicles can have U-joints replaced at a MUCH lower cost, but Lexus apparently requires the entire drive shaft be replaced"

David A., KY (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The passenger side rear wheel bearing was worn and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Had bad front wheel bearing, replaced"

Raymond L., NV (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Vibration was caused by drive shaft"

David A., KY (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Transfer case

"Seals leaking requiring a $3000 repair"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission leaks

"The transmission oil cooler started to leak-fixed by a local mechanic"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Still investigating source of leak"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Issue was discovered during a scheduled service by Lexus technicians and fixed adequately"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Coolers and lines

"Cooler lines were corroded and needed replacement"

Chris T., MD (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Rough shifting

"After letting local Lexus repair shop flush transmission, it would rough shift at 40 speed. Dealer said it is a common problem with the 2005 and is an annoyance and Lexus does not have a fix. A friend who has a 2006 RX developed same problem"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Seat belts

"Rear passenger seat belt was stuck"

Wayne E., FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"losses memory settings occasionally"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The lifters don't work anymore, so we have to open the back hatch manually, and they are heavy"

James S., TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Hatch struts lost functionality so bad that the power lift no longer works"

Patrick M., FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Sunroof

"Inner roof liner covering Sunroof is very stiff - difficult to open manually although it still will open automatically"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Oil is not leaking per say as we can't find the leak. It seems to just be 'using' oil. At least 2 quarts per month, sometimes more"

Heather J., NC (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"minor pan leak"

K S., MN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Rear Main Bearing Seal was leaking and the engine had to be pulled to repair"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Leaks - needed gasket re"

Steven K., CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Out of service for two days. $800 cost to repair"

Joe L., CO (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Timing belt replaced as vehicle had over 100,000 miles. Recommended service"

Doug L., MN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Radiator went bad, had to replace due to excessive leaking"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Leak per mechanic but not seen o garage floor"

Dannis Y., CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Ignition switch

"Steering wheel would not unlock.Could not remove key from ignition assembly. Would have had to call tow if not at auto repair to make appt for same.It had happened a couple of times before, but was finally able to unlock"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Alternator

"Wasn't keeping the battery charged"

James F., CA (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission died on vacation. Replacement was defective also. Okay since 2nd replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"O2 sensor failure"

Richard M., TX (2005 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
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