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 6 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
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 3.3-liter V6 hybrid (268 hp)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (223 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 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

Ball joints

"had to replace"

Kenneth R., TN (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Ball joints went out"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Bushings

"During tire purchase the a tire dealer advised me of wear in those items and should have them repaired soon. At my next scheduled maintenance with the dealership, they also detected the problem and I had it repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"The vehicle is elevated about 2" above the normal height. Gap between rear fender well and the tire is 6". Using the original tire size"

H S., CT (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Power Steering column had oil leak which required its replacement to pass State Auto Inspection"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Pump and hoses failed and needed replacing"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"worn out I had to replace them"

Robert M., TX (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Rear struts replaced. Caused steering wheel vibrations/car vibration"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Same ressponse"

Ron B., TX (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Noise and handling issues"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"On routine service visit, rear struts were found to be leaking and were replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Worn out"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Dealership said they needed to be replaced"

Kevin K., VA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Right rear strut failed - knocks on some bumps. Will repair soon, but it is not a major concern"

Douglas P., PA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The car would not turn easily on one direction"

Jeffrey W., TX (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Right side steering linkage boot was ripped and seals were leaking"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"IT was more like a leak and it has been fixed by the dealer which we paid for since it was not under warranty. The problem is 100% corrected"

Shirley P., CO (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Had to replace"

SUSn H., FL (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Worn, cost $900 to fix"

Anonymous, NE (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Boot cover no longer protecting equipment"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The electric power steering ceased working after brushing a curb during a turn & steering was totally disabled. Two months later the front struts were leaking oil and replaced. Cost for repairs were outrageous"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Had to replace the rack and pinion"

Dan R., OH (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Rack & pinion had to be replaced due to leakage. Non-serviceable part"

Michael K., TX (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Entire rack and pinion needed replacing"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"front tires more worn than rear tires, although they seem to be wearing evenly. About 26,000 miles on Continental Extreme's - replaced at 34,000 miles, now 60,000 on vehicle"

H S., CT (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Front right tire wears faster than the other 3 tires and reduces a tires life by 80% even when the spare tire is included in the scheduled rotation sequence"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Tires need to be replaced every 25000 mi"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Strut problem resulted in wheel balance problems - new tires + wheels balanced"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"The left rear bearing failed at about 82000 miles"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Needed to replace both control arms due to age"

Anonymous, MA (2006 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

"came off in car wash"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"molding around the rear left window came loose"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"rear window plastic trim fell off, ridiculous cost to replace"

Anonymous, HI (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Rear triangle window molding just came off. I have seen other models with the same problem"

Lou R., CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"When it gets cold out, the trim on the roof pops out. Had to have the dealer glue it back in....and hope that works. We have had three of these cars....and the only model we have had any issues with is the 2006. Bad Year"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"rear window trim came off and lining for front wheel well somehow came loose while doing 80 mph on interstate and got caught on front wheel. Had to stop abruptly and cut out a portion of plastic liner"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"trim around window came off"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Roof molding came off"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Dashboard is cracking severely. Received recall notice, but parts have been delayed twice, over 6 months. Unacceptable"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Dashboard covering cracked; repaired under recall warranty"

Anonymous, PR (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"rear door gasket came off, had to replace with new strip"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Driver had a tiny very low speed fender bender in our driveway. Right rear taillight cracked & nearby painted are slightly dented & 'cracked.' Amazing cost to repair was about $1,000! Insurance paid most of that, but we were puzzled as to why $1,000"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"rock chipping"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Layer of paint by rear right tire just peeled off"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Lexus RX Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Problem w the clear coat peeling on side mirrors and trim on trunk lid"

William B., MO (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"I have had terrible paint chipping since day 1. The front of the vehicle is pochmarked from road chipping"

Robert C., PA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"I had the paint fading out on the top of the doors. I took it and had them repainted"

Rich R., FL (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Paint peeled on side mirrors and door"

Paul D., MA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Rust

"start on the both sides of the front window, and fade on the up molding of the back door"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Rust starting showing up a year ago, and now is around the doors, windshield and wheel wells. This will become very expensive and difficult to repair"

Ted H., AB (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

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

"would not eject disk, had to replace entire unit"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"It would tend to heat up and not work. Replacement was not available. Major problem"

James C., VA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"CD in place will not play and will not eject"

I H., NC (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"it ate my cd audio book and wouldn't eject it. Since the adio was out of warranty, I didn't want to spend the $1,200 they wanted for a new one- cheaper to buy a new book"

Rodney T., CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Came with 5-Disc CD Player. CD player replaced once during warranty by dealer (it got very hot - so hot it warped CDs - but still worked). After replacement - it quit working completely and also would not eject CDs. Lexus dealer gave option of rebuil"

Richard P., UT (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Multi-disc cd player has stopped functionally and unfortunately it would be costly to replace and no one else makes multi-disc players anymore"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"mode control of radio broken"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Failed completely does not even show up as a option to play"

John V., FL (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"the CD changer will not change from one disk to the other but still plays each disk well"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The cost and accuracy of GPS updates is horribly high and very inaccurate"

Tom-Terri D., CO (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"GPS map was so old when we bout the car new, that it was almost useless. Now screen does not work, so I can't even see the map"

Brenda S., FL (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"It was taken in because the bluetooth rang but wouldn't answer from the controls. They replaced the part but a few weeks later, it did it again"

Rodney T., CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Radio

"no control of mode or other controls. Dealership replaced it free"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Speakers

"right front door speaker surround failed, caused buzzing, $450 to replace $24 speaker"

Anonymous, HI (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Display screen difficult to see

"Dufficulty seeing information on display screen in daylight"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Screen has completely stopped working"

Brenda S., FL (2006 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

"spider nests in the drain tubes of the AC caused water back-ups on the floor resulting in fungal growth"

Elizabeth S., NY (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The radiator cracked and was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Radiator sprang a leak, requiring replacement of the radiator"

Michael K., CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Coolant leak from radiator"

John A., CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"water pump and radiator leaks"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"sunroof drain leaked into passenger compartment"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"slight fluid leakage"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Wind noise from the roof being cracked open"

John F., PA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver's side windshield wiper would squeak after a few minutes of operation"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Squeaks coming from the back seat. Couldn't be fixed by dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Rear tailgate groan"

Ronald W., NY (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Car had a persistent squeak in the left rear right side but disappeared. We never knew what it was and why it suddenly vanished,"

Harry F., PA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Wind noise

"There is a flapping noise at >=60mph that seems like it's in the driver side front wheel well. I have told the dealer service and mechanics about it at least 3 different times, and they never hear it!"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The roof doesn't work any longer"

John F., PA (2006 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

"Red light came on indicating alternator needed service"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Lexus RX 400h Unsure)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Went throug multiple battery replacements because there was an unknown drain on the battery"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Because it is a hybrid the engine restarts frequently causing the too small battery to wear out, ours has been replaced 3 times"

Bob G., CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Replaced regular car battery (not hybrid battery) twice in a year. Car is not used often and it completely drained a new battery twice to the point where the batteries could not be recharged"

Barbara E., MA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"Had to replace both the inverter and Hybrid battery at a cost of $12,000.00 This was due to over-heating although the car gave no signs or warnings of over-heating"

Jacob M., AZ (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Ignition switch

"Could not turn the key in the ignitiion. Could not start car. Needed to replace ignition switch"

Michael G., OH (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The key first was difficult to turn in order to start the car, then on occasion very difficult, and then on one occasion I couldn't get it to turn. I called the Lexus dealer, which told me to hit the key repeatedly with a hammer. (!) That worked"

William W., WA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"spark plugs needed replacing"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Lexus RX Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"High cost of replacement"

Byron S., WA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Plug replacement is a problem with the sideways mounted engine. It requires the removal of the wipers, wiper motor & linkage, upper and lower cowling and intake manifold just to get to the spark plugs on the right (back) side of the engine. Not easy to work on"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Battery cables

"Battery clamp had to be replaced due to corrosion"

Christopher F., FL (2006 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"Had to pay $3000 to replace brake actuator assembly"

Mark G., AZ (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Control unit failed, Lexus paid 1/2, but still ran almost $3,000"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Master cylinder

"Fluid leaking into the booster. was under recall but Toyota said it had already been done on this car. Cost $1700"

Robert W., CO (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"brake pads needed replacing"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Lexus RX Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Normal brake maintenance/parts replacement"

Anonymous, QC (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Normal wear replacement of brakes"

Robert S., QC (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"I had to have new pads and the disk ground true"

Patric M., TX (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes wear down very quickly and shimmy the front of the car bad when applied especially down hill. I have now taken to Big O tires to see if they can help"

Lou R., CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The poor design of the brakes causes excess rust which lexus wants me to repair at my expense"

Robert C., PA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"driving on dirt roads in our town leads to premature brake pad and rotor wear"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Lexus RX Unsure 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

"Both headlights have failed and are very expensive to repair (more than $1200.) One failed after warranty announcement (WA) and was repaired by dealer at no cost. Lexus is giving me a difficult time about reimbursing me for the one I paid for prior"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX)

"Cost for the headlight bulb replacement"

Charles B., ON (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"water and condensation buildup in both headlamp assemblies"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced under warrenty"

Gregory G., CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Headlights failed inspection because of fazing on the case"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The running lights failed and had to be replaced"

Arthur R., NH (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Interior lights

"Replaced vanity lights"

SUSn H., FL (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Keyless entry

"While parked sun roof and windows opened by themselves. Then after soaking from the rain, front door locks do not respond to remote on key fob"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Pressure monitor indicated a flat tire, but none of the tires were flat"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Problem with antifeeze leak. Apparently antifreeze leaked out into the cabin on the floor. They installed a new outlet fitting and gaskets under the hood - cost around $900 and not covered by warranty"

Richard P., UT (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Radiator

"The bottom structure developed a crack and leaked coolant at about 84000 miles"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Radiator failure caused by previous owner using non-dealer service (incorrect replacement part used)"

Howard L., CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"leaked. had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"The car would not start because it was overheating and the radiator and radiator hose required replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Had to replace radiator due to leaks. Dealer was notified previously but said it was out of waranty"

Christopher F., FL (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Due to type of maintenance it became a time change item"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Pump bearing coolant seal failed causing damage to the timing belt cost $1,200"

Bob G., CA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"The water pump was leaking after about 65,000 miles. We had it replaced. This was a very expensive repair since it involved also replacing the timing chain (which wasn't a necessary part of the repair but made sense since that area was opened up a"

William W., WA (2006 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

A/C compressor

"It's an old car. What do you expect?"

Ron B., TX (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Noisy magnetic clutch (slipping). Required replacing clutch"

Anonymous, RI (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"It's cold whenever the AC is on. We have to turn the temperature up to about 76 in order to be comfortable in the car, yet when the heat is on, 69 is very comfortable"

Tom-Terri D., CO (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Blower (fan) motor

"Air con blower works on passenger side, but not on driver side"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Heater stopped working. Blower motor had to be replaced"

Chris B., GA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Evaporator

"Leaked. Replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Refrigerant leaks

"had to replace a new radiator. didn't see that category in your list"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Took to Toyota dealership to get an alignment. They stated I had other issues such as refrigerant leak. I regularly have my car serviced faithfully. The same day I received my vehicle (Late Friday evening at closing) , it overheated and leaked radiator fluid all over the driveway. Took to my mechanic: he discovered a piece of plastic inside radiator from thermometer that caused overheating. NEVER AGAIN will I go to that dealership. They were late with delivery of my vehicle, over charged, & sabo"

Anonymous, FL (2006 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

"the rubber in the hatchback handle (where you press to open it) melted and became very sticky in the heat. this is a design flaw in my opinion. it cost $500 to replace"

Andrea C., NE (2006 Lexus RX Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Mirrors

"paint peeling"

Robert B., FL (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"Side view mirror on drivers side has become loose several times. When taken to dealer they said entire mirror would need to be replaced at $1000 plus. I took it to my mechanic who tightened the screws and it is perfect"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Power seat makes loud noise when moving. Dealership denies that there is a problem"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)
Sunroof

"I won't close shut once it's open completely; therefore, I only open it partially as a vent"

Ryan T., CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"The power lift motor on the rear hatch stopped working. This is not normal wear. This costs over $300 to repair"

Ted H., AB (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Windows

"Trim around rear windows falls off repeatedly. To repair must replace entire windows assembly. Manufacturer not willing to resolve issue"

Philipp L., CA (2006 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

Scheduled timing belt replacement

"when doing the timing belt replacement they also replace the tension pulleys, drive belts and water pump. None of them showed any wear"

James W., CA (2006 Lexus RX 330 3.3-L V6)

"At 90k check had timing belt replaced along with water pump and a leak in radiator"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Lexus RX 400h Unsure)

"Timing belt failed while traveling about 2 ours from home"

Anonymous, VA (2006 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"had to replace some sensor"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light always on. Dealer says it is the O2 sensor. Been this way about 3 years"

Judy R., HI (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Fuel injection system

"replaced 1 injector"

Anonymous, CA (2006 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

Driveshaft or axle

"Needed to replace the ball joints"

Arthur R., NH (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Electrical failure

"Hybrid system overheats when vents below rear seat are blocked and other times just causes critical warning lights to come on"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"either transmission or differential do not remember which. they paid for some since they had trouble figuring it out-still cost me$1000. Now hv leaking pinion and rack which will cost me another 1000"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Lexus RX Unsure 3.3-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"Loose heat shield that wore a hole in the exhaust pipe. Replaced the exhaust system"

Anonymous, MI (2006 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.

Engine Minor

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

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