A new engine makes Lexus's five-passenger luxury SUV a lively performer. The RX is opulent and practical, with well-designed interior details. But handling isn't agile and no third-row seat is available. On the other hand, the driving experience is calm and tranquil, like a luxury car.
Alerts
There are 3 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

A new engine makes Lexus's five-passenger luxury SUV a lively performer. The RX is opulent and practical, with well-designed interior details. But handling isn't agile and no third-row seat is available. On the other hand, the driving experience is calm and tranquil, like a luxury car.

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.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 3.3-liter V6 hybrid (268 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (270 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 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

Alignment

"The dealership replaced the steering linkage and then did an alignment. The car kept pulling to one side. They kept telling me it was not doing that. I finally went on a test drive with a manager and he admitted that it was pulling. They had the car for about a month. I got it back and it still pulled to one side. They finally adjusted the camber and that fixed the problem, something that should have been done weeks before"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Suspension from bad Raads"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"They wore out"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Bushings are beginning to crack. will need replacing this year"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Both front bushings needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Bushings in rear suspension are wore out, Have to replace whole bracket, not just bushings"

Brad V., AB (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering developed leak in one of the seals. Had to replace power steering rack."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Was told this is known problem with this model that manufacture doesn't cover"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering linkage leak required expensive repair"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Done"

George C., TN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rip in boot $2100 replacement"

Ron S., GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced steering rack because it was leaking fluid. Replaced with an aftermarket rack because it was so expensive. It still cost $1137. But its a good,paid for car so I had it done. The whole 90,000 mile check up ran $2893. Cheaper than a new c"

Patricia B., MI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The steering rack in the front of the suv leaked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I am told I need to replace my steering linkage due to leaks and bad gaskets"

Carolyn V., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The steering pump was leaking and the Dealer wanted $2700 to repair it along with hoses fluid etc. I found a pump on the internet and a local mechanic to replace it for around $600. BTW, the front brakes needed replacing. I went to Lexus, paid $95"

George C., TN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"It seemed premature for both shocks and both struts to be worn out at 112,000 miles."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The shock absorbing part of the struts wore out, so the ride got a bit rough and my wife complained of squeaking and bouncing when she stopped. This was not surprising, given the age and mileage of the car. I think the original parts gave good service. I replaced all four struts myself with aftermarket units I ordered from Rockauto for about $100 each (surprisingly cheap). Problem solved, wife happy with the smooth, quiet ride."

Reid M., TX (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The rubber boots on the rear shocks deteriorated and fell apart. Because the rear shocks are caged in the rear coil springs replacing them requires dismounting the shock towers. This is an expensive and time consuming repair. one that I wish to avoid. Luckily I am able to garage the vehicle and live in a climate where I am able to postpone this repair. This flaw in design was remedied the future RX models by relocating the rear shocks outside the coil springs. Has I waited one more year the issue would not exist for me."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"mechanic said that the strut or shock was leaking- and to get it fixed some time in the future. No urgency"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Lexus RX)

"Rear struts were replaced because of wear."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX)

"Problems were caused by potholes in local Northern Virginia roads during winter time"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced struts and bearings"

R H., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks wore out"

Deans T., WI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"One strut was leaking, so we replaced all of them"

Agnes G., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace all four struts. I thought 80,000 miles was a little too soon to have to do this. The mechanic told me that this was an inherent problem with Lexus and that in fact it usually happens around 75,000 miles"

Richard P., VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Extreme wear due to high speed mountain driving"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Expensive replacement"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I had to have the rear struts replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The boots on the rear shocks are fully deteriorated exposing the cylinder shaft. since the shocks are enclosed in the spring of the shock tower, the repair is very expensive, requiring the removal of the entire tower and either disassembly to install a new shock or replacement of the entire shock tower assembly. This is an expensive proposition. Subsequent models of the RX350 have improved the design by placing the shock outside the spring thereby making for an easier and less expensive replac"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"STruts had to be replaced. Right rear was replaced for the second time. I expected the factory suspension to last longer than 110,000 miles"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Slow fluid leak. Lexus said Rack & Pinion repair was $2500 dollars. Lower control arm bushings cracked: repair was $1400"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The right rack and pinion boot is torn and show oil marks, the left has a small tear with no leaking."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"I have had to replace the rack & pinion steering assembly twice since owning the car"

Chuck S., KS (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"power rack and pinion failed"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Cost about $2000 to replace the whole rack due to leaks. I've read on internet groups that many RX350s have had this problem"

James M., TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The steering rack had a leak and it cost about $1500 to fix it. Expensive but not outrageous"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced torn boot"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"steering got noisy in very cold weather. Took car in for regular service and they discovered a leak in the system and had to replace the steering rack. Very pricey!"

Lauren W., ME (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"In for service and informed that the rack and pinion needed replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"replaced rack and pinion"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace"

Wayne T., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"$2,000 repair due to a leak in power steering shaft and gear, not sure if the dealer took advantage of my wife or not???"

Gerald H., WI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"On routine service inspection from a slight crack, was replaced by aftermarket part"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Continuous pull to the right"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rack and pinion developed a leak. in addition the right tie rod end broke, causing an unsafe driving condition that required it's replacement"

William M., PR (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Linkage boots were torn when I bought the car, dealer replaced"

Lee L., VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Worn steering controller arms on front wheels"

M M., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer found power steering rack leakage"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leakage. Dealer recommended replacement"

Tom H., UT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Steering Rack started leaking badly. Dealer recommended replacement. They covered the Parts out of warranty we paid for Labor. Great deal I thought"

Richard R., CT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Starting around 90000 miles power steering pump and rack and pinion started slow leaks. Also front control arms failed because of poor quality rubber joint. Dealer said cost of repair was $4500. Also, all 5 tire pressure sensors failed for total replacement price of $800. Combined with the bad ignition coils the total price of repairs was $8000. Early failures cost too much for me"

Peter F., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced the Rack and Pinion. To me that's general maintenance"

Kenneth F., GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Boot broke on power steering rack. Replaced but now cannot align front end. would have to take it all apart again to replace parts and fix"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Waiting on fluid leaks to develop, per technician"

Carolyn V., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Steering boot leaking. However, it was just a 'seep' and not a serious leek. I drove it for another year before doing anything about it. Never saw one drop of any type of liquid on the garage floor or any parking spaces. Held of on repair to due excessive expected cost at a dealership. Had the work done at a Lexus certified place for 400 instead of 1600. Great job was done"

Samuel S., MD (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rack and pinion steering began leaking and needed to be replaced for about $2,000 by the dealer"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Really bad design where we barely use this car but these rack and pinion has failed already"

Tinh P., TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Related to the rack and pinion problem"

William M., PR (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

"Alignments from bad roads"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Replaced right rear wheel bearing"

Troy B., GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-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

Alternator

"I recently have had the FIFTH CAR BATTERY(including the original) replaced in my car!! This fifth battery was after I broke down on the side of the road and had to be towed to the Lexus dealer needing a new alternator. (As a side note, now my hatchback motor needs to be replaced to the tune of $1600. I have also had my radio/CD player replaced THREE times. Also, the headlights, a water pump, radiator and 4 struts have been replaced."

Laurie P., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator complete failure"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator stopped working and all electronics shut down. Battery drained"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"I recently have had the FIFTH CAR BATTERY(including the original) replaced in my car!! This fifth battery was after I broke down on the side of the road and had to be towed to the Lexus dealer needing a new alternator. (As a side note, now my hatchback motor needs to be replaced to the tune of $1600. I have also had my radio/CD player replaced THREE times. Also, the headlights, a water pump, radiator and 4 struts have been replaced."

Laurie P., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Starter battery drains if not driven for 7-10 days. Use a trickle charger now to prevent problems"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"no battery on this car has lasted more than two years. The last battery was from Walmart and lasted only 12 months"

S B., AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The battery just failed without warning"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Coil

"Each cylinder (6) have ignition coils for each spark plug, I have replaced 5 for partial failure, why was there no recall?"

Les A., SK (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"we just had to have the ignition coil replaced in one cylinder"

Anonymous, SD (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The #3 coil started malfunctioning causing an intermittent miss-fire and stuttering of the engine."

Daniel F., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"2 ignition coils had to be replaced"

Bruce T., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light came on and performance was diminished"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced 2 spark plug coils"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"All coils failed, costing more than$2k (w/ plugs) to replace"

Leigh J., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Coil failed! No power in engine. I have never had a coil fail on cars with 150,000 miles. Cost to replace at Lexus Dealership $350.00. I will not buy Lexus or Toyota in the future"

William M., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"2 ignition coil failures at 2 different times"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I've replaced two piston ignition coils so far on two different occasions at over $350 apiece. The rest may or may not go in the future. Googling the problem on the Internet indicates that it is a problem with this model"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I have to replace 2 engine coils in 12 months"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Coil caused engine warning light to come on & had to be replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"2 ignition coils"

Louise M., CO (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I've had two ignition coils go in the past 12 months"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace coils for the SECOND time"

O P., NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Coil #3 failed"

Ken K., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The car started running very rough and I had to have the coil & spark plugs replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"At 80,000 miles all the ignition coils started to fail one by one. The 3 cylinders up from cost $300 each to replace. The three us against the fire wall that are difficult to access cost $550 each to replace. Total repair cost of poor quality ignition coil was $2550!!"

Peter F., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine code came on at 209000 km - read that coil on cyl 5 was bad. Replaced all 3 rear bank coils"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"At about 93000 miles, warning light came on. Diagnosed as two bad coils. It cost $$$ for mechanics to get hands-on to replace the two bad coils, so I chose to have all 6 coils replaced. My theory was, if two out of 6 original coils went bad, the other 4 might not be far behind and I didn't want to again pay several hundred dollars just to reach them for replacement. Car works fine now - wondering what to do with the 4 good coils that didn't need replaced"

Anonymous, MT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Front coil needed replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Reoccuring several times over the past 8 years"

Brad V., AB (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Darn spark plug coil keeps failing"

Tinh P., TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Distributor or rotor failure

"Distrubutor functions are at the individual spark plugs. All 6 of these have been replaced"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"Piston ignitor failed. Was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"coil on back plug failed requiring removal of intake manifold to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"failure of ignition coil. Had to have this replaced and replaced all spark plugs due to cost of labor involved"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"Hybrid battery shorted out in a rain storm. Required replacement. Very hard to believe that it wasn't sealed well enough to withstand water leaking into the car from a bad "moon" roof seal"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Ignition switch

"three required replacing"

Luna C., MN (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Two ignition problems. first Dec 25 2011 ignition would not engage with key. second ignition core failure"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Six ignition coils started failing at 80000 miles. All had to be replaced eventually. Cost $2300 mostly labor"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Each cylinder has a separate coil and one of the coils failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, IN (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace all 6 plugs at 77000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-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

Body control module

"The master console for the power windows had a problem in that, after using the child safety switch, the passenger side power window would no longer operate. My mechanic finally got it to work and did not have to replace the $600 console switch"

Ronald W., KS (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Right rear tail light bulb burned out"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rear center brake light bulb had to be replaced at dealer."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Condensation in Fog light housing"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"right rear brake bulb was out and had to be replaced to the tune of $94. parts and labor"

Laurie P., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"Warning lights come on and off at random"

Michael M., NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Driver side head light housing allows water to infiltrate the housing when it rains or in the car wash. Surprisingly, customer service not the best."

R S., MI (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"This is directly associated with the previously mentioned headlight tracking."

Michael M., OR (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"need new harness wiring for headlight"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Left headlight filled with water condensation"

John C., GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Accumulated moisture in the headlight assembly. The same problem occurred in the other headlight previously"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water in one headlight"

Robert W., FL (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"retained moisture"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Condensation problem. Dealer replaced headlight assemblies under warranty"

John H., TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"experienced condensation in the headlight and stopped working , cost 2000"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"There are small holes designed into the headlight for evaporation. Due to defect they actually let a lot of water in. Covered by recall warranty retail price of fix $1,500. Love my car"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"have moisture in headlights, one only repaired on warrenty/recall. orther they claim is not a problem"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Excessive moisture in the headlight assembly, replaced both headlights - under extended warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"high beams don't work. Not addressed yet as we live in the city and haven't used for years"

Holly A., TX (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Leaks water into headlite assembly"

Warren K., AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"vapor collecting in headlights"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to not only replace the headlight, but the entire system"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"After market replacement headlamps are quartz. Lexus uses a xenon bulb and must be ordered through Lexus for $250"

Robert C., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"moisture in headlights"

Peter S., TN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"right front headlight was burned out and had to be replaced to the tune of $300 parts and labor"

Laurie P., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"The door locks fail often on the driver or passenger door. Sometimes they will not lock; sometimes they will not open"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"The TPMS sensors in the tires fail after about 7-10 years. Hence, light on dash is on constantly. I ignore it."

Michael H., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure monitor in spare tire was defective for second time"

Mark W., VA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"The sensor would act eratically and I never knew whether my left front tire was really low or the sensor was malfunctioning. Finally it just stayed on continuously indicating I have low tire pressure even though I did not"

Darlene G., CA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Low pressure indicator is constantly on in the winter months (in Texas) unless the tires are inflated above the recommended level"

Holly A., TX (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"The in dash monitor often indicates low tire pressure even though the tires are properly inflated"

Wallace L., NV (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Every tire change seem to have a problem turning light off - even when using switch"

Robert A., AB (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced"

Peter S., TN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Wiring had to be replaced was under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The car is 10 years old which is beyond the expected life of the tire sensors. I monitor manually, vs replacement at this time"

Michael H., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"The headlight are supposed to follow or track the turns of the car. That function has stopped working and the warning light indicates that function is not working."

Michael M., OR (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"When we were traveling and would get in traffic, several warning lights would come on, ABS, tire pressure, and others I can't remember"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Can't get the "low tire pressure" light to turn off"

Michael M., ON (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"parking brake warning light switch failed causing the warning light on the dash display to remain on and the warning chime to sound. Very irritating. The repair of this simple switch was costly"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-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)

"I had two experiences with warning lights"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"The right-rear caliper was not opening properly and dragging. So I had it replaced with a new original equipment one. But it also did not release properly and because on the rear it is hard to tel. Mileage terrible and brake pad wore down to 2 mm. Not happy, dealer fixed problem at no cost to me.r"

Les A., SK (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Corrosion caused partial freezing of one rear caliper"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"All four calipers had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear"

Ronald B., OH (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"needed replacing"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"MAster Cylinder developed a small leak and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal wear and new rotors. Rear only."

Jgreg T., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"brake job and pad replacement requied"

David R., AP (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Brake pads wore out"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"When I had the car in for routine oil change at Brake Max, they determined that the rear brake pads were getting thin and should be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had brake pads replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"they wore out"

Lauren W., ME (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"front and rear brakes needed replacing. normal for distance driven"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"needed to replace brakes, rotors and 2 bearings $1600"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I didn't realize the brakes were bad until quite late"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"uneven break wear that even service guys couldn't explain"

Henson P., BC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes wear quickly, excessive tire 'thumping' caused by alignment/brakes"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Although I follow the maintenance schedule and I do only 10000 km / year , by 2 times, on front and rear, i ended with completely worn break pad not noticed on regular maintenancxe. So I had then to replace the rotors being damaged by the worn break"

Anonymous, QC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"brake actuator is making noise when press on brakes. sometimes seem not to engage completely. makes a thumping sound and feel on brake pedal that feels very unsafe. this should be a recall notice, too expensive for me to fix"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Had to have the brake pads replaced - no big deal, but sooner than I was expecting"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Normal wea"

David H., AK (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Front brakes were failing as I didn't replace when I should have"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Front brake pads at 2mm. Replaced front brake pads, resurfaced both front brake rotors, installed shim and fitting kit for $455"

Patricia B., MI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"rear rotors machined at 58000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"rotors on this car have gotten out of round several times requiring them to be turned to stop brake chatter. Due to this I have had to replace the rotors several times. I have also had to replace the clipers due to them sticking. The brakes have been"

S B., AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace both front rotors"

Thomas M., OH (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear"

Ronald B., OH (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes were working well, (no squeaking) and took it in for a normal service, Had to replace the front rotors and pads"

Agnes G., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"replaced rotors as regular wear and tear"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Replaced rotors because of normal wear and tear"

Gregory C., DE (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"warped and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace turn rotors due to pulsing and vibration"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Everytime I would apply brakes the loud squeaking sound accompanied by rather slow stoppage"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

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

"A slight water pump leak was discovered during 100,000 mile maintenance and I opted to have it replaced."

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Water Pump and serpentine belt"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Water started appearing in the back seat behind the passenger seat. I took it into the dealer. They checked and said they were 99% sure it was the drains from the sunroof. Neither drain into the backseat area. They said the cleared them charged just over $600. Next rain, water appeared again. I took it back. They checked and decided it was a crack in a weld close to were the power back door struts were attached. They wanted $1400 to take the body panel of and redo the weld. Then repaint the panel. They charged $100 to diagnose the problem. I left went home and looked at the weld. It did not seem possible. But i did look closely at the strut. I removed it and the debris between the strut mount and the the door frame. I reinstalled the strut but, I put lots of silicone under the mount and in the bolt holes. Guess what leak is gone."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Interior near small side back windows has water staining on both sides from the windows down to the trunk base"

Willy B., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump failure"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"radiator leaking & hybrid coolant pump kept showing up as a fault on check engine lite"

Jim T., OH (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Small crack in radiator. Had to replace it"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Front headlight kept filling with water. Dealership told me that that can happen. $4000 repair. I said baloney. I called lexus inc and they made repair if I paid labor cost of $200. They have since refunded that to me"

Peggy F., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator leaked and was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Seal on the water pump failed and the water pump had to be replaced"

Bob K., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Literarily stripping falling off. Very noisy on drivers side. Should not happen in a young luxury car"

Donna C., NV (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Water and pollen blocked the water drainage from roof. Water poured into body of car, requiring new carpeting and elimination of mildew etc"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"outside window seals for back small side windows appear loose and may be cause of water leak"

Willy B., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The seals must not be as tight as they should be because I have had water leak into my car from the back window, the sun roof and the front window. As a result, my carpets need to be replaced and the car has a mildew smell"

Emily M., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"a noise from the fan in the temperature system it produces a noise like a fan rattle"

Howard E., OH (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Loud rattle from drivers-side dashboard at speeds above 50 mph"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Developed a rattle under the car on the drivers side. Turned out to be a plastic heat shield. I had to remove and use a heat gun to bend it back into place. Also added new rubber dampeners. Design looks to be changed in later models."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Probably the squeaks and rattles in the car are due to miles."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rear hatch latch parts came loose making a very loud, persistent rattle, even at very low speeds"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Plastic to plastic rattles from cargo area"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Rattle in back hatch door has been there since 5000 miles.Unfixable.Rattles all of the time.Rattles on right side of door, at base of window, sounds like a loose nut"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had this checked out by specialist, could not find one main source for noise. Change weather stripping, remove roof rack, tightened many bolts but body rattle still exists"

O P., NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Ratting noise sometimes as you drive"

Pervis D., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Noise inside the dashboard"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"moulding around windows keeps loosening"

Luna C., MN (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"This car is not as quiet as the 2002 RX300 that I used to have"

Emily M., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Around the windows"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Took to dealer for repair"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Door seals failing"

Montie M., TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"- rear side triangle window molding broke off - cross bars on factor install roof rack rattle in wind at highway speeds"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rear quarter panel is not connected to the above panel securely"

Lonny Z., MI (2007 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Rubber molding that fills the slot under the roof luggage rack falls out when using automatic car wash"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Chrome trim strip came off of rear drivers side quarter window"

William C., AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Dash pad is cracked all over. I'm "on the list" for free replacement, but have been for about two years and still no new dash pad"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint on door handles and mirrors is fading and peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"paint peeling at door handles, chalking under outside windows, peeling at tailgate area"

Richard B., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Just a very small amount of peeling by the driver side door. Not a huge problem"

Julie W., WA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"From heavy use sites: paint peeled from outside mirrors, pitting in front hood"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"SIDE MIRRORS AND DOOR HANDLES PAINT PEELING/FADING"

Kim M., NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"paint peeling on both ext mirrors and all ext. door handles. Also have cracked dash which is recalled Car is kept in garage when not in use"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"paint peeled from mirrors,door handles,rear tailgate"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint of both sides of the car, front to rear severely faded"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint it OK, but 'Clear Coat' is peeling off side mirrors"

Ron P., CA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"We have owned many cars, and none of our other cars have displayed so much cracking and peeling. A pebble from the road will leave a mark. Our other cars, older and with much more miles look 10 times better"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Lexus RX 400h)

"Rusting bottom corner of door Clear coat peeling from door handles"

Robert A., AB (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeling off door handles and rear view mirrors"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on side view mirrors is chalked and pealing. has been for about three years"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Very disappointing. Protective shiny layer has bubbled and peeled in multiple places such as rear view mirrors, door trim, hatch trim, etc"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint failed on rear spoiler"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"The center edge of the hood (near latch) is rusting"

Kelley S., CO (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"rust spots starting on the hatchback around the license plate"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-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

"The car would start but then it would stop running as you put it in gear. The compressor shredded and the dealer wanted to replace it and the evaporator, but after consulting another mechanic we just had the compressor replaced. Very expensive, $2800. To do both they wanted another $2100. Been running fine since until the water pump went."

Jgreg T., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor was replaced and seems to be working ok"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Lexus RX)

"The compressor froze up and stopped the car. It could not be driven unless the AC was turned off. The compressor had to be replaced. An expensive maintenance issue"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The compressor had to replaced two times in four months"

Sam M., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failed, likely due to leak in evaporator"

Chris M., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failed at about 148000 and nine years of service"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor does not come on when car is started for first time that day. You must turn off all climate control, drive for a few minutes, and turn back on. Compressor then kicks in. This is a known problem shared on Internet. You can live with it or spend $800 to replace something"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Known problem with AC not engaging when motor started. Lexus can fix for $800 or you can deal with it by turning AC off, wait a minute, and then turn AC back on. Compressor will then engage and will get cold air."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"I sent the car to repair twice and still have problems. The air will blow cold air and then stop working and only hot air will blow out. You have to constantly turn the system to the lowest setting and gradually increase speed."

Anonymous, LA (2007 Lexus RX)

"The main belt squeals until warmed up. Mechanics say they want to wait until the 100,000 mile check up to replace the timing belt"

Phil M., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Valve that sends heated liquid from main system to interior heater unit malfunctions; doesn't open"

Neely M., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Control board needs to be replaced"

Eric L., PA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Very expensive to repair and climate control has not worked well since repair"

Robin V., WA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"Evaporator developed a leak causing compressor to fail"

Chris M., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Bad cabin filter caused A/C to stop working, took two trips to the mechanic to figure out. Have had engine coil issues in the past"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The a/c system in the 2007 RX has always had issues with smelling moldy and general freshness. The leak now may be due to age since the car has 167,000 miles on it."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"MAY BE RELATED TO PREVIOUS ACCIDENT"

Kim M., NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump leaked. Replaced for $1000"

Pete F., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to add coolant as car did not get cool. It is happening again. I fear I have to buy a new A/C unit"

Susan F., KS (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Started making noise. Replaced by dealer"

John H., TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"Engine warning lights give no idea of source of problem other than to advise immediate service by a dealer"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"when engine is running there is very noticeable (rod knock). 2 mechanics outside of lexus agreed there was an engine knock internally. (one was a Toyota mechanic). it took 3 trips to lexus dealer to even acknowledge a noise.they're diagnosis was a" p"

Michael C., MN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"engine knocked due to coil failures"

Leigh J., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"WE NOTICED A KNOCKING SOUND COMING FROM ENGINE. VEHICLE WAS CERTIFIED SO WE TOOK IT IN.AFTER SEVERAL TRIPS TO DEALERSHIP THEY MIRACULOUSLY NOTICED THE KNOCK ALSO.AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF OF BEING IGNORED THEY SAID IT WAS WHAT THEY CALL PISTON SLAP.--TOP TOLERANCES ON CYLINDER WALLS MEETING MINIMUM TOLERANCES ON PISTONS.(LUCKY US). TO WHICH THEY THEN WISHED US GOOD LUCK"

Michael C., MN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"leaking gasket"

Noel N., CO (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Car developed an oil leak at the oil cooler pipes. Repair, by dealer, was a replacement of pipes with all metal oil cooler lines. This was approx. $700. This seems quite high given it is a relatively simple pipe replacement. The fix was a success and there has been no oil leak since."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Engine oil cooler flexible hose burst"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"I had repair done where My car lost all its oil. I paid to have it repaired and learned later on there was a recalled on it. I was then reimbursed for the labor"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"oil hose blew up and sent oil over the engine and body of the car. Post oil hose problem we received a warrantee recall, but after our problem occurred"

Robin V., WA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Oil Cooler Hose broke. Turned out to be a common problem with this vehicle. Dealer fixed it for free after some inquiry on my part"

Mark C., MA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Breach in hose"

Barbara S., CO (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Again dealership said $3500 repair to repair and wanted to schedule me to do work. Second opinion said that it was very minor and might actually be seepage. If I need, it would be at least one or two years down the road or possibly not at all. I'm w"

Peggy F., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"hose blew up"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Less than a year ago, we had head gasket and other seals replaced. Since then, the Lexus has been returned for continuing oil & transmission, and break fluid leaks. The last return for repairs appears to have finally solved the leak problems. The shop kept the car for more than a week"

Willy B., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Pipes that feed and return oil to the oil cooler ruptured (original used rubber). Nearly lost all the oil which would have destroyed the engine. Replacement is all metal but parts and labor was $500 at an independent shop. Understand that Toyota has an extended warrantee on this issue that I will be trying to make a claim against"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Oil hoses supplying oil to the engine developed pin holes causing a loss of oil while under pressure"

R L., NY (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Oil cooler hose leak"

Ron S., GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Fluid leaking from bad water pump"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Overheating

"My wife noticed the temp gauge start rising as she drove from work. She parked the car and let it cool down. I came to help and we decided that the dealer was close enough to drive to after it cooled down. They determined it was the water pump which was cheap enough but the labor was very very expensive. It was $1595 for labor and $445 for parts. Also, while testing the water pump, they found a hose leak which had to be replaced. We were without the car for 3 days, but they did provide a rental at no charge."

Jgreg T., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Radiator

"Plastic hose attachment at top of radiator deteriorated and broke off. Radiator was leaking and had to get part replaced."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"A small tube on the radiator cap broke off causing a complete loss of coolant. The part was not replaceable and a new radiator had to be installed. After installing the new radiator the dealer discovered a leaking water pump and that was replaced. Total cost was $2,500."

Robert C., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"radiator leaking -- required replacement"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Radiator started leaking and since it is made of plastic it cannot be repaired, only replaced, which is really expensive ($900) due to labor involved. Since the car has relatively low milage for its age this issue is really aggravating. No good reason that a radiator should not last at least 200K miles"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"leaking"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"coolant seeping from pump, replaced pump and coolant at Lexus dealer"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"leaky water pump and had to replace it. rear hub went bad and had to replace"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Complete failure. $1300 repair"

Anonymous, AR (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump was failing. Diagnosed by the service area of the dealer. It was replaced before complete failure"

Terrance C., NJ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"leaking"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"When I took the car to the dealer for routine maintenance service, I was told the water pump had a small leak. I was advised to change the pump"

Anonymous, ME (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Had intermittent AC problems and noticed water temperature getting high on occassion. Didn't see any water leakage, but problem turned out to be waterpump"

Gregory C., DE (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"water pump bearing failed"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-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

"won't eject CDs"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"just stopped playing CDs"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"ML Audio head unit stopped working, but would play audio from rear seat entertainment unit. Repair required removal of complete head unit which included A/C / heater controls which meant no AC all summer"

Andrew M., AB (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Display screen difficult to see

"Very difficult to read gages for general information and Radio/CD"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Too limited trying to use in while in motion. Has caused safety issues when in large cities when my passenger would try to find a location"

John C., GA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Too sensitive and cannot access while driving"

Eric M., QC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the GPS indash screen. The display also controls a lot of the car's features like bluetooth for the phone, trip info, climate control ,etc"

Tom C., SC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Navigation system does not switch to night mode anymore.We thought it was fixed during last service, but it just went back to staying bright all the time"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The blue tooth works sometimes and doesn't work other times."

John W., CO (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The radio and CD player both went out together. We were told the system must be replaced."

John W., CO (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Radio and CD operates intermittently!"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes when changing radio stations the CD would start playing or eject a cd. Occasionally the radio screen will go blank. The thing that lets you see what song is playing on the radio does not work"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"Ignition problem. Car would not start & steering wheel would not turn. Required new ignition & new keys made"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-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

"Replaced rear left wheel bearing"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"rear hub went bad and had to replace"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Sign for check electrical, needed repair"

Anonymous, NE (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle suddenly would not turn on, beyond accessory power. Disconnecting the regular (12V) battery for a while fixed it, and it has been fine since then. No OBD2 code was recorded. Internet research says this is a known behavior with RX-400h"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Hybrid relay shorted due to water intrusion at hatch pillar joint at 100150 miles. See Toyota bulletin"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"The hybrid drive system lost power in very cold weather"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Transfer case

"Had transmission replaced under warranty. There was a problem with it shifting"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"transmission cable was seizing, needed to be replaced or the transmission would stop shifting and be stuck in a specific gear. Cost was $1800 + tax"

Douglas P., ON (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Transmission computer

"To all the sensors for bad and had to be replaced at a cost of $2000. Bum deal"

Mary P., CT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"transmission shift points vary depending on speed between shift #1 & #2 , Like not engaged"

Warren K., AZ (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Lube shop told me I had an oil leak. Took car to repair shop that identified it as a leaking hose to the transmission. Had it replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"seal leak"

Gerard B., ID (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"To Sensors were bad, And it cost me $2000 to have iThem replace'"

Mary P., CT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-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

"The seat belt does not roll up adequately"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"The sunroof keeps coming off track. And the window freezes up when it snows out on the drivers side"

Gail G., IL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"- tailgate will intermittently auto-close when opened."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"hatch struts had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"See electrical failure for explanation of hatch pillar leak problem"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

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

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check Engine & VSC lights come on, but OBDII says it is A/F O2 Bank 2 sensor. It was replaced, but still just comes on and goes off randomly. This does not seem to affect the performance or fuel economy of the car. Lexus diagnostics did not show cause."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"First major issue in a 12 year old vehicle. $500 each to replace at dealership."

Daryl S., ON (2007 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light led to Replacing A/F (Air Fuel Rat) Sensor"

R R., CT (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"P0051 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 1)"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Two O2 sensors failed, one after the other. Each repair / replace was about $400 by the dealer"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"One month out of warranty. I had to pay $1500. Half of a new one---they said?? Rebuilt one"

C- P K., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Major failure of transmission. Lexus was very difficult to deal with on this and accepted no responsibility for this. Will NEVER buy another Lexus"

Joseph C., NC (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission went out at about 105000 miles which was unusual according to the repair shop. Fairly costly item"

Timothy K., CA (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Main bearing went out at 58000 mi was replaced under warranty (short block). I didn't pay $45000 for these types of problems!"

Scott S., KY (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"Blown head gasket for no reason. Caused skip in coil"

Wayne T., FL (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"The timing chain leaks. You have to pull the entire engine to fix it. Its a poor design of the engine. To fix this problem, the cost is about $3000 which is outrageous"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"A bolt broke at one of the inputs to the Cat. Converter. One of the exhaust pipe flanges need to be replaced. The Lexus dealer didn't charge me for the repair, even though the car had 130,000 miles on it"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
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