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.
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There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2021 RX will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2018, 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 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

"This car had an alignment problem that was undetected by the dealer, and resulted in a "check engine" light while on a trip, and an alignment and wheel balance at an out of state dealer"

Stephen J., CA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Frequent wheel alignments, front and rear. Avg 2 in 20000 miles. Sometimes more"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Mechanic advised of the problem and immediately repaired"

Anonymous, (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace ball joints and wheel bearings on one side"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"routine replacement of worn out items"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"They had cracks"

Anonymous, (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking power steering fluid"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to be replaced twice by dealer"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"leaking on 3 areas. Fixed easiest, cheapest one, which reduced leak substantially. Additional fixes were way more costly and I dont recall the parts that need replacing"

Anonymous, (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"power steering rack leaking - had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Pending replacement of rack-n-pinion"

Joe D., AZ (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"There was a very minor leak in the power steering system, but it cost nearly $2500 to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaking belt noise, had to replace Power Steering unit"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"leak found at service. replaced power steering rack"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Once the power steering fluid has begun to leak from the boots due to worn gaskets inside the steering rack and the rubber boot covers have begun to deteriorate, the entire power steering rack needs to be replaced at a cost of about $2,000. Before or at about this time, the front and rear struts have to be replaced, for roughly another $2,000. So, the car requires more than just regular maintenance and the recommended maintenance at specific milage intervals at approximately midlife due to wear"

Sophie C., CT (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"expensive repair"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering racka nd pinion assembly was leaking at a 90,000 mile service check and replaced"

Scot A., TN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I am told I need to replace the power steering and it will cost $1800.00. I have a 15 year old car, and I have never had to do this with any car I have ever owned"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"PS cylinder leaked into boots. $1200.00 repair at dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Was told by dealership that it is a minor problem but will be costly to repair"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"small fluid leak at power steering units. dealer replaced seals"

Franklin G., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering fluid leaked on boot and required repair. Dealer repaired for $600. This is the only problem for the car in almost eight years, so I can't complain"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"leaking fluid. unit replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"My wife's car. She heard the noise and cavitation but did not peg it (from inside this quiet car). I heard it from the outside and immediately knew it could be trouble. An expensive trip to the dealer revealed a multitude of other issues. $1600 worth"

John C., NS (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"common to many of this model cost over $1110 to fix. should have been a recall!!"

Joel B., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leak in the Power Steering shaft"

John N., CO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering leaked and was fixed quickly. It does have 100k plus miles, so I expected something like this to happen."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The hose had just gotten old and needed to be replaced."

Ralph J., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"70,000 miles and on oil change, was told that the power steering rack and pinion was leaking and if not fixed could cause loss of control. $900 to fix. Found many complains on Lexus RX-350 web forum about same problem"

Raymond L., TN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Replaced rear struts due to oil seepage at 80000 miles. Replaced front struts due to abnormal tire wear at 94000. Apparently, not unusual although others I've talked to said to expect 150000 miles, but tire places told me to get ready after 50000. Not unreasonable."

York O., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Both rear shocks started leaking, requiring replacement."

Matthew D., WA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"three of the four leaked"

Anonymous, NL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"There was a rumble under the car that was discovered to be the struts. They have been repaired and the noise is gone."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Both front and rear struts were replaced at 80k miles due to leaking shocks, normal wear"

York O., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced struts"

Joe D., AZ (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I was advised by my mechanic that the shocks & struts needed replacement. Otherwise I was satisfied with the car's performance. Apparently the age of the car and what appeared to the mechanic the need to replace the items above were needed"

Sidney W., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Expect to replace both front and rear struts at some point during the car's midlife. Each strut costs about $300 and the replacement is labor intensive, for a total cost of around $2000"

Sophie C., CT (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"It was time to change them out, so I changed them at 160,000"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Bad and loud noise"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Lexus RX 350)

"OEM Strut started leaking"

Ilya P., MN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Three of the for shocks were damaged and had to be replaced - though I was told at the time of purchased by the dealership that the car had been completely serviced like new. Luckily the car was covered by a warranty and they fixed it for free"

Nicholas E., CA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"There was cracking issues, possibly due to mileage. Replaced at 100,000 miles without ever needing to be repaired/replaced before that"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Rear struts were replaced at 72000 miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to be replaced front and rear, twice"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle riding hard and a bit of rear body roll. Struts worn out"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to replace front struts"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Strut on rear of vehicle gave out on the right side so both were replaced"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced rear shocks and struts"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The front struts needed to be replaced as one had leakage"

Rick H., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The front shock was prematurely replaced due to leakage"

James K., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"REPLACED FRONT STRUTS AND MOUNTS ALIGNMENT, 4 WHEEL THRUST"

Stan H., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Part of the problem with the ball joints as I understood it. Combined with the joints repair."

Anonymous, (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear torsion bars have rubber bushings and they wear out but you cannot replace the bushings in one part unless you replace the rear stabilizer unit completely. I found used units and replaced both sides"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Was under 30 day warranty. Dealer REFUSED to repair it saying they had knocked off a few dollars because of it. Then they told us that a leaking Rack and Pinion with a torn boot was normal - made me want to ROTHF&LOL"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the passenger side front drive axle. ( I think that's what is was) The ball bears had worn out."

Ralph J., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking rack and pinon."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"rack/pinion leaked"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering didn't work properly. Instead of replacing the whole linkage, my mechanic drilled a small hole in the column that allowed it to work."

Anonymous, IA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"It was a very small leak from the CV Boot passenger side of vehicle and dealership replaced during service maintenance."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"had tp re[;ace rack and pinion at a cost of $1200"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Steering rack leaking."

Anonymous, MB (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced rack and pinion unit due to steering fluid leak. This required front wheel alignment."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"very expensive to repair"

Gary G., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Huge cost to repair bad rack and pinion parts"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"replacement of rack n pinion steerage required driving done with this care is not rough terrain or hi mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"My mechanic found issues with the steering linage. I replaced the above items at great cost"

Sidney W., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace"

R R., PA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Problem was identified during routine oil change / inspection. It was repaired in 3 days"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Routine wearing out of the front mechanical systems and brakes. $4000"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"linkage was leaking. $1500+ to repair"

Robert F., WA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering rack replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking fluid"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Needed a new power steering pump and rack and pinion assembly"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Steering erratic. Not tight"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace full steering system"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"NEeded replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rack was leaking and needed to be replaced. That was at about 100,000 miles, so not entirely unexpected"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"dealer found a leak in the rack and pinion area"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rack and Pinon needed to be replaced"

Rick H., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"At highway speeds (75 or so) there has been a shimmy in the front end. Even changed tires but shimmy still there despite Lexus trying to fix the problem"

Charles B., CO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Replaced brakes, rotors, rebuilt front suspension"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer did not install correctly"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace @ great expense, down time and my time"

S W., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"The tire wear was uneven due to an alignment problem and resulted in early replacement of all four tires"

Stephen J., CA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Every set of tires I have put on develop an annoyi8ng humming sound after about 12000 miles. This is caused by "cupping" of the tire tread on the rear tires (front wheel drive vehicle). I have tried, Michelin, Goodyear, Cooper and Toyo tires. All"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"With 136,000 miles on the vehicle, things are going to wear out. That's expected."

Sime B., PA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Front left wheel bearing failed"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"They just needed replacement. I don't consider this a problem, just normal for the miles"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Noise coming from rear of car. Had to replace rear wheel hub bearings after 106,000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Car did not make noise when I test-drove it, but after purchase and on the way home, one wheel bearing growled. The dealership replaced it at no charge :)"

Gary P., OR (2008 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Tail light keeps going out have replaced the bulb many times"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"broken stop light bulb"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"Oil Gage replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Seems to have an issue of low beam not always coming on. There had been a recall a few years back on headlights Lexus took care of it the one thing was the ballister had burnt out but Lexus did pick up the $900 bill for it"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"left front headlight leaked and caused the ballast to quit functioning so the after dark headlight would not work. evidently it has been a problem and Lexus would not fix it since 2017. They said that I had to get a new headlight at $2600 plus $600 installation. One of our son's is a Porsha tech. He ordered a new ballast for $59 and installed and resealed the headlight assemble. Works fine"

Glenn C., MD (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Headlamp Housing was leaking water. Even though the headlamp was out of warranty, Lexus covered the full cost of replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"seal to headlight is no longer holding. Can not go through car wash also when it rains must be careful. Dealership wants $1200 for the part and $400 to install"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Thought they went out earlier than ecpected"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Chronic problem with condensation in headlight housing causing short in headlight and non-functioning headlight"

Mike W., KS (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Headlight lens fogged and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"condensation buildup in right headlamp. Dealer will only fix when the problem is evident. Unfortunately condensation disappears a few days after it rains"

Eric T., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Foggy faulty housing unit, humidity build up on lens"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Headlight went out"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Continuous moisture inside housing. After third complaint, it was replaced at no cost"

Arthur G., GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Left front headlight system leaked water and it filled with water. The car was just out of warranty when it happened and I paid close to $1000 to have it replaced. Lexus came out with a recall on this issue and reimbursed me for my expenses"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"They both leaked and had to be replaced"

Jeff G., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350)

"Moisture developed within headlight assembly. Bulbs burnt out or shorted out. Goodwill warranty covered most of the expense. Customer is responsible for cost of bulbs"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Condensation in Driver side headlight. Lexus extended warranty and replaced at no cost"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"driver seat gets extremely warm vs. passenger even when each are on the same setting"

Richard S., MN (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"window opener does not work on one door. Nav system not working properly"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"No longer locks with key fob only unlocks"

Tony S., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"one of them does not work well"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"This may be the fault of the company that replaced tires but the keyless entry system and lift gate closer stopped working right after I replaced my tires"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Power door does not open from the remote on the dash"

Nick G., NC (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Locks failed to actuate with keyfob"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"The battery in the pressure monitor has a fixed life of about 10 years. When the pressure monitor stops working, a warning light appears on the dashboard. These sensors (there are 5 of them) are expensive to replace and sync to the car's computer."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"TPM{tire pressure monitor ] light was blinking. As instructed by manuel., press and hold down reset button under dash;should go out. did not; still stays on while driving."

James B., VA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"tire pressure light stays on even when the tires are inflated correctly - it's too expensive to get fixed in a car this old"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure monitor goes off when the sensor needs replacing, the tire pressure is too low or too high, or when the spare pressure is too low. They also are exprensive to replace. When the dashboard light comes on and flashes it can mean too many things, and usually does not indicate a problem with a tire. Kind of a nuisance."

Anonymous, (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Whenever weather gets colder, tire pressure monitor comes on."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"sensor light stays on; have added air to correct pressure; light did not go off."

Beverly B., VA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"battery for tire pressure monitor has died. too expensive to replace. dash light flashes continuously as if tire pressure is too low"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"tire pressure monitors had to be reset often and then replaced. Monitors are very expensive to replace ($480)"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"never work well"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Spare goes off unnecessarily or when the outside temp falls below 35?"

Jeff G., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350)

"Whenever battery is changed; electrical issues appeared...had to reprogram power windows and the tire pressure monitor"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"The engine overheated and the water pump failed but there was no warning light. So we were in a dangerous situation with children in the car when our engine quit working on the highway. The total engine was blown at 128,000 miles, and had to be rebuilt if there car was ever to be used again. Sad but true, very disappointing."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Had tires rotated, sensor light [ Maintenance required] cmae on ; stays on , also tire montering light stays on."

Beverly B., VA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"warning lights inappropriately going off"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"rear window wiper motor went out"

Robert F., WA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"rear wiper motor quit completely; cost of replacement motor $600"

James M., ON (2008 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

"this happen 2 years ago as I caught the carpet was wet under the drivers mat. Had the seats removed and the carpet taken out to dry and chased the leak with no results until the body repair man started resealing joints one at a time and the two over seated joints on each side of the rear door opening ( 10 & 2 o'clock on each side) that is part of the roof panel that hooks up to the side panels the water stopped entering the vehicle."

Anonymous, NS (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Weather striping air leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"noticed floor mats wet in the front, check all drains from sun roof, had body shop check all seals on doors and windows all appeared to be ok. Reliable Agent at Toyota dealership pointed me to the seals under the rear hatch door. removed all mats and sealed these seals from the metal roof that fit into the body and drove for a month without mats and no water. replaced mats and 1 year later water came back and had to seal the same joints again and water stopped. vehicle body moves therefor seals break so keep a close watch on them. Cost $350.00 and about 6 months of trying to find the problem."

Anonymous, NS (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Car is parked outside. Drinks get clogged with forest debris and interior gets wet as a result.A bullshit problem"

Al F., WA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Plugged sunroof drain(s) caused entry of rain water into interior. Problem repaired by owner"

Thomas R., WA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sunroof seal leaks air causing noise"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump bad"

Tony S., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The water pump seal failed at 62000 miles. Lexus charged $1200 to replace it"

G R., GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump leaked and was replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Moisture got inside headlights. A recall was issued after we paid for a repair. Lexus reimbursed us for the repair after we filed paperwork with the recall info"

John L., NC (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"failed water pump...expensive to repair"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"radiator leak, requiring replacement"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"needed to replace leaking water pump and leaking rack/pinion system for leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Trunk/ hatch seal/ stripping has been outof line since early days. not repairable"

J S., KY (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace weather stripping around back left window two years ago"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sun roof leaked...had a hard expensive time fixing it"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"seal around window or the defrost system make air leaking noise at Highway speeds"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear door rubber seals dry and falling off the door"

S W., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The weather stripping around the rear doors will not stay in place. The dealer repaired for free once but wants to replace for $500. The only other car that I had a weather stripping problem was a 1960 VW beetle. This is unacceptable for a Lexus"

Sid S., VA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Squeaks or rattles

"Annoying rattle overhead, driver's side, on speeds above 50mph. I'm still trying to figure out where it's coming from."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"it make noise when you drive over 50 MPH."

Anonymous, LA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Rattling from engine compartment at highway speed. Unidentifiable."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Overhead rattle coming from the left side roof."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"creaking noises from dash area."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Came from the need to replace the struts."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Creaking noises from dash, especially in warm or hot weather. Seem to come from the area closest to the windshield."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rear door thumps as the body twists in when backing out of the driveway into the street."

Anonymous, NE (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"It is hard to figure out where it comes from but it starts at an out 50 mph. I think it is from underneath the car"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Developed a rattle while on vacation in late March. I have not yet taken it in to fix. It only occurs at highway speed and is annoying but not troubling"

Anonymous, IA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"left rear wheel hub needed replacing"

John K., IL (2008 Lexus RX 350)

"passenger doors rattles"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Lexus RX 400h)

"Rattle in rear area, fixed"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The steering wheel column has a rattle. A 7 year old car at relatively low mileage should not have a rattle like this. I have not seen the dealer about this issue"

Sid S., VA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Very loud rattle has developed with rooftop rack when traveling at highway speeds"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"for a premium car there is a lot of wind noise from the driver and passenger windows. dlr. advises all is ok"

Richard S., MN (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"My RX is the base model and does not have a lot of noise insulation"

Stan W., OK (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise in the back seat of the vehicle to the point that the rear seat passengers cannot hear conversation from the front."

Anonymous, NE (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"wind noise around windows"

Joel L., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"hear air leaks in closed windows"

Joel L., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Not exactly wind but rattles under dashboard and around both front windows. Very annoying"

Anonymous, SC (2008 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 air conditioning compressor locked up causing the car to stall. Replacement resolved the problem."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failed and entire AC system had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor made an audible sound that it blew."

Gary P., OR (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"A/C compressor and then overall A/C went out over 14 months - replaced the external and then the internal went out - less than 14 months later it's having issues again - considering how few miles and how great care of it we take, it's a mystery but we do believe it's why it was traded (in hindsight). We have a great mechanic and he replaced everything but now it's acting up again so not sure what else may be wrong."

Anonymous, (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"failed causing major expense"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Core developed a slow leak that was hard to pinpoint. Once a dye was injected into the gas, the leak became apparent"

Scot A., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The AD Compressor went out completely, the R/R Drive Belt Broke. As a result, I was unable to drive the car and the air conditioner stopped working. The cost to repair these items was $2292 at the Lexus Dealership."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"A/c would intermittantly shut off. After numerous trips to Lexus, they finally replaced the a/c system"

Joseph K., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The AC compressor failed while I was on a busy highway. This caused the engine to STOP, I lost all power steering and power brakes. I could not re-start the car. This is a major issue, and I could have been killed because my car suddenly stopped w"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor froze up and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The compressor,failed,and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Lexus RX 350)
Automatic climate control

"The air control box that directs the air to the ducts cracked and broke. The repair was over $4500. I will give the dealer credit though, they gave a 2018 RX350 for a loaner that only cost me the fuel to put in it."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Automatic temperature control stopped working, repair is very costly as dash must be taken apart to get at it"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan motor bearings are wearing out"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"This issue was a result of the AC compressor not working."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Volume of air varied from none to any to the settings on the control. Would change without any input to the control. Replacing the fan solved the problem"

Michael A., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped working and therefore had to be replaced"

Hilario C., VA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"needed replacement"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"coating on condenser flaked off leaving white ash on dashboard and other areas inside the car"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"Coating White Powder from evaporator core blowing into passenger cabin and covering car dash board. Ugh!"

A G., MA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"evaporator failed and had to be replaced"

Richard B., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The evaporator is a few hundred dollar item, but because of it location deep in the recesses of the dash board the total repaire cost was more than $1800."

James C., OK (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Airconditioner would not cool"

James C., OK (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

""White powder" evaporator core coating coming out of air ducts"

A G., MA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The evaporator was blowing white particulate all over the dash and cabin area. The dealer said this was the filter in the evaporator"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"AC system was blowing white particles onto the dashboard. Dealer said the evaporator needed replacing at a cost of $3,000. After we complained to Lexus about cost and timing of the problem, they agreed to split the dealer repair cost with us"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"The car stopped cooling properly. Had to get the coolant topped."

Anonymous, NC (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant leaked out twice in last 12 months"

Martin K., SC (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Refridgerant started leaking about 2 years ago. We couldn't find the leak but it started slow so I could recharge the system and it would last for 6 months, then only 3 months then 1 month. Now They say the leak is comping from the evaporator or compressor (no way to tell which one) and they have tear apart the entire dashboard to replace those items."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Coolant buildup was found by the dealer on the outside of the radiator in August 2019 after a vehicle inspection. The service manager took me back to look at the radiator and point of concern. There were no puddles of coolant underneath the car in the driveway or anywhere else the car was parked. The engine was not overheating, but the radiator was replaced and the issue was resolved."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"needed new compressor"

Joel L., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump went out"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"battery is located directly above some ac tubes. battery water or whatever leaked and eventually corroded thru ac tubes"

Norman W., SC (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"A/C stopped working. No apparent leak, just reloaded refrigerant - working fine now"

Ken H., PA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"The idler on the serpentine belt needed to be replaced because of bearing failure. The dashboard cracked. Lexus promised to fix it, and then told us that offer had expired."

Anonymous, MD (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"hard knock with engine especially in cold weather. dealer refuses to acknowlege a probvlem"

Mercedes V., OH (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Fuel leaks

"Car had service bulletin that could cause sudden stranding. That's a life safety issue. Should have been a recall. Very irresponsible. 2 Lexus family will be changing."

Benjamin G., PA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"blew an hose to the oil cooler"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The hose from the oil cooler broke and dumped the oil on the pavement. Luckly I was about 200yds from home when it happened or I would have ruined the engine."

Thomas C., IL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Oil wa leaking out of a hole in the pipe pipe"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"An oil cooler line broke causing $5,600 in damage!"

Mark C., AZ (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Oil line leak. Replaced with metal shielded hoses to/from oil pan"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"rubber hose between two metal pipes carrying oil to the engine, ruptured, causing serious leak; drove to service shop before damage to engine. All's well now. Replacement part was metal."

Anonymous, CO (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"By pass line on the cooler in front of the engine has a robber hose to allow it to be fitted . This hose split and pumped all the oil from the engine . replaced with a fully metal unit(after market unit) good I caught the light on in the dash but unless you are familiar and keep your eyes on these warning lights I would have cooked the engine"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The Oil Cooling line burst and a major portion of the engine oil leaked causing overheating. Vehicle was owed to dealership and repaired for cost of $1000+. Cooling line was made of rubber and the replacement is made of steel."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Small Leak caused by corrosion on the oil fitting going into the oil pan."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine oil cooler pipe broke while driving on freeway and oil and smoke coming out of vehicle. It had to be towed to garage to be fixed. Lots of oil under the vehicle itself which had to be degreased. Oil on driveway too. The plastic part was replaced with metal. Service writer said it is common with this vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil cooler pipe leaked oil from the hose and almost emptied the oil from the engine."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"oil gasket failed, no warning light came on, engine started running poorly"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"oil leaked completely"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"hose to oil cooler blew out, causing all of the oil to immediately blow out, which caused engine damage"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Factory oil cooler line failed - research indicated it was due to the wrong kind of rubber having been used for the hoses. A TSB had been issued for dealer replacement, but apparently they were replaced with the same wrong material. Installed an aftermarket metal pipe assembly, which is what should have been used originally."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Coil went. Resulted in oil leak. Thankfully, able to get home and have car towed to dealer."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"broken outlet pipe from oil pump"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"An oil line problem was reported by Lexus to its dealers and repair shops but not to original owners! My oil line burst in Feb of '18, and first repair by AAA failed, so I took vehicle in to Dealer and 8 days later I paid $10,600 in repairs!"

Mark C., AZ (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"pipe system failure to oil cooler"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Repaired drive seal"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"constant leaks"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"oil line broke"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Oil cooling line let go . WAS covered in a recall"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Car lost all oil due to an issue with the engine oil cooler pipe. Thankfully Lexus covered full cost of repair"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"At 85000 checkup tech suggested that I had a engine oil leak and needed to reseal front engine cover at $3,080 cost. on scale of 1-10 it was 4/5?"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"engine oil leak from timing chain cover and banjo gasket"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"High pressure rubber oil cooler line ruptured. Lexus was in process of 'campaign' (nice word to disguise a 'recall') working on year '07. Lexus repaired at no cost my '08. Engine now rev's incredibly high after starting. Hate the Lexus snobbery"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leak was covered by a recall from Lexus"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Seal leak"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"apparently the front end suspension had an oil leak"

J F., IL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Timing cover leak discovered during my 60,000 check-up. Even though there were no oil spots in my garage, I was told that if not fixed, serious problems could occur. Repair involved removing the engine"

Anonymous, WI (2008 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)

"brake and ABS warning lights came on, Lexus service could not find any problems and reset the computer indicator lights. Have had no further problem since the reset"

Larry M., KS (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Calipers

"Rear brake calipers rusted enough to require replacement. One caliper became stuck."

Matthew D., WA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The calipers on this car rusted out to the point of alarm. The cost to replace them was astronomical"

K M., MI (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Brake pedal had excessive travel, traction control light was on. Master cylinder was defective and replaced without charge under Lexus extended service agreement"

Chris G., FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"brake pedal had to be pushed to the floor to get activation"

Joel L., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Replaced brake pads"

Anonymous, MS (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear was exacerbated by a young driver."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Just normal brake pad replacement"

Larry M., KS (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"routine stop and go traffic"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes replaced at about 75,000 miles for the first time"

John D., WI (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes became soft and the brake pads needed to be replaced. The braking s still not as firm as I would like"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Routine 50,000 maintenance service revealed the rear brake pads were worn and had to be replaced"

Ann B., IN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes were just worn out from use"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The brake pads seem to wear out quickly"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotor"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Calipers seize on right real wheel to premature wear brake"

Paul W., AB (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"replace brakes every 30,000 to 40000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"After just 30K miles needed an entire brake job (rotors, etc.)"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"brakes need to be adjusted sooner than normal Also problems with wheel bearings"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The brake pads seem to wear out quickly"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"we have had front brakes and rotors replaced in 125,000 k. We do not drive it hard or often. Believe that brakes wear too soon. Our Highlander has double mileage and brakes replaced as often"

Vince M., ON (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Rear brakes had to be changed, as they were not in good shape. Car drives comfortable again."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"A young grandson tromped on brake pedal too hard and the brakes were done. Probably would have lasted longer with me driving."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"I did not experience problems. I was told at the previous inspection that I would probably be needing them on the next inspection."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"The front rotors wore down due to normal wear and tear. This was not a defect"

Richard W., CO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The front rotors warped and had to be replaced, $600 for a set plus labor"

Anonymous, NM (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Second time replacing the brakes"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"when the pads go, the rotors are done too"

Vince M., ON (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration in steering wheel while braking. In shop now"

James V., ME (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"front"

Anonymous, PA (2008 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

"The plastic molding around the left rear window behind the rear door blow off driving on the expressway."

J A., LA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Trim pieces damaged when attempting to remove snow from vehicle, i.e. roof rack, front grill"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Received notice from Lexus about defective dashboards, splitting they would replace at no cost . My dashboard did not display signs of splitting until recently. When requesting replacement I was advised that I was no longer covered having exceeded the ten year limit."

James K., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Lexus knew there was a problem with the dashboard assembly becoming cracked and/or sticky/ or melted over time, and provided an extended warranty period when they would replace it. However even though I had my name on the list to get it repaired, there was confusion between the local dealership and Lexus as to what they needed for documentation. When I asked to get my dashboard replaced, the local documentation was not what Lexus said they needed, and refused to replace it. It is a very expensive repair job, which means that I won't be able to get it fixed even though the dashboard is really cracked and chipped and ugly looking. I doubt that I would purchase another Lexus."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The clear coat is peeling in a few places."

Anonymous, NV (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"paint on hood flaked off causing rust"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"small chips in paint. metal rusting underneath."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat pealing on both door mirrors, front bumper, rear hatch plate"

J A., LA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the rear bumper has peeled"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"fading by sun, stains from sap"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Purchased this RX with 4 miles on it. The paint has chipped very easily. The mirrors and door handles have has to be repainted by lexus because of defective paint"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"the paint on the sideview mirrors has cracked and peeled, as has the paint on the trim around the glass on the rear door"

Jay K., MO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is peeling off the outside mirror on the drivers side"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint chipping and peeling on the bumpers"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on both outside rear view mirrors pealed off and faded. I paid to have it repaired"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The trim on the vehicle is faded, discolored and peeling particularly that on the rear hatch door. Plan to take this issue up with the dealership since the car has not reached the 70,000 limit even though it is just over seven years old"

James K., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The clear coat in gone from the passenger door and the paint is dull in that area"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"There was some rust on the driver side rocker panel. Was fixed without a problem."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"it has some rust spot on the hood."

Anonymous, LA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Some rust at bottom of passenger side doors"

Michael M., ON (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Rust on lower driver side front door. Rrpaired"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"left front driver's door. Never had rust on a Lexus before. Was surprising"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"some rust in the front panel and cover of door handle peeled off, partially"

Olive B., ON (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"The car overheated and the radiator burst. It did not come on gradually. It happened very quickly. I had to replace the radiator."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX)

"Small cracks found during service. Recommended to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)
Water pump

"Water pump started leaking and had to be replaced."

Thomas C., IL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump stopped working. Couldn't drive the car."

Dominic R., MD (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The water pump bearing was faulty and was making a grinding noise and was replaced."

Dev M., CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"leaked causing other problems"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Noticed pink fluid on garage floor. Diagnosed as a water pump leak. The pump had to be replaced. Dealer wanted twice the price as the local AAA garage."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"significant noise from the engine area for several days caused me to consult a mechanic, who diagnosed a failing water pump."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Two mechanics said the pump was almost gone, so I replaced it right away."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Engine overheated. Pulled over, called AAA who towed me to my repair shop (not dealer). Replaced water pump."

Anonymous, NC (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump malfunction led to a failure of temperature gauges and overheating which caused the car to stop in traffic"

Bruce S., TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"it went out and leaked antifreeze on some belts which were replaced with the water pump. Working fine now"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer noticed it was leaking, we did the 90000 service ahead of time, and replaced the water pump. Not a big deal"

Christopher W., WA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Leaking - common to car"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Lexus RX 400h 3.3-L V6 hybrid)

"Water pump stopped working causing overheating while in downtown traffic. Only 71,000 miles on it and water pump design changed on 2009 models. 2007/2008 Lexus and Toyota V-6 engines had many water pump failures. $900 to fix"

Raymond L., TN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"this issue was diagnosed quickly and repaired completely at the dealer"

Jay K., MO (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump was leaking coolant and had to be replaced, $800 job"

Randy B., OH (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Found leaking at 75k service. Replaced along with timing belt"

Ronald P., CA (2008 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"camera lens became unuseable"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"CD stuck in unit; won't eject. Lexus tech told me that I need t replace CD player."

Anonymous, NE (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"It would not eject the CDs"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"CD will not eject. The only solution is to replace entire DC player at a cost of $500."

Chuck L., NE (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Original unit stopped working with CD inside it. Dealer installed another system. It stopped working also"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"USB connection for charging/syncing doesn't work anymore"

Christopher M., LA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"synch failure sometimes"

John E., IL (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS system is getting very much out of date, and Lexus charges too much to update the system, whereas many others update for free"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Main volume control on radio doesn’t work"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The radio frequently changes stations and switches between AM, FM, and satellite feeds at random"

Christopher M., LA (2008 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"radio device skips channels, cuts out"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"just quit working. Now working and not sure why?"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Radio was not working due to failure of power connection to vehicle"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"Unit failed and caused a loud clicking noise that could not be stopped and was so loud, we could not safely drive the vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"After window regulator failure/replacement, the speakers now rattle."