The Lexus RX is a relaxed cruiser and has proven to deliver a near-headache-free ownership experience. It also offers a quiet and plush cabin, with a proven track record of terrific customer service. The standard V6 powertrain offers punchy performance with ample power and an effortless delivery, further adding to the relaxed and luxurious demeanor. The smooth transmission is unobtrusive as well.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 RX will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2010 Lexus RX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Dealer determined that a CV boot area needed repair, done under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Multiple failure of suspension parts, even after $1,800.00 dealer repair."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Boot is leaking"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Boot is leaking"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"leak around the oil cooler."

Anonymous, (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Shocks and struts were leaking and needed to be replaced at our cost"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking rear shocks"

W D., OH (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Poor suspension resulting in rough ride. Should not be happening in a Lexus. Tried new tires but that was not it. Drove an Avalon and much inprovement could notice the difference. The suspension problem was also evident in my last Lexus RX 300"

Richard G., UT (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear Shocks have been replaced twice due to leaks and noise"

Peter D., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"2 shocks leaked oil"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Structs failed at 145000 kms despite the fact that most of the time I drive on highways"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"One rear shock went out, leaked oil, was replaced by dealer at no charge"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"hit vlarg pothole 1 strut noisy so replased both struts"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Front strut fluid leak"

Anonymous, MB (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"shocks were leaking and needed to be replaced. Lexus advised this is a common problem"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Previous service 1 year ago saw beginning of problem with rear shock/strut. Needed other service so replace that shock and the other rear shock/strut because it also became bad. I did not really noticed the difference but I could tell both were leaking."

Paul K., HI (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Had leaking shock absorbers that had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Presented as loud noises going over bumps and rougher ride. I was surprised as I hadn't heard other complaints like this and most of my driving is highway."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"shocks failed after 40,000 and were replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks leaking, according to Lexus. I never agreed, but up sell"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Has become very noisy when encountering a bump."

Anonymous, (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking"

James B., CO (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Making noise, one had to be replaced"

Mark O., OH (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace leaking shock absorbers which seems strange on a 4 year old luxury car"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"leaking"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Noisy rear shocks that were blown"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Both rear shocks required replacement due to leakage. One of the new shocks is already showing signs of leakage. Dealer replaced only one under warranty and is not covering the replacement shock under warranty"

Dennis C., AZ (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Both problems were found by the dealer during routine service. Parts were ordered and replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Rear had to be replaced"

Ron B., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"leaking rear shock"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Each strut failed independently about one year apart. Failure was a leak of fluid from the strut"

Chris W., IN (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"The seal of one rear shock had blown out. Both rear shocks were replaced"

Jason W., WI (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The seal failed on a rear shock"

Anonymous, NM (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking right rear shock"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"left rear shock leaked -was replaced NC"

D L., FL (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"The rear shocks were replaced under warranty 3 times - poor design in my opinion"

Paine S., TX (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"2 out of 4 shocks are leaking and must be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Needed new shocks"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the rear shocks"

Michael K., MI (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leaky rear shocks. Replaced"

John P., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leaking from front strut. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Service centre notice slight leaking on rear shocks/struts"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"All shocks and struts replaced due to leakage"

Anonymous, MB (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear shocks had to be replaced at 96,000 kms. I expected them to last much longer"

John S., ON (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"2 shock absorbers failed and required replacement"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking fluid"

Faye C., RI (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Rear shock leaking"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"During my last service I was told a shock was leaking and it was replaced by Lexus"

Brian F., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"premature strut failure due to leakage. CV boot replacement due to leakage"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Both rear shocks failed by leaking"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"2 leaking rear shocks. First noted around 45k with one leaking, and at around 55, the second was noted as leaking. We found a service bulletin that recommended that the dealer replace any leaking shocks if it was within the warranty period. Howeve"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Had to replace both trailing links in the rear suspension. One last year and another the year before. The car seems to have had misadjusted links the first year"

John B., CA (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering column rattle and repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, IA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"My telescoping steering column was making noises and I thought it required lubrication. Turns out it was a separation and misalignment and the entire assembly had to be replaced, total cost over $2800. Luckily I had an extended warranty that covered it. The dealer said that they have seen this before. I have been driving for over 45 years and have NEVER heard of this type of issue. I seriously question the reliability reputation of Lexus in light of this, as well as my slipping transmission and failed hood support piston ($500 to repair). These are major concerns that I never had with my previous vehicles (Mercury, Ford, Buick)."

Kenneth B., MD (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Steering column was replaced due to rattle of the column or some device attached to the steering column"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"the entire steering column needed to be replaced due to extreme vibration"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Steering system parts replaced under warranted in march 2013 but problems with alignment ,shocks and having to get new tires stemmed possible from that matter a year later....when I had to pay"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The steering developed a vibration which sounded loud and kept getting worse. Again the dealership said it was not a problen and the car was safe to drive. I took it back to the dealer and said that it stayed until it stopped rattling they replaced t"

David C., ON (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Steering wheel vibration problem was rectified by replacing the steering wheel assembly"

Jane F., PA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"steering column cracked"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"While not a safety or serious problem from a drivabilty standpoint it was annoying so I had it fixed (steering column). Cost was high."

Anonymous, KY (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"At speeds higher than about 120km/hr, steering wheel would start to vibrate."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"problem discovered during regular service"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus RX Unsure 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Tire wear is uneven

"Disappointed had to get new tires with less than 50000 kilometers..because of alignment issue"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Replace left front and left rear bearings. Noise problem. Diagnosed needing replaced by Lexus dealer."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Made a noise like snow tires on cement"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration in steering. Replaced right front wheel bearing which corrected the problem. Was covered under warranty"

Wayne C., MD (2010 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"intermittently thehatch not closed alarm sounds when turning on the car and backing up. the alarm stops when shifting out or reverse. the dealer has been unable to reproduce this problem although they have tried on my last 3 visits."

Lynne W., GA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"passenger side down view camera did not work. dealer repalced at no cost"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"Eject all CD at once"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Unable to get CD player to play disc and quote is $600 to fix it!"

David T., IN (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"cool"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Would change selections without me even touching the system"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350)

"CD auto eject without touching any button."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"A hard bump causes system to turn on or change settings."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Press AM/FM Radio preset button caused CD to eject"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"cd player would not load a cd or function in any way. Also had to replace gel pad on windshield"

SUSn S., NM (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"If a CD is present occasionally the system won't work"

Brigitte V., MN (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"CDs and Radio skip around"

M H., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"In Texas hot summers the audio system suffers what I call "heat stroke". Unless allowed to run with AC on for a period of time the CD's eject automatically if turned on too early"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Audio system will turn on from hitting a bump, typically selecting the CD. If radio is playing, hit a bump and it switches to CD."

Robert G., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Expels CD in extreme weather =hot or cold. Mainly in Texas summers unless some sort of protection is done - i.e. stuffing a cloth over the top of the area where the player is housed."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"The display screen (that controls the heat/ac, radio, navigation, etc froze-up. Luckily was replaced under warranty by Dealer or it would have cost +/- $2000"

Robert N., NV (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"After being parked in the cold for over a week, the screen where all the controls are never turned on. Several weeks later, as I was taking to a dealer for repair, it started working again and has worked since. We assume the cold impacted the electronics."

Anonymous, ID (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The dealer just updated the Nav system to the current yr"

Bruce O., TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Cumbersome to use and program. Obsolete maps are not automatically upgraded by Lexus"

M H., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"DVD Reader had to be replaced. All dealers I called wanted $3500 to replace the whole nav system. I went to an independent shop and he replaced the DVD Reader for $500 which is still expensive for a DVD reader"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"about 6 months ago started showing location of vehicle at least 50 miles displaced from actual location"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The system cannot pair with my newer smartphone, and apparently cannot be repaired."

Anonymous, ID (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6)

"The Bluetooth connection simply stopped working. No diagnostics could determine what happened, so as it was not crucial, I gave up."

Anonymous, (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"pairing with phone resulted in terrible connection lots of static for recipients of calls from me"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Phone doesn't link about 20% of the time"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Radio jump to other station"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Occasionally static"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Works intermittently. In cold weather it dies completely then starts working when the temperature warms up"

Jim B., FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"There's an intermittant problem that occurs more often in warm weather. nThe dealer diagnosed the problem as requiring a new radio. TGhe radio will randomly skip between modes."

T J., CO (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"it's been a problem since purchase. Dealer won't replace ($600+). Radio turns on and off spontaneously. Will not respond to manual controls."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Sound system randomly turns off and on. Maybe amplifier but not sure. Very expensive to replace."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Bought in CA. Malfunctioned once and long time to get replacement. Malfunction #2 ongoing. Local dealer, U.S. headquarters not much help. I must get replacement for CA directly"

Malcolm W., TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"When playing CD's the player would intermittingly reject the CD. The dealer replaced the entire radio assembly at no charge, and supplied a loaner car for the three days it took for parts to arrive and be replaced. To me, typical Lexus service!!"

Bruce O., TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"audio input jumps on its own sometimes"

John H., IL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"CD player turned on and off spontaneously. Radio was replaced by dealer"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"radio suddenly turn on and/or change station suddenly. CD would unload unexpectedly. Some times the only way to turn the radio off was to turn off the auto. Was told needed new radio as probably a short. Since dealer investigated it has been worki"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Bumps in the road cause radio to skip. Changes to disc player from radio spontaneously. Sometimes will not turn off when having this problem"

Ken F., OK (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Radio would turn off by itself if I turned sharp corner or went over bump or pothole"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"when car is warm, radio will switch frequencies or jump to another mode,,,, i.e. cd player"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Radio would change stations by itself and the CD player would start up by itself while previously in the radio mode"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The radio was a major issue. Sometimes half the speaker would work and other times it would not work at all. This also effected the phone which would not work. Lexus replace the amp but the problem continued. When they replace the radio the problem w"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Radio turned on by itself intermittently"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6)

"Audio system will turn on from hitting a bump, typically selecting the CD. If radio is playing, hit a bump and it switches to CD."

Robert G., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Radio will turn off and on randomly. Sometimes I can turn it off (or on) when that happens, sometimes I can't. it will work fine for weeks and then act up."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Volume and tune knobs stopped working Dealer fix is over $2000 Using steering wheel mounted controls only Very disappointed with dealer now..."

William B., VA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Radio turns itself off. Most of the time when going over bumps. Probably has a loose wire. It's too expensive to get into the dashboard to fix."

Suzanne S., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Does nor have Siri technology and doesn't store numbers accurately"

Anthony T., NJ (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Voice commands to Bluetooth system often do not "connect""

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Does not recognize what I say"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The system doesn't understand commands"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 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)

"It appears that the computer sensors didn't work properly. We had car towed but no repairs were made. Lexus' roadside side service was exceptional!!"

E S., IL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Brake malfunction lite (drives normal) Check AWD (drives normal) Check ABS lite (May / may not be working?) All 3 are related"

Dave R., IA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Brake actuator assembly bad, replaced under warranty"

Brigitte V., MN (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Calipers

"Frozen and had to be cleaned and serviced"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"changed during routine break service"

Ely T., IL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Right Front caliper broke and caused damage to the rotor."

Anonymous, UT (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Parked for three weeks in Miami-calipers rusted to brake disk"

Michael L., IL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Original brakes lasted 96000 miles"

Alan W., FL (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes wore out due to normal wear."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Routine front brakes wear."

Anonymous, UT (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Nothing unusual. Brakes were a little soft. Had the linings changed and brakes readjusted. Normal maintenance."

Anonymous, (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"The car is approaching 70K miles. About 10K miles ago, I noticed decreased brake function and some pulsing at the pedal when the brakes were very hot, like on a long downhill. We had the brakes redone: new pads and rotors, replacement of brake fluid. All is now perfect."

Anonymous, (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"normal"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"need to replace from brakes every 10000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Dealer charged 1500 for brake job on all 4 wheels"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes needed pad and rotor service"

Mary T., PA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"had to pay $700 for normal routine brake pad replacement and rotor fix"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Normal brake pad wear and replaced the rotors due to rust issues from salt on roads in northern climate. Overall expected wear and maintenance"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"pads worn down and alignment"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes were low and I bought new ones"

Jeana G., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes pads were worn after 75000 miles"

Paul W., OH (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Not a real problem but redid the brakes before they would become a problem. Routine maintenance for worn brakes."

Anonymous, CT (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"just regular upkeep."

Richard W., GA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Normal brake pad replacement"

Bruce M., GA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"nothing to tell. just normal wear"

R H., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"Applied when parked on slope. Driver error-not released until 5 feet after idiot lights came on. See prior related issues ABS and AWD systems to check"

Dave R., IA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"One well got locked out while the car was sitting in the garage with no apparent reason. The car had to be towed to the dealer"

Felipe Z., CT (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Premature brake wear

"As with my 2012 Toyota, brake wear is excessive as the car ages. Had to replace brake pads at approximately 30,000 mile interval, rather than the original pads which lasted approximately 45,000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Squealing sound"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes were prematurely worn out at 40000 miles"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"My car had acceleration issues and brake may have failed. My car is totaled. It is being investiagated"

Anonymous, NV (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Rotors

"just normal wear with them"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"serviced during routine brake service"

Ely T., IL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"routine maintenance with over 70,000 miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"front rotors needed to be turned"

R H., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Shocks failed at 48000 miles. Entire suspension squeaks and groans. Very noisy vehicle. Not pleasant to drive"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Needed to replace the water pump"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"water leak causing corrosion near where the hatch door lifts up. Area around the piston is corroded"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump cracked and lost fluid. Pump was replaced for $1300, parts & labor"

William P., GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"water leak by drivers door"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Drainage channels got plugged-up up and car interior was badly flodded---front, rear and spare tire well. No ndication that this could happen"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water leaked into the car through weather stripping in the rear window, went into an unsealed hole in the body of the hatch and collected in the floorboards of the vehicle. Caused a musty odor and a mold situation. Had to be remediated by the dealer. Was not covered by warranty. Needed to file an insurance claim."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The seal around the front window failed (driver front pillar). When it rained, the water didn't come in until the car started moving. With car movement, the water wet the pillar more and more as we drove. It would dry out by the next morning"

Alice A., TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"water leak by drivers side door"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattles under/in dash"

W D., OH (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Speak in dash stood out due to extreme quiet ride of this vehicle, repaired by dealer, 4hours labor, hood hinge bolt was not tight enough"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks and rattles is less if someone is sitting on the passenger seat."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"at 75mph there is a rattle in the steering column"

Anonymous, AL (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Thought to be a rock in the brake pads"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"To the left of the steering column there is a rattle that is very annoying as you go over potholes or bumps."

Lise S., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"the dash board has a squeak"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Interior rattles from the rear compartment"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Lexus RX)

"While on test drive I was taken on a newly paved road. Quiet. Everyday roads it is noisiest vehicle I've ever owned and I have had several.Lexus of Milwaukee is very very sneaky and misleading dealership!!!!"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Something seems to rattle. Like it is the trunk or back seat. I have looked and found nothing loose"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"right-rear seat-rail is loose and "creaks" from time to time. Placing weight on the seat cures the problem"

Anonymous, NM (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"There is a persistent rattle, squeak, rushing wind noise in the passenger's side. It is either coming from the window or the seat belt holder, but they haven't been able to locate it"

Alice A., TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rattles are abundant"

Anonymous, NM (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dashboard rattle. Unsuccessful attempts by Lexus service to locate and repair"

Louise W., AZ (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"hear squeal when exiting garage with a hard left turn"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Unknown source of rattles"

Joseph E., OH (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Have reoccurring noise - can't find"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"rattle from steering, rattle under dash light at drivers foot pedal bracket missing"

Azaad E., BC (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"No one can determine the cause of the squeak. It is not loud, how it is persistent and annoying"

Cindy P., TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Consistent squeaking in front dash area- raised with dealer- informed design team instituted a plastic to plastic contact point between roof assembly and body section. The wear points squeak, particularly in colder sub zero weather"

Douglas K., ON (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Squeak occurs under rear passenger seat at highway speeds. Readjusting seat position fixes the issue occasionally"

Harold C., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes makes squealing noise when backing up."

Anonymous, CT (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Driver side window noise"

Dan L., ND (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"It has had wind noise since I bought new they could not repair I gave them one try"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"I bought my Lexus because I wanted a quiet ride. For the most part, my Lexus delivers with one exception, wind noise. It's not a deal breaker but when driving on the highway it sounds like a window is cracked open even though that's not the case. I can ignore the noise most of the time."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's window ( rubber seal? ) whistles' during high speed."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 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

12V power plug

"inop, dealer discovered blown fuse"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Body control module

"button to close rear area access failed"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Brake an tail light unit had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The car failed an inspection because both brake lights were not working even after the bulbs were replaced. The Dealership informed me that the entire assembly had to be replaced because the wiring was damaged on both sides. This work cost me $2000 at the dealership."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"tail light went out. Dealer told me it was a computer modular issues. $800 repair"

Anonymous, UT (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear warning light seal broke socket rusted and light quit working"

Richard O., FL (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"both sides of lights go out at same time, really, this happened to two sets of lights. Have replaced often"

Gloria L., CA (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Lamp assembly needed replacement"

Richard R., NJ (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Tailgate running light is intermittent. Tapping on lens temporarily fixes it. Dealership has been unable to track the issue down"

Harold C., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Left brake light failed. Cost $427 to fix, since it was an LED pcba and NOT a plain old lightbulb. Had to buy the entire left taillight assembly."

Donald M., MI (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"stopped working / WAS REPLACED"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Lights keep going off & on, never know when it will happen; then back on. took to dealer &they checked many times- said no electrical prob (despite that the tail lights were also going out) Finally dealer said this happens with new cars"

Gloria L., CA (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Not sure what caused the issue"

Jan G., FL (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Headlight leaked allowing water within the sealed area"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"replacement was excessive cost"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"shift position indicator lights failed"

Carl K., MA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Opening and closing the rear Hatch"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Not all doors unlock sometimes. Problem is intermittent and dealer has not been able to fix it."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver door lock actuator failed and was replaced"

Jerry W., AL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The electronic key could not open the driver side door but could open the front passenger door"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Door locks on 3 of the doors have failed with keyless entry"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"cannot get remote start to work, but Lexus technician can. I hold the button down as long as I can, but it won't start. VERY INCONVENIENT, since I don't have garage &would like to preheat car in winter"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus RX 350)
Tire pressure monitor

"valve stem pressure monitor failed"

Joel H., MA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Every once a while it would state that I have low tire pressure when I don't."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"LIGHT WOULD NOT GO OUT. DEALER REPLACED"

Jeffrey B., CO (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper motor had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"minor back up collision caused bumper to detach"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Spoiler came off"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Bumper separated slightly from body."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper is held by plastic screws which broke. Terrible quality."

Samir D., TX (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rear bumper cover dropping slightly on both sides"

R H., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper became unattached on one side"

James R., GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The clips that hold the front bumper to the fender body molding have broken. This was apparently a known defect at the time of manufacture and they have since resolved it"

Kirk C., TX (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Small panels on either side of the lights (between the panel over the front wheels and light unites) is loose. Flap in strong winds. Also steering wheel shakes when brakes are applied too strongly"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Loose front bumper, replaced by dealership"

Barry R., NM (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"lower panels separate from upper panels"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I scraped the fender accidentally"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint bubbled up and peeled just below the back window. I just noticed this and have not called the Lexus dealer yet"

- K., FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the back lift door cracked and peeled by the back window. Lexus said since they were known for their excellent paint on cars, they covered the whole expense and gave me loaner during repair."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"On the hood of the car the paint chips off."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Chalking and minor peeling began at 10 years old, doesn't require repair yet"

Anonymous, UT (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Problem was with a plastic protective shield on front of car that developed discoloring under it and had to be removed"

Glen J., MS (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Car has been always in garage, but seems like a passing butterfly can scratch the paint. I never saw this level of scratching ease before. The car is dark grey"

Gary H., CA (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"paint chipping from gravel on the roads"

Edward H., PA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Disappointing exterior paint....poor finish....scratches easily...will not hold shine"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Clearcoat on all horizontal surfaces, hood, roof, top of doors and fenders, etc.. severely pitted"

Anonymous, KY (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Like all my previous lexis, lousy paint job"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"2 times the rear hatch had rust which had to be removed and repainted"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rust has appeared below the "RX 350" lettering, the "L" logo and a little along the lower left side of the tail gate"

Wayne T., QC (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"tailgate door at bottom minor surface rust spots"

Jack A., ON (2010 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

"A/C just stopped working"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The AC failure resulted in a huge repair cost because the AC unit is quite inaccessible. Shop had to remove front power seats, dashboard, steering column to get at it!"

Phil L., ON (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"the air conditioner just stopped working. Got it fixed at dealer"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Went out"

Gregory M., KY (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"It stopped working and was replaced at no cost to me"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The AC stopped working. I took it to the Lexus dealer and they replaced the unit at no cost to me. It was covered by the contract with Lexus that covers all major failures for 60,000 miles from time of my purchase from the dealer."

P A., SC (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Climate controls reset when the car is turned off. So upon restarting the temperature settings, etc., will be different. The car also defaults to recirculating air each time the it is restarted, and the dealership indicates there is no way to fix either problem"

Peter D., CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Failure of both front door locks (at separate times) requiring a $300+ dollar repair each time. Repair shop said it was the actuator motor in each side"

Stuart G., GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Electrical problem such that changing any one system such as radio effects other system such as the heater/blower, etc. Interconectivity problem"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Lexus RX 450h Unsure)

"The a/c would stop cooling and an error message would show on the info screen saying"Climate Control System Error""

Anonymous, TN (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"For a wonderful car, this RX has the worst automatic climate control system of any car I have owned in many years. Lexus cant find anything wrong, but when the air conditioner runs when it is cloudy & 20 degrees outside, something is wrong"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"It quit. Twice."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Had leak and would not allow the A/C to cool the auto."

John H., MI (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"not cooling and leaking fluid"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"This was $2400 repair and seems premature to me. In fact I have never experienced this failure in any car before"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The AC unit stopped producing cold air. The car was taken to the dealer who diagnosed a faulty evaporator. The car was fixed and ithe AC unit is operating well."

Anonymous, PR (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C stopped working. First trip to repair cost ~$500 and only added freon. Three months later A/C stopped working again. This time was advised evaporator needed repair at cost of ~$1800"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Losing Freon, Dealer wanted me to pay 1/2 for repair, But since they knew about problem when car was under warranty I insisted it still be repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Drivers seat; noise generated that 'fan is blowing' and nothing ever is felt by driver, cold or hot. No air penetrates the seat reaching the driver"

Michael C., FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leather cracks very easily. Had to replace cover"

Marcus W., GA (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Took two visits to the Lexus shop to be repaired properly. I could smell a chemical smell but the repair people couldn't."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant leaks put out a caustic smell in the car that was hard to get rid off. Put car in shop at dealer for repair and it took 3 visits to correct and not without total floor cover replacement from refrigerant leaking into car's floorboard on driver side."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Installed charcoal canister with control module and evap purge value"

Charles W., AZ (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Caused computer error which turned on all safety warning lights and would not turn off"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"The fuel gauge shorted out and registered the fuel level intermittently. I believe the problem occurred when the fuel pump was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Actual if dealer services department follow up closely to the vehicle problem that would not be that bad,and the vehicle only had 10,600km at the time. Honestly I am very unhappy the dealership mechanic spend 10 hours to find out what is the problem"

Lamhum L., BC (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have the system cleaned and it did improve mileage"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump failed, stranding my wife"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The fuel pump failed and was replaced at a cost of approximately $1700. Excessive but was a hostage to their pricing"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"SUV's check engine light came on while traveling. Nearby dealership fixed the problem which was a fuel pump. The car had 112000 miles which was 12000 over the 100000 mile warranty we had"

Suzanne B., TN (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Fuel pump just died and was replaced in Denver while on vacation. Only lost one day and was lgiven a free loaner car"

R S., NJ (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Fuel pump failed"

Charles T., NE (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Dealer replaced fuel pump, filter, suction plate, fuel tank solenoid main valve assembly"

John S., ON (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Surprised dealer- never had problem before- Lexus CA advised changing the in-tank fuel pump and situation resolved"

Douglas K., ON (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"sensor lights went off and car would not respond"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dash light is lighting indication O2 sensor issue. I had the code checked"

Anonymous, QC (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"One sensor located in the exhaust pipe failed"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine light came on...cost at least 700 to fix, 300 for O2 sensor 300 labor"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"sensor failed"

R R., NY (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sensors cost $500 to repair, it turned off AWD and check engine light on"

Paul M., MA (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"O2 sensor bad at 50k miles"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"O2 sensor failed and was fixed under warranty; took 5 days to get the part"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"warning light came on and Lexus changed the sensor. Since then fuel consumption has gone up some 10%"

Ami H., BC (2010 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"check engine light on, replaced sensor"

Edward F., QC (2010 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

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