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

Road Test Results

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

Owner Reports

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

The 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. The RX 350 yielded an overall fuel economy of 21 mpg -- not too bad considering its size and performance. There is also a hybrid version which gets 26 mpg overall. The hybrid comes with a good performing CVT (continuously variable transmission). It can also propel itself on electric power alone at low speeds.

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

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

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (295 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (270 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Lexus RX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

"possibly related to moon roof or animal getting inside engine area"

Franklin B., CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Slight whistle around front door"

Rich D., IA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Very loud squeaks when going over bumps or rough road. Comes from rear. Worked with dealer to repair, but still a problem"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Squeak noise from info screen"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle in rear of SUV"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"We just bought the car. It has a rattle we can not locate. The dealer is very interested in fixing it"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"The front cup holders rattle. The ones in our 2004 did not"

John B., OR (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle in rear seat"

Paul S., PA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"frequent light squeezing noise; check by Lexus service, but could not detect that day; they are certainly willing to continue to search for and solve this minor problem"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"A crackling noise developed in the interior of the auto on the front seat. Unsure of cause and intermittent"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Loud squeak from inside the cabin, over any bumps. It sounded like I was driving an old pickup truck!"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"rattle on the drivers door"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Going over bumps there is squeak in the rear of the vehicle. Rear shocks replaced under warranty at 35,000. Spare tires, jack and tools removed and carefully replaced, squeak still there"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Just a rattle the seller descried as something natural for an "open vehicle" such as an SUV"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I has a few rattles I don't think it should have, one at the pillar by the drivers LH shoulder, one in the dash"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"From the time I purchased the vehicle new, it has had a rumbling noise at speeds above 45 mph. After three attempts to locate the source of the noise, the Service personnel have found nothing. I believe that either a tire contains a defect, or, less"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"There is a squeak when driven over even a small bump"

Stanislav M., AZ (2013 Lexus RX Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Have rattles in rear doors"

Rich D., IA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle inside rear doors"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had a squeaking noise coming from left rear tire, dealer located problem and fixed at no charge"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Constant rattle in the left side center pillar or rear door or in the seat belt mount"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent squeak coming from front engine compartment - dealer unable to find / diagnose. Took to an independent mechanic who correctly identified problem with a belt"

Tim S., MA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Interior rear seats make noise indicating They may be loose"

Michael M., CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Back seats wiggle and move making rattling noises whenever they are not occupied"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks in the rear suspension , same issue with my 1999 rx300"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Lexus has not been able to diagnose where the squeak comes from. Very annoying"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rattles inside the dash somewhere or in the engine compartment these rentals have been in existence since I purchased the car new"

William L., AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"This is NOT a quiet vehicle. With Lexus quality it should be much quieter. This is our 3rd RX and may look elsewhere when purchasing"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to remove crossbars on roof rack to make it somewhat quieter. Still louder than my '08 was and much worse gas mileage than it also"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I feel it is too much for a higher end car and for the sake of gas milage"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Wind noise and rattling from around driver door. Was serviced by dealer but still not resolved. We will bring it back in for another try at a fix"

Michael S., CA (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"excessive wind and road noise emanating from passenger rear door area. Dealer not interested in pursuing the problem, comment was "all RX 350 have the wind and road noise". My response was that I would not consider buying this model in the future"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"This vehicle has wind noise combining from the front drivers side that cannot be found by the dealer"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"This car has a lot of wind noise. I've reported it several times at service but assured it's just the luggage rack. I feel air coming in around lower part of front door and on the highway I have more air noise than any other car, including a BMW co"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"excess wind or road noise particularly at rear doors area"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Constant noise thru the passenger side vent at highway speeds. Lexus can't find the problem"

Anonymous, AR (2013 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

"Proximity sensors would alarm for no apparent reason. Dealership found some bugs had penetrated the sensor and after cleaning there was no problem"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Camera slow to come on"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sensors activating when nothing was there"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Because the display froze, nothing would work: the back up camera didn't work, couldn't use any menu item, blue tooth didn't work, nothing would work. Enform system was completely frozen. The system had already been replaced once"

George K., CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"On occasion, the radio would just shut off and would not turn back on until the car was restarted. This happened several times, but was not "repeatable" at a whim. The dealer replaced the entire radio after several visits and the issue has abated"

John P., MN (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The display screen went blank and we could not set temperature or listen to the radio. They said the hard drive failed"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"There is very little on screen functionality with my iPhone. for the first year calls often froze my screen and froze my phone. When I took it in for service to correct the problem, I was told they were unable to correct it. Because I could not lo"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Loses place in playlist. Shuts of player altogether. Have to keep a written record of position in playlist. Problem existed since new. Dealer will not fix because "cannot duplicate problem". So I am (to them) making this up?"

David B., OR (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Softwae is unreliable. Does not recognize some landmarks and list some that are no longer there (rest aras, etc.). Preferred routing sometimes 4-5 miles longer than necessary"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Again, the screen was frozen so we were unable to use the navigation"

George K., CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"the nav system was off by about 50 feet. It took approximately 2 months and 3 visits before it was improved, including not having the correct personnel to recalibrate the system and losing the needed CD to recalibrate. Finally,they replaced the ent"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"It is not accurate in estimating travel time and directions are sometimes suspect. Maps are very out of date. It is not repairable per dealership so now we use a portable Garmin unit"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"GPS system would freeze up then update at 1 minute intervals, giving wrong directions. Dealership spent 3 days and could find nothing wrong. System was given firmware upgrade and rebooted. No problem since"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"on numerous occasions in a city 1 hr from our hometown, system gave directions as if were "home" not at our actual location"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"This system does not update, and I have found whole neighborhoods that do not even show up on it. It is ridiculously expensive to update, especially considering that Google maps on my phone is much more reliable"

Dorothy H., TX (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth down loads multiple copies of contacts if there are 4 or more numbers for any one contact. Lexus can fix it. In fact, Lexus dealer technology person has not even returned any of my calls. I have never been ignored like this by and customer service person at any other dealership I bought cars from"

Leslie B., MN (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MS (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Poor reception on Interstate 8 near Sacramento"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Loud grinding noise when outside temperature was less than 30 degrees Fahrenheit, had to bring the car in 3 times before Lexus diagnoised it as a radio fan. Took a week to get the part and return the car. Sadly after 2 days the problem reappeared. The problem is now the outside temperature is too warm. So I have to wait for the temperature to drop below 32"

Garry R., VA (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"The voice recognition system confuses spoken names repeatedly and never recognizes some. The contact list has both mobile and home numbers and often the system doesn't recognized what was requested i.e "call John Jones home.""

Dorothy G., CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"When the radio was acting up, the voice system quite responding too"

John P., MN (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"bought used Jan 1 2015, voice commands did not work. Dealer fixed by installing new onboard computer"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"very limited commands, voice recognition is terrible"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"complicated. too many steps to phone. Toggle switches are awkward"

Anonymous, DE (2013 Lexus RX 350 Unsure)

"This voice control very often misunderstands what is said and things have to be repeated so many times, that I usually just give up and use my cell phone when I get to stop somewhere"

Dorothy H., TX (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"System is unable to recognize my voice or my wife's. Commands are misinterpreted 100% of the time and Lexus is unable to fix it"

Leslie B., MN (2013 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

Gauges

"Speedometer is about 4% off which Lexus says is within their specifications, and they can do nothing about it"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Lexus RX Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Three rear taillight assemblies had to be replaced (under warranty) because they were not properly sealed at the factory and were leaking (taking on) water"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"operating switch jammed in "engage" position and drew down battery. Took 20 hours to discover problem, thankfully warranty picked up the tab"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side makeup light behind visor was not working. Fixed within days of first noticing it"

Debra H., ON (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Mirror light on driver's side not working. They changed the whole light assembly"

S L., CA (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"DRIVERS VISOR LIGHT STOPPED WORKING;HAD TO BE REPLACED"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Sensor needed replacement. Drivers door would not always unlock"

John G., AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The door lock actuator failed in right front door"

Linda T., IN (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure sensors indicate low pressure when pressure is per recommended by manual"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Lexus RX Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Tires loose pressure due to "lack of sealing between tire and rim"

Patrick C., NM (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Blind Spot Monitor system got a bad sensor. Went back to dealership to have it replaced under warranty. They ordered the wrong part, then installed the right part, but it went bad again. Had to go back and get another new one installed"

Justin G., AB (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"The rain sensor intermittent wiper control did not operate. Had to replace entire windshield and system"

Anthony B., NY (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Broke a month before warranty expired"

Patrick C., FL (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Headlight went out. Whole control module replaced under warranty"

Mark W., VA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The plastic lens get fogged up from UV rays"

Patrick C., NM (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Rear of Drivers side bumper/quarter panel was not attached to the body proper. Took three trips to get it fixed. Explained as clips not "seating.""

Anonymous, IN (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"molding on front window is coming off will notify dealer at next visit"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Black trim strip on top of rear bumper came off during last servicing. Dealership did not tell us about it, found it a few days after we got the vehicle back"

Justin G., AB (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Edge guards were purchased for the car, but have become unglued and 1 was lost (even after being repaired by the dealer). Rear shade is loose and broken with brittle plastic"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"leather cracks"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Paint very soft and very easily scratched and/or blemished"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the grill insert peeled off in one area and the entire insert was replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"paints bubbles"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the Lexus seems to chip and wear very easily. The chips are on the hood and are clearly due to the usual road debris. Since the number of chips is sho much greater, and my driving location and habits have not changed, the quality and dur"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint chips and scratches easily. Hood and grill area has road chips"

Peter F., CA (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is prone to flaking and seems to be much more easily damaged than previous Lexus cars I have owned"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Rusting around rear hatch light and license plate area"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rust on tailgate beneath the back up camera. The entire tailgate had to be replaced when car was 1 year old"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dime sized rust spot on tailgate"

Lacroix J., BC (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

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

Shocks or struts

"One rear shock was leaking and had to be replaced, car only had 19800 miles on it"

E C., AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"FLUID LEAKING FROM A SHOCK ABSORBER BEHIND REAR WHEEL. SCHEDULED FOR REPLACEMENT IN 2 DAYS"

Charles P., PA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The Dealer replaced a leaking shock or strut during a regular oil change"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Right Rear Shock was "sweating" when I took it to the Lexus dealer for regular service. I did not notice any problem. They replaced it under warranty, including parts & labour"

M K., ON (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"the back shocks were leaking"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"One leaking strut"

Greg J., TX (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"leaking shocks after only 70,000 KMs"

Richard H., ON (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"One of the shocks had a leakage that was discovered with routine servicing and replaced by the Lexus dealer"

Charles P., CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear drivers side shock was leaking"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Right rear leakage"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leak"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"A bushing went bad in a rear trailing arm. The rear suspension creaked and groaned excessively. It sounded like a 1965 Chevy pickup truck. The dealer could not get the part for several weeks. It took almost a month to have it repaired"

Anonymous, SC (2013 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

"Recall to "reprogram proportion valve""

Anonymous, NH (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"It was an easy fix. Not sure what it was"

Anonymous, AK (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"System notification to stop driving automobile"

Dan B., MN (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"One Caliper sticking, Not moving freely"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"vibration in front end when brakes applied"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Ware"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"premature brake wear and high cost"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer said we needed front and rear rotors and pads replaced at 33000 miles"

Tim S., MA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"When we took this vehicle in for an inspection, they told us that our brakes were shot and needed to be replaced. We were shocked because my husband and I are both retired and we don't drive that much anymore and we are careful drivers so we don't use the brakes hard. After explaining this to service manager, we asked them why the brakes would need replacing so soon, then they investigated further. They ultimately agreed with us that the brakes should not have been this bad so soon so we lef"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace them at 16000 kms due to warping"

Lacroix J., BC (2013 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

Automatic climate control

"does not maintain accurate temp. tends to be too cold and seat ventilation appears to be a joke"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I set my climate control manually, however during the winter months the climate control will automatically accelerate to a higher temp and speed"

D J., IA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"When the vehicle is started, it doesn't remember the setting that was last used, and the climate control doesn't work at all (no fan, a/c, or heat). I have to go into the climate control menu each time I start the vehicle, and enter the settings from scratch"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Sunroof

"glass broke while driving broke outwards sunroof was closed"

Steve B., CO (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Doors or sliding doors

"The fuel door cap tether broke while car was under warranty, initially they would no replace it"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Had to have work done on this twice. first they tried some sort of patchwork, then it kept leaking fluid and they ended up replacing the whole drive shaft. think it was a recall?"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Seal leak transfer case"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Cylinders blew out while driving on an Interstate. Dealer claims cause unknown. While under warranty, repair costs totaled over $30K"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Lexus RX Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing belt cover was leaking, due to clearance issues engine had to be pulled to repair. Fix took two days"

E C., AZ (2013 Lexus RX 350 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

Fuel pump

"The fuel pump stop working without any warning and let us away from home"

Anonymous, PR (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

"Since new, the exhaust system has been very loud"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery was over 4 years old and needed to be replaced for $200"

Jean N., NY (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"water pump failure - was replaced before completely failed"

David E., DE (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Very surprised that a 3 year old Lexus would need a new transmission. Shifted very hard and then one day it completely broke. Had to get a tow to a Lexus dealership and was informed it needed a complete replacement transmission. Luckily it was still under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"PULLING OUT FROM A STOP THERE IS A HESITATION SINCE THE MOTOR ACCELERATES (rpm's) AND THEN THE TRANNY ENGAGES. THIS HAPPENS USUALLY WHEN A LEFT OR RIGHT TURN IS NEGOTIATED OUT OF THE STOP"

Charles P., PA (2013 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

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