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 (270 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (295 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 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

Air or water leaks

"Had to replace the radiator"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water found under front driver's seat. Tool to dealership. They told us it was caused by an "outside force". Not covered under warranty. Price $4,500.00. Insurance adjuster told us it is an inherent flaw in the car.we called Lexus headquarters band they finslly fixed it under warranty. Bad experience"

Mary H., NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The weather stripping on the driver side was coated with a sticky lubricant that caused the door to make noise. This was corrected by cleaning the weather stripping and then applying the proper lubricant spray."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The driver's door seal had been lubricated with a non-compliant lubicant, so it squeaked continously until it was cleaned."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"air leaks around doors"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"driver's side wind noise - gasket leak or door panel seal"

Craig H., TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"seal or weather-stripping .was not fixed by dealer. dealer service people said there was no problem. wrong answer.dealer does not get our service business for the lexusor our venza"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The wind noise seems to be coming from seals around the door/windows. Door adjustment has not helped. This is the noisiest car we have had in 30 years. Lexus is not supposed to do this."

Jay H., TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"the steering wheel makes a slight sound when turned. took it to the dealer three times during warranty and now it still makes the same noise"

Anonymous, KY (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers seat feels loose and make a snapping noise"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sounds like a back seat rattles. Have yet to report it to dealer"

Don F., IA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"vibration issue in front passenger door"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks and noise from passenger door side. Dealer cant isolate"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"After 2months driving this great vehicle a very loud cracking noise would occur when ever i would make a turn (in any direction) or go over a smooth, or not smooth bump in the road, as well as pulling into my driveway. I think i pin pointed the nois"

Timothy S., ON (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Front passenger upper seat belt anchor rattles"

Randall S., MI (2015 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Periodic rattle in front console - comes and goes"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"There was a rattle in the door pillar that got worse over time."

Michael B., CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"multiple squeaks and rattles from the back of the car on any road which is not a smooth paved road! Very disappointed that this is coming from a luxury car"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The driver's side front seat has started making a heavy clunking sound as if it is beginning to loosen from its moorings. We have not yet brought this to a dealership but have confirmed that the condition is not yet under recall."

Terry L., CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The back seat latch rattles unless the seat is placed down flat in cargo mode. It drove me crazy and the dealer technicians were no help in spite if the fact that they MUST KNOW ABOUT THE PROBLEM. An owners chat room finally taught me where it was coming from and how to make it quiet. Dealer visits for rattle: 5."

Marta S., CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"trunk rattles"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle (thump) was there when we purchased car. Dealer fixed it at no charge but was difficult to diagnose."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6)

"Squeeze on front and rear door."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Back seat rattles and could not be 100% silenced"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The back seat still squeaks & rattles even though it's been completely replaced once"

Kathy S., TX (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"There was a rattle that infuriated me. I returned to the dealer 5 or 6 times and the service technician kept telling me it was something different each time and that he had fixed it. Finally I researched the issue on the internet and discovered an owner chat group discussion that taught me it was the back seat. I keep it in cargo mode all the time now. The rattle is gone. I hate the service technicians now"

Marta S., CA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"slight rattle in dash. took to dealer and fixed"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"jiggling rattle at low speeds; goes away with warm temperature"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The detachable attachment on the fear door comes loose or falls out"

Marilyn L., FL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Two types of persistent noises easily audible during driving: rattles emanating from the rear area and an intermittent loud squeak. Covered by warranty but the car was at the dealership for several days for them to address it. Level and types of noises unacceptable for a car of this category and mileage. VERY surprising of a Toyota product, especially Lexus!"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"wind noise back door passenger"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"My Lexus has much more wind noise than either my Acura or my 2001 Lexus RX300 that the 2015 replaced. I had the doors tightened, but it was of little help. Very disappointing. It's so noisy that I have to turn up the radio as speed increases just to hear the radio. As a result the Lexus is now our in town car and the Acura is the one we use for out of town travel. This may by our last Lexus."

Jay H., TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"it is very noisey over 45 mph"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Just seems to be nosier than I thought it would be when driving on the highway from wind"

Scott F., IL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"passenger back door has a loud air noise."

Lee A., CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Seems like a lot of wind & road noise for a "luxury" brand"

Kathy S., TX (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"wind noise is/was caused by the wind guards they installed, well they said it was what was causing it"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"wind noise passenger door area"

Lee A., CA (2015 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

Display screen difficult to see

"Plastic shield over GPS retards viewing thru polarized sunglasses. Three is a reflective piece of trim that blinds view of GPS screen under certain conditions"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Display screen froze at the welcome screen. System also rebooted for 15 minutes while driving and then froze again. Dealer had to order new entertainment system and install"

Debra W., NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"This is another symptom of the previous problem I selected"

Debra W., NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The interface called Lexus Enform can be finicky. It sometimes fails to connect with my I phone 6 causing me to have to pull off the road to turn the ignition off and restart the engine and music system to reboot. Once done it usually comes back on line, but It can sometimes behave strangely playing pandora without indicating so on the screen"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS is simply not up to par compared to 4year old Garmin portable"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"At times it doesn't take you the right way. It can sometimes end you up in a different place from where you were headed"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"It is way to complicated and fickle,,, everything has to be done with the mouse, you need a co pilot to operate the system... in order to turn off the air conditioner you must go through the nav system"

Rudy P., ON (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The navigation system's main problem for me is the number of steps I must go through to get the route information: sometimes it works easily, but often it wants the state, city, street, then street number of the destination, all separate commands. My 2006 Lexus navigation was much more efficient. And then, like the entertainment voice recognition, navigation can't interpret the commands I give it. Usually I end up very frustrated and want to head toward the Lexus dealership to ??? I don't know what.... I'll never buy another car from the Baton Rouge, LA Lexus dealer because of the indisputable lies my car salesman told me during the sales process. These weren't exaggerations, but concrete lies. I was told this 2015 350 RX had the same motor as my 2006 330 RX and therefore the same gas mileage. I have to blame myself for being so uninformed, but the salesman definitely took advantage of that obvious fact. I wasn't knowledgeable enough at the time to question what I was being told."

Judy K., LA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"It is not user friendly. You MUST use their vernacular, much like the Alexa Echo"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Not accurate. Very often takes me to location other than what is entered. Sometimes, when parked in front of location it will tell me I'm blocks away"

Stefan L., NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"not up to date ever the very day we purchased it very confusing to get on toll route or non-toll too expense to update"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Map display disappeared leaving only compass. Took three visits to dealer before they replace entire unit"

Jack L., NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Have to manually pair phone. Sometimes it pairs automatically, but most of the time it has to be done manually."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"It does not pair sometimes and quits out of the blue. It is not consistant"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"System failed to Bluetooth my text messages to the vehicle screen.Major dispute with Lexus they were unable to solve.Worked when I first got the vehicle then failed.They said it was a problem with the iPhone 5S they could not solve??????"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"intermittent phone disconnect and system reboots when placing a call. Used two different iPhone models with all software upgrades on the phones. This reboot also resets the default voice prompts and sometimes causes the navigation system to forget the state in which we are in."

Thomas B., WA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes it pairs, sometimes it loses calls, sometimes the voice activation does not work."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"At random times the phone pairing has stopped and then resumed working - meaning it stops for weeks and/or months and then resumes on it's own"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The paring works, but to talk on the phone requires turning the climate control fans off. The receiving party can't hear me talking to them if the fans are on. It' a poor design and repeated attempts by Lexus to fix the problem have been unsuccessful. I would never buy another Lexus"

Hardy M., TX (2015 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"sound leveliser (adjustment for speed) does not work"

Guillermo-Raija V., FL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Routine software updates

"The GPS Mapping System will not update unless you go to the dealership and purchcase the updates. I've had several experiences where I can not input an address and have to use my cell phone google maps system. It should be a free updates as it a safety issue using a hand held cell phone."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Does not always pick up on standard phrases. Have to repeat phrase many times."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Does not work most of the time"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Voice recognition is not currently available, please stand by or a similar message occurs intermittently when the car has been on and running for a couple minutes at least. Sometimes this will last for 10-20 minutes, until miraculously, the voice recognition is available again. Lexus has tried to troubleshoot, but has not been able to find anything wrong with the vehicle. This problem has been plaguing me for almost two years and has progressively gotten worse."

Thomas B., WA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Voice control more often than not can't interpret my voice commands; once it gets it wrong, it gets stuck on that wrong command. To make a phone call (also true of navigation) , sometimes I have to go through 4 steps instead of one or two. Controls are unnecessarily complicated and dangerous because I have to look down at the control knob then back at the screen to complete a task (more often, NOT complete the task. I visited the Lexus dealer three time for help with these issues and was told I would get used to this device. I will probably get rid of this car for this reason and the very low gas mileage. I was told outright lies about the gas mileage when I bought the car."

Judy K., LA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"more then half the time it does not know what I am talking about"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The Enform system is totally useless. It can't understand me and the navigation option doesn't work and never has. Blue tooth paring with the phone is unusable unless the climate control fan is turned off. I would never buy this car again!"

Hardy M., TX (2015 Lexus RX 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

"Power plug stopped working. Contacted Lexus. They replaced the fuse. Problem solved."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Led light malfunction after 5000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"The lights are insufficient for night driving when they are not on high beams, and most night driving requires standard low beams."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"I had noticed for more than a year that the headlights were getting cloudy/chalky near the top. I complained to the dealer and they were replaced without question under warranty."

Craig G., NE (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"The car locked ITSELF with the electronic key INSIDE. Twice I had to get a locksmith to open the door. Once, the car locked itself when I had the key in my purse, which was on my shoulder outside the car. the dealer could not figure it out and provided a copy of the laser cut key for me to affix to the car in case it happened again."

Janet A., NM (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Door lock actuators on all doors malfunctioned. Could not lock or unlock doors at various times. All actuators had to be replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Had rear power lift door in up position unloading groceries. Heard noise, all doors LOCKED. Had to crawl through back to get purse which was in passenger seat. Never again can I trust doors won't all lock. Keyless entry fob was in my purse on the passenger seat"

Joy T., FL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace electric door lock actuators on 3 of 4 doors at over $500 each"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"When locked, keyless entry would not unlock 1 door. When unlocked, keyless entry would not lock 1 door. Occurred on two different doors; both doors had electronic switch mechanisms replaced for no charge/warranty repair"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Keyless entry never worked correctly. We asked the dealership three or four times to look at it and they said they couldn't until it happened in the shop. After numerous attempts they determined the problem and fixed it. It took months to get any help"

Mary H., NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"Engine starting on its own"

S Y., SK (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Warning light comes on saying the roof is open and actually the roof is inoperable"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Blind spot warning light was not working, Lexus found a bad sensor and replaced it immediately"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"intermittent wipers inop. Problem was with the sensors in the windshield."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The windshield sensor which detects rain does not work. The wipers have to be turned on manually. The auto function doesn't work. Contacting Lexus for repairs"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent wiper sensor did not function properly due to a defective bracket on windshield. Windshield and sensor were replaced by dealer service department"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rain sensor for wipers failed requiring windshield replacement"

Anonymous, KS (2015 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

"Front needed to be fastened"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sitting on the rear bumper caused separation of the section from the body. This a SUV and has rubber protection pads on the bumper. If you stood on the bumper to clean the roof or secure a load it would fall off. I golf and have always used the rear"

Anonymous, AR (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Lexus has changed the design of how the front / side bumpers are attached. The connections are cheap and ineffective. Our front right bumper just popped out. Lexus gave it a temporary fix and told us to go to a body shop. Cost will be $1000 to repair. This is the last Lexus we will own. Poor design, poor client service"

Jeffrey M., PA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Exterior chrome.. Rust spots. Dealer unable to resolve."

Richard P., OH (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper."

Catherine B., GA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The grill had a small paint peel. Dealer replaced the entire grill"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Front grill .paint slightly peeling.. They replaced it with no problems.excellent service"

Anonymous, MB (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the Lexus started to peel or chip at several locations, primarily the hood within 6, months of purchase. The dealer believes that it was caused by flying rocks. We were not aware of that happening."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The robustness of the car body and paint is an issue. We check the accident reliability but CR never reports on cost of fixing minor dents or scratches. These costs are very high usually running over $2000 each time they occur"

Demir K., TX (2015 Lexus RX)

"Paint is very soft. Chips very easy, lots of scratches and I hand wash all my vehicles. Very poor paint"

Jay S., AB (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Lots of stone chips on hood. On my Honda don't have any chips after 130000 miles. Lexus only has 30000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Rust on back hatch door/ dealer took picture of to get approval from dealer to fix. Still waiting for call back, it’s been a month!"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Many trim pieces are discoloring and several paint chips are rusting. Also, rust coming from under one of the rear taillights."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rust stains from trim on rear hatch."

Cameron R., ON (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rust spots are appearing on the back of the hatch. I am told it is because this is a white car. Does not seem right to me. Have never had this problem with any of my cars in the past."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 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

Alignment

"the car pulled to the left a little when driving on the freeway"

Ed B., CA (2015 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Shocks or struts

"left shock leaked"

Robert B., MA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"manufacturing error. car made groaning sounds when turning"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear shocks began leaking. Replaced by dealer under warranty without incident."

Ted H., TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Strut failed just after warranty expired. The cost of repair was $1,500. After complaining to Lexus, they did cover the repair including the loaner car. The car was at the dealership for a week"

John D., CO (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering made groaning noise when turning."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Leak in the housing. Lexus repaired for free."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Steering was erratic & shifty at highway speeds... dealer checked out & replaced the rack & Pinion assembly"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"noisy right front wheel bearing. dealer replaced it under warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Drivers side rear door does not close properly and has opened while driving when only the driver was in the car"

Randall S., MI (2015 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Sharp edges on bottom corner of doors in front. Have cut our legs numerous times getting in and out of the vehicle. significant bleeding. Required heavy bandages. Dealer said this was the way the car was made - others have had same problem, Don'"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"the seats do not heat all the time. dealer cannot figure it out"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"The driver seat would not blow air thru the seat like the passenger side. Had Lexus look at it several times but they would always give excuses and say it was fine"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"Both side mirrors are designed and positioned in a way that blocks visibility of oncoming vehicles, especially from the right. The result is having to be super vigilant in checking for oncoming cars from the right. When looking at the left side mirror it sometimes gives impression that cars are coming towards me rather than driving in the same direction as I am and approaching and/or being next to my car. The result is a feeling of disorientation and being unsafe."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Seat belts

"The seatbelt had developed a large tear in. Eventually Toyota repaired it when we threatened to call the government to complain."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Cannot recline rear seat"

Boris L., NJ (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Driver seat frame was making noise. Part of frame was replaced under warranty no charge"

Robt A., OK (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Automatic hatch would work only intermittently"

Lee T., TX (2015 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)

"Skid control computer failed causing problems in multiple systems"

Cameron M., CA (2015 Lexus RX 450h 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"I experienced the brake going completely to the floorboard twice in one day. In following up on the issue the service mechanics found an air pocket in the brake line. They drained the brake fluid, cleared the line of air, and replaced with new fluid."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"normal wear & tear for the brakes."

Richard W., GA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"I'm currently on the 3rd set of pads and the 2nd set of routers. I use he brakes carefully"

R Q., QC (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Notice pulsing on mountain downhill driving and highway downhill."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Pulsation when braking, indicating that rotors needed replacing."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"needed to cut them. had a pulsating pedal"

C S., NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"I needed to replace my brake pads and rotors after only 19000 miles. Ive never had a car that needed brake pads or rotors so early into the cars life"

Ethan S., NY (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Lexus uses a plastic top and filler neck on the metal radiator. Apparently it is not uncommon for the plastic to fail or develop leaks"

Richard T., CO (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"Waterpump bearing failed. Lexus would have covered under warranty but I was too far from dealer and could not be without the car so we had to pay out of pocket."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Never had any other issues with the car and Lexus covered it under warranty. Great car. The bearings went bad in it."

Mario L., FL (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Engine was leaking coolant. Water pump changed by the dealer"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Lexus RX 3.5-L V6)

"Noise while engine running. It was replaced during regular maintenance"

Mugurel S., CA (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Failed and leaked. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Noisy. Had to be replaced"

Mugurel S., CA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"I had the engine light come on. I took the RX350 to the dealer. they said some kind of deposit build up happened, but it was covered under warranty."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Timing chain cover gasket leaked"

David D., MI (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Noticed a small drip on garage floor from engine area. Under warranty the dealer replaced the timing cover gasket in about 3 days and they supplied at no charge a loaner vehicle"

Anonymous D., CA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"oil leaks caused by defective gasket"

Donald T., FL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Slight leak in engine. Repaired under warrenty"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"Slow weep, suspect timing belt cover"

Anonymous, AB (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"oil on top of motor"

Shirley H., SC (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"New this year with a 8 speed trans and it shifts all the time up and down hard. can start out slow from a stop light and the next thing you are flying down the road"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"transmission slipped at low speed in the automatic mode"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Leaked almost immediately when new. Had "fixed" and leaked again. Problem was a leak between the transfer case and the transmission. Replaced front transaxle and front transfer case seals twice. no problems since"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

"due to leeks major overhaul of transmission all under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 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

"It needed replacement, costing $2,200. This is absurd. A vehicle with only 35,000 miles and the compressor needs replacement? I brought this problem to the attention of the dealer prior to the warranty expiring and they said nothing was wrong. My previous Lexus had 160,000 miles and never had a compressor problem. I will never purchase another Lexus again."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"AC doesn't come on when temp is at lower than outside temp"

V D., TX (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The seats work poorly. Don't get hot. Redesign. Lexus acknowledges problem, doesn't care to address. Apparently, not enough people have complained yet"

Richard S., CT (2015 Lexus RX)

"The cooled seats do not blow enough to feel the air. It does not seem to have enough fan power. there is no difference when they are on on or in terms of cooling"

Anonymous, CA (2015 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

"The vehicle was leaking oil from the beginning. Upon inspection it was discovered to have a leak in the seal around the engine itself. It appeared to have come from the factory this way. They had to dismantle the entire engine and replace"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"there was an oil leak that the dealership fixed under warranty after a service light went on"

James D., CA (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"brand new car leaking oil from timing chain area. had to remove engine to fix"

Anonymous, GA (2015 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)

"the battery went bad and they replaced it under warranty"

James D., CA (2015 Lexus RX F Sport 3.5-L V6)
Coil

"Roden chewed off wire to coil # 6. This I thing is due to Lexus changed all wires to new type, I heard that other Lexus owner has had the same problem. When I talked to the service advisor she told me that 1 or 2 times a week that get cars in for repair with similar problem. We have had cars parked in the same garage for 14 year and this is the first time it has happend"

Anonymous, WA (2015 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

4WD/AWD components

"Bearings in the right rear hub failed; entire hub had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Traction control

"I have a FWD Lexus RX 350 that has lost rear traction control while driving up slight incline. Car lost traction and entire rear of car slid into next lane - this has happened to me on 3 occasions. THIS IS THE MAJOR REASON WHY I WILL NOT BUY THIS CAR"

Joy T., FL (2015 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 injection system

"It started getting very poor MPG"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RX 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"engine dies out and stalls when starting out from a stop for just and instant and releasing accelerator then it moves. Dealer cannot remedy even under warranty or don't want to and a serious problem to avoid a rear end accident"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

"Noisy muffler on acceleratoion"

V D., TX (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"controls difficult to use. cant see display. Very frustrating"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RX 350 3.5-L V6)
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