2001 Lexus RX 300 from North America
Transmission had to be replaced.
Presently making a loud clicking sound around dash board.
Add another failed Lexus Transmission to your list. Four days after I bought my used 2001 Lexus RX300 the transmission went out at 98K miles. I would never have imagined a quality vehicle like this to have that happen this soon. We paid around 3500.00 to completely rebuilt the transmission and in the words of the mechanic "it was a total mess" the planetary gears and all had to be replaced. I have read countless stories of the same thing happening with Lexus. Such a disappointment for a Lexus. I would never buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th August, 2006
23rd Oct 2007, 16:51
Wow, I have had the same problem. In April of this year, I noticed that my car was slipping (gears) and I had it repaired at Mr. Transmission; what a nightmare! They have attempted to repair it again. Yesterday the Check Engine Light, VSC light and the Trac light came on and I notice that the RPM is very high; I am so concerned. I hate to have to buy another car, but I am thinking of getting rid of this one.