2007 Lexus RX 3.3 from North America
WARNING, this vehicle can be very dangerous
(Never touched the spare tire once.)
Driving down I-95 the other night doing around 80MPH late at night with not many others on the road.
Suddenly from the rear I heard a snap noise followed by a tire screech-like noise. Couldn't see much because it was dark.
When I got home and looked under the rear of the car, I realized that the cable and bracket that hold the spare tire in place had broken off and had let the tire loose, because it wasn't there.
If this were to happen on the same road during rush hour, I'm sure I would have been responsible for what could have been a major disaster, or even a pile up.
After spending close to $500 at the Lexus dealer for a new full size rim and tire, I decided not to purchase the hold down bracket and just put the tire in the cargo area inside the car.
I don't want to be the cause of an accident.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd March, 2016