Is there anyone out there without a problem with the Lexus RX 300?

10

Asked by Aug 26, 2015 at 05:43 PM about the 2001 Lexus RX 300 Base AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there anyone out there without a problem with the Lexus Rx300? I bought mine from an Independent. I'm a Disabled Veteran and had a doctor appointment the very next day in Lexington, KY which is about a 45 minute drive from where I live. Before I could get there, the car was putting out some heat - badly, the VSC light came on and the check engine light came on. Had a person drive it home from Lexington the day I bought it from OMID OMIDI in Lexington, KY. BEWARE OF THIS GUY!!! Paid what the car booked for, never had a Lexus but ALWAYS owned Toyotas which I LOVE and thought it was the same and comparable car. Before friend could get it home from Lexington, the car was at 4,000 rpms while driving about 50 mph. Replaced back brakes & rotors, need to constantly put air in tires and the transmission fluid was brown and almost completely empty. Replaced the Transmission filter and all fluids. Also cleaned it and it only got the top layer of dirt off. Also replaced fluids. Had to cancel my doctor appointment and take it to Advance Auto where they told me I needed to replace the Knock Sensor, Master Cylinder for brakes, bulbs, fuses, etc. Haven't had the car for even two weeks and want rid of it. I am broke. Thanks Omid Omidi if that's you're real name!

3 Answers

95,025

It sounds like you got one of those that just wasn't taken care of properly, that is why we recommend taking any used vehicle to a shop that does used car checks, it is money well spent and no doubt they would have found the problems you have so far stated you have had. I had very good service from our 300, but I followed the maintenance schedule and never had any major failures.

35

I bought my 1999 RX 300 with 78000 miles. Right off the bat I had a few items to repair, timing belt, plugs and wires. I now have 179000. I always change the transmission fluid regularly and do the usual standard maintenance. I had to repair the cruise control at 150000, but other than that, its been a very solid SUV. I drive an hour to work one way everyday so put on a fair amount of highway miles. I just put on a brand new set of tires and brakes so I expect to get many more miles out of my Lexus. Sorry you're having the problems you're having.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer
10

Thanks for responding. Greatly appreciate the info! Have done al repairs & currently not having any problems but still miss my Toyotas. If anyone is looking for a Lexus, I'll take a loss just to get back in a Toyota. Tha

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

RX 300

Looking for a Used RX 300 in your area?

CarGurus has 780 nationwide RX 300 listings starting at $2,200.

ZIP:

Search Lexus RX 300 Questions

Lexus RX 300 Experts

#1 Rx300_21001
Rx300_21001
Reputation 1,860
#2 John Orlando
John Orlando
Reputation 980
#3 mrsvirtuous
mrsvirtuous
Reputation 660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Highlander
362 Great Deals out of 26,007 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,757 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota RAV4
892 Great Deals out of 67,125 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda CR-V
924 Great Deals out of 59,345 listings starting at $1,990
Used Lexus LX 470
9 Great Deals out of 287 listings starting at $4,495
Used Acura MDX
274 Great Deals out of 18,596 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota 4Runner
260 Great Deals out of 19,017 listings starting at $2,500
Used Lexus GS 300
28 Great Deals out of 758 listings starting at $2,700
Used Honda Accord
946 Great Deals out of 77,735 listings starting at $899
Used Lexus ES 300
11 Great Deals out of 900 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Lexus RX 300 Base AWD For Sale
70 listings starting at $2,200
2002 Lexus RX 300 Base AWD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 134 listings starting at $3,495
2001 Lexus RX 300 Base AWD For Sale
122 listings starting at $2,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.