Need help to resolve Cold Start Problem

Asked by Oct 29, 2014 at 01:03 PM about the 2007 Lexus RX 350 AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Lexus Rx350 (2007) having problem starting the car when the engine is cold or switch
off more than 1-2 hours. I need to crank the car at least 2-3 times to get the engine run.
Once the engine run, i have no problem restarting the car with a single crack.
Regards Henry

2 Answers

35

I would look into getting an engine block heater, as in cold-weather applications. Also, are you using the manufacturer's recommended oil and viscosity? How many miles are on it? Time for a tune-up? RX350's are exceptionally reliable. This sounds like a routine maintenance issue.

I think my car problem may not cause by cold weather as I am from Malaysia with 25-28c at night and 30-36c at daytime. Car with 200,000KM (123,000miles) on it. Just perform routine service with 5-40W engine oil, oil filter and gearbox oil replace. Workshop suspected fuel line valve malfunction and causes drop in pressure after a long stop. Kindly advise. Thank You.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Lexus RX 350 Questions

Lexus RX 350 Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 2,950
#2 Nico Vlachos
Nico Vlachos
Reputation 2,690
#3 Papaobewon
Papaobewon
Reputation 2,050
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Acura MDX
234 Great Deals out of 18,861 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Highlander
342 Great Deals out of 24,353 listings starting at $2,499
Used Lexus ES 350
225 Great Deals out of 16,450 listings starting at $3,999
Used Lexus RX 330
56 Great Deals out of 1,417 listings starting at $3,995
Used Acura RDX
137 Great Deals out of 14,476 listings starting at $4,100
Used BMW X5
431 Great Deals out of 16,941 listings starting at $1,999
Used Lexus GS 350
123 Great Deals out of 4,128 listings starting at $5,990
Used Toyota RAV4
741 Great Deals out of 71,375 listings starting at $1,895
Used Honda CR-V
889 Great Deals out of 61,737 listings starting at $988
Used Lexus IS 250
184 Great Deals out of 5,010 listings starting at $3,000
Used Lexus RX 400h
14 Great Deals out of 462 listings starting at $5,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Lexus RX 350 AWD For Sale
467 listings starting at $45,590
2016 Lexus RX 350 AWD For Sale
44 listings starting at $38,981
2015 Lexus RX 350 AWD For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 463 listings starting at $24,999
2014 Lexus RX 350 AWD For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 299 listings starting at $21,995
2013 Lexus RX 350 AWD For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 225 listings starting at $18,990

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.