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#1 MCF34

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:00 PM

Drove an RX350 yesterday and was very impressed. I know there may be some changes in 2008. Have there been any consistent nagging problems/rattles, etc.?? I can't stand interior rattles, etc. and my brother has a Lexus sedan with 30K miles and referred to the two loaner RX's he had were 'rattle traps'.....

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#2 denslexusgx470

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 08:43 AM

MCF34,

Every unit will have it's own little, imperfections. Maybe your brother has driven the beaten up loaner RX330/350s because people don't take care of loaners or rentals. Personally, I've had a new loaner, and seems like there aren't any rattles. Once I had a loaner with only 350 on the odo.It was relatively perfect, maybe a little rattle on the dash. Otherwise, if you take care of it, it shouldn't be too bad. Good luck in deciding on either the RX or GX. :)

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:20 PM

I drove a 2007 loaner for the past week and after day two I was going nuts with a persistant rattle. My husband sat in the back seat trying to figure out where the rattle was coming from. The rattle turned out to be the lock buttons on the cargo cover. If the buttons were not in the lock position they rattled like crazy. Once locked the car was wonderfully quiet.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:43 AM

I just purchased a 2008 RX350 for the wife. And we hear a rattling at the front right aswell. Took it to the dealership, they tested another 2008 and it had the same issue. They've opened a ticket with Lexus

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:04 PM

I just purchased a 2008 RX350 for the wife. And we hear a rattling at the front right aswell. Took it to the dealership, they tested another 2008 and it had the same issue. They've opened a ticket with Lexus


We occasionally have a rattle somewhere in the rear cargo area. It was not the cargo cover as we checked that already. Rattle occurs when the vehicle is driven on rough pavement.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:51 PM

There is a rattle in the front area. I think it is the empty passenger seat. I have adjusted it to different settings and it still rattles.
I will bring it up at my next service.

My RX is the first of my other two Lexus's I've owned that at a stop sign the engine idles very rough. The water in my water bottles looks like they are in a blender.

The first time I plugged in the cell phone charger at the dash the whole unit came out of the dash.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:42 AM

[quote name='lexypam' date='Apr 26 2007, 03:51 PM' post='237811']
There is a rattle in the front area. I think it is the empty passenger seat. I have adjusted it to different settings and it still rattles.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 07:03 PM

My wife and I bought a CPO 2007 RX-350 a few weeks ago. I am a "rattle and random noise" freak, I'm sorry to say, so hear goes. We have two issues.....one has been identified and one still remains.
First one is the rattle/vibration coming from the back of the vehicle while driving over rough spots in the street. I traced it to the spare tire cover under the car. Even though the spare is pulled up tight against the underbody, the protective plastic cover that covers the bottom side cannot be pulled tight against the spare........that is, I haven't found a way yet. I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and stuffed it in one of the openings in the cover, thereby insulating the cover from the tire itself. That took care of the problem.

The other problem is a sound that I believe is coming from inside the front right passenger door. When I come to a quick stop, or, conversely, when pulling away from a stop, I hear what sounds like a loose screw or perhaps a bolt rolling around inside the door compartment. I will have the dealer check it on my first service.

Hope this helps, if either one of these issues are one of yours.

This forum is a great tool for owners ! :)

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:54 AM

There is a rattle in the front area. I think it is the empty passenger seat. I have adjusted it to different settings and it still rattles.
I will bring it up at my next service.

My RX is the first of my other two Lexus's I've owned that at a stop sign the engine idles very rough. The water in my water bottles looks like they are in a blender.

The first time I plugged in the cell phone charger at the dash the whole unit came out of the dash.


Were you ever able to find the rattle in the passenger seat? Mine does the exact same thing!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:25 AM

There is a rattle in the front area. I think it is the empty passenger seat. I have adjusted it to different settings and it still rattles.
I will bring it up at my next service.

My RX is the first of my other two Lexus's I've owned that at a stop sign the engine idles very rough. The water in my water bottles looks like they are in a blender.

The first time I plugged in the cell phone charger at the dash the whole unit came out of the dash.

you may wanna try the pivot voltage stabilizer with grounding (google it)... This stopped the vibrations in mine...

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:04 PM

My wife and I bought a CPO 2007 RX-350 a few weeks ago. I am a "rattle and random noise" freak, I'm sorry to say, so hear goes. We have two issues.....one has been identified and one still remains.
First one is the rattle/vibration coming from the back of the vehicle while driving over rough spots in the street. I traced it to the spare tire cover under the car. Even though the spare is pulled up tight against the underbody, the protective plastic cover that covers the bottom side cannot be pulled tight against the spare........that is, I haven't found a way yet. I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and stuffed it in one of the openings in the cover, thereby insulating the cover from the tire itself. That took care of the problem.

The other problem is a sound that I believe is coming from inside the front right passenger door. When I come to a quick stop, or, conversely, when pulling away from a stop, I hear what sounds like a loose screw or perhaps a bolt rolling around inside the door compartment. I will have the dealer check it on my first service.

Hope this helps, if either one of these issues are one of yours.

This forum is a great tool for owners ! :)


Wrong season for this, but our 2004 RX 330 was sometimes parked in the driveway under some oak trees, and acorns were able to make it down through ductwork under the dash, and they would roll and rattle something fierce. The dealer wouldn't believe this possible, until they found one of the acorns. There may have been something missing, that allowed this to happen.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:17 PM

Any Consistent Nagging Problems / Rattles With 2007 Rx?


There was quite a few then I divorced her. Problem gone.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 05:49 AM

Drove an RX350 yesterday and was very impressed. I know there may be some changes in 2008. Have there been any consistent nagging problems/rattles, etc.?? I can't stand interior rattles, etc. and my brother has a Lexus sedan with 30K miles and referred to the two loaner RX's he had were 'rattle traps'.....




I have a 20008 RX 350. I had two rattles. 1. I noticed when the sun visor is open on the moon roof there is a rattle. When I closed the visor the rattle went away. It took me awhile to figure this out. 2. I had put a few items in the cargo area where the spare tire is located. They were bouncing around causing a noise. I wrapped them up in a towel and problem solved. You may also want to look in this aarea as the spare tire may not be snugged down or the metal bar in this area could be loose .

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:47 PM

A little white lithium grease on the rear door latches and the rear hatch latch fixed my 'squeaks'. I think that just about any SUV developes a squeak or rattle or two over time, particularly in the rear hatch area. Also, the seat belt buckle hits the midpost and makes noise when no one is in the seat and I have to reach over and invert it to stop this particular noise, but this is rather obvious and probably not the 'rattle' others are referencing here.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 10:30 AM

Drove an RX350 yesterday and was very impressed. I know there may be some changes in 2008. Have there been any consistent nagging problems/rattles, etc.?? I can't stand interior rattles, etc. and my brother has a Lexus sedan with 30K miles and referred to the two loaner RX's he had were 'rattle traps'.....


I found two TSBs for noises. I got the sunroof one done. No more noises. See attached.

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