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Poll: RX330 - Mileage (68 member(s) have cast votes)

How many miles do you have?

  1. Less than 25,000 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 25,000 - 50,000 (7 votes [10.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.29%

  3. 50,000 - 75,000 (19 votes [27.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.94%

  4. 75,000 - 100,000 (15 votes [22.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.06%

  5. 100,000 - 125,000 (14 votes [20.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.59%

  6. Greater than 125,000 (13 votes [19.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.12%

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#1 littleengin

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:15 PM

So I am at 70,000 - going strong. No major problems . . . . yet ;)

For the high rollers (mileage wise) - How has your experience been?

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#2 tjmc11

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 03:34 PM

Had a small issue with the fan motor connection into the fan ECU. Had to make sure the connection made good contact so the fan could work, but other than that, its been great.

So I am at 70,000 - going strong. No major problems . . . . yet ;)

For the high rollers (mileage wise) - How has your experience been?



#3 cobalt & lexus

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:28 PM

Have a RX 300 1999, 215,000 miles, no major problems.
replaced thermostat, front exhaust tbing (strange part), some sensors, and routine maint every 3000-5000 miles.
getting ready to replace rotors, they have finally warped after 3 or 4 sets of pads

as a Realtor, I live in my car.

#4 newtoncd

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:30 PM

114K on our 2004 RX330 .... continuous brake rotor warp problem, but other than that, great vehicle

#5 ssreekak

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:31 AM

Thanks for your answers(BJ's info) newtoncd.

Do you have them turn the rotors every now and then? I had that issue @ 30K.

114K on our 2004 RX330 .... continuous brake rotor warp problem, but other than that, great vehicle



#6 newtoncd

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for your answers(BJ's info) newtoncd.

Do you have them turn the rotors every now and then? I had that issue @ 30K.

114K on our 2004 RX330 .... continuous brake rotor warp problem, but other than that, great vehicle



We had the TSB update at 30K and the dealer put on new rotors with the old pads .... at 60K, they put on new pads and turned the rotors and they turned the rotors again at 90K ... this all because of warping. Now, they are warped again.

I always have the rotors hand torqued to 80 pounds and my wife isn't hard on the brakes.

I am going today to get new pads and rotors ...... replacing them both at once, I hope will solve the issue ... time will tell.

#7 bainzey

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:01 PM

114K on our 2004 RX330 .... continuous brake rotor warp problem, but other than that, great vehicle



Continous?!? I am having to replace my Rotors now, because they are warped. This is the first time that i am having to do this. Your post sounds a little scary, what would cause this, or in your case, what would cause it to be "continous" is this a known issue on RXs.

#8 bainzey

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:03 PM

114K on our 2004 RX330 .... continuous brake rotor warp problem, but other than that, great vehicle



Continous?!? I am having to replace my Rotors now, because they are warped. This is the first time that i am having to do this. Your post sounds a little scary, what would cause this, or in your case, what would cause it to be "continous" is this a known issue on RXs.


On other vehicle I've done this job my self. Is it as straight forward, or do i need to keep anything special in mind with this vehilcle.

#9 newtoncd

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:46 PM

114K on our 2004 RX330 .... continuous brake rotor warp problem, but other than that, great vehicle



Continous?!? I am having to replace my Rotors now, because they are warped. This is the first time that i am having to do this. Your post sounds a little scary, what would cause this, or in your case, what would cause it to be "continous" is this a known issue on RXs.



I should have done it myself, it is pretty straight-forward .... I didn't go with OEM rotors this time, the shop put on "Mountain" rotors made in Japan along with OEM pads. They checked the calipers and said they were functioning as they were supposed to.

We will see how it goes .... as for this problem, I don't think a lot of people are experiencing it as bad as we have. We purchased the RX in November 2003, so it is an early production model .... I know this much, anytime we drive up in the mountains (which isn't that often), when we come back to 5280, it seems the rotors are warped.

#10 dsandife

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:27 AM

Just passed 115,000 on my 2004. The biggest problem was when it was new, the transmission did not shift right. I must have had it back to the dealer a dozen times, before they finally loaded a version of the ecm software that fixed the problem. I was surprised and disappointed that they argued with me about it. Current issues are a loud rattling noise from the roof at highway speeds, and all the warning lights come on occasionally while going down the road. The lights go out once the ignition is turned off, and the problem doesn't recur for months. It still rides and drives like a luxury car. I wouldn't buy or recommend another Lexus, though, based on the bad experience with service.

#11 Gibbie

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:43 AM

114K on our 2004 RX330 .... continuous brake rotor warp problem, but other than that, great vehicle



Continous?!? I am having to replace my Rotors now, because they are warped. This is the first time that i am having to do this. Your post sounds a little scary, what would cause this, or in your case, what would cause it to be "continous" is this a known issue on RXs.


One cause of warped rotors is over tightening the wheel lugnuts.

#12 illegitimus

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 11:58 AM

One cause of warped rotors is over tightening the wheel lugnuts.

have to agree on that one - you have to torque them to the spec. I do my own brakes and do use a torque wrench unlike most of the shops and likely dealers' services.

#13 newtoncd

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 05:44 PM

114K on our 2004 RX330 .... continuous brake rotor warp problem, but other than that, great vehicle



Continous?!? I am having to replace my Rotors now, because they are warped. This is the first time that i am having to do this. Your post sounds a little scary, what would cause this, or in your case, what would cause it to be "continous" is this a known issue on RXs.


One cause of warped rotors is over tightening the wheel lugnuts.



Yup, Discount Tire always uses a torque wrench they rotate the tires. They have it to set to 80lbs. When the pads were replaced (this last time), the tech said the calipers look great ... I am hoping it doesn't happen again, but we will see. I probably need to stay away from the mountains or drive my A4.

#14 oldguy5

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 01:15 PM

I have 190,000 kilometers (118K miles for you guys in the US) on my 02 RX 300 no major problems yet. Replaced brake pads and rotors last year for just under $400.00 DIY, I must say it was the easiest brake job I have ever done. Had timing belt done this summer at a Toyota dealer.

#15 joeh79

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:30 AM

As of today, my 2002 RX300 accumulate 140K+. No major repaired. Replaced belt last year at Lexus dealer ship costed a forturn. To date, replace brake and rotor. Changed trasmission fluid 2 years ago. Didn't follow maintenance schedule except for the first few years. Car is running great.

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