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09 Rx350 Awd Transmission

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i bought a 2009 rx350 last year. right away I moticed the transmission acts weird especially when in traffic or after I slow down and turn a corner then accelerate or come to a stop sign and then go immedialtely. sometimes it feels like its in neutral. Other times its lurching and shuddering. I have brought it to Lexus dealership 4x and they said its working as designed. I also called lexus and they looked into it via the dealership and said they arent going to do anything for me because its working as designed. they said its a "learning transmission" and that the way I drive probably causes it. I get about 21 mpg average and i do not drive it aggressively. I do find it to be a granny mobile with no power whatsoever. i hate the car and I hate Lexus. I will NEVER buy another vehicle from them or toyota and ny husband is due for a new car soon and he wont consider them either. I have told everyone i know about it. I cant believe a 45K car drives this bad. its unsafe someone coud hit me because it hesitates so much... i want my honda back!!!

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Stupid question, but did you test drive it before you purchased? :rolleyes:

And to say that "you'll never buy another Lexus because of this" and that you "hate Lexus" is very immature. I would suggest that you go back to your Honda or any other high-end vehicle. If the fastest and best selling Lexus SUV isn't good enough for you, you might want to check out the Kia Sorento.

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Stupid question, but did you test drive it before you purchased? :rolleyes:

And to say that "you'll never buy another Lexus because of this" and that you "hate Lexus" is very immature. I would suggest that you go back to your Honda or any other high-end vehicle. If the fastest and best selling Lexus SUV isn't good enough for you, you might want to check out the Kia Sorento.

yes I test drove it. But not in traffic...I posted here to see if others were having the same problem with this model year.

I think its pretty idiotic of you to say I am immature because I am not happy with the vehicle and the service I am getting from Lexus...I spent $40K+ on this car. To say I should just switch it out and take a huge loss is ridiculous. If you or your wife had this issue with a new car you just bought, you would be *BLEEP*ed too.

Did I mention the dealer told me this is a common complaint? with both this vehicle and the ES350. Yet they refuse to fix the problem. And I did see other posters in this forum with a similar problem although not for the 2009 year.

Kia Sorrento? Laughable. I bought the Lexus because I thought it would be a reliable and quality, high end vehicle. Instead its just a piece of junk, all hype. and Lexus doesn't take care of its customers. who cares if its the "fastest & best selling Lexus SUV" if I am having a TRANSMISSION PROBLEM with it. Oh ya, sorry, I forgot about that statistic, i guess that makes me feel better. NOT!

Instead of being helpful you insult me...Thanks

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I think you need to go back to the dealer and explain what is going on or better yet go to another dealer. I have driven a few rx350s and they ride great. If you don't like it get rid of it and get something you like. But I do agree with CD that it is immature to say you hate Lexus? If you want help with a problem there are loads of people here who will help you. But not when you post the way you have.

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You can't come onto a Lexus owners club website, throwing out insults about the company and expect us to be happy with your responses, it just doesn't work that way.

Your RX isn't experiencing a transmission problem, as that's how it was designed. My Rx has similar quirks, (some of which are annoyances), but i was fully aware of them before the car was purchased. You cannot blame the car for functioning as designed. If you don't like it, then as i said before, sell it and buy another brand. Because the issues you're having with your RX are NOT going to go away- they're characteristics of the car. There is nothing your dealer or any of us can do to change that. So this IS our advice to you.

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