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How Do I Tell If My 2008 Rx350 Is Awd?

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Recently purchased a CPO RX350 2008. It was advertised as AWD but there are no markings indicating that and not specified in owners manual. When I called to register it, the customer service rep couldn't tell if it was an AWD not by the vin. I remember reading previously that the H in the VIN indicated AWD and a G indicated a FWD, but this was for the RX330. Anybody know how to confirm by VIN if awd for the 350?

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Look under the car... <_<

but from the vin,

2WD should look like: 2T2GK31UX8C040465

AWD should look like: 2T2HK31UX8C074362

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Look under the car... <_<

but from the vin,

2WD should look like: 2T2GK31UX8C040465

AWD should look like: 2T2HK31UX8C074362

Indeed -> fourth character of VIN on AWD is an "H"

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Yeah...just peek under rear of car. If there is a rear differential, axle shafts and a big honking driveshaft running from the front transfer case to the rear differential, then you have AWD.

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Recently purchased a CPO RX350 2008. It was advertised as AWD but there are no markings indicating that and not specified in owners manual. When I called to register it, the customer service rep couldn't tell if it was an AWD not by the vin. I remember reading previously that the H in the VIN indicated AWD and a G indicated a FWD, but this was for the RX330. Anybody know how to confirm by VIN if awd for the 350?

Thanks!

Look at the rear axle.

With driveshaft=awd

Without driveshaft=2wd

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Just recently bought a 2008 RX350 and for the life of me couldn't tell if it was AWD. This info was very helpful. Now I can stop thinking about it. Thanks so much! :)

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Recently purchased a CPO RX350 2008. It was advertised as AWD but there are no markings indicating that and not specified in owners manual. When I called to register it, the customer service rep couldn't tell if it was an AWD not by the vin. I remember reading previously that the H in the VIN indicated AWD and a G indicated a FWD, but this was for the RX330. Anybody know how to confirm by VIN if awd for the 350?

Thanks!

Even if you discover that you have "AWD" please keep in mind that your RX is PRIMARILY a patently UNSAFE FWD when operating with wintertime adverse roadbed conditions. The RX uses 3 simple, fully open, diff'ls, front, center and rear. That results in it being a simple ONE-WHEEL-DRIVE except AFTER wheel/spin/slip occurs in which case TC, Traction Control, activates.

Late model RXes have the ability to switch off TC.

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