I’ve been a Lexus owner for the past 15 years. I currently own a 20012 RX350, a 2000 RX300 and just purchased a 2006 RX400h for my college age daughter to drive. She’s been driving the 2000 RX300 that I’ve owned since 2005. The 2000 has 265,000 miles on it. It’s in the shop for a ignition coil right now, but after I get it back, I’ll be selling it. The engine is great and I’ve done all repairs and oil changes.
We have not owned a hybrid before but it appears to be quite an amazing vehicle. The 2006 RX400h was a one owner car and I’ve been able to get the Lexus service records. It appears that it’s been well-maintained. My only concern with the 2006 is the 200k miles. Knowing what I know about Lexus, I took a chance with the RX 400h.
Any thoughts or feedback that could be provided about the 400h with 200k miles would be appreciated.
By Debra M
Went on a very long - 4,000 mile - journey for graduation two weeks ago. Drove from Texas to the east coast and back again. In evey non-hybrid car I've had, the mpg rate would always increase with highway driving. No so with the RX 400h (2007). It started out a with a wonderful 27.4 mpg… and kept dropping by tenths as we went along. Now, it has rested at 26.9. I can notice this mpg decrease in my everyday driving. What happened? Can it be improved? I changed the oil and cleaned out the air filter immediately after my return. Does it need a tune up? We've got 95,000 miles on it now. Thanks for your advice.
Hi All, Tought I would show the reliability of these great cars.
My RX400h SE-L is still in great shape and still on the same Hybrid battery from new!
It's been serviced by Lexus Dealer twice a year for it's entire life so far.
Current mileage just about to go up to 250.000
Can any one else add to the list of 200.000 mile RX models?
Hi i'm new to the forum, I searched already if this subject exists, didn't see anything close to my situation. I have a 1994 Lexus LS400. I bought the car from a sketchy guy, but the car was clean and i believed 178k miles sounded right. after owning the car a month I Car Fax'd it finding out that as of August 2007 it had 234k miles, and May 2010 it was found to have 190k miles. the next owner drove it to 246k miles as of August 2012. within the same owner, during another service, it was documented at 208k miles. He then sold it to me at 178k miles. I know he rolled it back and tampered with it, because the capacitors went out (Normal issue) and i had a professional change them. This car has OBD1 so I don't completely know how to roll it forward to be honest with the mileage, or even if its legal. any suggestions, thanks!
I have a 2013 ES 300h. I bought it January 2013 and already have more than 72,500 miles on it. Yes, I know, I drive a lot, which is why I bought this particular car. I wanted comfort and good gas mileage. Up until Feb of this year I was consistently getting between 36-38 mpg. In stop and go traffic on the LA freeways I would get 41-43. Suddenly the mileage started going down and now it's at 32-34 mpg. After a fill-up, I'll get the 36 mpg until I hit about 7/8 to 3/4 of a tank. Then it drops. I also seem to get better mpg on highway; it used to be the other way around. The battery never seems to charge all the way. I have done the following to try and improve the mileage:
Increased tire pressure Oil changes New tires Fuel injector cleaning Replaced air filter Checked the spark plugs Used Chevron instead of Costco gas Took it to the dealer to have the battery checked out Has anyone else had the same or similar problem? Any suggestions about what caused the mileage to degrade?
I found something online about the rear brakes causing drag and degrading the mileage on a Prius. That's my next step but I thought I also post here.
Any suggestion is welcome.