hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,674 miles

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problem #11

Jul 222014

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 74,265 miles
On 22 July 2014, I proceeded to the Lexus of huntsville dealership for a 75,000 oil change, tire rotation, and service maintenance for my 2009 rx 350. I was told that the rack and pinion steering had a leak near the left side boot and needed to be replaced. I also was told that my front and rear brakes needed to be serviced as well. I was given an approximate quote of $1600 to replace the rack and pinion steering part, and a needed front end alignment along with having my front and rear brakes replaced and the original oil change, and tire rotation. I ended up paying $2,265 that day. I went ahead and had my vehicle serviced with the intent of filing this complaint as I told the service manager that Lexus had a history of these rack and pinion steering and boots leak as I showed him the complaints on this website. In addition to pay at least $38,00 dollars for this vehicle and still get charged for a major part to have it fix is worthy for a complaint. To have numerous complaints of the same parts over the amount of years tells me why haven't this been on the recall lists and what are you all waiting for? will it take a fatality to get the attention of a recall. I live paycheck to paycheck, and this has put me in a major bind financially. Please advise.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #10

May 022014

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I took my Lexus RX350 to my tire shop for alignment and new tires. Upon, inspection of steering rack the technician noticed rack and pinion right boot was wet with power steering fluid. The shop recommended that steering rack needs to be replaced. I have owned Toyota and Lexus all my life and never have steering rack issues before. Especially at this low mileage. I am disappointed with Lexus of not recalling this steering rack issue. If Lexus failed to replace my steering rack free of charge. I will never buy a Toyota and Lexus again.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 122013

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 65,167 miles
Took car in for service and they did a oil change and told me that the rack and pinion was leaking and needed repairs of $1667. Seems like a common malfunction and should be investigated.

- Porter Ranch, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 182013

RX 350

  • 94,000 miles
After a routine oil change and maintenance service at 94,000 I was informed that the power steering rack and pinion needs replacement for a fee of $1854, plus brake pad and replacement and resurfacing of the rear rotors for $385. I found no evidence of oil leakage on the garage floor.

- West Linn, OR, USA

problem #7

Oct 092013

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
I took my car in for regular service a couple of weeks ago and they recommenced several things, including replacing the power steering rack due to a leak. I got a second opinion before replacing it and they said it seemed very odd to have that at such low mileage. I therefore did lots of research to see if I was just unlucky and have found many people that own a Lexus or Toyota have had this problem at such low mileage. I have only ever taken my car to be serviced at Lexus as they state needed, and therefore do not believe that this problem should be happening and think it's completely unacceptable I should be responsible for paying for this. If this is a safety concern (my car did not pass inspection due to it) how can Lexus not recall the part after so many incidents?

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #6

Sep 032013

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Dealership said there is a leak. The steering could fail. Need to replace rack and pinion system.

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 132013

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Went to Lexus dealership for oil change today & was told that rack & pinion steering assembly is leaking and needs to be replaced. Vehicle has only 51,000 miles on it & has been serviced regularly at dealer. Noticed many complaints online with the same problem on Lexus rx vehicles. This should be a manufacture recall! average cost to replace is $1500.

- Lexington , KY, USA

problem #4

Jul 182013

RX 350 6-cyl

  • 54,744 miles
During vehicle service, was told the rack and pinion, power steering was leaking. After looking on line I discovered this a common problem with rx vehicles. Most with low mileage or age. Lexus apparently ordered no recall or upgraded their parts to fix the problem.

- Lebanon, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 202012

RX 350 6-cyl

  • miles
In Dec 2011, a reputable Toyota dealer performed a re-alignment because the steering was pulling to the right. The car was fine for a few weeks. In Feb 2012, the steering started pulling again. Again to the right. My concern is that something basic is wrong with the steering/alignment mechanism.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 142010

RX 350

  • 21,000 miles
I was driving my 2009 Lexus rx 350 down a major surface street when my power brakes and steering went out. I attempted to drive again after moving to a side street, and my steering and brakes went out 2 more times, I then had my vehicle towed to my Lexus dealer. They could not identify the reason for the problem.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012009

RX 350

  • 9,000 miles
Vehicle will at random begin to pull to the left.

- Clarksville, TN, USA