2001 Lexus RX300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Lexus RX300

2001 Lexus RX300 Problems

Debris in Idle Air Control Valve May Cause Engine Problems

Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed O2 Sensor

The Check Engine Light may come on because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. Replacement of the failed sensor should correct this concern.

Check Engine Light and Lack of Power Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the mass air flow sensor sends incorrect information to the engine control computer. This can cause a loss of power on acceleration. A failed mass air flow sensor will require replacement.

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2001 Lexus RX300 Questions

I have a problem with power streering wheel,it.s really hard to turn.what should i do? (3 answers)

I have a problem with streering wheel,it.s really hard to turn.? (1 answer)

How do start my car after it shut down when the low oil light came on? (1 answer)

I changed the spark plugs and noticed it had an oil leak. I started the car and it shut down do to the low oil light came on. I know it has a feature to shut down the car when the low is low to protect the engine. So what do I do.

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2001 Lexus RX300 Reviews

I bought the 2001 RX300 from a lady who bought it new from our dealership and since I was a service writer there for a few years when she traded it in for the new model in 2008, I checked her maintenance and she did every oil change everything Lexus recommended at the mileage intervals and since Dec 2008 I have kept up with the same maintenance and I have had not one issue with this vehicle bes...
I'm sorry to hear some people have had bad luck with their RX300. I love mine!! I bought it used in 2004 with 63K miles on it. Beside the minimal wear and tear items that happen its been a dream!!! Everyone stated that its such a awesome car to ride in, quiet, smooth, and looks brand new. It has 158K miles on it now & looks like the transmission is having a problem. I'm not worried I have a rep...
The sticker price doesn't match up to the reliability. I'm the only driver, car kept in garage. Both front leather seats and around the handle on the driver's side had to be repaired. Icon for lights keep coming on. Heating and AC have been on and off which has turned me very off. I bought it brand new to go into retirement!

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