2004 Lexus RX330 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Lexus RX330

2004 Lexus RX330 Problems

Transmission Control Software Update Available

A shift "lag" may be noted when accelerating from speeds of 10 to 20 mph. A software update for the transmission control module has been released which may correct this concern. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.

Airbag Warning Light With Code B0111 and/or B0116

The supplemental restraints system (SRS) warning light may illuminate with code B0111 and/or B0116. Our technicians tell us Lexus has several service bulletins regarding the SRS system. It is not uncommon to replace one or more airbags to correct these fault codes.

Check Engine Light With Codes P0440, P0441, P0442, or P0446

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with various EVAP system fault codes stored. Our technicians tell us this may be caused by a sticking EVAP Purge Vacuum Switching valve. An improved valve is now available to remedy this problem.

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2004 Lexus RX330 Questions

My left brake tail light melted - any idea what could cause this? (1 answer)

the tail light is melted and need to know if it could be an electrical issue.

Why did my key push buttons quit working? (2 answers)

battery died, wife use jumping cables... connected wrong and start car... them everything runs ok but gas pedal.. when engine running, press gas pedal, bu not accelerate..everything else; electronic, lights. ect works fine.. but gas pedal (1 answer)

wife car battery was dead, when ask someone to help her with jumping cables to star car, they put cable wrongly but car did start.. when they remove cable and were going to move car... and accelerate pressing gas pedal.. the gas pedal don increase the
rpm's.. engine runs but not accelerate ...

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2004 Lexus RX330 Recalls

Various Issues Due to Failed Crankshaft Pulley

The amount of adhesive applied between the inner and outer parts of the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If this is the case, the outer ring may become misaligned and/or not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing an abnormal noise and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. In some cases, the power steering belt could come off resulting in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the crankshaft pulley and replace it if necessary.

Floor Carpet May Interfere with Gas Pedal

The floor carpet cover may interfere with the accelerator pedal if its forward retention clip is not installed properly. As a result, the throttle can become stuck in a partially open position, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the carpet cover with a newly designed one. No owner notification schedule has been provided at this time.

Brake Performance Deteriorates Over Time

A seal between the master cylinder and brake booster may fail and allow fluid to leak into the brake booster. This can cause reduced braking performance. Dealers will replace the seal with a newly designed one free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2004 Lexus RX330 Reviews

160,000 miles and going strong...headliner to be replaced under warranty....cosmetic only...will drive another 80,000 miles and decide what to do
Arguably the best car I've ever owned - 49,000 miles at present and zero problems. Nothing other then normal maintenance required. Rides like a luxury car, not a SUV, but still handles great in heavy rain & snow. Had some minor issues while under warranty & received the best service I've ever experienced -loaner car, complete detailing of car as part of warranty service. I plan on buying anot...
Great car! I've only had to replace the tires (2009) and the front brake pads (2010) (I have about 50000 miles on it, and it's garaged and I take it in every 6 mos for whatever it needs--oil change or one of their many checkups). I have an extended warranty but haven't had to use it (bought it in July 2003). I would like to keep this car forever.

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