Lexus RX300 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lexus RX300
- I have a 2001 Lexus RX 300 wear with 195k miles and I hear belts squeaking.
- Had oil changed and then a couple of days later I see pretty significant leak
- My mechanic wants to charge me over $800 to put a timing belt in. I have 107,000
- Why would my gas gauge suddenly stop reflecting a full tank?
- What is this beeping sound coming from steering wheel area?
Lexus RX300 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.
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.
Lexus RX300 Questions
Squeaking from front of car under hood. I hear it mostly when the car is cold. Could it be the timing belt? Had it changed at 95k.
Mechanic says both valve cover gaskets need to be replaced. He showed me, and it did seem like both were oozing. Quite a bit of oil on my garage floor. Coincidence?
Is this a fair price. I have not been experiencing any problems. He said should do before there is a problem?
Lexus RX300 Recalls
Lexus RX300 Reviews
The computer console screen that controls the radio and displays the heating and air temperature settings. The AC works but you have no idea what the setting actually is. The radio does not work at all. I checked all the fuses and they are fine. The cost to replace this component is $ 1,500.00. It acts like a loose wire or a fuse attached to the screen. Has anyone had any similar exp...
I/we purchased this RX300 (also had a 1999) back in 2002 and this has been the reliable vehicle I've ever owned. No major or minor problems with this vehicle. I'm just now starting to have some under the dash noise like something is loose on the drivers side...anyone know what this might be? CVM
love my Lexus! have had very little trouble- minor maintenance problems- almost 200,000 miles... one of the best cars I've owned...drove BMWs' before this car... all wheel drive is wonderful- great in the snow- body/paint in great shape-- have kept car waxed and in garage when possible... interior- driver leather seat starting to show some wear... otherwise- interior upholestry in great sh...