Car Problem Reports
Lexus RX330 TRANSMISSION "LAG" between 1st and 2nd GEAR... CALL LEXUS to COMPLAIN 1-800-25 LEXUS !!!
Lexus RX330 Problem
Model Year Affected: 2005
Average Mileage: 90,200 mi (40,000 mi - 145,000 mi)
Just spoke with my Lexus dealership.
Svc. Tech knew exactly what I was talking about and said he'd had "numerous" complaints. Basically, the problem is the SENSOR from the foot pedal to the engine. Very common in 04-06 RX and EX models!
He reported that THE SOFTWARE UPDATE does not stop the problem... And said there IS NO FIX, and that if I wanted to " fix it"... I'd want to consider going to a '07 model or newer. Said Lexus never sent out any kind of recall, BECAUSE THE PROBLEM CANNOT BE FIXED!!!
AM I CRAZY FOR FEELING THAT THIS IS JUST PLAIN WRONG??? I'm furious! I am calling Lexus' corporate complaint # at:
Visitor, 2005 Lexus RX330, 40,000 mi
Trans shift lag between 1 & 2...90k miles & getting worse. Software update did nothing.
Visitor, 2005 Lexus RX330, 90,000 mi
Mine does the same thing since I have had it.
When switching lanes or merging into traffic from an on ramp there is a delay while accelerating. It's dangerous and frustrating because you really can't gauge how much time you will actually need to make a safe lane change.