Lexus RX350 Problems

Massive Oil Leak and Loss of Oil Pressure on Lexus RX350

Problem Description and Possible Solution

An VVT-i oil line on the Lexus RX350 is known to burst. This is a very large leak which covers the ground, engine, and undercarriage.

If the oil line ruptures while driving, the low engine oil message and engine oil pressure warnings will illuminate. Continued use after these warnings will result in complete engine failure due to oil starvation.

The line is known to be defective, and a revised part has been issued by Toyota, however, this revised part is known for the same issue.

To repair the issue, the line must be replaced, and the engine bay and undercarriage must be cleaned thoroughly.

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Lexus RX350 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 138,900 (138,900–138,900)
9 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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While driving on highway all of my oil leaked out and car began to make a loud noise. The oil light did not come on,so I drove 1 mile to a gas station . The connection from oil to engine split allowing all of the oil to leak out. The repair was made with no garenty of the condition of engine. The timing chain is now the newest problem 2500.00 to repair!