What are some common problems with the Lexus RX 350?

I want a used luxury SUV, but I don’t want a gargantuan gas guzzler. I’d much prefer a small crossover with all the amenities. My budget allows for a used Lexus RX 350, but I want to avoid a potential money pit. Are there any common problems with the Lexus RX 350?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Yes—the model may present occasional issues depending on the year and mileage. 
Common problems with the Lexus RX 350 include:
  • Oil leaks, particularly in models produced between 2007 and 2015
  • AC error message or AC blowing warm air due to a faulty amplifier
  • Transmission issues due to a faulty control module
  • Malfunction of the infotainment system
While the Lexus RX 350 is generally considered highly reliable, with a RepairPal rating of four out of five stars and an 85 out of 100 reliability rating from J.D. Power & Associates, it’s not entirely free of problems.
If you’re concerned about unexpected breakdowns, consider
mechanical breakdown insurance
. This coverage functions like a car warranty by covering repair costs, sparing you from expensive surprises!
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