About Lexus NX 300h
Lexus NX 300h is a gasoline-electric hybrid luxury compact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus since 2014. The first Lexus NX 300h was introduced along with the NX 200t in 2014 as first-generation NX. "NX" in its name stands for "Nimble Crossover" and "h" means it is a hybrid vehicle. Until now, it has been produced for about three years.
Lexus NX 300h made its debut at the 2004 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on 20 April. As an all-new, entry-level model in Lexus' lineup, it slots below the mid-size RX crossover. Lexus NX 300h is built based on the Toyota Camry Hybrid, and it features in great fuel economy, high-quality interior and sharp styling which are expressed by its impeccably craft cool cabin and roomy backseat space. It also manages to strike an agreeable balance between comfort and driver involvement. As a five-passenger compact SUV, Lexus NX 300h is only available in one trim level and it is powered by a 2.5 L 2AR-FXE inline 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and battery pack for a total output of 194 hp and this engine is fitted along with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Lexus NX 300h Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Though Lexus NX 300h is a hybrid vehicle, it also gets power from gasoline engine. And even it is a very young model, you still need be alert about any possible problems on it and always be prepared in advance:
First, engine failure. It is certain the Lexus NX 300h also could not get away with the fate that it would wear and tear and engine is the first part that receives wearing impact. Some Lexus NX 300h drivers offer some experience when they met this issue. Normally it will start with strange noises from engine, then gradually, the engine run roughly, misfire, vehicle is hard to start even could not start. Meanwhile, reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy would do more harm to engine performance. If your Lexus NX 300h is also suffering from these symptoms, which also activate the Check Engine Light, you are advised to inspect the drive belt, spark plug, oxygen sensor, fuel filter, oil filter and air filter.
Second, electrical issues. As a modern vehicle like the 21s Lexus NX 300h, it won't be strange that it has been equipped with many different kinds of electrical auto parts, which actually are easy to wear and tear as accumulation of usage times. Some Lexus NX 300h owners have complained about the air conditioning would be cut on and off rapidly, unable to cool the cabin, or failing to turn on the compressor. The most apparent sign would be the overheating A/C parts. If your Lexus NX 300h appear similar symptoms, please replace the A/C switch now.
However, Lexus NX 300h is made of so many different kinds of auto parts among them some could not last as long as the vehicle could. Deal with these parts, you need to perform routine maintenance on them. NX 300h wiper blade is made of soft rubber but works under harsh conditions such as downpours or heavy snows, but it plays an important role in cleaning off debris on windscreen to offer better visibility. Replacing it at least once half a year is essential. Door handle for conveniently entering or exiting from vehicle also should be maintained regularly.
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