About Lexus RX 300
Lexus RX 300 is a mid-size luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus from 1998 to 2003. The first Lexus RX 300 was introduced as the first-generation RX. It slots between larger GX and LX body-on-frame SUVs and the smaller NX crossover. "RX" stands for "Radiant Crossover" or "Recreation Cross Country". Being produced through one single generation, Lexus RX 300 was supplanted by the RX 350.
Before the Lexus RX 300 (XU10; 1997-2003) debuted at public in 1997, a concept car named SLV was unveiled at the 1997 Chicago Auto Show and RX 300 was built based on it. Though available in only one trim, Lexus RX 300 was also offered with limited "Silversport" Edition and Coach Edition. In 2000, Lexus RX 300 was refreshed. But during its run, it had been powered by the 3.0 L 1MZ-FE V6 engine that could produce 222 hp and 222 pound-feet of torque, which is fitted along with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Lexus RX 300 was often not only Lexus' best-selling model, but also the top-selling luxury SUV in the United States as well.
Lexus RX 300 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Like every regular vehicle, Lexus RX 300 would also wear and tear as accumulation of mileage. Although you could not stop this wearing process, you can be prepared in advance to slow down this process by learning about how to diagnose and solve common problems on it as early as possible:
First, transmission failure. This issue is the first and third most complained issue about Lexus RX 300 according to the data collected from car repair site CarComplaints.com. Lexus RX 300 owners said when it reached at about 130,000 miles, whirring and whining noises could be heard while engine is revving up between gears but no engaging, vehicles may stop moving, a delay or hesitation when the vehicle was backing up or simply transmission slipping, or vehicle refusing to go into any gear. If similar symptoms appear on your Lexus RX 300, please keep a close eye on RX 300 shift cable, automatic transmission overhaul kit and automatic transmission filter.
Second, engine and braking failure. In Lexus RX 300, engine failure could be resulted from wearing engine parts and faulty cooling system parts. As symptoms manifest like strange noise from engine, difficulty starting, engine performance reduced, decrease in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency and overheating, you could check the oxygen sensor, water pump, drive belt, air filter, timing belt, spark plug, water pump gasket and oil filter. As for braking failure, RX 300 brake pad set and wheel cylinder repair kit should be inspected completely.
A safe and comfortable driving trip need every part in Lexus RX 300 cooperates well to gives their roles the fullest play. RX 300 wiper blade is used to offer better visibility, seat belt is responsible for protecting the occupants' safety and antenna works as signal receivers to send music, latest traffic information, news and even live games to occupants. All of them together make a secure and relaxing driving experience. And you need to spare efforts in maintaining them in a good condition to realize this. Other parts such as door lock, door handle and emblem deserve the same.
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