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The Lexus RX300 is a luxury crossover introduced in 1998 by Lexus, the premium division of the multinational Japanese auto manufacturer, Toyota. Released as the Toyota Harrier in the domestic market in late 1997, it was exported in March 1998 under the Lexus RX brand, slotting between the larger GX and smaller NX models. The RX nomenclature stands for Radiant Crossover or Recreational Cross Country in some regions. As part of the RX series, the RX300, which marks the first generation, utilized front- and four-wheel drive configurations and was assembled in Japan. The RX300 model was equipped with a 3.0L 1MZ-FE V6 engine and a four-speed automatic transmission. It featured standard equipment like a 240-watt, 7-speaker Pioneer sound system, a leather-trimmed interior with two rows of seating, and ample cargo space concealed under a tonneau cover. The gear shift, mounted at the base of the center console, provided extra storage and legroom. Essential OEM parts for safety, including passenger front airbags and anti-lock brakes, were included, earning it a 'Good' overall rating from the IIHS. In 2000, the RX300 was revised with new headlights and tail lights, an optional DVD-based navigation system, and an upgraded 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE four-cylinder engine. A limited 'Silversport' version was offered in 2001. With impressive sales, the RX300 became the best-selling Lexus model.
Like all vehicles, the Lexus RX300 can experience wear and tear over time, often evidenced by transmission, engine, and braking failures. Transmission issues typically emerge around 130,000 miles, with symptoms including unusual whirring or whining noises, delays in gear shifting, or refusal to engage gears. These signs often point to problems with the RX300 shift cable, automatic transmission overhaul kit, or automatic transmission filter. Engine failure in the RX300 can result from worn engine components or faulty cooling system parts. Indications such as strange engine noises, starting difficulties, reduced performance, power loss, decreased fuel efficiency, and overheating should prompt inspections of the oxygen sensor, water pump, drive belt, air filter, timing belt, spark plug, water pump gasket, and oil filter. Braking failures may demand a thorough check of the RX300 brake pad set and wheel cylinder repair kit. For a safe and comfortable driving experience, all components, including the wiper blade for visibility, seat belt for safety, and antenna for information and entertainment, need to function optimally and be regularly maintained. Other parts, like the door lock, door handle, and emblem, also require routine care to ensure the vehicle's longevity.
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