About Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h is a hybrid mid-size luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the extraordinary Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury automotive division Lexus since 2009. The first Lexus RX 450h was introduced in 2009 when the RX was in its third generation. "RX" in its name stands for "Radiant Crossover" or "Recreation Cross Country". Being produced through two generations, Lexus RX 450h is the top selling Lexus hybrid.
The first-generation Lexus RX 450h (2009-2015) was introduced in 2009 as a 2010 model and went on sale in the United States in mid to late 2009. Build along with its non-hybrid counterparts, the RX 350, Lexus RX 450h had identical manufacture specifications with it but it also had Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain and Exhaust Heat Recovery system. RX 450h then was powered by a 3.5 L V6 engine along with inverter and electric motors and the engine was mated to the CVT. Then the second-generation Lexus RX 450h (2015-present) made its debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show and went on sale in the United States in November 2015. Now, it still gets power from the 3.5 L V6 engine but the gasoline engine along with electric motor could produce 308 hp now. And this engine is fitted along with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Lexus RX 450h Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
The Lexus RX 450h hybrid crossover SUV allows the hedonist with an environmental conscience to have it both ways. However, no matter how tough it was built, as time goes by, these problems may arise:
Frist, braking issues. A properly working braking system may save your life when in crush or collision, which is extremely important. However, some Lexus RX 450h drivers complained that as accumulation of mileage, the noisy and poorly responded brakes as well as the pulsating brake pedal when braking action is applied made it harder to make sure safety. What's more, some braking related electrical part such as parking assist distance sensor is also very vulnerable, which add the possibility of danger. If your Lexus RX 450h also shows similar symptoms, RX 450h brake pad set should be swapped out.
Second, engine failure. This issue cannot be counted as rare in vehicles as when any vehicle is breaking down, this issue emerges first. In Lexus RX 450h, some owners told that it would start with rattling sounds from the engine while idling, then bubbles may appear in the radiator tank, the oil became white milky and engine kept overheating. At last, vehicle cannot start, engine performance reduced and engine dies abruptly. Once Check Engine Light in your Lexus RX 450h is activated, you should inspect the RX 450h oxygen sensor, air filter, cylinder head gasket and timing chain guide as soon as possible.
Besides above mentioned auto parts, in Lexus RX 450h, some easy-to-get-worn and easy-to-get-ignored auto parts should get enough attention as well. RX 450h wiper blade, for instance, you may think of it when it rains or snows, and it does work under such harsh conditions. For better driving vision, you should replace it at least once half a year. Emblem as your vehicle's symbol would be fallen off once it is used for too long. Once it becomes loose, please get it replaced right away. Seat belt is designed to secure occupants of a vehicle against harmful movement and reduce the possibility of death or serious injury in a traffic collision by reducing the force of secondary impacts. So, once its pretensioner is activated, replace it without any hesitation.
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