Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content

Gearbox Breakdown

Recommended Posts

Well after putting up 50,000 mls up in the last year the gearbox gave up without any warning. The thing that annoyed me was the time it took to get it repaired in a Lexus garage. 6/8 weeks. Wasnt covered by warranty because i use it as a Taxi around Dublin City. They wanted €7,000 to €5,000 to repair it but after threatening them with legal action it was reduced to €1,500 and that covered them doing the timing belt as well. After a few days getting it back the carrier bearing went behind the gearbox on the driveshaft. Car off road again and waiting on the bearing for 3 months now. Lexus has crap service here in Ireland with parts. Would have been better buying a Jap import. Any one with same problems with gearbox. Would definitely not reccomend off roading with this car.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There have been many transmission failures in the US on 4WD RX300s but the first I have heard about in Europe.

How many miles has the vehicle done?

Did you ever change the transmission fluid? Even though Lexus state it shouldn't be changed Lexus dealers in the US recommend a change every 15k - 30k miles. Other people also recommend putting on an external transmission filter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Latest Deals

Lexus Official Store for genuine Lexus parts & accessories

Disclaimer: As the club is an eBay Partner, The club may be compensated if you make a purchase via eBay links

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Lexus Owners Club Powered by Invision Community

eBay Disclosure: As the club is an eBay Partner, the club may earn commision if you make a purchase via the clubs eBay links.

DISCLAIMER: is an independent Lexus forum for owners of Lexus vehicles. The club is not part of Lexus UK nor affiliated with or endorsed by Lexus UK in any way. The material contained in the forums is submitted by the general public and is NOT endorsed by Lexus Owners Club, ACI LTD, Lexus UK or Toyota Motor Corporation. The official Lexus website can be found at
  • Create New...