2004 Lexus RX330 Power Train Automatic Transmission Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Lexus RX330 Power Train Automatic Transmission Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID491606
 Internal NHTSA #10080875
 Model Year2004
 File date29/06/04
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThe automobile has a latent defect and is inherently dangerous. In november 2003, i attempted to back up in a crowded parking lot, and while in reverse, i pressed the accelerator - there was a lag and the vehicle then accelerated backward very rapidly, striking another vehicle. I assumed the fault was my own (since in moving my foot from the accelerator to the brake, my foot was caught under the brake because the pedals are close together, but that is another item) and after the vehicle was repaired (approximately $7,000 worth of damage) i resumed driving the vehicle. On june 29, 2004, again i was attempting to back up and again the vehicle was in reverse and again when i pressed on the accelerator, there was a lag and then again the vehicle accelerated rapidly backwards, striking a building. It is estimated that the damage to the vehicle is over $10,000, and i do not know what the cost of the damage to the building is. Interestingly, as well, in neither case did the airbags deploy. The second incident received some local press coverage, and on july 8, 2004 i received a call from a visitor to massachusetts from florida who had heard about the second incident and who reported that on july 1, 2004 that driver while in a parking lot had also had sudden rapid acceleration and had struck a building, damaging the driver's lexus rx 330. That driver also stated that she had heard of a third incident in massachusetts of a lexus rx 330 striking a building following sudden acceleration. The faulty transmission, coupled with the power and torque of the vehicle and the resulting sudden acceleration, is a serious defect; i will not drive the vehicle again. The response of the lexus dealer when the incidents were reported to it was silence. *la
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure20000
Number of Occurences2
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateDUXBURY, MA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?Y
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase01/05/03
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeAWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed0
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's nameLEXUS OF NORWOOD
 Dealer's telephone number781 255 2000
 Dealer's cityEAST WALPOLE
 Dealer's state codeMA
 Dealer's ZIP code02032
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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