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Lexus RX330 Parts and Lexus RX330 Accessories

Facts You Should Know about Lexus Rx330

  • The development of the Lexus Rx330 was spearheaded by Toyota's chief engineer, Mr. Yukihiro Okane. The Rx330's platform was designed to have excellent aerodynamics. To achieve this, the vehicle was tested inside wind tunnels, the same process used in building Japanese bullet trains.

  • The Lexus Rx330 got its name from its engine, which is relatively larger compared to its predecessor. This vehicle that was released in 2003 was powered by a 3.3-Liter V6 engine. The older version, the Rx300, only contained a 3.0-Liter V6 engine.

  • Since the time of its production, all Lexus Rx330s were produced mainly in Japan. It remained the same only until September of 2013, when Lexus opened a production site in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

  • The Lexus Rx330's platform is greatly influenced by Toyota Camry. Its long and slender body definitely reflects the luxurious image that the vehicle embodies. But what people are not aware of is, the Lexus Rx330 is definitely for off-road driving, too. Its rigid body is even bulletproof.

  • When it comes to size, the Lexus Rx330 has everything to boast about. It is six inches longer, one inch wider, and half an inch taller compared to its earlier models. It's quite amusing because this model is considered faster on the road despite the 150 pounds it gained.

  • The Lexus Rx330 is the first car in the U.S. market that utilized the adaptive xenon lighting system. This technology allows the headlights to turn, bend, and swivel according to the direction your car is moving to. It's a great enhancement that provides your vehicle with optimum illumination.

  • To celebrate the two-millionth vehicle sale milestone of the Lexus Rx330, the company offered a luxury spa and golf leisure package to the new car owner. The car was bought at the JM Lexus dealership in Margate, Florida. Lexus/Toyota also donated $25,000 to two local charity institutions under the name of the said dealership.

  • The Lexus Rx330 was recognized as "The Most Dependable Entry Level Luxury SUV" by the J.D. Power and Associate's VDS in 2003, 2004, and 2005. It was also named as the "Most Appealing" luxury sport utility vehicle by the same organization in 2003 and 2004.

Lexus RX330 Articles

  • Common Trouble Spots in a Lexus Rx330

    The Lexus Rx330 is one of the most prominent choices of many Americans when buying a stylish and reliable mid-size SUV. With its elegant body and luxurious features, it's no wonder this car became an instant hit in the market. Aside from that, the numerous positive reviews by car experts and automotive organizations contributed a lot to the Rx330's reigning popularity. But one must realize that there is no such thing as a perfect vehicle. Even a Lexus car has some flaws. Here are some of the most common problems encountered in a Lexus Rx330:

    Brake light

    Lexus received a number of complaints from car owners about malfunctioning brake lights. Most of the vehicles affected were 2004 RX 330 models. The company released a statement in November 22, 2004 saying that the problem was caused by a flaw in the design of the brake light switch. The car company asked the owners of the defective vehicles to bring their cars to their respective dealerships. The dealers replaced the broken light switch with a new one to fix the said problem. According to Lexus' statistics, there were 183,090 units affected by the recall.

    Accelerator pedal

    The recall issued by Lexus last February 24, 2011 was about a faulty accelerator pedal. Models from 2004 to 2007 were affected by a stuck accelerator pedal. The pedal became temporarily jammed in a depressed position because the retaining clip that holds the carpet on the car floor was not installed properly. As a result, the carpet hindered the movement of the accelerator pedal. Lexus received a lot of complaints regarding this error. Some incidents even involved serious car crashes. To address the problem, Lexus ordered the dealers to replace the carpet retaining clips of the affected units. There were 769379 RX330 recalled units during this particular year.

    Crankshaft pulley

    Problems with the crankshaft pulley resulted in numerous complaints about engine stalling and overheating. In the statement released by Lexus in November 9, 2011, the company explained that the problem originated from insufficient amount of adhesive applied between the outer and inner rings of the crankshaft pulley. To fix the issue, Toyota notified the dealers to check the crankshaft pulley of the affected vehicles. The dealers were ordered to replace the damaged part free of charge.