2001 Lexus RX 300 Consumer Review: Sludge engine car- do not own

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Sludge engine car- do not own
By bob305 on


2001 Lexus RX 300 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Forget what you think about Lexus and Toyotas quality, the 3.0 L engine in this vehicle has a KNOWN defect that Toyota/Lexus has been ducking for years. My car blew an engine despite proper oil changes and care. Problems generally occurs after 100,000 miles after warranty. Toyota settled a class action lawsuit on this and essentially paid lawyers millions so they can duck the problem. Google "Sludge Engine" but be aware you have a time bomb on your hands.
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