Transmission Noise problems of the 2000 Lexus RX300

Seven problems related to transmission noise have been reported for the 2000 Lexus RX300. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Transmission Noise problem 1
Failure Date: 02/10/2014

After first having to replace my transmission at 75,000 miles. It seems I will have to pay to do it again at 186,000. The problem started out with the vehicle having trouble climbing a hill. I changed the transmission oil and two weeks later the vehicle move about three feet from a parking stall made a loud noise jerked to a stop and would not move. I was able to put it into drive and repark the car. It will not reverse and had to be towed to a mechanic.

car   Transmission Noise problem 2
Failure Date: 02/24/2010

Automatic transmission failure at 92k miles. While driving at 35mph heard a clunk noise and then chattering from the engine area. Was able to get safely to the side of the road. Vehicle lost forward and reverse and was towed to the repair shop. New transmission cost $3500.

car   Transmission Noise problem 3
Failure Date: 03/27/2009

2000 RX 300 started having a whining noise when first started to go up hills when cold. Transmission then started to slip on way over mountains. I was able to drive to town at slow speed before transmission failed.

car   Transmission Noise problem 4
Failure Date: 02/11/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Lexus Rx300. The contact heard a screeching sound that occurred intermittently when the vehicle was started. The sound would cease several minutes later. The contact believed that the transmission was the cause for the noise. She also noticed that the outer casing for the headlights turned a milky white color, which hinders effective lighting. The vehicle had not been diagnosed and the manufacturer was not notified. The current mileage was approximately 76,900 and failure mileage was approximately 75,000.

car   Transmission Noise problem 5
Failure Date: 02/06/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Lexus Rx300. While driving 47 mph, the contact heard a noise and then felt a jolt in the transmission. The vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. The engine was still running, but the vehicle would not move. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The dealer stated that the repair would cost $4,000. The failure mileage was 100,000.

car   Transmission Noise problem 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2008

Transmission failed at approximately 110,000 miles on 2000 RX-200. Ran fine until it started making a grinding noise. The transmission had to be completely replaced (including the case). Cost $4500. 00.

car   Transmission Noise problem 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2008

Lexus RX 300 transmission failing. Making noise. Have had two mechanics look at it. Appears to be a faulty design.

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