Engine Burning Oil Problems of Lexus RX300

Lexus RX300 owners have reported 5 problems related to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Lexus RX300 1
Failure Date: 07/03/2011

Engine knocks on acceleration, burns oil bad, hard to start, transmmision will not auto shift into high range on freeway, car lurches when getting up to freeway speed.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Lexus RX300 2
Failure Date: 08/12/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Lexus Rx300. The contact stated that in August 2010, she noticed that the oil light would illuminate and then turn off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the oil was changed. The dealer instructed the contact to take the vehicle back after 1,000 miles. She did and the dealer noticed oil consumption but could not find out where it was coming from. The dealer stated that all they could do was to install a new engine or to have the engine reconstructed. The dealer contacted the manufacturer who stated that they would pay 80% of the repair costs. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no further assistance than the 80%. The vehicle was being repaired. The current mileage was approximately 63,000. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2001 Lexus RX300 3
Failure Date: 06/01/2009

Engine stalled suddenly while driving on roads. Engine would not restart under any conditions and had to be replaced. Mechanics looking at car indicated no engine oil was found in engine despite recent oil change. Mechanics also found no points of any leakage of oil by the engine. Oil was put properly and was burning inappropriately and gelling in engine. Lexus refuse to cover repair under guise of its own inspection.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Lexus RX300 4
Failure Date: 04/29/2007

Engine oil consumption is too rapid. Took the car to the Lexus dealer but they are not admitting that it is a oil gel instead they are saying that my valve is damaged and the engine needs to be replaced.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 1999 Lexus RX300 5
Failure Date: 02/25/2005

Our vehicle's oil consumption began to increase at approximately 90k miles. It would take at least a quart of oil every 700 miles or so. The check engine light also illuminated around 100k miles. Finally brought it to our Lexus dealership and told that we needed a new engine block and top end overhaul. The reason given was "oil sludge" due to lack of proper service. The service dept quoted us 8,000 dollars to do the repairs. Unfortunately we did not have the money so we are going to try and find a new engine on our own.

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