Brake Pedal And Linkage Problems of Lexus RX330

Lexus RX330 owners have reported 2 problems related to brake pedal and linkage (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Brake Pedal And Linkage problem of the 2004 Lexus RX330 1
Failure Date: 06/10/2005

Highway driving @ 70 mph driving after 360 miles and 250 miles, conditions were dry and pavement smooth and clear in both cases, no construction in the area. Vehicle started with a slight vibration and eventually it led up to a significant vibrations that shook the chassis including the steering wheel. Vibration worsened as the brake was applied to pull over. The first time we checked vehicle outside and noticed nothing unusual and restarted testing the brakes the first few hundred feet and the vibration was still there during braking but no longer there while driving. The second occurance I could feel the vibration build up so I started to slow down and again braking made it worse. I thought this is a brake problem so to correct the problem I tried putting my foot under the brake pedal and pulling back towards me. After doing this I immediately felt the vibration go away. However, for the next several brake situations, the vehicle still vibrated while the brakes were applied. I thought this might be the mat, however, the pedal goes straight up into the ip and the mat can not interfer with pedal travel. During the next several hundred we would pull back on the pedal. Most cases the pedal would have no traval back but on occassion we would feel that it would have travel back. I will be taking this to a dealer to have this checked out. It was almost as if the booster was creating a negative vacumn pulling the pedal to the floor applying the brake. First incident was on 6/10/05 on I-80 360 miles east of chicago (in ohio) and the second was on 6/20/05, 250 miles west of niagara falls.

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car image   Brake Pedal And Linkage problem of the 2004 Lexus RX330 2
Failure Date: 01/24/2005

While parked in the garage overnight consumer attempted to start the vehicle in the morning and noticed that the brake pedal was stuck. The manufacturer acknowledged that the problem existed and repaired it at no cost to the consumer.

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