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Rear differential makes rumbling noise

The car has had all the Lexus owners manual recommended services.
all service maintenance was performed by a lexus dealership.
now they say the rear needs $2700 worth of repairs to the differential.
car is a 2005 RX 330 with 75,000 miles
has a tow package but at best has only towed a jet ski 3 times 50 miles each time.
is this a common problem for that car

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  • gregjcunning Nov 27, 2008


    Thank you for the advice. Lexus USA customer service agreed to repair the differential with a goodwill warranty.

    That's GREAT. Now my next dilemma is this. Do I keep the car or trade/sell it. My concern is this. If it happened once, it'll happen again in another 75,000.

    What do you think?

    Also, what is it you do for Lexus and are you at a Maryland dealership?



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That is not a common problem. I work at a lexus dealership and can attest to that. If you complain loud enough the dealer should "goodwill" warranty that for you especially since you've been a good customer. lexus sells a great car and will allow the dealer to warranty it for you out of warranty at their discretion. your powertrain warranty should be 7yr /70,000

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  • alexnwright Nov 29, 2008

    I work at a Lexus dealer in Indiana. You shouldn't have that problem again. I would use it as you always have. There is more strain on the transmission that the differential to pull loads. Im guessing your noise was an abberation. Lexus wont give you $2700 in work free if the don't think they make a great product and stand behind it.



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