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LEXUS GX470 - 2005 LEXUS GX470 Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 16 complaints filed for the 2005 LEXUS GX470

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2005 LEXUS GX470. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2005 LEXUS GX470, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

8/26/2014 - APPLE SPRINGS, TX
DASH BOARD HAS BEGUN TO CRACK. CONCERNED THERE WOULD BE A SAFETY ISSUE IF THE AIR BAGS WERE DEPLOYED. APPARENTLY THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE FOR THE LEXUS GX470 FROM READING OTHER COMPLAINTS.

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AIR BAGS

8/16/2014 - WILMINGTON, NC
GROWING CRACKS ALL OVER THE DASH. THIS IS A KNOWN DEFECT WITH MANY OTHER REPORTED INCIDENTS.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/16/2014 - WILMINGTON, NC
GROWING CRACKS ALL OVER THE DASH. THIS IS A KNOWN DEFECT WITH MANY OTHER REPORTED INCIDENTS.

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SEATS

5/18/2014 - BOCA RATON, FL
I SAW JEN STRATHMORE'S NEWS, WATCH DOG REPORT ON CRACKED/MELTING DASHBOARDS. I WANT TO FILE A COMPLAINT THAT I TOO HAVE THIS PROBLEM. THE CRACKING STARTED A FEW YEARS AGO AND HAS SLOWING CONTINUED. MY ENTIRE DASH IS LITERALLY CRACKING OFF IN PIECES AND THERE IS FOAM PADDING EXPOSED. IT IS GETTING WORSE. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY WITH THE AIR BAGS. I DRIVE A LEXUS SUV, AN EXPENSIVE CAR. I DID BRING IT TO JM LEXUS, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER SAID THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO ABOUT IT, NOW. I DIDN'T THINK I HAD A LEG TO STAND ON, UNTIL I SAW THE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS BY OTHERS WITH THE SAME ISSUES ON TELEVISION. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO NEXT. THANK YOU, LISA BEZICK

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/18/2014 - BOCA RATON, FL
I SAW JEN STRATHMORE'S NEWS, WATCH DOG REPORT ON CRACKED/MELTING DASHBOARDS. I WANT TO FILE A COMPLAINT THAT I TOO HAVE THIS PROBLEM. THE CRACKING STARTED A FEW YEARS AGO AND HAS SLOWING CONTINUED. MY ENTIRE DASH IS LITERALLY CRACKING OFF IN PIECES AND THERE IS FOAM PADDING EXPOSED. IT IS GETTING WORSE. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY WITH THE AIR BAGS. I DRIVE A LEXUS SUV, AN EXPENSIVE CAR. I DID BRING IT TO JM LEXUS, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER SAID THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO ABOUT IT, NOW. I DIDN'T THINK I HAD A LEG TO STAND ON, UNTIL I SAW THE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS BY OTHERS WITH THE SAME ISSUES ON TELEVISION. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO NEXT. THANK YOU, LISA BEZICK

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AIR BAGS

5/18/2014 - BOCA RATON, FL
I SAW JEN STRATHMORE'S NEWS, WATCH DOG REPORT ON CRACKED/MELTING DASHBOARDS. I WANT TO FILE A COMPLAINT THAT I TOO HAVE THIS PROBLEM. THE CRACKING STARTED A FEW YEARS AGO AND HAS SLOWING CONTINUED. MY ENTIRE DASH IS LITERALLY CRACKING OFF IN PIECES AND THERE IS FOAM PADDING EXPOSED. IT IS GETTING WORSE. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY WITH THE AIR BAGS. I DRIVE A LEXUS SUV, AN EXPENSIVE CAR. I DID BRING IT TO JM LEXUS, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER SAID THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO ABOUT IT, NOW. I DIDN'T THINK I HAD A LEG TO STAND ON, UNTIL I SAW THE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS BY OTHERS WITH THE SAME ISSUES ON TELEVISION. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO NEXT. THANK YOU, LISA BEZICK

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STRUCTURE

2/3/2014 - OVIEDO, FL
THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR YEARS WITH CERTAIN TOYOTA AND LEXUS VEHICLES DASHBOARDS CRACKING. THIS IS NOT ONLY A COSMETIC ISSUE BUT A SAFETY ISSUE (PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG) AS WELL AND EVEN TOYOTA REPAIR MANUALS SAY TO REPLACE THE DASH IF THERE ARE ANY CRACKS YET DEALERS ARE NOT ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM AND ARE MAKING OWNERS PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR A NEW DASH WHEN CLEARLY THERE'S A DEFECT IN THE MATERIALS USED TO MAKE THE DASH. THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR OVER 5YRS. AND TOYOTA / LEXUS HAS BEEN WELL AWARE OF IT, YET AS OF FEBRUARY 2014 THERE HAS STILL BEEN NO RECALL ISSUED? HERE'S THE PROBLEM W/ LEXUS GX470 MODELS: HTTP://WWW.CLUBLEXUS.COM/FORUMS/GX-FIRST-GENERATION/427349-CRACKED-DASHBOARD.HTML HERE'S THE PROBLEM W/ TOYOTA 4RUNNER MODELS: HTTP://WWW.TOYOTA-4RUNNER.ORG/MAINTENANCE-DETAILING/59435-CRACKED-DASH.HTML HTTP://WWW.TOYOTA-4RUNNER.ORG/4TH-GEN-T4RS/122935-**CKED-DASHBOARD-ACTION-REQUE**.HTML THERE ARE MANY OTHERS OUT THERE TOO, JUST GOOGLE "TOYOTA CRACKED DASH".

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2/3/2014 - OVIEDO, FL
THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR YEARS WITH CERTAIN TOYOTA AND LEXUS VEHICLES DASHBOARDS CRACKING. THIS IS NOT ONLY A COSMETIC ISSUE BUT A SAFETY ISSUE (PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG) AS WELL AND EVEN TOYOTA REPAIR MANUALS SAY TO REPLACE THE DASH IF THERE ARE ANY CRACKS YET DEALERS ARE NOT ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM AND ARE MAKING OWNERS PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR A NEW DASH WHEN CLEARLY THERE'S A DEFECT IN THE MATERIALS USED TO MAKE THE DASH. THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR OVER 5YRS. AND TOYOTA / LEXUS HAS BEEN WELL AWARE OF IT, YET AS OF FEBRUARY 2014 THERE HAS STILL BEEN NO RECALL ISSUED? HERE'S THE PROBLEM W/ LEXUS GX470 MODELS: HTTP://WWW.CLUBLEXUS.COM/FORUMS/GX-FIRST-GENERATION/427349-CRACKED-DASHBOARD.HTML HERE'S THE PROBLEM W/ TOYOTA 4RUNNER MODELS: HTTP://WWW.TOYOTA-4RUNNER.ORG/MAINTENANCE-DETAILING/59435-CRACKED-DASH.HTML HTTP://WWW.TOYOTA-4RUNNER.ORG/4TH-GEN-T4RS/122935-**CKED-DASHBOARD-ACTION-REQUE**.HTML THERE ARE MANY OTHERS OUT THERE TOO, JUST GOOGLE "TOYOTA CRACKED DASH".

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AIR BAGS

2/3/2014 - OVIEDO, FL
THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR YEARS WITH CERTAIN TOYOTA AND LEXUS VEHICLES DASHBOARDS CRACKING. THIS IS NOT ONLY A COSMETIC ISSUE BUT A SAFETY ISSUE (PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG) AS WELL AND EVEN TOYOTA REPAIR MANUALS SAY TO REPLACE THE DASH IF THERE ARE ANY CRACKS YET DEALERS ARE NOT ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM AND ARE MAKING OWNERS PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR A NEW DASH WHEN CLEARLY THERE'S A DEFECT IN THE MATERIALS USED TO MAKE THE DASH. THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR OVER 5YRS. AND TOYOTA / LEXUS HAS BEEN WELL AWARE OF IT, YET AS OF FEBRUARY 2014 THERE HAS STILL BEEN NO RECALL ISSUED? HERE'S THE PROBLEM W/ LEXUS GX470 MODELS: HTTP://WWW.CLUBLEXUS.COM/FORUMS/GX-FIRST-GENERATION/427349-CRACKED-DASHBOARD.HTML HERE'S THE PROBLEM W/ TOYOTA 4RUNNER MODELS: HTTP://WWW.TOYOTA-4RUNNER.ORG/MAINTENANCE-DETAILING/59435-CRACKED-DASH.HTML HTTP://WWW.TOYOTA-4RUNNER.ORG/4TH-GEN-T4RS/122935-**CKED-DASHBOARD-ACTION-REQUE**.HTML THERE ARE MANY OTHERS OUT THERE TOO, JUST GOOGLE "TOYOTA CRACKED DASH".

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STRUCTURE

9/25/2013 - CHARLOTTE, NC
DASH BOARD HAS BEGUN TO CRACK. CONCERNED THERE WOULD BE A SAFETY ISSUE IF THE AIR BAGS WERE DEPLOYED. APPARENTLY THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE FOR THE LEXUS 03-09 IN THE GX MODEL AND ALSO THE RX MODEL. LEXUS IS FULL AWARE OF THE ISSUE, BUT HAS HAPPENED AFTER WARRANTY EXPIRED.

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