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Problems with 2008 Lexus RX400h


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Hello Scotty! Greetings from sunny Singapore! Happy New Year!

I recently purchased a used made-in-Japan 2008 Lexus RX400H AWD with about 250,000km - I think, but cannot be sure as the Odometer had been tampered with.  The vehicle is in good condition (or at least, me, my mechanic and the Service Coordinator at the Lexus Service Center think so), but I would like to know what are your thoughts and experiences on this model, and what problems and issues I can expect from it.

Have been watching a lot of your videos, and think your insights and experiences are invaluable!

Please reply at your earliest convenience. 

Thank you.

Kind regards, 


3 Answers

The only issue is that when the hybrid components break, it can be expensive to fix.


Scotty's answer at 5:08


2008, getting close to the useful life of the hybrid battery. How old is the hybrid drive battery? and inverter? Might be ok if you got it cheap enough, but those 2 items are very expensive. Otherwise; it 14 yr old car issues you'll deal with.