Does A Lexus RX350 Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Lexus RX350 Belt Or Chain

All Lexus RX350s have a timing chain and interference engine.

Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2016 - 2021 3.5L V6 timing chain interference
2007 - 2015 3.5L V6 timing chain interference
Lexus RX 350
Lexus RX 350

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Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 290 hp (2GR-FKS)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2020 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 290 hp (2GR-FKS)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2019 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 290 hp (2GR-FKS)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2018 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 290 hp (2GR-FKS)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2017 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 290 hp (2GR-FKS)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2016 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 290 hp (2GR-FKS)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2015 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2014 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2013 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2012 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2011 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2010 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2009 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2008 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2007 Lexus RX350 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Lexus RX350 models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Lexus RX350 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.5L V6 270 hp (2GR-FE)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

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