2022 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid F Sport Review

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2022 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid F Sport Review
Posted On: January 27, 2022
When it comes to hybrid vehicles, Toyota and Lexus paved the initial paths for the mainstream and prove to be winning in a midsized luxury crossover like the latest Lexus RX 450h hybrid. Such a vehicle is more of an endearing luxury crossover in a valued package that’s proven to be reliable and somewhat polarizing in the looks department for some, but that’s okay. For the 2022 model year, the Lexus RX continues without much change other than now having LED foglights and standard equipment for all trim levels. Otherwise, a limited Black Line is available this year for the RX. My new Lexus RX 450h F Sport test vehicle would nicely blend into the background of suburbia if it were not for its unique Grecian Water blue paint color. Such a color adds a nice elegance but a slight sporty appeal to the RX. From there, the styling remains to be somewhat of an acquired taste for some from the aggressive spindle grille that happens to be a dark mesh for my F Sport trim test vehicle. Getting into what matters in the Lexus RX 450h is its hybrid powertrain which combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine and two electric motors splitting power to all four wheels but with a front-wheel-drive bias. The performance from the hybrid setup is decent but doesn’t thrill the least bit as it takes 6.9 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standstill. Part of that somewhat long time is from the CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) as it hinders some of the gas engine’s ability to spin up quickly from the onset. The electric motors do what they can to help give the RX 450h a little “boost” out of the hole and throughout the nearly infinite adjustment of the CVT’s gearing ratio. There’s no simulation of real gear ratios with the CVT and it does well to react quickly to throttle inputs but, again, doesn’t thrill and resides more on the side of smooth comfort instead of jarring acceleration. To fit the Lexus theme on things, the RX 450h is a smooth operator. The ride quality even in the F Sport trim is supple and the adaptive dampers as part of the F Sport package do good to keep the body composed and compliant for the most part. Using the drive mode selector to switch over to Sport S+ mode, which firms up the dampers slightly, provides more of stiffer ride quality but remains sponge-like and never out of the character of what you expect from Lexus. Overall, the hybrid system does a good job of power and battery management. I found that the least 2022 model year RX 450h’s hybrid system seems to retain more of a battery reserve than on previous iterations of hybrid systems from Toyota and Lexus. The battery status hardly ever drops below half, and the engine and electric motor transitions are seamless without fault no matter how quickly you demand power. The clever hybrid power management can be used to its best advantage through the center digital gauge cluster’s status readout where Lexus, like any other hybrid from the brand, gives you indicators for where electric-only power can be used in reference to your throttle input at lower speeds. As you venture into highway and Interstate speeds the system keeps the engine running to expect needing it to keep forward momentum. The regenerative brakes are also mostly seamless without much of an issue in feeling a transition of using the regen of the motor-generator versus the use of the friction brakes. If used smartly, the Lexus RX 450h can surprise you with decent fuel consumption numbers that seldom best the EPA figures of 31 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined. While those figures are easily attainable, your conscious use of the throttle can muster out numbers a lot higher. However, out on the highway, your mpg rating is mostly consistent with the EPA – around 28 mpg. The impeccable fit and finish along with the expected Lexus build quality extends to the RX 450h and its interior, which is left mostly unchanged for this year noting the welcomed change for the 2020 model year having a new infotainment screen that is now a touchscreen unit. The interface of the system remains the same as it has been for several years as does the return of the dreaded touchpad, which can be left alone for the most part in place of physically touching the new 12.3-inch screen. Interior space continues to be accommodating and comfy even with the F Sport trim’s sporty seats up front that are heated and ventilated. In the back, there’s just enough room to remain comfy for two adults and maybe one small child in the center. Heated rear seats aren’t an option, which is a shame for a midsized luxury crossover. Other niceties include a 360-degree surround-view camera system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration linked through a USB connection to your smartphone, remarkable adaptive LED headlights, standard LED foglights with cornering lamps, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging pad, and decently sized color heads-up display. The cabin is very quiet if you’re not stomping on the throttle where the CVT allows the engine to buzz along with the typical throaty sound from the V6 engine hanging onto a high RPM. There’s a nice airtight feeling about the Lexus RX 450h when you’re just cruising along, in addition to the feel of the doors closing exuding a top-notch level of quality that you expect from Lexus. Cargo room is a bit on the small side but proves to be competitive for as long as the current Lexus RX generation has been around. Also, the rear cargo area is accessed through a hands-free power liftgate. There’s a bevy of the expected active safety features, such as blind-spot monitors, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. Lexus has won many over despite their unique styling mostly due to the pricing structure, which undercuts the competition from the Germans but quite a bit. As such, even in the hybrid form with an added F Sport package, the Lexus RX 450h remains to be a good value with the loaded as-tested price being $63,750 for my test vehicle that you see here, including delivery charge. The Lexus RX 350 starts at $46,645, and the RX 450h starts at $49,345 all before any options or fees.

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2022 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid F Sport Review
Posted On: January 27, 2022
When it comes to hybrid vehicles, Toyota and Lexus paved the initial paths for the mainstream and prove to be winning in a midsized luxury crossover like the latest Lexus RX 450h hybrid. Such a vehicle is more of an endearing luxury crossover in a valued package that’s proven to be reliable and somewhat polarizing in the looks department for some, but that’s okay. For the 2022 model year, the Lexus RX continues without much change other than now having LED foglights and standard equipment for all trim levels. Otherwise, a limited Black Line is available this year for the RX. My new Lexus RX 450h F Sport test vehicle would nicely blend into the background of suburbia if it were not for its unique Grecian Water blue paint color. Such a color adds a nice elegance but a slight sporty appeal to the RX. From there, the styling remains to be somewhat of an acquired taste for some from the aggressive spindle grille that happens to be a dark mesh for my F Sport trim test vehicle. Getting into what matters in the Lexus RX 450h is its hybrid powertrain which combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine and two electric motors splitting power to all four wheels but with a front-wheel-drive bias. The performance from the hybrid setup is decent but doesn’t thrill the least bit as it takes 6.9 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standstill. Part of that somewhat long time is from the CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) as it hinders some of the gas engine’s ability to spin up quickly from the onset. The electric motors do what they can to help give the RX 450h a little “boost” out of the hole and throughout the nearly infinite adjustment of the CVT’s gearing ratio. There’s no simulation of real gear ratios with the CVT and it does well to react quickly to throttle inputs but, again, doesn’t thrill and resides more on the side of smooth comfort instead of jarring acceleration. To fit the Lexus theme on things, the RX 450h is a smooth operator. The ride quality even in the F Sport trim is supple and the adaptive dampers as part of the F Sport package do good to keep the body composed and compliant for the most part. Using the drive mode selector to switch over to Sport S+ mode, which firms up the dampers slightly, provides more of stiffer ride quality but remains sponge-like and never out of the character of what you expect from Lexus. Overall, the hybrid system does a good job of power and battery management. I found that the least 2022 model year RX 450h’s hybrid system seems to retain more of a battery reserve than on previous iterations of hybrid systems from Toyota and Lexus. The battery status hardly ever drops below half, and the engine and electric motor transitions are seamless without fault no matter how quickly you demand power. The clever hybrid power management can be used to its best advantage through the center digital gauge cluster’s status readout where Lexus, like any other hybrid from the brand, gives you indicators for where electric-only power can be used in reference to your throttle input at lower speeds. As you venture into highway and Interstate speeds the system keeps the engine running to expect needing it to keep forward momentum. The regenerative brakes are also mostly seamless without much of an issue in feeling a transition of using the regen of the motor-generator versus the use of the friction brakes. If used smartly, the Lexus RX 450h can surprise you with decent fuel consumption numbers that seldom best the EPA figures of 31 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined. While those figures are easily attainable, your conscious use of the throttle can muster out numbers a lot higher. However, out on the highway, your mpg rating is mostly consistent with the EPA – around 28 mpg. The impeccable fit and finish along with the expected Lexus build quality extends to the RX 450h and its interior, which is left mostly unchanged for this year noting the welcomed change for the 2020 model year having a new infotainment screen that is now a touchscreen unit. The interface of the system remains the same as it has been for several years as does the return of the dreaded touchpad, which can be left alone for the most part in place of physically touching the new 12.3-inch screen. Interior space continues to be accommodating and comfy even with the F Sport trim’s sporty seats up front that are heated and ventilated. In the back, there’s just enough room to remain comfy for two adults and maybe one small child in the center. Heated rear seats aren’t an option, which is a shame for a midsized luxury crossover. Other niceties include a 360-degree surround-view camera system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration linked through a USB connection to your smartphone, remarkable adaptive LED headlights, standard LED foglights with cornering lamps, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging pad, and decently sized color heads-up display. The cabin is very quiet if you’re not stomping on the throttle where the CVT allows the engine to buzz along with the typical throaty sound from the V6 engine hanging onto a high RPM. There’s a nice airtight feeling about the Lexus RX 450h when you’re just cruising along, in addition to the feel of the doors closing exuding a top-notch level of quality that you expect from Lexus. Cargo room is a bit on the small side but proves to be competitive for as long as the current Lexus RX generation has been around. Also, the rear cargo area is accessed through a hands-free power liftgate. There’s a bevy of the expected active safety features, such as blind-spot monitors, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. Lexus has won many over despite their unique styling mostly due to the pricing structure, which undercuts the competition from the Germans but quite a bit. As such, even in the hybrid form with an added F Sport package, the Lexus RX 450h remains to be a good value with the loaded as-tested price being $63,750 for my test vehicle that you see here, including delivery charge. The Lexus RX 350 starts at $46,645, and the RX 450h starts at $49,345 all before any options or fees.

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Six months ago, I bought my 2007 Lexus ES350 from the Lexus of Naperville.
Six months ago, I bought my 2007 Lexus ES350 from the Lexus of Naperville. This is a Certified Lexus Car. When I bought the car, I was told that nothing goes wrong on a Lexus. But everything has been going wrong in this car. I have had to take it to the dealership three times with various problems. One of the times, the transmission on the car had failed and had to be replaced. This is the most ridiculous thing to happen on a Lexus at 35000 miles. I have always been a Nissan customer and have 3 Nissan vehicles, at home with one of them at 185000 miles; nothing has ever gone wrong in them.This time, I thought I would give Lexus/Toyota a chance and it has failed from all my expectations. Being afraid, if when this car would break down next, is a very stressful at this time.Please let me know how you guys can help with this purchase of mine, so I can have more stress free nights. If you need more info on the vehicle, please email me and I will be happy to send it out. I will also be writing to the consumer board, on how I have been cheated to buy a certified vehicle that breaks down every few months.Below is some of Art ** from Lexuss responses to my complaint: Thank you for contacting Lexus Customer Satisfaction. We are dedicated to providing superior service. In circumstances that require our attention, we will assist in the resolution process. Thank you for providing us with your comments and concerns with your 2007 ES 350. We apologize this vehicle has not met your expectations. We design our vehicles with our customer ownership experience in mind and it is through correspondence such as yours that we are able to continually improve our products. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your thoughts and to provide us with your view. Please be assured that your feedback has been documented at our National Headquarters.
Published: September 13, 2011
Nirav of North Aurora, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The Lexus RX is the most luxurious car Ive ever driven. Im always complimen
The Lexus RX is the most luxurious car Ive ever driven. Im always complimented about it and the interior is just stunning. And for 40,000 dollars it was definitely a steal and completely worth it. Driving it is smooth and the ride is quiet. The acceleration in 5 seconds took me by surprise. The Lexus RXs can typically hold 6 people. It would be suitable for a small family. If you have a bigger family, Lexus can still hook you up with the GS and the LX etc. I got it in a nice silver color and I always get the urge to wash it (to preserve its beauty). The seats are in great shape, and I find it so amazing that minimal additions and changes could transform it that great. You can customize the interior, exterior and wheels. Its like picking the toppings to add on your perfectly nice fro-yo - its not necessary, but its better - and then you eat it (drive it) and feel content afterwards.
Published: February 9, 2017
Nichole of Orlando, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Earlier this year I noticed that my dashboard was sticky to the touch (melt
Earlier this year I noticed that my dashboard was sticky to the touch (melting) and the control buttons on my steering wheel were peeling off. After a quick Google search I found a recall on the 2007-2008 Lexus 350 dash and thousands experiencing the issue with peeling controls. When I brought my car in, the dealer said the dashboard recall had just expired and Id need to get approval to fix it along with the peeling controls. Lexus corporate REFUSED to fix their known manufacture errors. Funny, I was planning on buying another Lexus, but Ill spend my hard earned $ with a brand who truly values customers and fixes issues when they are at fault. Lexus claim to quality is bogus!
Published: October 8, 2017
Jean of San Francisco, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I just move from the mainland to Oahu. Did not think to call Lexus prior to
I just move from the mainland to Oahu. Did not think to call Lexus prior to moving in regards to my navigation system. When my car arrived I did call Lexus to find out how I could upgrade my system since it did not work here and the person I spoke with not only was just concerned about my issue, but probably told me there wasnt anything that Lexus could do about it. So now a blank box in the middle of my console and no help from Lexus to guide me to how I can fix my problem. I am so very very disappointed - not only that GPS does not work, but the lack of concern regarding my issue was absolutely appalling. Boo on Lexus customer service.
Published: July 27, 2015
cathy of Mililani, HI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

2010 GX460 - This vehicle is 7 years old cost over $65,000. Lexus refuses t
2010 GX460 - This vehicle is 7 years old cost over $65,000. Lexus refuses to warrant the paint, they say the warranty is 4 years or 50,000 miles. This car has 39,000 miles on it hand washed since new. I had a paint company examine the paint and they determined that the factory E-coat failed causing the paint to split and peel, any stone chips and the peeling starts sooner. I contacted Lexus several times and now have been told they will NOT do anything, even after I informed them that I have another Lexus & Toyota in my garage, along with a list of previous Toyota vehicles I had owned previously. THEY JUST DONT CARE.
Published: September 20, 2017
Henry of Essex, MD
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Rain sensor for wipers does not work properly... Wipers are always wiping i
Rain sensor for wipers does not work properly... Wipers are always wiping in dry conditions. The sensor is bad. The dealership cant change out as they say Lexus wont pay for part. I have a 2014 rX350 which Ive complained about this since the car was 6 weeks old (purchased end of Oct 2013). Now the car is 8 mos old and Ive brought in at least 3 times with this problem. Whats up with Lexus? Quality Performance of this feature is not satisfactory. Reliability of this feature is nil.
Published: June 20, 2014
M of Pocono Pines, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We bought our 2000 Lexus RX300 brand new in Sept 2000. As Lexus was worried
We bought our 2000 Lexus RX300 brand new in Sept 2000. As Lexus was worried about the impending release of the Acura MDX, we got a few hundred dollars below-list price. Starting in 2009-2010 period, the windows began failing, i.e. the up/down switches no longer worked in the front windows. Then the door locks started failing. Now whenever I lock the car 1 of the 4 doors randomly does not lock and I must walk around the car manually locking all the doors. Note that this is WORSE than no door locks at all because unlocking the front door by key or by switch tends to unlock all the doors, meaning the car WASTES my time. We have had several incidences on a long trip where the window got stuck down and you have to drive home with the driver and/or passenger window open. Lexus wants $500/door to replace the $5 servo motor, because the doors are extremely poorly designed and literally take 4-5 hours to disassemble and reassemble each one!It was the final straw when the antenna motor failed and I had to remove 28+ nuts and bolts and disassemble the ENTIRE rear cargo area just to get the dang thing out! Lexus is so arrogant they think their $5 motors and $10 antennas never break, so the car is actually VERY POORLY put together and not easily maintainable. We never seek Lexus dealer service because they charge 2x what our local Asia car-mechanic costs, and they have junior techs! Beware!
Published: October 19, 2015
Donald of Palo Alto, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have owned 6 Lexus, previously RX350. This is my first NX and it wont be
I have owned 6 Lexus, previously RX350. This is my first NX and it wont be my last. Its not quite as luxurious as the RX but the price is considerably cheaper. After a few months of driving it I do not miss the RX. Its just a little bit smaller, small enough to make parking easier but big enough to still haul all the things I used to. It drives wonderful, firm yet comfortable. While Ive only had the car a few months, if its anything like my past Lexus, it will be very reliable and maintenance free.
Published: December 1, 2019
Joanne of Woodland Hills, California
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My car buying experience of Lexus is awesome. Lexus has a lot of cars to ch
My car buying experience of Lexus is awesome. Lexus has a lot of cars to choose from in its lineup. They can be on the lower range price or higher depending on what youre looking for. They are all very good vehicles with little maintenance required. The features of Lexus cars are the best out there! They have the most technologically advanced cars with dozens of features not found with other vehicles. You can upgrade a Lexus to your liking and preference. They have the most unique offerings out of any other car I have seen. You can get something less or more advanced. You can choose many different options they have available. You can get a two seater or get enough room for up to eight people. I like that they allow you to customize a car to your liking. So whether youre a family person or single youre guaranteed to find something to make you happy with Lexus!
Published: March 12, 2017
Jessica of Raleigh, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Even 1 star is too much of a rating for this company. We were treated with
Even 1 star is too much of a rating for this company. We were treated with full disrespect by some unprofessional sales persons in South County Lexus. The contract we signed for a leased vehicle was not clear/transparent for all the HIDDEN fees/charges. VERY POOR customer service even when we reached out to higher level executives to report all these issues. No-one in this company CARE or VALUE customers business and all they think about is HOW to GET your money! Thats all... This definitely was our very last Lexus product and we make sure to convince all of our clients, family and friends to take their business somewhere else where they respect and value customer. The fact that Lexus Executive Office and Lexus Financials could not do anything to resolve the issue we had is embarrassing. Now we know not to fall for a fake/inferior brand in automobile industry!
Published: August 26, 2019
Ryan of Laguna Niguel, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The entertainment module must have more shorts than Bermuda. It changes mus
The entertainment module must have more shorts than Bermuda. It changes music modules, freezes on volume settings, freezes on XM channels, etc. Changing fan speeds will often lead to music module changes as well as other unexpected changes to controls in the entertainment module. This has been a continuing problem since purchase. We were told that the radio was replaced but that was either a lie or the replacement radio was an equal piece of junk and driving under high-power lines is not a consistent cause of the changes. Chasing the corporate dollar has led to the demise of another higher priced vehicle!
Published: January 17, 2017
Linda of Pensacola, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Overall, our Lexus has performed very well. But, I do have a few minor comp
Overall, our Lexus has performed very well. But, I do have a few minor complaints. First, the paint on the Lexus is very soft and chips easily. The dealer told me that was because of EPA paint requirements. Funny, my Ford which has more abusive use than the Lexus doesnt have paint chipping. I found out too late that there is a clear coat they could have installed over the front to protect the paint. But then, why should I have to pay extra to keep their paint from chipping. Second, very early on, I noticed a minor clicking sound in the engine. Sounded like a lifter on an older car, but only when its cold. I took it in and they kept it overnight but couldnt hear it. Over the years, its become quite a bit louder and when the engine is cold it sounds like a diesel. I just turned over 100,000 miles on the car and other than brakes and tires, its been painless.
Published: April 14, 2014
Frank of South Padre Island, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Lexus es350 2010 model. I bought it from dec 2013 at the dealer with certif
Lexus es350 2010 model. I bought it from dec 2013 at the dealer with certified pre ownership. I have regular maintenance with the Lexus requirement, but this morning I cannot start it and need for jump. When I bring to the dealer for check it they tell me, need to change the battery with the full cost, but my car battery have 84 month warranty on it with the Lexus logo but the dealer told me they just cover for 2 year warranty. I ask them what is 84 month warranty on that battery mean, they tell me if I don’t want change it, they put it back for the old one then they charge me $54 with do nothing and they said Lexus not make that battery. Now I need who can take place to give me the answer - do my battery still warrant or not, and who put the 84 month on it.
Published: February 19, 2015
calvin of Norcross, GA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

In March 2016 I had a blowout on my way to Florida with my 2010 Lexus. A ne
In March 2016 I had a blowout on my way to Florida with my 2010 Lexus. A near tragedy since I had to pull off onto a very narrow shoulder of the road with semis passing at 70 miles per hours. Two months later my tire dealer told me two my tires Bridgestone Turanza with less than 20,000 were in need of replacement. When I purchased this certified pre-owned Lexus from Lexus of Englewood NJ, I was informed that all 5 tires were new. In 35 years I have not had tires that have worn out in less than 35-40,000 miles.As a result I contacted the manager of pre-owned sales at Lexus of Englewood and told him I did not believe the tires had been replaced at the time of my purchase of the vehicle. He promised to look into the matter and get back to me. That was in May 2016. I have heard nothing. I next wrote to Lexus Customer Service with the same complaint in June 2016 but have heard nothing from them. Finally, I wrote to Jeff Bracken, Group Vice President and General Manager of the Lexus Division, with the same complaint and requested the courtesy of a reply. That was in late June and I have received no response.
Published: August 31, 2016
peter of Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My car was purchased June of 2006. In 2012 I was on my home my low oil ligh
My car was purchased June of 2006. In 2012 I was on my home my low oil light came on. When I got home I had my husband check my oil and he said there was no oil on the dipstick. He asked if I had just had my oil change told him no. Said thought maybe they forgot to put the cap back on. He looked under the car and there was no sign of oil leaking. I call Lexus and explained what happened and was advised to bring it in. I brought car in and was told there was no sign of a leak. Told them I know its not leaking but it is burning somewhere. Said they checked everything and it looks good.My car continued to have this oil problem and I was putting oil before it was time for an oil change. For the past 4 years I have been putting at least 5 quarts of oil every other month. This has really been a burden to pay so much for a luxury car thats been giving me problems within 6 year old. I contact Lexus Corp which was a lost cause they are no help and do not want to do anything to help me. This couldve very well been part of a recall that consumers may have a complaint but was never recorded. If anyone has had or still having this same problem with this year model please respond.
Published: August 4, 2016
Weslyn of Lafayette, LA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a brand new Lexus GS 350 in December from Lexus dealer in Raleigh
I bought a brand new Lexus GS 350 in December from Lexus dealer in Raleigh NC. I paid $3000 for Navigation system in car. Car itself sticker price over $50,000.Navigation system had older road map, and 3-year old roads does not exist in this system. I asked Lexus dealer in Raleigh NC to update system, which most $100, navigation system offers free. Lexus want additional $250 for changing this software after paying all the prices for the car and very expensive price for a GPS Navigation system. SO for any one buying a new car, ask the dealer to install a new software before you pay for the old system.
Published: June 18, 2014
Ghanshyam of Fayetteville, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

At just over 130,000 miles, my 2002 Lexus ES300 Sedan, which I bought used
At just over 130,000 miles, my 2002 Lexus ES300 Sedan, which I bought used in 2009, quit running. I had it towed to my mechanic of 14 years. The engine is totally locked up due to oil sludge. The oil had just been changed. There was plenty in the car and it was the color of caramel. The oil my mechanic pulled out of the bottom of the engine is the color of road tar and just about as thick. I serviced my car regularly. He called Lexus and they told him this had been a problem. I’m asking Lexus for a new engine but know it will be a battle regardless of the validity of my claim. Anyone have any advice/recommendation on how to ensure this has a positive outcome for me?
Published: February 13, 2012
Lynn of Broken Arrow, OK
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 2008 Lexus RX350 was towed to the dealer. Battery was dead. I am now tol
My 2008 Lexus RX350 was towed to the dealer. Battery was dead. I am now told the fuses were burned out probably because the tow driver tried to start the battery. This makes no sense as the driver did the procedure correctly and no sparks came out of battery. They have my car since Wednesday 3/14. Today is Friday and no word when the car will be ready. Currently, the cost is approx $460.00. All I want to know is is this a common problem with all fuses blowing? My car has about 50,000 miles and less than 1 month ago. I had routine service at $300.00 at the same dealer (it was the 50,000 check up which was done at 47,000 miles).I dont want to make trouble but I want to be sure I am not being taken advantage of. I never heard of a car having burn out of fuses due to a bad battery. I repeat, I dont want to make trouble but I would like to know if I am being taken advantage of. Thank you.
Published: March 16, 2012
Mary Ann of Pocono Pines, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The dealership I went to had many choice and I was very pleased. I would te
The dealership I went to had many choice and I was very pleased. I would tell all my friends to go. If I wanted a new car I would go back! The man who sold me my car was very nice and knowledgeable! The car is absolutely flawless and I feel so hot when I drive my car. I loved the look, all the features and all the room my passenger has as well as how roomy the back seat it! Im always getting compliments how big my car is and I love that! Its important to me to know they are comfortable. Everyone who gets in my car is blown away!! I couldnt be happier! My upgrade package is amazing too! After two years I can upgrade my car and that is important if thats what I feel I need to do!! I just love having the option of being able to upgrade!
Published: February 14, 2017
Chrissy of Dearborn Heights, MI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a 2014 Lexus 350. About a year after I had the car I noticed the l
I bought a 2014 Lexus 350. About a year after I had the car I noticed the leather on the driver seat was getting creases in it. I very seldom have passengers in my car so I only noticed it on my seat. Each time I took it in to be serviced, I pointed it out to the service tech and asked what could be causing it. This is my first luxury car and the first experience with leather upholstery. No one could give me an answer. At any rate it has gotten worse over the past year. I have written 2 letters to Lexus with no response. Finally, the last time I took the car in the service tech said the dealer could not do anything and gave me phone # of Lexus. I have called 3 times to explain the issue, was given a case number and was told a case manager would call me in 1-2 days to discuss. No call.After I called the 3rd time to say I still hadnt received a call from the CM the person I spoke with suggested I send the photos I took of the seats to Lexus along with my case number. Still no response except to say they received it. I spoke with a friend last night who has a 2016 Lexus with the same problem and he has had no luck at the dealer either. Has anyone else had this issue with the leather seats?? I keep a towel on my seat now because it looks so bad. I told Lexus I am very disappointed in their lack of response to this issue as I was always told what a GREAT car the LEXUS and that TOYOTA stands behind their product. Well as far as I am concerned they are way behind in their customer service. Shame on you! I have contacted my attorney to see what he suggests I do. All I WANT IS FOR THEM TO REPLACE THE SEAT.
Published: September 23, 2017
Carolyn of Lakewood, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This is my 4th Lexus and I have enjoyed each one. They provide a smooth and
This is my 4th Lexus and I have enjoyed each one. They provide a smooth and comfortable ride with an extremely quiet interior. Service is very quick and I have never returned for an incomplete service. Service and counter personnel very personable and friendly. Over a 13 year period I have utilized 3 different dealers and been satisfied by all.
Published: November 30, 2019
Bernard of San Dimas, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I just purchased a 2017 Lexus RX-350. When driving it home, I felt an exten
I just purchased a 2017 Lexus RX-350. When driving it home, I felt an extensive vibration (exhaust drone noise vibration issue) and a transmission lag problem. Initially, I thought it might be the highway. Ultimately, I felt it on all roads. I brought the car back to Lexus service and they told me that these are known Lexus problems with no solution. Upon further research, I discovered that these problems also existed in the 2016 model.Lexus sales management explained to me that this problem was due to Lexus extending the length of the vehicle coupled with a higher horsepower engine, HUH??? I am in the process of speaking with Lexus customer satisfaction regarding this issue. I would not recommend buying this vehicle unless you are sure that your car does not have this problem.
Published: April 7, 2017
Donald of Bluffton, SC
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Lexus was very reliable, smooth and sleek, and I couldnt ask for a better c
Lexus was very reliable, smooth and sleek, and I couldnt ask for a better car. It was great, beautiful and it had all kinds of features that made it one of a kind type of vehicle. I could not see myself driving nothing else and I literally thought it was one of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen or driven. It would literally turn heads when I drove by. It would fit up to 6 people comfortably and still handled perfectly. I enjoy every minute of every day driving this car. A friend recommended it to me and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a top of the line, classy, gorgeous vehicle.
Published: February 5, 2017
James of Pittsburgh, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have a 2010 ultra premium Lexus 350 that has been causing me and my wife
I have a 2010 ultra premium Lexus 350 that has been causing me and my wife stress! Dont buy this vehicle. It is a lemon. There were winding noises in the steering column in the first year that were occurring intermittently. Lexus wont service you until they hear the noise or ** hits the fan. So, telling me that Im imagining things, a few days later at a stop sign, I hear a loud winding sound growing louder and louder under the car, like the car was going to explode and then crack! No noise, but what the hell happened. I told Lexus about what happened and they said that they fixed the problem with a new drive shaft and some other repairs. So I believed problem solved. No Way! Since that repair I have been to two Lexus dealerships and servicing that winding noise so much that I have lost count. Just the other day, my wife and her friends were going to the movies, when they all heard a grinding noise from the steering column than a cracking sound. The noise went away and back to the dealership again. But before going back to the dealership, I called Lexus Canada to file an official complaint because I have had enough and the fact that my 5-year-old son who rides in the vehicle is also recovering from cancer and his safety is at stake. When you drive a vehicle that the steering column makes winding, grinding and cracking noises, enough is enough! The car is at 57000 kilometers right now and enduring this for almost 40000 is the most stressful driving experience since my 2000 Jaguar S-type.They just told me that their is no official similar complaint in North America, but before that, the people working there shared with me that the company knows but has not made anything official because they need some more time. Now that I made the official complaint, they know nothing and say there is nothing wrong with the car? Are they ** crazy! Im ready to stand in front of the dealership with a lemon the size of the car and ** it. Not only are they lying to my face but they dont mind putting my family in harms way until the marketing department and engineers find a cost effective way out. Its sad how the dealers service people. All suffered memory loss at the same time I wanted a solution or the problem fixed. They say everything is okay in USA/CANADA. I guess just like the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Great job, Lexus! You have unbeatable customer care with a ** product.
Published: December 14, 2011
Roy of Richmond Hill, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Lexus ES is a luxury car that offers leather seating, heated seats and a va
Lexus ES is a luxury car that offers leather seating, heated seats and a variety of custom trim and interior options. It is a high-class style. It has a very shiny, distinct appearance that lets you know it is of high quality and it has features that sets it apart from the rest. Tinted windows, stereo sound system and special interior coverings are available. Leather, cloth and wood trim are just some of the available options. It has a space big enough for enough people if you are trying to travel in a group to carpool or to just take family on a trip with you. There is a good amount of storage also.
Published: February 11, 2017
Zach of Goshen, IN
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There are lots of different models that included 450h 2015-2018/GS and GX.
There are lots of different models that included 450h 2015-2018/GS and GX. Also there is the RC F and there are many more. The Lexus brand has a sleek design with a sporty type feel. It comes in a variety of colors. Its features include fast engine fuel efficiency and comfy. Upgrades include F sport package: tuned adaptive suspension sport interior styling including exterior badging, mesh, grille, front spoiler, and rear valance. Also leather interior trim.
Published: February 10, 2017
Daryl of Washington, DC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My Lexus RX350 is 5 years old and has been perfect. No reliability issues a
My Lexus RX350 is 5 years old and has been perfect. No reliability issues and unsettling surprises. Ride is rock solid, very comfortable, and restful after a very long drive.
Published: May 3, 2018
Joanna of Paris, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Great mileage, wonderful ride and a dream to drive. This car drives like a
Great mileage, wonderful ride and a dream to drive. This car drives like a little sports car even though its a hybrid. The steering is tight, I only had it a couple of days when I was cut off on the freeway. I would have been in a major accident had I been driving my old Prius. It handles like a dream. Very small turning radius, which also makes it easier to drive.
Published: December 7, 2016
Mary Cay of Murrieta, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The dashboard on my Lexus IS 250 model 2006 is literally melting. You put y
The dashboard on my Lexus IS 250 model 2006 is literally melting. You put your hand on top and you can actually see your full hand print on the dashboard. During hot sunny day, the melting dashboard gives a shinning glare on the windscreen which actually shines in your eyes, blinding you while driving.During hot Florida summer days while driving with the windows up, the melting dashboard plastic is probably releasing toxins, who knows? The car has only 31,000 miles and the car is already in workshop to replace the GPS screen. Luckily, I had extended warranty which will cover the GPS, but not the dashboard. I talked to the company about the dashboard and they will only supply the parts but not cover the labor cost which is over $700. Its not the cost of labor that angers me but the fact that they agree that the product they used was faulty and still, not do the right thing to take full responsibility and cover the total cost.
Published: March 13, 2012
Amir of MiamI, FL
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Me and my brother were driving from oregon to california. He was in a Lexus
Me and my brother were driving from oregon to california. He was in a Lexus 2014 IS 250. We were going down the 5 freeway around 65-70mph when I saw his brake lights turn on and he lost control of the car. Before he hit the division line you could see how the brake lights were on but the car didnt stop, it just burned wheel and then he knocked down the division pole going an average speed of 30 mph - where he went on the opposite side of the freeway, where he was hit by a semitruck, leaving him in the hospital and the death of our pet.
Published: May 27, 2016
Luis of Pomona, CA
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Ive received a Warranty Enhancement Notification ZLD over a year ago and th
Ive received a Warranty Enhancement Notification ZLD over a year ago and the Lexus dealership that I take my 2006 RX330 for service tells each time I contact them about fixing my dashboard that the parts are not available. Im writing this to find out when the parts to fix my RX330 dashboard will be available at the dealerships. This issue has lowered the resale value of my RX330.
Published: September 28, 2016
Michael of San Diego, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

2008 Lexus RX 350 Water pump was leaking out the shaft of the pump. To chan
2008 Lexus RX 350 Water pump was leaking out the shaft of the pump. To change this water pump, they tell me they have to pull or lift the motor. It will cost over $2k. For 60 dollar pump, I going to have to pay them $2k. I had to have my car towed to my house one night only to find out I cannot afford to fix the car. The bearing went bad in the water pump. I think it should be something they fix for part price only because it not my fault you put a car together that you have to pull the engine to get the water pump installed.
Published: March 17, 2014
john of Vancouver, WA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Long story short. Do not buy a 2019 Lexus ES350 F Sport from this dealershi
Long story short. Do not buy a 2019 Lexus ES350 F Sport from this dealership or any other in the United States. Their much advertised Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 is a fraud on this car model. (“Consumer fraud occurs when a product or service does not perform as advertised”.) The “Road Sign Assist” does not work no matter what you do. Lexus so called “Technology Specialist” and Lexus engineers are unable to fix the problem as of January 9, 2019. I bought a 2019 brand new one for over $50,000 on November 14. 2018 and the system has not worked from day one, even that Lexus advertisement shows a photo showing a red stop sign on the head up. Nice photoshop Lexus. I have been in contact with the Lexus dealership and Lexus Headquarters since I found out the system just does not work, and all I have gotten is a run around. If you want further information feel free to call me.UP-Date: On January 10, 2019 at 11:12 am I received a call from Lexus Escondido Technology Specialist Rick ** telling me that the 2019 ES350 F Sport they sold me does not have the “Road Sign Assist” I paid for even that Lexus advertise it does and all my paperwork on the car says it does. If this is not fraud, I don’t know what is. I will now file a complaint with the California Consumer Protection Agency and the Federal Trade Commission about the deceptive car advertising Lexus is doing.
Published: January 15, 2019
peter of San Diego, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

If you own Lexus ES350 and 300h model from 2013 to 2018, watch your trunk l
If you own Lexus ES350 and 300h model from 2013 to 2018, watch your trunk lid. It has design defect and mild wind can bring it down at three time the speed and hurt you. The trunk lid has spoiler which Lexus has never tested in open condition and is hurting many people. Per Lexus this is normal. We are ready to file lawsuits for Lexus. They ignore safety hazard.
Published: February 6, 2019
Harish of Somerset, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Before I begin my complaint I would like to say the car drives very well an
Before I begin my complaint I would like to say the car drives very well and is very sporty. I get a lot of compliments on the vehicle, then they say why is that peeling like that? My Email correspondence with Lexus about my issue: I have a 2006 GS300. I recently noticed my molding along the front windshield that runs along the top to the windshield beginning to PEEL. Really unbelievable for a luxury car. It is embarrassing and damaging to the Lexus brand to have something like this occur AT NO FAULT of my own to this vehicle. I was at the local dealership on a separate issue and was told the roof drip molding was $763.67, absolutely unbelievable. Total repair cost $1200. Why would this peel like this? This is my second Lexus. I had a LS430 before this. I have by far had more issues out of this vehicle than any others I have owned. I am just blown away and I need Lexus to stand behind their brand. I would like the roof molding repaired. This is just ridiculous to have an issue like this on this type of car.The response from Lexus: Thank you for contacting the Lexus Customer Satisfaction Department regarding your 2006 GS 300, Vehicle Identification Number **. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your thoughts. As an automotive manufacturer, Lexus feels its warranty is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, and demonstrates faith in the performance and reliability of its product line. Lexus also realizes that product failures can occur on any vehicle at any time, and regrets any inconvenience this may cause.In an effort to be sensitive to the expectations of Lexus customers, we review matters on a case by case basis when a product failure occurs outside the warranty period. We have examined all information pertinent to your request for assistance, including the nature of the repair, mileage on the vehicle, and the warranty expiration date. We conclude it is not appropriate for Lexus to provide assistance on the repair of the front windshield moldings. We apologize that this may not be the response you hoped for. If you require further assistance, please contact the Lexus Customer Satisfaction Department at 1-800-255-3987, Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pacific Time.My final response: First off thank you for your time and attention to my concern, however I am not pleased with the decision. I see now purchasing a second Lexus was a mistake on my part. I understand Lexus has the right to not stand behind their product and I have the right to not purchase their product. I understand CLEARLY from the discussion from my service advisor that I purchased a USED vehicle not a new one. However as I stated I purchased a used Lexus with a verifiable service history. In fact it was a Lexus certified vehicle. I purchased a used Lexus, not a used Hyundai, Mazda, Chevy, Honda or Ford. Which by the way has a more comprehensive warranty than a Lexus. 5 years, 7 years, and lifetime on certain parts. And cost far less on the initial purchase. Now a Lexus as stated in consumer reports has a better resale and loan value. So I suppose there is the trade off.But as I stated on the outset I will not be purchasing another USED Lexus product certified or not. I will however let the message board know about my experience. I will also let anyone know about Lexus products/customer service and if the paint begins to peel for no reason, out of the blue it’s your issue. Lexus customer service will stand behind the small issues but when it comes to anything costly you’re on your own. I wonder if the door falls off next or the spoiler blows off while driving, the bumper just comes unhooked for no reason, my seat brakes apart… I mean really whats next. Even though it’s a luxury car, it’s not quality built - these are things that should not happen to this type of car.This email may not mean much in the grand picture. I am just one consumer, but I will exercise my right as a consumer. My wife and I have owned Mercedes, BMW, Acura, Audi, and Infiniti. We never had any issues like this to occur. Lexus wants nearly $1200 for a piece of plastic molding!!! Ironically I have never heard of these things happening with a Toyota, only with a Lexus. A Lexus may look good but the quality is another subject.
Published: September 3, 2014
Brandon of Memphis, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The Lexus NX-300 we bought has worked out well for us. The vehicle has exce
The Lexus NX-300 we bought has worked out well for us. The vehicle has exceeded our expectations. We like the fact that this is a SUV. The part time AWD is really helpful here in the Chicago area. Also, the GPS in the car is really helpful and has traffic and construction updates. We like the heated seats too and the satellite radio. Bredemann Lexus where we bought the vehicle has our exceeded our expectations too. But the motion detector to get the rear liftgate to go up needs improvement. The motion detector isnt very sensitive and is sometimes quicker to use the keys. Otherwise, the vehicle works just great.A:
Published: June 22, 2018
Michael of Northbrook, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a new brand Lexus IS 350 one month ago. Now with only 600 miles dr
I bought a new brand Lexus IS 350 one month ago. Now with only 600 miles driven, the car brake pads are not working. Lexus warranty also does not cover brake pads because they know that their brake pads quality is more than **. If I have to change its brake pads in every 600 miles then I have to change my brake pads 100 times until mileage of 6000 miles. Every time I will spend $300 to buy new pads so only pads will cost me $30,000. United States should consider businessing with Japan who sell Chinese products.
Published: September 19, 2016
Abdul of Alexandria, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Lexus has many models. Mid-size to luxury to SUV. They also have fuel-effic
Lexus has many models. Mid-size to luxury to SUV. They also have fuel-efficient & eco-friendly cars. I have a ES 250 2009. I use it for work and travel daily. Standard features - a/c, electronic windows and seat warmers. I have a mid-size that is very room and fits 5 adults. You can get a full size SUV for more room. There are also many options to upgrade. For example: satellite, eco-friendly, customized leather seats.
Published: February 20, 2017
Jessica of San Jose, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We have owned other makes and the worst dealer experiences have been with L
We have owned other makes and the worst dealer experiences have been with Lexus. This is not our first negative experience but it is the latest. Lately we discovered what Id call seeping at the water pump. The start of a leak. Not dripping yet. Thought best to have it fixed before it gets worse. Brought it in and Dealer said it was not leaking so it would not be repaired under warranty. To add insult they suggested we should Test drive a new model (joke).
Published: May 19, 2015
Rich of Vancouver, BC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We currently have a Lexus RX350 F-Sport and just had to use roadside assist
We currently have a Lexus RX350 F-Sport and just had to use roadside assistance yesterday. Not only did my husbands vehicle just die and leaving him stranded on the side of the road, but when the roadside assistance came to help. They ended up towing his vehicle to a dealership and the closest one to us is 2 hours away. So it is not fixed and we are having issue with them getting it back to us. Mind you we have no loaner car or anything, so how is he suppose to get his car that is 2 hours away?? We called Lexus customer service multiple times today and can’t get anywhere. They should have told us if it was towed to the dealership that they wouldn’t bring it back, you would think after you pay all this money on a new vehicle that we have had for 1 year and is under warranty that there would be something in place for this situation instead everyone is clueless.I have a Cadillac and was looking to get a new car next month and thought about getting a Lexus, but let me tell you I will hands down stay with Cadillac just because of the outstanding customer service I get. I tried telling my husband to go with Cadillac, but he thought surely Lexus IS suppose to be a luxury vehicle so will have their crap together and he was wrong. We are turning this car in as soon as we can and going with a car company that cares about their customers!
Published: August 27, 2019
Alexis of Fort Smith, AR
Source: consumeraffairs.com

You know I am a person who never misses a payment. Leased a vehicle and PAI
You know I am a person who never misses a payment. Leased a vehicle and PAID the 2,000 to protect the car from flying stones. I didnt have to do that but rumor was if you lease they will ding you in the end for anything upon turning in vehicle. Paid for the extra mileage and then turned in early in West Palm Beach by 30 days under mileage because I was moving to Michigan. Sent my my 395.00 fee (what-ever in lease contract) BUT THEN SAW A FEE ADDED OF $150.00.Can you guess why they added $150.00 - never guess in a million years. REMOVAL OF A BUMPER STICKER. YEP, $150.00 because they didnt say hey you might want to remove that sticker - the finance guy who looks over the vehicle is a real **. Nope just turned over keys - thank you very much and then one month later sent me a bill that I called on to figure out $150.00 for what? Did you have a 26.2 sticker on your car? Yes. Well thats what the charge is for - removal ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS!Wrote to the higher ups - called the people who I leased the vehicle from and no one cared and no one returned phone calls. Then had the balls to send to a collection agency. Protection plan $2,000 - one month early - under mileage that I paid for upfront! Perfect condition. So you know what screw you Lexus. I paid the $150.00 and I will tell my friends and then they will tell theirs and so on and so on about how unfair you guys were to a client. So maybe you wont post on your precious Lexus Facebook page without your people reviewing but I can post here and I can tell the world! Maybe thats my satisfaction and of course never ever lease/buy a Lexus.
Published: November 30, 2018
Wendy of Okemos, MI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I am a current owner and driver of a 2007 Lexus is250. This car was purchas
I am a current owner and driver of a 2007 Lexus is250. This car was purchased brand new in October 2006 from the Westminster Lexus dealership. Since the very beginning this car has had many problems which include numerous manufacturer recalls. In 2011, shortly before the warranty expired, the navigation unit went out. By the time the car was taken in, it was 60 miles over the warranty miles (Warranty was void because of mileage not years). The dealership said that we would have to pay for the repairs and quoted the repair to be $2,300+. Also around this time, the dashboard began to get sticky. Another repair that would have to be fixed out of pocket. This car has been very well taken care of. We made sure that we followed all the manufacturers recommendations on how to properly care for this car. We have never used any solvent or spray on the dashboard and followed the recommendations to use warm water. A sunshade has been used since the first day to shield the sun away from the dark interior. I have tried countless times to see if any Lexus dealership could help me out because this has to be a manufacturers defect but no dealership has offered to help. I have met several Lexus owners that have experienced the same problems. I have read on online forums even more people from all parts of the United States and in the U.K. who have the same problems. I am not as concerned with the little problems with the car as much as I am with the navigation unit and the dashboard. I finally decided to contact Consumer Affairs after a friend suggested I do. She has a separate problem with her Lexus and said that bringing this to your attention may finally get results. I feel as though buyers of Lexus are getting the short end of the stick. We spend so much money purchasing a luxury car but end up with a defective vehicle that requires more money to fix. Im not even going to go into details about the cars paint.
Published: September 12, 2014
Katherine of Labpalma, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I was only there for the sports coupe but there were plenty of other models
I was only there for the sports coupe but there were plenty of other models available - sedans, SUVs in several price ranges as well as a full range of colors. I bought the SC430 which, among other things, is a hardtop convertible. It was loaded accessory-wise. The saddle leather seats quite plush and the dash appointments extremely handsome. All in all very sporty, yet very rich! However, this was not a vehicle for accommodating a lot of passengers being a sports coupe. And a convertible as well. Bucket front seats did allow easy access to the back seats but the back seat itself was not a deep seat and not really comfortable for a person of any size. Also, upgrading and personalization options were not really a consideration as the car came standard with virtually every option you could think of. Even the alloy wheels came with 2 different options easily changed by the owner, you could have a certain look one day and a different one the next.
Published: February 13, 2017
John of Sarasota, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Wonderful car 4 door sedan, 2006 year, normal maintenance, few repairs runs
Wonderful car 4 door sedan, 2006 year, normal maintenance, few repairs runs very well with 150,000 miles, 25-26 mpg runs on regular gas. Very comfortable. Back seat a bit tight for tall people. Has backup camera and syncs with phone.
Published: December 9, 2019
Carolyn of Hoschton, GA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I own a 2008 Lexus IS 350. My navigation system went out after three and a
I own a 2008 Lexus IS 350. My navigation system went out after three and a half years and Lexus said that since I was over the three-year warranty period, they would not replace it. I would have to pay $1,900.00. I find this ridiculous and when I called the Lexus Client Service Assistance, they offered little help. How can you own a car for only three and a half years and have your navigation system screen not work and not have it covered by such an elite car company? I cannot use the touch screen at all and Lexus has still yet to contact me after my complaint.
Published: October 19, 2011
Kevin of Danville, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I took my 2010 Lexus IS250 to the Wilkie Lexus in Ardmore Pa. for the 60,00
I took my 2010 Lexus IS250 to the Wilkie Lexus in Ardmore Pa. for the 60,000 mile service. They called after looking over my car to let me know that I needed a front driver side tire due to a bubble in that particular tire. I gave them the ok to replace the tire and to do some other things that they said had to get done which drove the cost up considerably. Well, a few weeks went by and I decided to wash my car. I noticed a bubble in my tire and realized my tire was never replaced! I called the dealership and left a message in the voicemail of the service advisor that wrote up the invoice as his name is on the invoice. Since its Sunday, I dont expect to hear anything from Lexus until tomorrow (Monday). At which point I hope they will do the right thing and replace the tire that I paid to have replaced, that was obviously not replaced!
Published: June 15, 2015
jacqueline of Lansdowne, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I am writing this review to express my disappointment with The Lexus Brand.
I am writing this review to express my disappointment with The Lexus Brand. I originally leased an IS 250 2008 with 15,000 miles. Within 7 months, the dashboard light up with check engine and stabilization signal blinking. Took my car back to dealer and was told they (dealer) would replace the entire pistons. Since that time Ive had three more incidents of rough idle, stalling, check engine and stabilization signal blinking. The response from the dealer was to perform top engine clean and carbonization. The final straw for me was my wife and traveling on the highway when my car started to vibrate, accelerating difficulties, and completely shutting down.
Published: December 26, 2014
David of Howell, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have this beautiful Lexus LS460 that looks great on the outside and alway
I have this beautiful Lexus LS460 that looks great on the outside and always kept in the garage. However, when you open the door and see that the door panels and the dashboard have a gray looking film on them and are sticky to the touch it spoils the whole idea of LUXURY AND LEXUS being used in the same sentence. I called the 1 800 Lexus number and they told me there was a recall for this problem but it expired last year in 2017 and that they sent out recall notices. I have lived in the same house for 15 years (longer than I have had the CAR) and I have never received a recall notice on my vehicle. I am frustrated and looks like if I want to fix it that it is going to cost thousands of dollars to do so. I am very disappointed in Lexus! I thought they were a better company than that.
Published: September 12, 2018
Gina of Mesquite, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

There is a wide variety available from Lexus, with each vehicle maintaining
There is a wide variety available from Lexus, with each vehicle maintaining its dependable characteristics. There are sedan, SUV, mid-size, compact, and other models, so there is a wide selection with almost a guarantee to have at least a couple options that fit an individuals needs and wants in purchasing a car. The Lexus aesthetic features are that of a sleek body and exterior and distinct interior features like leather stitching. The vehicles have a smart key entry system, and many models have touchscreen controls and a navigation screen interface.There are tons of options available for upgrades and personalizations with Lexus. Upgrade options include performance-related ones like engine components and fuel systems, as well as aesthetic/personal interests like suspension systems and racing equipment. Passenger capacity for larger size sedans and SUV models are great. All models are comfortable for their individual capacities, and Lexus has a lot of models that can accommodate larger numbers of passengers while still allowing for cargo and extra things to haul in the vehicles.
Published: February 23, 2017
Maddison of Windsor Mill, MD
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Driving a Lexus hybrid (RX 450h) I dont need an office. I can park the vehi
Driving a Lexus hybrid (RX 450h) I dont need an office. I can park the vehicle, fire up my internet hotspot on my phone, pull out my computer, and conduct business. The hybrid battery keeps me warm in winter and cool in summer. I average 30 miles/gallon and it has enough storage space for almost anything I need to haul.
Published: May 9, 2018
Lori of Henderson, NV
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The Lexus hybrid is really no-brid. It rarely uses electric power but is co
The Lexus hybrid is really no-brid. It rarely uses electric power but is constantly charging. The first 100 feet under 10 mph will be EV power. That’s all folks! It saves NO gas, and the engine is extremely underpowered.
Published: November 6, 2021
Vincent of Murrieta, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a brand new 2017 LS 460 an $80,000+ car. I purchased it because Iv
I bought a brand new 2017 LS 460 an $80,000+ car. I purchased it because Ive had multiple German cars Mercedes and BMW and felt they spend too much time in the repair shop. Well it didnt get much better with my new Lexus. Keep in mind Lexus doesnt have the extra bells and whistles of the German cars so I hoped by buying a Lexus the German car money would go for absolute best build quality and reliability. Right? Keep it simple, make everything out of the best. I should only have to see my dealer for regular scheduled service. I was definitely wrong about that. Ive been in 7 times in 3 months. Ive owned it and theyve fixed nothing. Theyve identified issues but fixed nothing and scratched my rear leather and scratched my dash during a detail. Oh and forgot to clip my rear all-weather floor mat down after a detail so it got caught in my seat rails and ruined my floor mat. It was clipped when I dropped it off.Anyways on top of the dealer not caring for your car if you contact Lexus directly, they dont call you back or they tell you they cant do anything for you. You ask the rep to speak with their supervisor, they say they are as high up in Lexus as you can go and there is nobody else you can speak with. I just dont know what to do. I regret buying a Lexus and Ive only had it a few months. I feel Ive put a good amount of miles on loaner cars. Honestly whenever my German cars broke for example I had a 2016 BMW Z4, whenever I brought it in for service they took care of the problems the first time and always cared about my car. I never got my car back in unsatisfactory condition and they put out the extra effort to diagnose it to fix it correctly. I have yet to receive that kind of service from Lexus.When I brought it in for the scraping noise the dealer said we hear it but we cant find it so youll just have to keep driving it until whatever it is fails. Wait what? I have to drive my brand new $80,000 car until it fails? What kind of work is that. So I called Lexus directly and they told me they side with their franchise dealers diagnosis of the problem. Ill just have to wait, or I can go to another dealer. Im hesitant to go in about the oil burning smell because I want it fixed. I dont want to have a car that I have to wait till it runs out of oil before theyll fix it.Things wrong with the car to date: Rear interior trim/headline piece broke and fell off at 600 miles (although nobody has been in the back seat), plastic trim on dash under stereo warping at 1300 Miles, headliner around sunroof cover coming unglued and snagging on cover at 1400 miles, rough idle at 2300 miles, scraping sound when ambient temperature is below 70 degrees when engine running and driving at 4500 miles still undiagnosed, confirmed but undiagnosed by the dealer, oil burning smell and engine cutting out and surging at 6400 miles need to make a service appointment for this latest disappointment.
Published: October 1, 2017
Alexander of Menifee, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I recently bought a 2014 Lexus LS 460. Whenever it rains or the car is wash
I recently bought a 2014 Lexus LS 460. Whenever it rains or the car is washed and I open the trunk, water drips out of the side of the trunk, and drips water into the trunk compartment. I took the car into to the Lexus dealership and they said it is a design flaw and cannot be fixed. Besides getting the inside of the trunk and contents wet, long term I expect it will cause premature rust and increase the potential for my rear lights to malfunction. Any experience with resolving this issue will be appreciated.
Published: May 29, 2015
Nick of Miami, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I am an owner of this model mentioned in title and did not know what I was
I am an owner of this model mentioned in title and did not know what I was getting myself into when purchasing this vehicle. Should have done further researches. Anyway, we learned from mistake. This model is well known for his faulty ABS actuator and Lexus would not want to replace it saying that you are out of the warranty time frame of 5 months (Despite the very low mileage that you have), when they know for sure the car was made with a faulty part (which is why they extended the warranty on it in the first place). That is very low coming from Lexus. They are supposed to be one of the world class customer service especially considering the price of their product. Like I said, Ive learned my lesson. Last Lexus car here.
Published: May 30, 2019
Franklin of Houston, TX
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In trying to use destination assist, I find the wait time to speak to an ag
In trying to use destination assist, I find the wait time to speak to an agent is very unacceptable. I have waited on more than one occasion in excess of 5 minutes. It never use to be this way, and the problem seems to be getting worse. It seems as though there arent enough people, and what can be more appalling than that. Spend the money and get us the service.
Published: August 21, 2020
Jerry of Mesa, AZ
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I loved my Lexus. They have many different models for many types of people.
I loved my Lexus. They have many different models for many types of people. I needed one to fit my family, and it works well for us. The Lexus was easy to clean. It was very sleek and even though it was older, it still managed to always have a new appearance. The passenger capacity fit all five of my family members. My children were not squished and sat very comfortably even with their car seats and booster seats. Very luxurious car. I have had many people compliment my car. I have not upgraded yet, but I am now looking to buy a new Lexus with new features. I will find out more features from the dealership. I cant wait for the new technologies they have put into such a great car. We are now selling this model, but we will be looking for another Lexus.
Published: February 13, 2017
Rita of North Aurora, IL
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The touchscreen mode on the GPS/Information display screen unit has stopped
The touchscreen mode on the GPS/Information display screen unit has stopped working. I was told it cannot be repaired and must be replaced at a ridiculous charge. How can a unit like that not be repaired?
Published: April 3, 2012
Martin of Pretoria, Other
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There was a recall on my Lexus SUV. I was in the hospital when it came out
There was a recall on my Lexus SUV. I was in the hospital when it came out and missed it. Shortly after expiration date I called Lexus and they told me to bring car to the dealer. The dealer found the problem and was happy to fix it. When they reached out for approval at corporate the dealer was told that Lexus would not approve. I wrote the CEO of Lexus USA explaining the problem and challenge due to medical issues. The CEO nor anyone ever had the courtesy to respond to my letter. The problem with the Lexus is only getting worse. This is not a company that cares about the customer.
Published: August 11, 2018
Russell of Reston, VA
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Lexus has sedans to SUVs. It looks expensive but you can definitely feel th
Lexus has sedans to SUVs. It looks expensive but you can definitely feel the quality and difference when compared to the less expensive brands. It has customizable comfort and top safety. My suv is my mom car but I feel nice in it. I need the space and amenities of an suv because of my children but I am just as happy taking this car out solo. Lots of quality comes standard but additions are easily added at the dealership. My suv fits 7 very comfortably. I have 3 car seats in the back and space to move around and maneuver as needed. I can also easily load groceries and whatever else I need. I am very happy with my purchase and will buy a Lexus again.
Published: March 17, 2017
Casandra of Provo, UT
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The Lexus GS350 has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. The comfo
The Lexus GS350 has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. The comfort level is excellent. Mechanically it is great. Lexus has been very frugal in changing the style of the car over the years, which helps keeping the value up.
Published: December 12, 2019
Hector of Yorktown Hts., NY
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My local Lexus of Kendall (FL) dealer nor Lexus corporate have resolved a p
My local Lexus of Kendall (FL) dealer nor Lexus corporate have resolved a problem with my 2013 ES 300h after many attempts. Lexus of Kendall dealer said if I maintain my car with them they will fight for me should there be any problem with the manufacturer in the future, so I did. Well, I reported a defect in the backseat leather shortly after my 25k maintenance appointment November 2016 while my car was under warranty. The backseat perforated leather dried and shrunk causing tension on the rest of the seat. It feels very rough and hard to the touch. The manager at the dealer took photographs, and said he will contact the manufacturer. After several months of leaving messages with Lexus of Kendall operator and voicemails I was told the manager no longer works there, and another manager (Bernardo) took over his work. I came in person to meet with new manager March 2017, by which point the problem area became larger, and same problem started to happen on the other side. He took more photos, said its not a Lexus defect because on one side it is perfect circle. I contacted corporate, submitted photos, and they asked Bernardo to weigh in. He said I caused the damage but could not explain how, and if there was a defect in the leather he would not be able to tell unless the leather was taken off and he can examine the back side of it. Corporate said I will need an expert in leather to run tests and determine the cause. I have never heard of such a response for warranty coverage. They denied to fix my car while under the warranty. I contacted the 3rd party dispute resolution address, provided by Lexus, several times with no reply.I purchased the car used with 6k miles in 2013 in perfect condition. Since then I rarely used or had passengers in the backseat. When I did have passengers the trips were short, just a few blocks in the city, and my passengers are slim. My car is stored under a carport, in a garage when I am at work, and my windows are tinted so the inside temperature does not get hot often. I have had others cars such as Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Honda over 100k miles and much older that did not have such quality issues even with daily use. My Lexus has premium leather with Luxury package, it should withstand at minimum light use. The problem from initial report to current has grown in size, and continues to grow. Terrible dealer customer service and misinformation, terrible experience with corporate. First and last Lexus. Photos from March 2017 and Feb 2019 are attached.
Published: April 1, 2019
Deanna of Miami, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Lexus offers a wide range of cars. These include sedans, SUVs, and sports c
Lexus offers a wide range of cars. These include sedans, SUVs, and sports cars. There are sub categories within each type of vehicle that generally relate to the size of the car - for example in the SUV category the smallest is the NX, the middle is RX and the largest is GX. Each of these categories also may have sub categories that usually relate to trim level. The Lexus car brand has always stood for a high quality luxury vehicle. Typically each model will include almost all of the features that one would think are associated with a luxury car within the standard price. There are additional packages of specialized features that are grouped logically at more cost - for example a cold weather package would include heated seats, 4 wheel drive, etc. The Lexus RX is a 5 passenger vehicle - two bucket seats in the front and a bench seat with seating for three in the back. There is no third row in this car. Each model has upgrade options that are presented as packages so that you can personalize the options to your needs to a degree. You are forced to go with a package even if you do not want or need everything in that package. That is a drawback to me.
Published: February 10, 2017
Leslie of New Smyrna Beach, FL
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I am the owner of my third Lexus ES 350. I anticipated buying my fourth in
I am the owner of my third Lexus ES 350. I anticipated buying my fourth in the next couple of years. I have purchased a Lexus almost exclusively because of its reputation for quality. As I am often in my car alone, the idea of having a car that will not leave me stranded by the side of the road is paramount. I noticed initially, however, with my most recent car purchased new, the 2014 model, that it was not as quiet as my first Lexus.I let that past not attributing it to a decline in overall quality. However, I was wholly unprepared for the wholesale failure without warning of my transmission after only 74,000 miles leaving me stranded on the side of the road. I was lucky to make it to a surface street as the failure occurred on the highway. This was a car, as was the case with each of my prior purchases, that had each and every service recommended, all done by a Lexus dealer. However, I could have saved myself a tremendous amount of money, both in terms of initial outlay and maintenance cost, with a much cheaper car and received the same result. This is my LAST Lexus and last Toyota made car.
Published: February 1, 2021
Pamela of Saint Louis, MO
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I am having serious quality issues with my 2005 RX330 SUV. Some of the key
I am having serious quality issues with my 2005 RX330 SUV. Some of the key problems include the following: 1. The water pump failed at only 65K miles and timing belt and water pump were replaced ($1100+). I drove an Acura for 110K miles without changing either! 2. The headlights cases have been leaking, poor design. 3. Paints are coming out of the door handles. 4. Fused light bulbs and discolored mirrors.5. Low quality rotors and break pads (replacement cost $1000+).I called Lexus HQ, but they will not help or take any responsibility for the engine (water pump issue). They asked me to go to the dealership. So the business model is, Lexus sells you a lemon for a high price and for 5-10 years, you keep going to their dealership and pay to replace low quality parts and labor. So, if you are planning to buy a Lexus next time, think again as I wont do this again!
Published: June 3, 2012
Mifta of Hoffman Estates, IL
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I have bought my car LX 570 in 2010. Im a loyal Toyota customer. My car ori
I have bought my car LX 570 in 2010. Im a loyal Toyota customer. My car originated from Saudi Arabia and I live in Qatar. Several problems happened to the car. There was a gear problem, then the rear AC and then the front AC got damaged. All of this happened and I had to repair it under my cost. This is a top of the line car. International warranty should be honored no matter where I go. Saudi and Qatar are neighboring countries, so spec are similar.
Published: April 27, 2012
Hamad of Doha, Other
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I am very disappointed with this so called luxury brand. I have received 3
I am very disappointed with this so called luxury brand. I have received 3 different recall letters for parts in my IS250. I had to wait over a year for a dashboard and the Lexus reps seem not to have any idea when I be able to replace my door panels. NOW I have to wait for a new a year for an airbag on top of that, thanks Lexus for keeping me safe. I contacted the corporate office and was told that I shouldnt allow people to ride in the front seat of my car, and in the same sentence was told that I may not receive any other notification until the end of the year first on 2017!!! How can such a well known luxury brand be so careless with customers. On top of the that the 3rd rep I spoke to tried to sell me a new model!! First rep hung up on me, 2nd rep stayed silent on the phone like we were high school teenagers, and the 3rd rep tried to sell me a car. I will never purchase or recommend this shady brand to anyone! Having this car has been nothing but a nightmare. Ive also had the same error message come on and the service people have NO CLUE whats causing it, but continue to take my money for diagnoses! When I go in for scheduled service there are never loaner cars, and there have been times where I have been misquoted for services and had to pay more. I am not sure what to do at this point, Lexus has the same problem. Not a Lexus fan any longer. I guess I should start driving Uber since I can only have people in the back seat.
Published: August 10, 2016
Andrea of Charlotte, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

2014 ES300H - Will NEVER buy another Lexus nor recommend one to family/frie
2014 ES300H - Will NEVER buy another Lexus nor recommend one to family/friends. They DONT stand by their product. Car was only 3 years old & the front passenger door lock malfunctioned. It needed a new door lock actuator. Because I was out of warranty (over 50K miles), they said it wouldnt be covered & the cost was significant. The dealership convinced them since the car was still new, they should cover the cost. Eventually they did. Approximately 9 mos after that lock malfunctioned, the driver side one did the SAME thing. Obviously theres some defective parts in this car given it just turned 4 years old. This time Lexus said theyre not paying for it - they already gave me a courtesy service last year. Can you believe this? Didnt want to hear anything about it even when I tried to call. Wow - so much for customer service! Car wasnt even 4 years old and BOTH door locks stopped working. Think there may be a serious problem here? This is not only an inconvenience but also a SAFETY issue! The dealership was even shocked Lexus wouldnt pick up the tab. Given the car sticker was $48K and bought brand new in 2014, you would think they would backup their product, especially a Lexus. Dont count on it... reconsider before you buy a Lexus!! Truly not the same car it used to be.
Published: April 27, 2018
Tammy of Hobe Sound, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Lexus has plenty of varieties. You can choose a wide variety for whatever k
Lexus has plenty of varieties. You can choose a wide variety for whatever kind of car you like the most. There are options for just about any kind of person and whatever type of car anyone could want. There are many options as far as sizing. Any size of family can have options as far as capacity of passengers, from a very small number to one much larger. These cars come in any kind of color or design or feature you could want. There are many possible combination and customizable options that anyone can look at. This makes it easier to design a car to specifically fit what you are looking for.
Published: February 9, 2017
Andrew of O Fallon, MO
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a Certified 2004 RX330 from Lexus Clearwater. I bought the car in
I bought a Certified 2004 RX330 from Lexus Clearwater. I bought the car in 06, the SUV had 22k miles, was soon told I needed new tires. Did research as why would I need new tires now, especially on a Certified car, with so little mileage and only two years old. The tires were switched out, they were Cooper tires which arent the tires from the Lexus manufacturer. When I asked Clearwater Lexus about this and told them someone from Tampa Lexus had talked with me about the issue, they said, Why would you listed to Tampa Lexus? They are worse than we are!! I spoke with the corporate office and best they would do is offer new tires at retail - still bogus. Now my dash is cracking and Lexus Tampa said $1900 to replace, and 10% off as I dont service my car there enough for a larger discount. Now the headlights are cloudy and there is a recall, but there are no parts for their own recall just an acknowledgement that there is an issue. I was duped by Lexus, they are horrible. Very sorry I ever bought a car from them. Dealerships should provide an actual printout on how they certify a car, if they had, the tires wouldnt have passed a certification test. Like a home inspection, I want to see levels and percentages of wear and tear and how they could ever pass worn tires as certified. Lexus shmexus. Poor quality, certified means nothing, horrible customer service.
Published: December 26, 2013
Julie of Valrico, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Took my RX330 into Pohanka Lexus in Chantilly, VA for a state inspection on
Took my RX330 into Pohanka Lexus in Chantilly, VA for a state inspection on 9/14/13. My car was rejected due to the passenger side mirror. In order to not drive around with a rejection sticker, I inquired about how much the mirror itself would cost. John informed me that the mirror would be about $450 plus $65 for labor plus a replacement bulb was needed above the license plate giving me a grand total for a side mirror and inspection $600.44.A front mirror doesnt even cost that much. When I asked why was it so much, the reply was because its motorized. I had visited another Lexus dealership 3 months prior for tires and nothing about the side mirror was mentioned. I feel like I was taken advantage of and that Pohanka Lexus overcharged to replace only the mirror for my car to pass inspection.
Published: September 14, 2013
Shontia of Montgomery Village, MD
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have a 2005 Lexus RX330 and the dashboard started cracking and is now fal
I have a 2005 Lexus RX330 and the dashboard started cracking and is now falling out. Lexus denied my request to fix it. Any suggestion?
Published: July 11, 2013
Soledad of Miami Shores, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Moldy/mildew odor coming out of A/C vents. Lexus says they cannot fix this
Moldy/mildew odor coming out of A/C vents. Lexus says they cannot fix this problem. I was told to start the car and let the smell get out before I get in. They told me to set to open air, which I have. It doesnt help. I was told it was due to the hot, humid weather. Corporate also said they will not investigate any further.
Published: September 18, 2013
Daryl of Saint John, IN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I love my 2006 Lexus RX h400. I had no problems and had great service from
I love my 2006 Lexus RX h400. I had no problems and had great service from my local dealership (Meade Lexus of Troy, MI) but I was surprised and disappointed when I was told my entire steering column needed replacement (cost $1350). My SUV has never been in an accident and I was told that perhaps a pot hole had caused the problem. I can understand things go wrong with even great cars like my Lexus, but I didnt expect to foot the entire bill of $1350 when the failure of the steering column was not caused by me.
Published: April 6, 2013
Robert of Marine City, MI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I own a 2005 Lexus RX300 SUV with 109,000 miles. In early 2013 I began to n
I own a 2005 Lexus RX300 SUV with 109,000 miles. In early 2013 I began to notice a crack on the passenger side front dashboard. I took it to the dealer and their solution was for me to replace the front dashboard. Total estimated cost - $1,800. The crack follows the line of the passenger side airbag. When you buy a luxury car you expect the interior to last longer than 8 years. The car is parked in a garage. I think the defect is associated with the way the airbag was installed and I further believe Toyota knows this. Beyond the appearance issue I wonder if the airbag is defective?
Published: June 30, 2014
John of Greensboro, NC
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Ive heard this same story from at least half of the IS owners I know or hav
Ive heard this same story from at least half of the IS owners I know or have asked if they had the same issue. This is unacceptable. I see older Lexi with 200k+ miles with perfectly function Nav screens. Not sure what Lexus is thinking...
Published: July 25, 2014
Terrence of Durham, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased brand new RX 350 in April 2012. I thought its time for a new ca
I purchased brand new RX 350 in April 2012. I thought its time for a new car and I deserved a nice car for working so hard. Ive driven my 02 Civic ever since and had no problems. I noticed my rear driver side mirror looked melted and side panel/spoiler(back wing) had rippled lines. Dealer Modesto and Lexus Corp both deny its under warranty due to possible low effiency windows reflections to my car. Which I baloney. So you are telling me the quality of your car is crap and cannot handle sun/heat? I went to Lexus in another city and the manager said he would replace it under warranty but due to Lexus Corp denying my case he could not order the parts for me. So how can Lexus Corp not help me when another dealership can? If anyone had any similar issues, please let me know/suggestions/opinions on this. Would greatly appreciated. I feel that this is brand new car and should not have any paint/body issues. So paying more doesnt always mean you get good quality or service.
Published: July 29, 2013
Trang of Stockton, CA
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My conclusion in short: When buying new, do not intend to keep it after war
My conclusion in short: When buying new, do not intend to keep it after warranty expiration. And never buy used. Here is a long explanation. Very expensive parts. Price fells fast. Reason - expensive parts and low demand as many know these are expensive to maintain. 7 small plastic clips fell off from bottom plastic panels. Cost for one clip $10 bucks. Should cost several cents but no more than $1. They are Lexus unique size. Lucky I found aftermarket $1.50 for 10 abroad. Next, Lexus USA does not stand behind its cars. Exhaust rusted out and made the hole right at the place where it makes a turn at 65k miles (?) one week after extended warranty. At this place band was not an option. Cost to replace $2300, $1800 for part itself. Why? Because exhaust and converters are one complete unit. Called LEXUS USA. Response: Our decision is not to cover even though only one week past warranty. Also our records indicate that you later started to replace oil at other places. What oil has to do with bad exhaust? It is our decision. I had many cars over the years including Toyotas and replaced exhaust on many of them. Some at 150k miles and above. Parts were expensive, but not that expensive. In another instance headlight was damaged. Part cost $2000. It has 2 motors in it to adjust in horizontal and vertical plane, but still it is ridiculous price. I am technical and very handy. Always serviced cars myself. My conclusion is that they are reliable, but complicated cars. Chances to fail are greater in this setup. Therefore in my opinion for long term ownership quality and performance is not enough anymore to justify cost of long ownership or Lexus policies. Lease - maybe, but then return and lets Lexus eat them all.
Published: December 27, 2018
Jim of Fair Lawn, NJ
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Lexus reliability and service is mostly what I recommend. We own two Lexus
Lexus reliability and service is mostly what I recommend. We own two Lexus and going forward, will probably always own Lexus vehicles. They are comfortable riding and driving with almost no road noise. The instrument panel and in dash navigation system and music system is very good. AND, the handling and responsiveness of the vehicle. We had an issue with our Lexus SUV in that the front end alignment would not stay in place for even a month. We went on line and saw that several Lexus owners had reported the problem. Lexus worked with us to find a solution and shouldered the cost of fixing the problem. The proposed solution worked and the fact that they covered the cost was a very pleasant surprise. Yes the car was under manufacturers warranty, but past experience has been that the dealership finds a reason why is not a warranty issue and passes the cost onto the car owner.
Published: December 14, 2019
Barbara of Oro Valley, AZ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

A multitude of vehicles ranging from small to large and includes sports mod
A multitude of vehicles ranging from small to large and includes sports models. They are high quality and a must have. Many features which include navigational systems, satellite radio, high definition radio, USB and SD card ports. There is Bluetooth connectivity, easy steering, emergency braking assist and more. Upgradeable tire and rim package and specialized paint job and custom colors. Can also upgrade to moon and sun roof. Also, there is enough head and leg room to comfortably fit 5 large adults and plenty of trunk space to store items and groceries.
Published: February 23, 2017
Mikael of Boca Raton, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Lexus has models from small fuel efficient vehicles to roomy SUVs all at gr
Lexus has models from small fuel efficient vehicles to roomy SUVs all at great price points especially for what you get. Many of the smaller cars and small SUVs are hybrid which is great option. It has all the bells and whistles which almost makes me feel dumber than the car. I especially love the GPS and hook up to phone to play music feature. My car already included top of the line features except chrome wheels. But I love that even their baseline models have nice features. The back passenger space can be tight on some of the vehicles but definitely comfortable. The leg room in the front seats to be excellent. My husband is 6ft tall and has lots of leg room. I also like the third row seat option which makes it able to accommodate more passengers.
Published: February 4, 2017
Jamila of San Diego, CA
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I am extremely disappointed in Lexus customer service. We have had 3 Lexus
I am extremely disappointed in Lexus customer service. We have had 3 Lexus in the last 12 years, this will be my last experienced. My current lease ends in 3 weeks. I moved to Hawaii a year ago. Called Lexus last March 2015. Before making arrangements for my relocation, I had asked what did I need to do and could I move my car to Maui, what to do at the end of my lease, I was told nothing to be done, thank you for letting us know, just bring your car to Lexus Maui when your term is up.Called back this Last April 2016 so I can prepare to return my lease, was told to call Maui dealership to see if they want to take back my car because they are not obligated?! Only the dealership where we lease are obligated... Called Maui Lexus, was told to bring my car in, otherwise had to ship it to Lexus Oahu. Brought my car over to Maui Lexus, they dont want it because the return value is not enough for them to resell... Called Lexus Financial and now I am given a much different version from what I was told a year ago. My car cannot be returned to Hawaii. I was basically told, sorry if you were told otherwise, nothing we can do, we dont have proof of that conversation?! What an awful customer service that is! Lexus never again!!!
Published: April 22, 2016
Carole of Kihei, HI
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Had to replace my windshield for the 2017 RX350. It has been two weeks toda
Had to replace my windshield for the 2017 RX350. It has been two weeks today. Giving various reasons for the delay and informed that it will be another 6 days, since the windshield is on back order. Shocked to find out that a Company like Lexus manufactures cars with various computerized options that are in the windshield and not produce extra windshield. Building about 1000 cars a day, can we not produce a few extra windshields. After all windshields crack often. Feeling frustrated. Looked at a Caddy. Maybe American made is better. But that is hindsight.
Published: June 28, 2017
Max of Anthem, AZ
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I purchased new my 2008 IS 250, it now has 48,895 miles including an extend
I purchased new my 2008 IS 250, it now has 48,895 miles including an extended four year warranty that is about to expire. I noticed chunks of the dash and door panels literally start falling out, as well as the material turn to a melty, gooey mess. I reported this each and every time I was at the dealership, who graciously agreed to send the car in for detailing (at their expense) - then later tried to tell me that the car was out of warranty, and that this problem was caused by chemicals I used when I washed my car! It wasnt until I became enraged that they sent my issue on to Lexus-in-the-sky, who came back with what they called a fair, good will gesture..... They would pay for half of the replacement, to the tune of $2800.00, since the damage was not considered a material defect. I have two other cars, neither of which are LUXURY cars, both older, one with +125k miles, and the interior looks like the day the car was purchased. I live in Florida, and granted it is hot - but similarly, other makes, models and brands of cars are not plagued by this problematic inferior, interior dash/door panel material.Lexus is branded as a luxury line of cars, and when I purchased this car, I paid for the REPUTATION that comes with the LEXUS brand - including vehicle design, performance, workmanship, and customer service. What I have gotten is five recalls, one including a new rebuilt engine, one for gas pedal issues, air conditioning problems, and now this continual runaround about a problem that is, continues to be recognized as a wide-spread concern.LEXUS needs to bone up and admit there is a problem and its more wide spread than they let on. They also need to stop calling me about their stupid sign-and-drive promotions. I will not invest a dime into any Lexus vehicle until they make this right.... Or not!
Published: June 28, 2014
Kathy of Naples, FL
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I’m pretty bummed my Lexus RX 350. I bought it at Lexus of Naperville in
I’m pretty bummed my Lexus RX 350. I bought it at Lexus of Naperville in 2013. It has 54,000 miles now and needs a new engine. It blew a head gasket with no warning, It’s out of warranty and Lexus corporate office denied any assistance. $10,000 worth of work??? I’ve keep up with the maintenance. Had 1 oil change outside of Lexus because their mechanics were on strike. Sorry for the long text. Needed to vent to someone. I’ll have to get it fixed but I’m no longer a Lexus fan. The only good thing is the service Manager Mike really did his best to help???
Published: January 19, 2018
Kitty of Westchester, IL
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Lexus 2010 RX450 - The front seats have been cracking/splitting for some pe
Lexus 2010 RX450 - The front seats have been cracking/splitting for some period of time. Upon discovering that this wearing was not normal, I took the car to the Scanlon/Lexus Ft. Myers, FL. I cant tell with accuracy when this cracking started, but I am 100% certain that it started well within the warranty period. Even though the car was only 4 months out of the warranty. This is my third and LAST Lexus. They refused to do anything about it. They did call in the regional Lexus rep who basically would not give me any satisfaction in trying to get the seats repaired. I reported this problem to the Lexus corporate office in May 2015, incident #**. Their attitude was what have you done for us lately in terms of taking the car in for service to a Lexus dealer. I have spent over $128,000 in the past 10 years on Lexus cars, but I will not spend another penny on repairing a problem that is the result of poor materials or workmanship. I will be submitting a complaint with the local BBB, ASAP.
Published: July 27, 2015
Robert of Estero, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Lexus had huge issues with their dashboard, glove boxes and side arms in so
Lexus had huge issues with their dashboard, glove boxes and side arms in some models. My model was a LS460. The material used would literally melt, turn sticky and rub off in the sun or heat. They developed a program to fix their short-comings and I was told it would be fixed a couple yrs ago. I dropped off car, they said they would fix issue and did nothing. After several calls, with zero returns I went to dealer. Was told we will get you in and take care of it, nothing again. Went back and was told the offer had ended and I need to call corporate. Corporate said they would not fix and I could pay for it myself.So, in summary, Lexus dropped the ball for over a yr and half thru a pandemic then would not make it right with a customer that has had about 10 of their cars in family over the years. Lexus only cares about selling their cars and obviously not keeping customers happy or doing what is right after their production failure with this certain issue. My advice is look elsewhere for your expensive vehicle purchase!
Published: October 5, 2021
William of Prosper, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Just noticed on my 2004 RX330 2 cracks where airbag will deploy. This car h
Just noticed on my 2004 RX330 2 cracks where airbag will deploy. This car has always been garaged with very little sun exposure. Cracks are in line with passenger head if deployed. Any advice?
Published: February 21, 2015
Tom of Temecula, CA
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Very easy and enjoyable experience. Lexus is a brand name that you can trus
Very easy and enjoyable experience. Lexus is a brand name that you can trust. They always have the newest safety features and all models that youve seen on TV or while driving your previous vehicle. And the cars are durable! These cars are beautiful. The bodies are sleek, yet built to stand any kind of unexpected damage. These vehicles always seat as comfortably as you would assume. If you have children, rest assured they will be safe and have enough room to stretch out in the back seat area. You can also count on this company to offer as many upgrades as they have readily available. If not, theyll add them to the model of your choice. Theyre the newest and most needed upgrades.
Published: February 18, 2017
Kelly of Fort Worth, TX
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I bought the car in February of 2005. Today the mileage is 87,000. Besides
I bought the car in February of 2005. Today the mileage is 87,000. Besides tires and a brake job the car has not been out of service. Start each and every time and has had zero problems. The seats are still in perfect shape, no rattles or strange noises. Fit and finish are still in perfect shape.
Published: December 4, 2019
Frederick of Chappaqua, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Toyota hits a home run every year with the flagship Lexus LS460. The car is
Toyota hits a home run every year with the flagship Lexus LS460. The car is put together flawlessly. The mechanical parts roar and purr and make reassuring sounds as the interior parts cuddle you in refined comfort. I have well over 200,000 miles on my 2007 model and no intention of trading it in the near future. In most ways this classic machine is just getting broken in about now. I have followed all recommended service calls, both in and now long out of warranty, and been rewarded with a vehicle that still rules the road. It shines almost as brilliantly after a good wash now as it did right off the showroom floor. I could not be happier with how it just continues to amaze me with its durability and reliability. Yeah, the sticker shock is difficult, but 12 years later it is barely but a memory of a tremendous decision. Thank you, Lexus.
Published: December 15, 2019
David of Madison, MS
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We have owned about 9 Lexus over the past 20 years. All great vehicles. In
We have owned about 9 Lexus over the past 20 years. All great vehicles. In March 2016 we purchased a new Rx 350. At about 6000 miles it started surging and hesitating. Cruise control is almost usable. Our horror started in February 2017 when we complained about issue. Lexus acknowledged there was a issue and fix was on the way. About 3 weeks later Lexus called and said fix was in, we carried vehicle to Lexus for a 15 minute fix. There was no improvement. When I complained, Lexus said I needed to talk to Lexus customer care. After 4 months and carrying complaint to arbitration, big joke, Lexus said vehicle was satisfactory. I am stuck with a lemon.
Published: August 4, 2017
Tommy of Alpine, AL
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The car feels like a status symbol and the reputation and style contributed
The car feels like a status symbol and the reputation and style contributed to my selection. The luxury features sold me. The heated seats the leather interior, the camera, the overall look of the cars body and the reputation of the brand. Love all the power items, the style, comfort and smooth ride. It gets attention, the seats are so comfortable and there is adequate leg room in back. Its a great luxury car. I am happy with all features but maybe have lower price, self driving and parking. Available in more colors, more standard features and more customizable features also.
Published: June 28, 2018
Holly of Baltimore, MD
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Put in gas, change oil, just drive and enjoy. This is my fourth Lexus and I
Put in gas, change oil, just drive and enjoy. This is my fourth Lexus and I found no fault with any of them. I would not consider any other brand for my personal use. The only other cars I own are also Toyota products.
Published: December 7, 2019
Robert of Boynton Beach, FL
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Published: March 30, 2019
Neil of LOUISVILLE, KY
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I have owned about 7 cars in my lifetime...3 of them were Lexus. They drive
I have owned about 7 cars in my lifetime...3 of them were Lexus. They drive so well. They make you have a great day as you are driving it even when things are not going so well that day. It is my car of choice. I think everyone should have the experience to own a Lexus. If I could give my family one gift during my lifetime, they all would get a Lexus because I think it is a great car. There is no car like it.
Published: November 30, 2019
Ella of Columbia, SC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

There are very nice features on each model that they carry. The colors are
There are very nice features on each model that they carry. The colors are very bright and colorful, and running is smooth. A lot of nice cars to choose - many sizes, model, very good price for what youre getting and safety is a big factor also. The room in the car is great. The family and all the cargo I put in it while we get ready for a trip is unbelievable and I still have plenty of room left. The upgrade and performance is very good on this car. The personalized features are actually what I wanted and I could not ask for anything more.
Published: February 6, 2017
Deb of Philadelphia, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I own a 2007 Lexus RX350 that was purchased in 2008. It has been a very rel
I own a 2007 Lexus RX350 that was purchased in 2008. It has been a very reliable car with few mechanical issues over the last 11 years. In the last year, my dashboard began to crack and now is split in several places. I contacted my Lexus dealer who negated to even inform me there was a national recall on the dash itself. I had taken my vehicle in for routine service during that recall envelope and not one thing was mentioned! Park Place Lexus/DFW area practically blew off my concerns off and told me to call the Lexus 800 number. I was subsequently told the recall period had expired and their attitude stemmed around them informing me it was MY responsibility to check for recalls. What??? Now my paint is fading/peeling even though my car is perpetually garaged and I work overseas 18 days/month. It only has 67k miles! I really loved my Lexus but my experience with my dealer and Lexus HQ has all but convinced me its time to go with another brand. Lexus... youve lost my business!!! Buyers... Consider yourself warned!
Published: August 25, 2018
Leisa of Colleyville, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have been a Lexus faithful since 1995. Bough about 8 of them. I am drivin
I have been a Lexus faithful since 1995. Bough about 8 of them. I am driving a 2013 Lexus LS 460 AWD and ES 350 (2010). Fantastic cars but now if I have an iPhone, which I always had does no fully compatible with the car. I cannot reply by send canned text messages.. According to the dealership it is APPLEs problem and I should switch to an Android phone. My solution is to look at other luxury cars.
Published: November 30, 2015
Rakesh of Oshawa, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have 66,000 on my 2008 Lexus GS 350. I have really only had one problem w
I have 66,000 on my 2008 Lexus GS 350. I have really only had one problem with my car, and that being the rear calipers froze. I have a certified pre-owned warranty that would cover this problem had I not taken my car to a personal mechanic for brake pads. He is the one who realized the calipers froze. It was towed to Lexus and it took me 3 weeks of fighting and speaking with the owner of the Lexus dealership to get it covered. Now 6 months later the headlight went out, When I looked and noticed there was condensation in the housing of the light. Again I still have a bumper to bumper warranty but again, this is not covered. The seal is broke and they state this is normal wear and tear. $1791.00 to replace, ARE YOU KIDDING ME. WHAT does the certified pre-owned warranty cover because at this point I have had two issues and neither of them are covered under this warranty. So with that said, and the fact that it took me 1 year and 2 months to get mats for my vehicle that were promised as part of the purchase deal from my salesman, and then they were not LEXUS mats. They were WALMART cheap mats... I AM ALL SET WITH BUYING ANOTHER LEXUS. SO NOT WHAT THEY PORTRAY THEMSELVES TO BE...
Published: March 17, 2014
Dawn of Spencer, MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

2017 RX450H been horrible since car- and horrible service dept- nothing lik
2017 RX450H been horrible since car- and horrible service dept- nothing like my 2007 Rx400H - vehicle quality and service is apparently no longer a priority to the Lexus company or their service departments. Windshield wiper sensor has never worked properly-- took them 2 yrs to figure out that sometimes the windshield protectant affects it... And then a month after this fix I have a interior leak coming from dash -- they claim from a spider??? Hmmm..? And spiders not covered under warranty... Im left with a stinky car and a $700. Fix. Gas door sometimes does not open. It takes 2 people to hold the button on pry the door open. They are in the process of rescale/fix... Really? And this is a very expensive luxury car??? LEXUS REMOTE START is a piece of junk and they will lie and tell you its the only way to start your car- $8.00 month. You canstart from the fob... Click Lock twice and in third-time long press lock button for more than 3 seconds. The indicators will start blinking and the SUV will start. Thats when I realized if they will lie about that they will lie about anything... No longer the company they had been. As soon as I pick up the pile of junk from the repair shop Im trading it in.
Published: September 20, 2019
Michelle of Auburn, WA
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