Lexus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Lexus models

The following chart shows the Lexus models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Lexus has sold far more ES350 model cars than the ES250 model.

Table 1. Compare Lexus models

Lexus Model Number of Problems
  ES350
1,388
  RX300
814
  IS250
769
  RX350
727
  ES300
642
  RX330
608
  ES330
445
  ES
413
  IS
404
  GS300
386
  Rx400h
305
  RX
248
  GX470
246
  IS350
231
  LS460
226
  LS430
174
  LS400
167
  GS350
141
  SC430
118
  IS300
111
  LX470
106
  GX460
94
  LS
83
  GS400
77
  GS
69
  GX
57
  GS430
31
  Gs450h
24
  LX450
22
  LX
19
  SC400
14
  SC
12
  SC300
12
  LX570
9
  GS460
6
  ES250
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Lexus built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Lexus cars have reported a total of 9,200 problems across all Lexus models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Lexus models, is 398.0. Cars from Lexus's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (1,538 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Lexus
87
  1997 Lexus
91
  1998 Lexus
259
  1999 Lexus
474
  2000 Lexus
433
  2001 Lexus
358
  2002 Lexus
492
  2003 Lexus
388
  2004 Lexus
779
  2005 Lexus
551
  2006 Lexus
1,017
  2007 Lexus
1,538
  2008 Lexus
957
  2009 Lexus
393
  2010 Lexus
467
  2011 Lexus
334
  2012 Lexus
171
  2013 Lexus
113
  2014 Lexus
91
  2015 Lexus
57
  2016 Lexus
63
  2017 Lexus
41
  2018 Lexus
1

Common problems of Lexus Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Lexus cars. The number one most common problem of Lexus cars is related to the vehicle's air bags, with 1,747 problems reported. The second most common Lexus car problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (1,167 problems).



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