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
1,420
  IS250
829
  RX300
829
  RX350
817
  ES300
646
  RX330
628
  ES330
457
  ES
426
  IS
418
  GS300
395
  Rx400h
331
  LS460
262
  GX470
258
  RX
256
  IS350
247
  LS430
174
  LS400
168
  GS350
158
  SC430
120
  IS300
119
  LX470
109
  GX460
103
  LS
86
  GS400
77
  GS
71
  GX
57
  GS430
31
  Gs450h
26
  LX450
22
  LX
21
  SC400
14
  SC
12
  SC300
12
  LX570
11
  GS460
6
  ES250
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Number of problems reported for all models of Lexus built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Lexus cars have reported a total of 9,618 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 416.2. Cars from Lexus's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (1,608 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
260
  1999 Lexus
483
  2000 Lexus
438
  2001 Lexus
359
  2002 Lexus
500
  2003 Lexus
393
  2004 Lexus
795
  2005 Lexus
571
  2006 Lexus
1,081
  2007 Lexus
1,608
  2008 Lexus
1,011
  2009 Lexus
411
  2010 Lexus
495
  2011 Lexus
345
  2012 Lexus
179
  2013 Lexus
131
  2014 Lexus
101
  2015 Lexus
76
  2016 Lexus
79
  2017 Lexus
66
  2018 Lexus
13

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 1,802 problems reported. The second most common Lexus car problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (1,182 problems).



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