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
1,398
  RX300
816
  IS250
788
  RX350
745
  ES300
645
  RX330
612
  ES330
445
  ES
417
  IS
407
  GS300
388
  Rx400h
317
  RX
250
  GX470
248
  LS460
237
  IS350
232
  LS430
174
  LS400
168
  GS350
149
  SC430
119
  IS300
113
  LX470
106
  GX460
99
  LS
84
  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
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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 9,311 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 402.9. Cars from Lexus's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (1,553 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
474
  2000 Lexus
437
  2001 Lexus
358
  2002 Lexus
494
  2003 Lexus
388
  2004 Lexus
781
  2005 Lexus
556
  2006 Lexus
1,041
  2007 Lexus
1,553
  2008 Lexus
969
  2009 Lexus
395
  2010 Lexus
479
  2011 Lexus
336
  2012 Lexus
171
  2013 Lexus
120
  2014 Lexus
93
  2015 Lexus
61
  2016 Lexus
71
  2017 Lexus
47
  2018 Lexus
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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 1,756 problems reported. The second most common Lexus car problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (1,173 problems).



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