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 SC300 model.

Table 1. Compare Lexus models

Lexus Model Number of Problems
  ES350
1,482
  IS250
866
  RX350
849
  RX300
830
  ES300
646
  RX330
634
  ES330
461
  ES
428
  IS
425
  GS300
404
  Rx400h
339
  GX470
278
  LS460
275
  IS350
269
  RX
258
  LS430
174
  LS400
168
  GS350
168
  IS300
122
  SC430
121
  LX470
110
  GX460
104
  LS
90
  GS400
77
  GS
71
  GX
57
  GS430
33
  Gs450h
28
  LX
23
  LX450
22
  LX570
16
  SC400
14
  SC
13
  SC300
12

Number of problems reported for all models of Lexus built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Lexus cars have reported a total of 9,867 problems across all Lexus models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Lexus models, is 409.3. Cars from Lexus's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (1,688 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Lexus
86
  1997 Lexus
91
  1998 Lexus
260
  1999 Lexus
483
  2000 Lexus
441
  2001 Lexus
361
  2002 Lexus
502
  2003 Lexus
398
  2004 Lexus
808
  2005 Lexus
575
  2006 Lexus
1,119
  2007 Lexus
1,688
  2008 Lexus
1,032
  2009 Lexus
418
  2010 Lexus
510
  2011 Lexus
354
  2012 Lexus
189
  2013 Lexus
137
  2014 Lexus
115
  2015 Lexus
78
  2016 Lexus
84
  2017 Lexus
73
  2018 Lexus
16
  2019 Lexus
5

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 1,868 problems reported. The second most common Lexus car problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (1,188 problems).



Switch Make:
Select Model:
Fuel Economy of Lexus Vehicles
Safety Ratings of Lexus Vehicles
Lexus Service Bulletins
Lexus Safety Recalls
Lexus Defect Investigations