Lexus ES350 owners have reported 17 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
When driving at night, the headlights do not cast enough light in front of the vehicle. It is extremely difficult driving in dry weather and almost impossible driving in the rain. I find that I am using the high beams mostly for night driving. I believe this is a safety issue not only for me, but cars coming toward me. Country roads & highway.
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Exterior lights on low beam intermittently go off, first one side then sometimes the other, I was once traveling on the interstate at night 70 mph and they both went out. Once I pulled over and turned them on and off several times they came back on and about 10 miles down the road the right one went out again. This has been going on for about 6 months. My mechanic replaced the bulbs and checked fuses. It's still happening. Oddly, when the headlight goes out the indicator light on the dash doesn't light up either. Sometimes I'd drove the car into work and someone would say I have a headlight out and I'd take it to my mechanic (which happened more than I can say) and they would be fine, until the next time. This is a serious safety issue and I'm not sure if my car will pass the annual inspection. There's only 81,000 miles.
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The contact owns a 2007 Lexus Es350. While driving at an unknown speed, the headlights failed intermittently without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000. Ma 08/10/15.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Lexus Es350. The contact stated that when driving approximately 50-55 mph with the headlights in activation, the headlights would fail sporadically. The contact tried pushing on the lever for the high beams and but the high beam headlights were also unresponsive. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis. After diagnosis they advised the contact that the light bulbs failed and needed to be replaced. The headlight bulbs were replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 19,700. Kmj.
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My right headlight began to flicker and did so for several weeks, then the left one started to do the same thing. Now they both completely shut off when I'm driving. I need to turn them on and off several times before they come back on. This is not only frightening, but extremely dangerous. Makes me afraid to drive after dusk. To add to the matter. . . . . . Recently, my passenger side window fell off of the track. My husband was able to manipulate the window to get it to stay up. . . But now I am unable to use that window. This week my driver side window has done the same thing. When a window falls out of it's track it is totally unexpected and causes a major distraction. . . Especially when it's right next to you on the driver's side! one more item. . . . . . Now my sideview mirrors change position while I'm driving. I couldn't understand why when I was driving I could no longer view vehicles in the lanes next to me and then I realized my mirrors had changed. Again, a safety issue because now I need to readjust my mirrors while I'm driving. I can't believe this is the quality of a Lexus! what's next????.
While driving at night my headlights went out. I turned them off and on quickly and they came back on. This has happened several times since the first incident. This is a serious safety concern. I googled to see iof there have been other reports of this problem and I was shocked to see so many. I was also shocked to see that the dealers wanted to replace the headlights before checking the electrical system or computer. It happened again tonight and I plan on contacting my local Lexus dealer tomorrow morning.
The contact owns a 2009 Lexus ES 350. The contact stated that the headlights were very dim. He mentioned that the failure was a safety hazard because the defect made it impossible for him to see more than 100 ft down the road. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised the contact that they were unable to do anything because the lights were designed that way. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 11,000.
My left headlight started going out,it would come back on, then my right started and now both lights will go out while driving. Seeing many of the same complaints online.
On my 2007 Lexus Es350 the headlights stopped working; first the driver side would fade out after driving a while and then the passenger side went out. Car only has 75k miles. Was told by dealer that hid lightbulbs can gradually go out while driving and no warning light comes in the vehicle. Cost to replace 2 lightbulbs was $460! seems very unsafe to have headlights gradually go off while driving at night!.
07/Lexus/es350/4dr for the past 2 months, my headlights have been going on and off. Sometimes when I drive at night, the lights will just go out. Then I am left to drive in the dark. Sometimes if I turn the lights off they may or may not come back on again. If they come on, it is only briefly. Then the problem starts again. This is a safety hazard. I am fine as long as it is daytime, but at night, this is quite scary. The dealership has told me that it would cost at least $500 dollars to replace both lights and that this is the first step before determining if there is an electrical problem. The price is outrageous just for a headlight bulb when this may or may not be the problem. Please assist me with getting results before I am involved in an accident.
07/Lexus/es350/4dr for the past 6 months, my headlights have been going on and off. I can be driving at night, and the lights will just go out. Then I am left to drive in the dark. Sometimes if I turn the lights off and then back on again, they will come back on, but only briefly. This is a safety hazard. I am fine as long as it is daytime, but at night, this is quite scary. The dealership has told me that it would cost $800 dollars to replace both lights. Then they said it would cost $400 to replace them with less than standard bulbs. This is unacceptable - just for headlight bulbs. Please help me before someone gets hurt. Thank you.
Hello, I bought a 2007 Lexus ES 350, September 2009, and drove it a few nights since then. The car has been parked in my garage because I can barely see when I drive the car at night because the headlights which are hid afs headlights only illuminate about 4 or 5 feet in front of the car . Luckily I have a second car to drive, but would prefer driving my new car. We were driving on an interstate with no other lights around and we drove it in the city the next night. The headlights are unacceptable because we can barely see with them at night. It's worse obviously outside cities, but also difficult even where there are street lights. We can see clearly a few feet in front of the car, but then there is a line between dark and light. Above the line is what can only be described as a black wall. This makes you out drive your headlights constantly, like driving blind. The headlights appeared to be so low that you could barely see the bottom third of the car in front of you. Very dangerous and scary. The afs are turned off. So that's not the problem. I am schedule to visit the lindsay Lexus dealership located in alexandria virginia, tomorrow 11/13/09 and asked if they could adjust the headlights. I have called the Lexus 1-800 customer service number today and hope they will solve the problem at no cost to me. I've since heard other people complain about this same problem in this car. I consider myself lucky to have made it home safely. It seems like it's an accident waiting to happen. Because the headlights are beaming too low towards the road, causing poor visibility when driving at night. ** incidents at this time*** I appreciate your help with this matter.
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus Es350. While driving on a dark road at approximately 30-45 mph, the contact noticed that the low beam headlights were not providing the normal lighting coverage. He took the vehicle to the dealer and informed them that the headlights needed adjusting. The dealer stated that the headlights were adjusted correctly by the factory and nothing more could be done. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 13,612 and current mileage was 14,000.
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This is probably not the correct forum for this but the complaint that I have is with the new cars and the hid headlights. I have read and heard older folks say "they are great, I can finally see at night" but the issue is they are so bright that when on a two lane road or when the ground is wet the oncoming driver has to look away because those lights are blinding. How safe is that to take your eyes off of the road and not looking at oncoming traffic because your blinded? those new lights need to be outlawed for the safety of all drivers.
Hid headlights on 2008 Es350 are aimed to low for safe driving. I almost struck a family of 4 on seabrook island as they walked close to the shoulder. The dealer stated there was nothing that could be done about this as the lights are computer controlled but "they are working on it" this is an unsafe and dangerous situation that must be corrected properly.
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus Es350. The contact stated that his headlights were beaming too low and caused poor visibility when driving at night. The dealer and manufacturer stated that they could not be of assistance or change the headlights. The current mileage was 2,500 and failure mileage was 20.
I bought a Lexus ES 350, 2007, on Jan. 12, 2007, and drove it at night for the first time on Feb. 2, 2007. The car has hid headlights with afs. We were driving on an interstate with no other lights around and we drove it in the city the next night. The headlights are unacceptable because we can barely see with them at night. It's worse obviously outside cities, but also difficult even where there are street lights. We can see clearly a few feet in front of the car, but then there is a line between dark and light. Above the line is what can only be described as a black wall. This makes you out drive your headlights constantly, like driving blind. The headlights appeared to be so low that you could barely see the bottom third of the car in front of you. Very dangerous and scary. We took the car back to the dealer, who said he turned the afs off and it would be ok. It wasn't ok. It was exactly the same with the afs off or on, so the next day we went back to the dealer and asked if he could adjust the headlights. He said the company did not allow them to adjust the headlights. I have called the Lexus 1-800 customer service number today and hope they will solve the problem, but I've since heard other people complain about this same problem in this car. I consider myself lucky to have made it home safely both nights that I have driven this car. It seems like it's an accident waiting to happen.