hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,300 miles

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problem #4

Sep 012019

GS 450h

  • 65,000 miles
Left low beam headlight intermittently turn off. Need to turn off headlight for brief period causing a safety hazard in order for both headlights to turn back on. Seems to be known problem with this particular year/model.

- Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #3

Aug 052014

GS 450h

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus GS350. During rainy weather or while the vehicle was at a car wash, water would leak into the headlight casing. The issue caused the fuses to fail. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the headlights were replaced; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 242016

GS 450h

  • 103,200 miles
Passenger side headlight intermittently stops working while in motion and/or stopped. Trusted repair shop said headlight ballast is bad and that the driver's side ballast is starting to make noise as if it is going bad as well. They have repaired many Lexus cars with this problem. This is a known issue on this year, make and model of the car. In some cases, drivers have had both headlights shut off at once. Lexus requires a complete headlight assembly to replace the bad ballast, a cost of over $2500 for both sides. Given that this is a known problem and potentially dangerous should both headlights shut off at the same time while driving at night, I was surprised to find that there has never been a recall for this problem.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #1

May 012012

GS 450h 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Both headlights went out while driving in the rain at night. I am told this is a very common problem, water gets into the sealed head lamp and shorts out the balist. I was almost hit as another car pulled out in front of me before I realized both head lights had shorted out. They turn back on once reset but go out with out warning.

- Columbus , OH, USA