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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
269,111 miles

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2006 Lexus GS 300 lights problems

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2006 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #38

Oct 272016

GS 300

  • 102,300 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When I was driving at night, all of a suddent driver side headlight (low beam) turned off and I was driving with one light all alone. I tried switching on and off but still didnt resolved. Next day morning both lights were glowing but the driver side light went off after 10-15 min. Then I turned off and on, it came back. Not sure whether its a faulty light bulb or something else.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #37

Mar 292016

GS 300

  • miles
My gs 300 was purchased in 2008. Since that time the headlamps became condensated. Eventually became a problem with fkickrtin/inoperable.. ibwasvubabmevti get suti registered because of defective part in lamp. I had both replaced. Requested Lexus to assist with cistvof replacement. They declined. I was told by brenna, Lexus headquarters, there was a previous lamp recall. I missed it. I would like to be reimbursed for the cost of replacement. Totalling $769.54. Lexus headquarters in torrance ca email reference 160331-000174.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #36

Apr 022014

GS 300

  • 120 miles
Takata recall headlights turn on and off while driving it happens the whole time the lights are on sometimes they won't turn back on there is too many complaints for this not to be a recall

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #35

Jun 052014

GS 300

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that while driving at varies speed, the headlights intermittently failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #34

Apr 172014

GS 300

  • 118,300 miles
Headlight randomly goes off without warning. Many owners of this make year and model have had the same problem. This should have been a recall. Cost $1,500 to fix

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #33

Apr 052014

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
I have a Lexus GS300 2006. The lights have been shutting off, turning off intermittently. It is usually the right side but also happens on the left side. You can fix the problem by turning the on off switch. However it will continue to shut off randomly. This is a safety hazard and needs to be addressed. It has been happening for over a year and Lexus dealership says to replace just the bulb. The bulb is fine, something else is wrong. Others have complained as well.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #32

Feb 152012

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My vehicle head light flickers on and off. When it flickers out, if you turn the light switch off and on, it turns the light back on. The light may stay on or flicker back out without knowing. I had the light bulb replaced, costing $275 thinking that was the issue. Weeks later, I was notified by a random person the same light was out. Again, turning the switch on and off, allowed the light to turn on, but later flickering out and on. I took the vehicle in to Lexus, they first said it sounded like the light bulb was burning out, but later identified it as a component inside the light housing. To repair this, is a cost around $1,800 parts and labor, part is about $1,350. An issue with unstable headlights would be a safety issue on the vehicle. I believe the manufacture should have to recall a part which should last on average to any other vehicle on the highway. The cost to repair it, makes it even more of a safety issue, because most people will not replace the entire light assembly, if you can just turn the light switch off and on to start the light working again. What happens one minute the light is on, the next it is out? Lexus, should be responsible for ensuring this is a stable component of the light assembly, not the consumer!

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #31

Nov 012012

GS 300

  • 98,000 miles
I drive a 2006 Lexus GS300 that is having a problem with the exterior headlight randomly turning off while I am driving. This can be very dangerous and I have already received one ticket for this. I see there are many other people on here complaining about the exact same problem and I don't understand why an investigation has not been opened. This exact same problem happened to what im assuming was my other side, about a year ago. It was very expensive to fix, I think it cost me about $1500 at the Lexus dealership. I definitely cant afford to pay that right now and not to mention I already got a ticket for this. I have been trying not to drive my car at night but it is very inconvenient. Are there any alternative methods I could use as a temporary fix until I can get this fixed?

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #30

Oct 042013

GS 300

  • 90,000 miles
As I was driving one evening both headlights turned off alone. I turned the knob off and on and they restarted, but now continue to turn off intermittently. Sometimes one sometimes both after different amounts of time. I have had the bulbs replaced but the problem still persists.

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

problem #29

Jun 122013

GS 300

  • 87,000 miles
I own a 2006 Lexus GS300 with currently 87,000 miles and for the past 2 months, the headlights seem to turn itself off while driving.. most times it happens on passenger ! I have to turn the light switch off and on for it to work again (for another few minutes and it would turn itself off again).

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #28

Feb 042013

GS 300

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Since my vehicle has reached 80,000 miles one of my headlights would automatically turn off itself when I am driving. This happens very often. It would be either left or right that will go off or sometimes both at the same time. I would have to turn it off and turn it on again and both will work fine. I constantly have to do this every time I have my headlights on. This is very frustrating and dangerous when I have my kids in the car.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #27

Mar 012012

GS 300

  • 100,000 miles
Driver side headlight goes out shortly after being turned on.!!!.....sometimes if I turn the lights off and back on, they work. I was told by the dealership that my bulb needs to be replaced (cost $280) but I thought if the bulb was blown it would not come on at all. After googling the subject, I found that there are lots of other concerned Lexus owners complaining about the same problem. At first I thought I needed to replace the bulb. The bulbs are fine. This is very very dangerous in a rural area where there are very little street lighting. Dealer won't do anything. This issue keeps occurring. After careful review, it was nice to know that I am not the only one, but at the same time it is unsettling to see that so many other people are having the same problem.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #26

Dec 012011

GS 300

  • 8,000,000 miles
This is extremely dangerous. My headlights keep going out. I've replaced the lamps and this wont fix the problem. I cant believe Lexus is letting this continue with such a major safety issue of having non working headlights. They go on and off at all times. I've got kids and im terrified to drive any time close to night fall with them in the car. I notice they are on then 5 minutes later they flicker off. I turn the switch on and off and they stay on for a bit then turn off again. This is a major safety issue and it looks like its affecting many of us. Its so frustrating that I cant get a reason for it and I've gotten 3 different estimates on the repair for 5 different things. No on can tell me what the problem is they just want me to start replacing things for 1,000's of dollars and no guarantee that it will solve the problem. This is just ridiculous. Someone please help us.

- Round Rock , TX, USA

problem #25

Dec 012010

GS 300

  • miles
Headlamp (afs) does not work properly. Right headlamp supposed to be auto leveling does not work properly and faces to the ground. Asked the dealership to fix it while it was under warranty and was told they did. (afs) has never worked and right headlamp falls and faces to the ground and was told by another dealership how to fix it my self. Headlamps also would turn off at night and not work and was on a trip and had to wait until they wanted to turn back on again. The headlamp still today does not face at normal degree and cannot see on the right side very well. Total cost to replace the entire head lamp is over $1,200 and was told that warranty do not cover this ever since I have complained. There is also "supposed" to be a safe guard warning the driver that the headlamps are not functioning correctly and it does not work either. No alarms go off, no lights either. Searched the internet and have found the same thing as well. Head lamp flickers and headlamp facing the ground. Steering wheel also is never level and I have had it "corrected" but im told that it is "just the road" it is never straight. Brakes have to be pushed to the floor the pump is very loud and also am told its normal. Suspension has a banging sound as well since I have had the vehicle too.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #24

Aug 242012

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
I own a 2006 Lexus GS300 with currently 87,000 miles and for the past 2 months, the headlights seem to turn itself off while driving.. most times it happens on passenger ! I have to turn the light switch off and on for it to work again (for another few minutes and it would turn itself off again).

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #23

Mar 092012

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 100,249 miles
Car max, Inc. Sold [xxx] a defective automobile. Defective automobile; 2006 Lexus gs 300 VIN# [xxx] mileage 100,249 carmax stock # [xxx]. carmax refuse to repair the automobile. March 9, 2012; about 8:45 pm (night), headlights malfunctioned (cut off/on repeatedly). March 28, 2012; Lexus of memphis replaced cogged ac filter. Engine front cover seal has noticeable oil leak, and left rear door lock actuator does not work. Invoice # [xxx]. mileage 100,952. April 6, 2012; the following indicators/warning messages illuminated: Brake wear, skid control, check engine and check vsc. [xxx], ase advance level specialist, Lexus certified master diagnostic specialist, ase master auto technician, and a member of the national diagnostic council, order technician to perform system calibration. No illumination of indicators/warning messages. Mileage 101,139. April 11, 2012; the following indicators/warning messages illuminated: Brake wear, skid control, check engine and check vsc came back on. Mileage 101,232. [xxx] performed an historical review of the Lexus gs 300 maintenance record from Y2005 to ytd and performed an in-depth diagnostic. As recommended by Lexus technical service information bulletins dtc (diagnostic trouble codes),[xxx] recommended the following corrective actions: 7.1 lb-sb-0087-08; dtcs P030# - cylinders 1 ? 6 misfire detected 7.2 lb-sb-0092-09; dtcs P0172, P0175, and P0037, replace oxygen sensors and computer 7.3 lb-sb-0069-11; dtcs P030# replace, R & R piston ring set 7.4 A960E electronic controlled transmission system dtc P0761 solenoid; replace automatic trans assy, note: The maintenance history indicated that the cylinders misfiring occurred on August 25, 2009, and November 30, 2011. Trans solenoid dtc P0761 was detected on November 23, 2011 and April 9, 2012. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Memphis , TN, USA

problem #22

Jun 082012

GS 300

  • 55,620 miles
Either driver's or passenger's or both side headlight will turn off by itself. I have notice a slight flicked few months back but barely noticeable. I turn it off and on and it comes back on.....after 5 min of driving, it will turn off again randomly. The bulbs are fine. This is very very dangerous in a rural area where there are very little street lighting. Dealer won't do anything.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #21

Jun 082012

GS 300

  • 55,620 miles
Either driver's or passenger's or both side headlight will turn off by itself. I have notice a slight flicked few months back but barely noticeable. I turn it off and on and it comes back on.....after 5 min of driving, it will turn off again randomly. The bulbs are fine. This is very very dangerous in a rural area where there are very little street lighting. Dealer won't do anything.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #20

May 282010

GS 300

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that the front driver's headlight stopped illuminating while driving 35 mph. The contact aneuvered to the side of the road to confirm that the light was no longer illuminating. The contact replaced the bulb, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer stated that the headlight needed to stop illuminating completely in order for them to perform a diagnosis. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 43,000 and the current mileage was 91,000.

- Royal Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #19

Aug 012011

GS 300

  • 75,000 miles
For the past eight months I have had problems with my headlights during evening hours. I always turn them on at night and noticed that my driver headlight would go out after about five to ten minutes of driving and shortly after the passenger light would go out. At first I thought I needed to replace the bulb, but I somehow discovered a glitch in that if I manually turn my lights off and then turn them back on they both turn on. However, the problem seems to be very cyclical and happens more often and with a shorter gap in time of turning off. Knowing that my bulbs are not burnt out in that they are able to turn back on leads me to believe something is wrong electrically and shorting. My main concern is that I worry that both lights are off and other driver's cannot see me. The other worry is that I am constantly flashing other drivers by always turning my lights off and on. After reviewing this site, it was nice to know that I am not the only one, but at the same time it is unsettling to see that so many other people are having the same problem.

- I Prefer To Stay Anonymous.Com, CA, USA

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