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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,500 miles

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2007 Lexus GS 350 engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Lexus GS 350 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 112011

GS 350 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles


I bought a pre-owned certified 2007 Lexus gs 350 in Sept 2010, I was driving on a major highway when I heard a pop and the engine lost power. Luckily I was able to move to the corner lane to avoid a tractor trailer hitting me from behind. The car was then towed to the nearest Lexus dealer, I was told by that dealer that a recall was performed just prior to my purchase of the vehicle and some screws were missing from the repair. Which cause an engine failure while I was driving. The Lexus dealer that I bought the car from, insists they fix the new engine, the car was then towed to the Lexus dealer from whom I purchased the vehicle. Now they are saying a chain was cut in the engine and they will just replace the chain and not the entire engine, I was expecting a new engine.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 012010

GS 350

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus gs 350. The contact was making a right turn, the engine stalled and then started when the vehicle lunged forward. The contact was making a turn and the traction control kicked in and the engine stalled in the middle of the road again. When taking his foot off of the accelerator pedal and then depressed it again, the vehicle responded normally. The contact informed the manufacturer and it took them two months to send a factory representative to inspect the vehicle. They informed him that they could not duplicate the failure. The contact took the vehicle to an authorized dealer and they refused to repair it stating that was the way it should function. The contact also had multiple problems with the outside mirrors when it enabled him to see outside of the vehicle. The dealer repaired both mirrors but had to repair them multiple times. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure was mileage 3,000 and the current mileage was 25,000.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 132009

GS 350

  • 22,000 miles
Lexus gs 350 surge problems is temporarily eliminated by removing negative on battery cable for five minutes. At this point the computer seems to reset and auto will drive normal for a while. This tells me that perhaps other complaints for Toyota, Lexus are related to electronic throttle. I learned how to do this from Lexus mission viejo California dealership service. The store was owned by Toyota at the time, the carlsbad California Lexus says they will not do this to stop surge but it works so why do they deny it"??" I have to do this constantly. I did have an accident right after dealer worked on surge issue.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 242009

GS 350

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus GS350. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 09V020000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for repair; however, the necessary part was unavailable due to a massive back order. The technician was unaware of when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

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