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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,655 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Lexus GS 350 engine problems

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2008 Lexus GS 350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 052016

GS 350

  • 160,246 miles

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

Contact is owner of 2008 Gs 350 Lexus. While attempting to turn the vehicle into a parking space @ approximately 15 mph -- the vehicle accelerated suddenly on it's on without warning. Vehicle hit an embankment & vehicle bounced back/forth on the embankment, causing substantial neck pain for both the driver and passengers. Pressing the brake pedal did not stop the vehicle & the airbags did not deploy. The front of the vehicle was damaged but was able to drive home slowly. Lexus dealer was told of incident & recommended taking vehicle to a local Toyota dealer who could find nothing wrong with vehicle. Time to trade vehicles with a competitor.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 022014

GS 350

  • 36,720 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus Gs 350. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle accelerated on its own without warning. The speed reduced after the contact applied the brake pedal. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing on two separate occasions; however, the failure could not be located both times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 36,720.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

May 132013

GS 350

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus GS350. The contact stated that after shifting into reverse and depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle accelerated independently in reverse. The contact went downhill and crashed into a tree. The contact and a passenger sustained concussions and soft tissue injuries although the air bags did deploy. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing of the failure. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The failure and current mileage was 43,000. The vehicle was taken to dealer for diagnostic testing of failure.Toyota denies defect. Updated 08/22/13

- Chesapeake Beach , MD, USA

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