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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,057,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Lexus GS 450h electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Lexus GS 450h Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 152012

GS 450h 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


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 #1

Dec 012011

GS 450h

  • 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

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