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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,658 miles

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2006 Lexus GS 450h suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Lexus GS 450h Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012010

GS 450h

  • 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 #1

Jan 312012

GS 450h 8-cyl

  • 45,316 miles
The vehicle lost the power on the middle of the road with battery light and brake light on. After towing the vehicle to near by auto repair shop, the mechanic replaced the alternator and battery light and brake light were off; however the steering wheel is 90 degree off the center plus warning lights including check engine light, afs light (blinking), traction control light were all on. The mechanic could not detect or correct this problem so I took the car to the Lexus dealer and they could not detect what caused the wheel to turned and lights turned on and it costs me $575 to turn off all the lights and restore steering wheel to the original position. Since the warranty on the car ran out, the Lexus corporate refuse to hear this issue and will not investigate the problem. I believe there is major flaws with this model and there was one previous recall related to steering wheel componant on this model. Also, ls 460 model already has exact same recall issue with steering wheel going off the center to 90 degree after excerting some force. On other separate note, the rear suspension on both sides of my car are leaking, given that my car has only about 45,000 miles. Again Lexus refuse to handle this issue since the warranty ran out. I paid close to $60K on this 2006 Gs 430 and Lexus had repeatly overlooked at these defective issues.

- Harbor City, CA, USA

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