NHTSA — Engine Problems

1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,708 miles

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2007 Lexus GS 450h engine problems

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2007 Lexus GS 450h Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012016

GS 450h

  • 230,000 miles

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

My 2007 Lexus gs450H is not having all cylinders firing and has engine power loss. I called our local Lexus dealer and they said there's no recall of this kind of problem. I searched online and there's a certain recall describing exactly what my car is doing. The recall number is 10V309000- Toyota recalls 2006-2008 Lexus models due to possible engine problems due to micro-foreign objects in the valve spring that can cause it to break. This could cause the engine to fail suddenly, while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of a crash.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

May 122016

GS 450h

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus Gs450H. While the vehicle was parked, a loud unknown noise was heard from the rear of the vehicle. The check engine, stability control, and electronic stability program warning lights illuminated. In addition, the vehicle vibrated severely when restarted and failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was operated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure was not found. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 142013

GS 450h 6-cyl

  • 48,750 miles
Heard pop from engine lost power. Was able to drive off highway at 10 miles per hour or less with engine banging. Made it to my mechanic who said that the engine rocker arm in cylinder 3 broke.Lexus was no help, as my 5 year engine warrant expired.

- Hollis, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 292013

GS 450h

  • 46,080 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus Gs450H. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, there was a loud banging noise heard from under the engine. The contact came to a stop on the shoulder of the road and exited the vehicle. The vehicle then immediately caught on fire. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire and a fire report was filed. The vehicle was inspected by the contact's insurance company but the cause of the failure was undetermined. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but no assistance was provided to the contact. The failure and current mileage was 46,080. Kmj

- Nashua, NH, USA

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