hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
859,930 miles

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2006 Lexus GS 300 electrical problems

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2006 Lexus GS 300 Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 272016

GS 300 6-cyl

  • 102,300 miles


When I was driving at night, all of a sudden driver side headlight (low beam) turned off and I was driving with one light all alone. I tried switching on and off but still didn't resolved. Next day morning both lights were glowing but the driver side light went off after 10-15 min. Then I turned off and on, it came back. Not sure whether its a faulty light bulb or something else.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #9

Feb 152012

GS 300 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 #8

Nov 012012

GS 300

  • 98,000 miles
I drive a 2006 Lexus GS300 that is having a problem with the exterior headlight randomly turning off while I am driving. This can be very dangerous and I have already received one ticket for this. I see there are many other people on here complaining about the exact same problem and I don't understand why an investigation has not been opened. This exact same problem happened to what im assuming was my other side, about a year ago. It was very expensive to fix, I think it cost me about $1500 at the Lexus dealership. I definitely cant afford to pay that right now and not to mention I already got a ticket for this. I have been trying not to drive my car at night but it is very inconvenient. Are there any alternative methods I could use as a temporary fix until I can get this fixed?

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 042013

GS 300

  • 90,000 miles


As I was driving one evening both headlights turned off alone. I turned the knob off and on and they restarted, but now continue to turn off intermittently. Sometimes one sometimes both after different amounts of time. I have had the bulbs replaced but the problem still persists.

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 012011

GS 300

  • 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

problem #5

Jan 162012

GS 300

  • 78,000 miles
I own a 2006 Lexus GS300 with currently 80,000 miles and for the past 2 months, the headlights seem to turn itself off while driving..sometimes it would be the driver side, other times it would be the passenger side, and often it would be both headlights - a complete blackout! I have to turn the light switch off and on for it to work again (for another few minutes and it would turn itself off again). I've been high beamed and honked at several times. It doesn't matter if the headlights are in automatic or manual mode. Its been very frustrating dealing with this problem. I love my car but I don't want put me, my kids, or anyone else's life in danger should my headlights go out or get pulled over by the police!!! please someone help!! I feel like I cant be driving my car at night if this problem keeps happening!!! do a recall please!! is it really worth someone losing their life over??

- Norton, VA, USA

problem #4

Feb 222011

GS 300

  • 56,000 miles


My 2006 GS300 has been having the same problem, intermittent headlight, for over a year. Dealers do not want to admit the issue. It is scary when both lights go off in the highway at night. I am trying to find out how I can get the Lexus to issue a recall for this problem. I am thinking to got my lawyer involved. My email is [xxx] I am thinking to create a list of owners who are experiencing this issue and collectively request for a recall. Please feel free to contact me with any comment or suggestion. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 252009

GS 300

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus GS300. The contact stated that she received three separate recall letters from the manufacturer for the electrical system, rear brake calipers, and the fuel delivery pipes. The dealer advised that it would take a week for the parts to arrive for the repairs. The contact was also informed that it would take an additional week for the actual repairs to be completed. She was concerned that the recall was initiated due to a defect and possible safety related issue; however, the dealer was not equipped with the necessary parts for the recall repair. The NHTSA campaign id numbers were unknown. The current and failure mileages were less than 20,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Jun 012008

GS 300

  • 40,000 miles
Lexus gs 300: Headlamp goes out! vehicle was serviced four separate times by the dealer. With each repair visit the dealer responded the same way. We cannot replicate the problem, can't fix it until we can. The vehicle has been returned four times to the owner with the headlamp not working. Four separate visits to the Lexus dealerships during a nine month period generated the same response. First the headlamp was replaced. Two days later the same problem occurred. The headlamp went out while the vehicle was being driven at night. Headlamp problems are known to exist, however Lexus keeps no records of owner reported headlamp problems on their maintenance records. My dealership record shows no record of the vehicle ever being serviced for problems beyond the original headlamp replacement. All attempts to have Lexus corporate re-purchase the vehicle has been refused, first by vaughn wendelstaph, then paulette criss, vp. How many fatal crashes due to a Lexus failed headlamps are required before Lexus takes responsibility for the defect, recalls the vehicles, and removes the safety hazard from the road? Lexus has offered to waste more of my time and continue to guess at what the problem might be and replace random parts until they get it right. In the meantime I'm told to continue to drive this moving hazard and putting myself, my family, and all other passengers at risk. I urge all Lexus owners having a Lexus lemons headlamp safety or other road hazard problem. Blog your response to lexuslemons.com. Updated 09/04/09

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 152008

GS 300

  • miles
Driver side headlight goes out shortly after being turned on. I had this same issue about 3 to 4 months ago with my passenger side headlight. The dealer says that they replaced the wires and housing on the passenger side headlight since they could not verify the exact issue. I am concerned that this is a electrical issue. My car is a 2006 Lexus gs 300.

- Allen, TX, USA

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