really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,067 miles

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2007 Lexus LS 460 Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 302014

LS 460 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


I was backing out of a parking space and stopped with the brake on to proceed forward out of the lot. I put the car from reverse into drive and it simply took off at an extraordinarily high speed. I had not yet even put my foot on the accelerator. The car barreled into a tree that was 20-25 feet in front of it and crashed. The air bags deployed and the whole front end was destroyed. The car was towed to a collision service where it was examined and found to have an erratic throttle.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #5

Feb 022014

LS 460

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus LS460. The contact stated that while at a stop, the vehicle accelerated out of control after depressing the accelerator pedal. The contact crashed into another vehicle. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #4

Mar 272013

LS 460 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My car is a 2007 LS460. I bought it new in Sep 07. It currently has 35,000 miles on it. On several different occasions during my ownership of this car, it has failed to accelerate, in response to the accelerator pedal, at low speeds. This performance issue only lasts a few hundred miles and then the car returns to perfect for an extended period. This can be very dangerous in certain situations. About 18 months ago, I made the correlation that this strange behavior occurs right after an oil change. Since that time I have paid special attention and there is no doubt in my mind that it is related to the oil change. Many other owners have reported this in internet car forums.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 312009

LS 460

  • 30,000 miles


The speed control in my 2007 Lexus LS460 fails to disconnect when light pressure (tap) is applied to brakes at any speed. A slight deceleration is noticed, however, the speed control does not disconnect as on every other vehicle I have owned. My dealership has looked at the problem and Lexus corporate sent a special technician to investigate my concern. I was told that this is the way the Lexus speed control works.

- Lilburn, Georgia, 30047, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 162010

LS 460

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus LS460. The contact stated that when she attempted to park, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a cement wall. The contact was injured. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer but the failure could not be diagnosed. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were approximately 75,000.

- Oregon City , OR, USA

problem #1

Nov 202010

LS 460

  • 29,400 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus LS460. While parking the vehicle on gravel, the contact shifted in drive and the rpms suddenly increased excessively. The contact stated that the engine sound like a jet engine between the gravel and the sand. When the contact had his foot on the brake, the vehicle did not move. The contact shifted into neutral and the acceleration stopped. The contact shifted to park and shut the vehicle off. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was approximately 29,400 and the current mileage was 29,750.

- Kirkland, WA, USA

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