2008 Lexus ES350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Lexus ES350

Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Get a Repair Estimate For Your 2008 Lexus ES350
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

2008 Lexus ES350 Problems

Massive Oil Leak and Loss of Oil Pressure

An VVT-i oil line on the Lexus ES350 is known to burst. This is a very large leak which covers the ground, engine, and undercarriage.

If the oil line ruptures while driving, the low engine oil message and engine oil pressure warnings will illuminate. Continued use after these warnings will result in complete engine failure due to oil starvation.

The line is known to be defective, and a revised part has been issued by Toyota, however, this revised part is known for the same issue.

To repair the issue, the line must be replaced, and the engine bay and undercarriage must be cleaned thoroughly.

Software Upgrade for Navigation & Heater Control Displays

Various concerns with the navigation & heater control display, along with Bluetooth compatibility may be corrected by upgrading the appropriate software.

Shaking at 60 mph +

Car has a defective part which Lexus will not admit too, a defective axle assembly.

See More Problems (4)

2008 Lexus ES350 Questions

If ny steering brike in half what would all be wrong with my Lexus? PLEASE HELP (2 answers)

Hit an enbankment while going at a high speed approximately 45 feet in the air and land landed on other side of ditch.. My front left Tire is Pushed up against the frame my left side is pretty much dented not all the way in tho and my Steering wheel literaly broke in half what would all be wrong ...

When driving on freeway at over 60mph I hear a high pitch grind like noise can't determine where it's from Does anyone have similar noise or has idea of what it could be? (1 answer)

Rattling noise (1 answer)

See More Questions (25)

2008 Lexus ES350 Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Toyota Recalls 2004–2010 Vehicles Due to Stuck-Open Accelerator Pedal

Toyota is recalling 2004–2010 models for an accelerator pedal that can get stuck in the wide open position due to problems with the floor mat. This may cause high vehicle speeds that make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which can result in a crash. In order to correct the problem, dealers will replace the pedals, alter the shape of the floor, and/or replace the floor mats. Toyota will also modify software on certain models to ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event that both are applied.

See More Recalls (2)

2008 Lexus ES350 Reviews

Rated
based on 5 customer reviews
i must agree with the accelration, the cup holder dose open easliy but the car is smooth rides great, still getting use to it didnt realize it that big
I took my 2008 ES 350 in for the recall and 30,000 mile service. I took it back 3 days later with a transmission problem. They said it was nothing they did but now I need a new transmission.
Had this car for nearly a year now and I love it. Great comfortable ride and it is fairly quiet. I do have minor issues with several things; 1) the overhead switches for moonroof & interior lights are not lit like the other switches which would be nice rather than doing it by touch only 2) noise of the rain on the roof is louder than I expected for this car which I thought would be more muted...

See More Reviews (5)