Lexus is a luxury automaker owned by Toyota. The company launched in the U.S. in 1989, but until 2005, did not exist in its home country. In Japan, Lexus was marketed under the Toyota name and an equivalent model name. The first concept of the Lexus name was actually "Alexis," but they believed it was too human and removed the "A," while changing the "I" to a "U."
Lexus' most reported problem on RepairPal is associated with rear view mirror discoloration on some Lexus IS250 models.