Lexus GS350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lexus GS350

Lexus GS350 Problems

The inside rear view mirror may become discolored or difficult to see clearly from. A revised mirror is available to correct this concern.

A brief rattle or knocking noise may be noted on initial start up. Our technicians tell us if the noise is determined to be coming from the timing chain area, there are updated variable timing gears available to correct this issue.

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

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Lexus GS350 Questions

There seems to be no damage to the brackets that hold the fog light. From what I understand, you access the fog light by accessing the light from the guard in front of the wheel. Is it as simple as getting nails and screwing the light back into place? If so, where do I get these nails? Affirmatio...

I dont see any oil leaks coming from motor and its not low on oil.

wont take address for directions

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Lexus GS350 Recalls

Many modern engines use a computer controlled mechanical system known as Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) to adjust engine valve timing based on operating conditions. Vehicles equipped with a V-6 engine and VVT are being recalled because bolts securing components of the VVT system could become loose due to normal impacts generated immediately after starting the engine when cold. The loose bolts could cause the VVT gear housing and sprocket to separate. This would cause the engine to stop while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash. Lexus dealers will replace the VVT unit on affected engines to correct this concern.

The variable gear ratio steering (VGRS) steering system in these cars is controlled by a mico processor. The processor (Electronic Control Unit - ECU) programming for this system could cause the steering wheel to become "off-center" when restarting immediately after the vehicle is parked with the steering wheel turned. If this occurs, the vehicle could move in an unexpected direction, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will update the VGRS system to correct this concern.

The plastic pad embedded in the floor carpet may interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal. As a result, it may become stuck in a partially open position. A stuck accelerator can result in unintended vehicle speed, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will modify the plastic pad in the floor carpet. No owner notification schedule has be set at this time.

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Lexus GS350 Reviews

Very nice car, little lacking in the power. Brakes are a little soft. Love all the electronic gizmo's.

The "visitor" above needs to find an independent repair shop he can trust. My wife has a 2008 GS-350 Lexus SUV. Repairs as basic as an oil change or a brake job will cost you two-three times as much at any Lexus dealer, plus they will likely find other "things" that need to be fixed for even more money. Lexus, BMW, Mercedes... the dealer repairs are all rip offs. They figure if you can a...

Why my Lexus dealer cost me 973.00 for a 90000 maintainace repair regular work? Is there a timing belt on a GS 350 Lexus that must be replace? Where is it? Why is the cost so great on repairs for my GS350 2008? It seems only at the Lexus Dealership? Someone please Help!

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