Lexus GS350 Repair and Maintenance

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

Lexus GS350 Problems

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.

The Inside Rear View Mirror May Become Discolored

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

Brief Rattle or Knocking Noise on Initial Start Up

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.

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Lexus GS350 Questions

Is this a thermostat problem or computer problem? (1 answer)

I changed my headlights in January, unplugged the battery in order to do it myself. After reconnecting, had to reset the seat memorys, power windows, that normal stuff. But since then, sometimes the thermostat above the navigation reads the wrong temperature, or will read in Celsius while the the...

Car isn't shifting into higher gear once I hit about 60mph. Anyone know what this error message I got means and approx amount for repair? (2 answers)

Error message read "Shift solenoid C performance or stuck off"

My grandfather has a 2009 GS-350 with 27k miles on it and the headlights are faded/cracked and yellow. The car has been garage kept it whole life. How can this issue be resolved? (1 answer)

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Lexus GS350 Recalls

Potential Fuel Leak

Due to the remnants of anti-corrosion plating, a fuel leak may develop from where the fuel pressure sensor is attached to the fuel delivery pipe. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will clean and reseal the area of the fuel pressure sensor to correct this concern.


Vehicle Brakes On Its Own

The brake system may slow the vehicle without driver input and without illuminating the brake lights due to a faulty brake pedal load sensing switch. Dealers will replace the brake pedal support assembly, including the brake pedal load sensing switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Unexpected Engine Stall

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.

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Lexus GS350 Reviews

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

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