With its comfortable ride, quiet interior and lavish amenities, the Lexus ES provides big luxury car feel and refinement in a manageably sized package. The ES is also quick and yet sparing with fuel. Valuing ride quality over handling, agility is not a strong suit. Consequently, the ES idoes not try to be fun to drive. However, it is one of the best riding cars in its class.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags standard. Head protection air bags standard from 2002. Rear side air bags available from 2007. ESC available, standard from 2007.
Road Test

With its comfortable ride, quiet interior and lavish amenities, the Lexus ES provides big luxury car feel and refinement in a manageably sized package. The ES is also quick and yet sparing with fuel. Valuing ride quality over handling, agility is not a strong suit. Consequently, the ES idoes not try to be fun to drive. However, it is one of the best riding cars in its class. Further, rear-seat side airbags are standard equipment. Its few negatives include limited rear seat head room and partially obscured rear visibility.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (272 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Lexus ES owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"replaced rear calipers machined rotors"

Roger F., MO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Normal Wear out at 90000"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"CALIPER PIN FROZE"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Felt a shimmy when braking at speeds above 35 mph"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Routine wear and tear"

Ronald B., OH (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Brake noise squealing)then grinding-pulling to left when applying brakes"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"State inspection determined REAR brakes were bad. The front brakes were OK Normally the front brakes wear first. I doo not know why rear brakes failed. Mechanic indicated he does not understand what happened for rear brakes to wear first"

Roger F., MO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"This is a cpo car, rear brakes were needed after I put just 8k miles on the car"

John B., NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Lexus brake pads wear 3 times faster than my Acura"

Tom B., VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Brake seems to stop working too early"

Randall C., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear pads wore out to a point of getting metal to metal contact requiring replacement of the rear disks. Seemed premature to me based on rear brake wear I have experienced with my previous vehicles. My experience is the front pads normally wear out"

Donald F., WA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Front brakes done in 2014 (pads and disks) rear ones being done this month"

Anonymous, NB (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors had to be replaced at 46,000 miles and have been turned twice since then"

Sandra G., FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes would squeak from when the car was almost new and dealer couldn't fix it. Finally was able to stop the problem. The braking is still not smooth"

Linda M., OK (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Some rust on the rotor needing reusrfacing"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors were warped and pulsed as I used them. They were reworked and now it works fine"

Larry B., NE (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Slight Warpage at 90000 mile pad change. Plenty of material left to support turning rotors"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"My vehicle gets low mileage and usually short trips. That resulted in my brake rotors getting rusty and having to be replaced"

Brian S., MA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"in 2010 had to replace front brake rotors due to "flat spot(s)". Only had about 20K miles on the system. Very expensive fix"

James M., VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Violent shaking due to warped rotors. It has happened before this incident"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were not correct which caused the car to violently vibrate when I was on the freeway. Had to return the car back to the dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were warped, couldn't be repaired, and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES)

"Brakes squeaked when backing up"

Charles M., NC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes wore out prematurely requiring replacement of the disc pads and rotors. Brakes squeaked when backing most of the life of the car, but cured with replacement of the rear brakes. Vibration of the steering wheel can be felt when braking go"

Donald F., WA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"WHEN BACKING OUT OF THE GARAGE ON A SLIGHT DECLINE WE EXPERIENCE AGRINDING SOUND WHEN APPLYINGTHE BRAKES , THE DEALER HAS TRIED TWICE TO DUPLICATE IT WITHOUT SUCESS"

R B., ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"normal driving mostly in town"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Normal brake wear and replace all four struts"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"normal maintainence"

Fletcher P., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"BRAKES WERE SQUEEKING"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace rear brakes"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Brake front rotors had to be replaced at 25000 miles and again at 70000. Rear brake shoes squeaked when backing up until brake shoes were replaced"

Charles M., NC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"needed to replace rear brakes"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"PCS system does not function. Active cruise control malfunctions"

Anonymous, PR (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Xenon headlights stop functioning intermitently"

Anonymous, PR (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The left HID headlight doesn't last very long, while the right one hasn't been replaced by us since purchased in Oct, 2013. It doesn't just "blow out", it blinks off and on randomly, so why replace it? The new one will do the same and intermittent problems are very hard to find!"

Kenneth K., FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"1 headlight needed replacing"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Headlights intermittent, even after HID beams replaced. Conflicting opinions as to whether issue is HID beams, ballast or switch. Issue in 3rd year!"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"High parts cost to replace Hi Intensity Discharge Headlight However it did last over 240,000 miles with a high portion at night"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Headlight went out which necessitated replacement of some part ( high discharge something) which cost $500. Twice"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"One of the headlights works intermittently. Sometimes on and sometimes off at random times. It has been doing this for at least 2 years. Dealer said to wait until it completely fails before expensive replacement"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"While driving at night the headlights would turn off unexpectedly"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Both sides bulbs had to be replaced, which is expensive"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"go out often"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace one of the headlights"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Lights will come on. Then one will go out, the the second will go out leaving only the fog lights on. Then the lights will come back on"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"I had new igniters installed and recently was stopped for a headlight being out. But, headlight came back on next day"

Robert N., PA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"One of the headlights went out. It wasn't the lightbulb that needed to be replaced, but the ballast, which was very expensive"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"headlight out,,,, 250 to replace,, then 1200 for assembly,, probably dealership problem toyota not lexus"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replace headlamp bulb expensive over $ 180.00 for one lamp and installation"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace both HID headlight bulbs at about $225 each"

Lawrence L., FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"High energy lights replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Occasionally a headlight would go out. Would come back after cycling lights"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"door locks failed and needed to be replaced and now have failed on 3 of 4 doors again"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The tire pressure monitor indicates low tire pressure although the tire pressure is correct. The monitors need replacement but are too costly for me"

Jan V., AZ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure monitor light continued to come back on after pressures of all tires checked out ok. This occurred 4-5 times for a period of 6 months"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"tire pressure monitor light stayed on ...... I believe it might have been from the spare tire in the trunk?"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure monitor comes on in error when all check all right. Generally in cold weather"

John C., SD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"3 of 5 batteries in the valve stem sensors need replacement. Need to remove the wheels and replace the valve stems with new sensors. Many places do not carry the needed parts for a 2007 car. For example Costco"

James M., VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"upon starting engine and backing out of garage red triangle light, check engine light, traction symbol and check vsc warning all come on. Generally they go out after several restarts"

John C., SD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"AC blows cool one section and hot other section"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side climate fan whistles except for when it is off. Whistling increases with fan speed"

Douglas M., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"Air stopped cooling. Lexus fixed it first time. Only problem ever"

J L., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"It started leaking freon and had to be replaced, which was very expensive, about $2000! I've had older cars that never had to have their evaporator replaced"

Kenneth K., FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"leaked, had to be replaced, $2000"

M T., NJ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Car was not cooling. Dealer replaced evaporator"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Insulation involved with evaporator breaking apart. Dealer had to replace part(s). Warranty period expired"

Meyer P., NJ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced failed evaporator core"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to be replaced due to leakage"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"It stopped cooling and it had to do with a hose clamp. Problem over"

J L., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Only one side of the drivers side appeared not to be cooling. The system was found to low on refrigerant. Leak(s) was (were) undetectable with the florescent dye and the system was charged with a refrigerant"

Paul E., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Evaporator was leaking coolant, leading to driver's A/C not cooling sufficiently. Evaporator had to be replaced, which was extremely expensive and time consuming"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer unable to locate leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Not an actual leak, refrigerant in system just went low 2014"

Stuart A., AZ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Slow leak in the evaporator"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"AC stopped working last summer. Thermostatic expansion valve was replaced then. A few weeks ago, AC very weak, mechanic said that there may be a leak in the system, so he re-charged it with a dye in the system, so that he can locate the leak"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"dealer screw up"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant leaking for last year. Not being repaired yet because it is likely a very expensiver repair. Easier to add refrigerant once in a while"

Anonymous, WV (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant leak required a new water pump"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
A/C compressor

"Internal valve sticks in the compressor causing poor or no cooling from time to time"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped working entirely. For now it's working again, but I'm worried it will stop again"

Randall C., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator failed and required replacement along with the battery"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace alternator at 110k costing 750 dollars"

Christian S., CO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The alternator went out on our 2007 Lexus ES350 out of the blue. It won't have been a major issue if it weren't for the cost to replace it. The part is approx $500 and the labor is intensive since the front end of the car has to be removed in order to fix it (total cost was over $1000). But based on the fact we will have owned this car for 10 yrs this coming July with other than this almost no major maintenance issues with our vehicle I would definite purchase one again"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator failed and needed to replace it"

Raymond R., HI (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Cost over $1000 to replace due to position in engine"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"There was an engine "squeal' noise that turned out to be a bad alternator bearing - ended up having to replace entire alternator"

Terry E., SC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"alternator stopped all of a sudden on us while driving"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"When the battery went dead, which was not unusual given the age of the battery, I was surprised that it wasn't easy to jump start the car. Indeed, I had to call Lexus's roadside assistance to get the car started so that I could drive it to the dealer for the battery to be replaced. Never had that sort of experience before with a dead battery. Usually, it's easy to jump start"

William B., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Battery replaced at 110000"

Christian S., CO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"dead in morning"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Battery failed at end of expected life. Replaced"

Larry W., GA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Original battery failed to stay charged.7-8 years in the car. No complaint with that life"

Pam R., KS (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Coil

"Had to replace two cylindervcoils"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced #2 coil. This is the 2nd coil I have had to replace"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Major failure. Resulted in loss of power, happened suddenly. Dealer recommended replacement of all parts/pluge etc. because the said the failure of the coil would impact the rest. Expensive repair"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"skipping"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Second Engine coil failure in a year"

Ronald C., IL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The engine ran very rough after a few minutes upon starting. The car also was shaking, but had to drive it home. Towed it to dealer after that"

Randy S., VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace Coil #6. The mechanics say once you have one down the rest are following, but so far it was just one coil that needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"There is a VSC sensor on top of each spark plug. Two of these sensors failed last year"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Was told by the dealer that was part of the repair"

Randy S., VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CDs will not eject without credit card assist to help them slide out"

Dave W., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"^ cd player - cds get stuck in player"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Navigation screen froze during start up"

Catherine B., GA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The dealership determined it was the main computer unit. It cost about $2200 to replace"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Display freezes, does not accept climate control inputs, therefore heater and a/c do not function"

Christian S., CO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Disconnected and not calibrated"

Pedro R., FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the 'touch-pad' part of the nav screen. Screen was non-responsive"

Rod Y., AL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"On screen map indicated my location as somewhere in the Hudson Bay! I was in Chicago at the time!"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Went to install updated disc and had trouble removing the old disc. New disc wold not stay in the dvd drive. Dealer could not fix. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, DE (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The map guidance system computer failed and would cost $2,200 to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Broke it by attaching suction cup for Garmin"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Doesn't work - won't recognize my (older) mobile"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"when press a button, ejects cd"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"Low tire PSI sensor light will not go off. I was told it was a computer problem"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Side View Mirror did not return to original Position after tilting down in reverse"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The backup camera sensors are not making any sound--perhaps it has been inadvertently turned off by the dealer when we last brought it in for normal service"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"Speaker have Buzzing static"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"This is the 2nd 2007 Lexus ES 350 I own and both have cracked heads and overheat. I think it is a major problem with this year"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"Water pump was making a small, but detectable noise (which means it was on its way out), so I had it replaced"

Steve B., NJ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Small leak necessitating replacement. Discovered during routine maintenance by the dealership"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"OEM water pump and OEM BELTS FAILED AT ANOTHER 160000 miles. Wobble in water pump bearings caused belts to squeal"

John M., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"started leaking very badly"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump was leaking and was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"bearing failure"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced leaking water pump at 106,000 miles"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"water pump failure at about 104,000. No leaks. Bearing failure"

Pam R., KS (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"just under 35000 they tell me waterpump is leaking (keeping eye on it) and cv boot leaking ?"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump developed excessive "play" in the mounting shaft that drove replacement of the entire water pump"

Terry E., SC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Warning and VSC indicator lights went on. Car was driveable to be able to take it to the dealer for repair"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Required replacement"

John C., NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump beginning to fail according to dealer. Diagnosis based on noise of pump. Repair cost was very expensive (~$1,000)"

Richard P., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The heat wasn't working. We needed to get a new water pump. Lexus dealer charged about $1000. We were just outside of warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Apparently there was a known problem with the lexus es350's water pump and there was technical bulletin for it. But, customers were never informed about this problem. This lead to a $6000 repair work for us"

Anitha K., MD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint peeling on roof next to panoramic sunroof. It looks like the metal is galvanized along that edge"

Glen O., NS (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on roof cracked and peeled"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint seemed to be soft as it pitted badly on the hood Driver's side window motor needed replacement"

Larry B., NE (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"dashboard melting and cracking"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Small paint chips; fixed by dealer using touch up"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"There is some rust on the rocker panels of both front doors"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rust was running down all 4 doors from behind the door handles"

John B., NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"front hood"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rust near the rear license plate area in the trunk"

Ronald B., OH (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The electronic anti-rust system does NOT work. Rust re-appears continuously, even after having applied several Krown treatments"

Guy G., ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Surface rust around rear license insert, quote is $586.04 inc. tax. All other body panels are good"

Glen O., NS (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"2nd trim moulding to come loose"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"clamps broke on side molding. I replaced the clamps at $3 a piece"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Front passenger exterior door's window chrome trim's latches have broken, causing the trim to 'ride up' out of the door when car is driving"

Anonymous, DE (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Cracked dashboard"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The trim between the side panel ending on the roof and the roof itself started peeling back. I would think it was a serious defect in the auto--Lexus made us pay to fix. Could not have been owner induced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"Check engine light came on. Service center detected faulty wiring harness to CAM sensor and repaired"

Larry W., GA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Engine mount was broken, replaced"

Christian S., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Front engine oil seal was worn to the point of requiring replacement, which meant removing the engine, replacing the seal, and reinstalling the engine. Had the dealer do the work"

William B., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Engine OIl Line Failure"

Charles S., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"had 2 engine oil leaks after fairly low mileage (65,000 miles plus or minus). Total cost would have been $5000 but Lexus paid about $1700 for one of the leaks. These were leaks that were known to the company. The dealer did nothing to check for these leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

""Minor" oil leak around timing chain cover"

Richard P., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"I brought my car for service. The shop found a leak behind the engine. The engine had to be remove to access the leak"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Engine oil leaking"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Same problem 2nd time needed repair, once under warenty and the second was a $2.700.00 same problem. Had a lot to go bad on this car. leak was the front oil seal. Had to drop engine and transmission to fix the problem. Very unhappy with Lexus headq"

D M., NV (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Small engine leak that when fixed would require the engine to be pulled down and estimated cost of approximately $2,000. Before I do that I would trade in for a new one. This is the first and only problem with this car"

Francis N., NJ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"dealer noticed an oil leak during routine service and fixed it under warrenty"

Jerome R., FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace the oil sender line to top of the heads twice"

Robert M., ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine has developed a periodic rough running, "missing" problem. WIll be taking it to repair shop literally next week... could be fuel injectors or ? Still has original spark plugs and this is the FIRST problem of any kind with this vehicle, period"

Patricia H., IL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Needs periodic fuel injector cleaning even though I use top tier premium gas"

B E., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"mis-firing which was a faulty sensor in the emissions control system - still don't completely understand but problem fixed"

J D., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Sunroof

"Panoramic sunroof rubber deteriorating on edges of glass panels. Paint peeling along roofline edge"

Glen O., NS (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"Windshield cracked for no apparent reason, which was NOT covered by the Extended Care Plan"

Guy G., ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"interior adjustment control failed"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers side mirror losing its "silvering.""

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"Power window motor needed replacement"

Larry B., NE (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Right front door-window jumped from its "channel".; took two attempts to repair, new window replacements both times"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The drivers side front window came detached from the clips that hold it. Entire unit had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side window came off the track and fell down"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Both driver and passanger windows come off track when lowered"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"window came of the track, had to replace the whole window"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Worse experience with Lexus dealership. plastic clip holding front passenger window broke with a loud pop like a gun going off!. Car not under warranty and Lexus knows it has a problem with 07/08 ES 350 windows but will not do a recall!"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Window would not go up; Side window mount tabs were broken, required window replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side electric window fell out of it's tracks and had to be replaced twice"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side window became crooked and would not close. The repair was a replacement of the complete mechanism and cost about $1,000"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Suspension is not good enough for car weight"

Anonymous, PR (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side rear Shock failed... very high cost to replace -- rear seat had to be removed for access. However the shocks lasted 240,000 miles"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Cost: Dealer cost to replace 4 struts was 2800.00"

Harlan H., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"has a slip feel to the steering wheel"

Anonymous, PR (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"rack and pinion broken and leaking steering fluids"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"CV joint required replacement. Steering system has transmitted more road vibration and play than before repair. Repair conducted by dealer"

Richard P., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"steering u joints had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"turned out to be bad axil"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"cant find problem. occurs between 110 and 130km/hr"

Ed B., AB (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Heard noise from front end. Took car to dealer for service"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Bushings were leaking, causing excess wear on steering system"

R H., ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump leaked; has been replaced"

James G., CO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Overheats and coolant blows out of the overflow tank"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing chain leak, costed over 5000 to get replaced. Common issue on these vehicles"

Christian S., CO (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Timing chain cover needed replacement, cost was $2500. This issue is common for all 2007 Lexus ES 350's. A service bulletin was published regarding this issue"

Christian S., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Cylinder head

"very dissaapointed, lot of problems oil pump hose to head twice,water pump, headlight seal they say had to replace whole assembly"

Robert M., ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Car serviced at local dealership from Day 1. At oil change they told me fluid had leaked into the engine and engine had failed. Options install new engine ($11K) or rebuilt (6K). Didn't make economic sense, said "it's unusual but you got a lemon""

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rocker arm broke off and engine had to be replaced. Dealer and manufacturer replaced the engine at no cost to me and also paid all of my expenses and loaned me a car at no cost until my car war ready"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"According to dealer water pump failed. They replaced and then called to say engine has failed beyond repair. Car had only 60K miles at that time. Just more than 7 years"

Anitha K., MD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Water pump begab to leak"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Water Pump failed. I replaced it. This is the "only" mechanical failure I've experienced with any of the 4 Lexus automobiles I've owned since 1990"

K R., MS (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"The car is so solid when at rest then the air noise starts and the illusion of quality disappears"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle in moonroof when open"

David M., CT (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rattles in dash and doors"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"this is my third Lexus and it would appear that Lexus took their eye off of their mantra...continuous improvement, and this model has more rattles and squeeks than any I've experienced. very disappointing"

Tom B., ON (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The rear brake made squeaky sound when backing up. Dealer did not find any problem"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Goes out of gear into neutral. Sometimes jumps at low speeds"

Fred A., FL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Known issue with 07 ES350. Slippage when shifting from 3 to 4. Still functioning, but will need to replace within the next year"

Scott L., IL (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed at 89,000 miles.. Although out of warranty, Lexus covered the cost of the transmission and I had to pay for the labor"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"had transmission rebuilt and later learned that Lexus had a known failure whereas internal cooling cylinders will go bad. Lexus has issued a "white paper" on it"

Ty J., TX (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission computer

"same issue with vsc locking up on occasion"

Steven N., NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission computer was causing irratic gear shifting - computer had to be reprogramed"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"check engine light stays on with check vsc notice Seems to lock up in vsc mode lexus cant find problem then disappears and runs normal???"

Steven N., NY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"Boot covering right axle joint split"

John M., CA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Needed to have the engine mount replaced"

Maureen J., MD (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"CV boot failed at 70,000 miles. Dealer replaced entire axle with aftermarket unit, but failed to replace oil seal. Had to take the car back to replace the seal at additional cost"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"sensor failed"

Randall N., KY (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"A section of flexible exhaust pipe sprang a leak"

Brian S., MA (2007 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
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