While past versions of the GS midsized luxury sedan struggled to reconcile the brand's trademark isolating plushness with the fun-to-drive verve found in competing class leaders, this iteration of the GS pulls it off. Engaging to drive, yet offering a supple ride, it's roughly on the same page as its German competition. The GS 350 has a punchy V6 powertrain and is linked to a smooth transmission.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Lexus GS 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

Normal routine brake wear

"squeeking"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"The car went in for a routine state inspection. I was told that the brakes needed to be replaced, even though the car had only been driven 25000 miles. The dealer offered no warranty consideration."

Joel P., NY (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"All four brakes needed repair with only 25,000 miles. It ran me $1100.00 to have the brakes repaired at Lexus Very unhappy about that."

Michael B., NY (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Lexus brakes lasted less than 12000 miles after being replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"You could hear the brakes squealing. And they pulsated. Total premature wear. I don't know what went wrong, but it should not have happened. Ray Catena Lexus told me it was normal and does happen. Every car I even owned in the last 10 or 15 years only required brakes at 50,000"

Michael B., NY (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Extreme rusting and wear, much too soon for 20000K"

Robert C., ON (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors needed to replaced, according to the dealer, even though the car had only been driven 25000 miles. No warranty coverage was considered by the dealer."

Joel P., NY (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors required replacement due to corrosion."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Lexus GS F Sport 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brakes squeak regardless of cold, hot, rain or sunny days. Lexus said they check out fine"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Lexus GS 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

Squeaks or rattles

"Heating fan has high speed vibration which makes high pitched whine. Dealer hasn't fixed it"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Lexus GS F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent rattle from drivers door area"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Rattles coming from back of the car when going over speed bumps or driving vehicle into my garage"

Gerardo P., AZ (2015 Lexus GS F Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The dash is very slightly loose on he driver side at the left of the speedo shaded area. It does not rattle at temps below 75 degrees or on smooth streets; the dealer has not been able to duplicate the rattle"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus GS 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

Gauges

"Blue light denoting electronic transmission control setting flickers intermittently"

Brian L., FL (2015 Lexus GS F Sport 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"the headlights cause static in the radio which is very annoying considering it is a luxury car"

Lindsay J., CA (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"all the electronics seem to be failing one by one. The next lane warning does not work and now the cruise control went out"

Lindsay J., CA (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 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

Mirrors

"Mirrors rattle when closing,. This does not impact operation but seems a bit cheesy on a luxury car. Dealer does not think it's a problem but I do. If I can't get this annoying issue resolved this will be my second and last Lexus (Toyota). Back tot he Germans!"

George S., CA (2015 Lexus GS F Sport 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 sensor or solenoid

"Transmission shifting while in sport mode sticks in a low gear and will not upshift."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus GS 350.0 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

Speakers

"The Mark Levinson audio system does not sound as good as it does in other Lexus vehicles. The basic audio system sounds just as good if not better."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GS F Sport 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.

Engine Cooling

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

Climate System

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

Paint/Trim

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

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

Engine Major

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

Drive System

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

Engine Minor

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

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.

Exhaust

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Jan 13 2020
If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) recalled certain 2018-2019 4Runner, Highlander, Camry, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra, and Lexus RC 300, RC 350, GS 350, GX 460, IS 300, LC 500, LS 500, LX 570, RX 350L, and 2019 Toyota Avalon and Corolla, and certain Lexus NX 300, and ES 350 vehicles on January 13, 2020. On March 4, 2020, Toyota expanded the recall to include certain 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser, 2018 Avalon, Corolla, 2014 FJ Cruiser, 2017 Sienna and Lexus 2018 ES 350, 2018-2019 GS 300, 2013-2014 GS350, 2014-2015 GX 460, IS 350 and LX 570, 2014 IS F, 2018-2019 IS 350, LC 500H and LS 500H, 2013-2015 LS 460, 2015 NX 200T and RC350, 2017 RC 200T and RX 350. Toyota also removed the 2018-2019 Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser and 2018-2019 Lexus GX 460 and LX 570 and 2019 NX300 from inclusion in this recall. On March 19, 2020, Toyota expanded the recall to include 2015 Lexus GS350 vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began May 4, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are 20TB02 and 20TA02 for Toyota vehicles and 20LB01 and 20LA01 for Lexus vehicles.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1830752
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