The Lexus LS flagship comes in a regular length and a long-wheelbase L version. Its V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission -- the first ever in a passenger car. Other options include a precollision system with radar-based cruise control, a 19-speaker stereo with an eight-gigabyte hard drive, cooled rear storage, a reclining rear seat with massage, leg rests and rear seat heaters.
Alerts
There are 3 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.
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.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
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.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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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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Reliability Trouble Spots
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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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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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
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Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags standard. ESC standard from 2000. Head protection air bags standard from 2001. Rear side air bags available from 2007.
Road Test

The Lexus LS flagship comes in a regular length and a long-wheelbase L version. Its V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission -- the first ever in a passenger car. Other options include a precollision system with radar-based cruise control, a 19-speaker stereo with an eight-gigabyte hard drive, cooled rear storage, a reclining rear seat with massage, leg rests and rear seat heaters. The end result is a supremely pampering car that isolates its occupants and is fuss-free in every way -- but it is not a driver's car. All-wheel drive is optional for non-hybrid models.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 4.6-liter V8 (380 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 hybrid (438 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

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

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

Ball joints

"$2000 replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Lexus LS 460)

"Replaced right front control arms, then those on both sides without fixing knocking sound. Then replaced mounts on trailing arms, which transiently fixed problem -- it has recurred. $6000+ so far!"

Robert N., NC (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Bushings

"Bushings needed to be replaced, but they are part of the upper control arms. The entire control arm had to be replaced. Repairs for all of the control arms were around $3000"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Original bushings made of rubber dis not hold up and had to be replaced with neoprene. My cost, not a recall"

Willard S., WA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Bushings worn out"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"The 2007 Lexus LS460 has 6 front suspension arms with bushings that can NOT be replaced. So when the bushings wear out - you must replace all 6 suspension arms. BTW - the Lexus dealer gets $900 EACH - or $5400 just for parts. Our trusted foreign car mechanic purchased the parts elsewhere - but the bill was still $3500. Ouch"

Chris S., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

"THE CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS WERE WEARING OUT. THE COST TO REPLACE THEM WAS $3600! I GRIPED AND THEY REDUCED IT TO $2600. I DECIDED TO REPLACE THE CAR"

Bill C., FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Said to be cracked and in need of replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Known problem with this car, bushings last 80k km. Took pictures during tire change summer 2014, all bushings on front and some on rear are coming out of bushing and cause for vibration. Not alignement or wheel balance since redone twice and 4 new"

Luc G., ON (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"The dealership replaced all 8 control arms in the front suspension for about $4700.00. The control arms don't wear out, but the bushings do and they don't sell the bushings without the control arms as an official Lexus part."

Edward K., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"Control arm replacement, a second time"

Stuart H., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Problem began around 70000 miles and wasn't precipitated by any particular event. Rattling sound was heard on right hand side of cabin when going over bumps in road at low speeds. Rattling occurred every time car was driven. After much self diagnosing (driving slowly over 4" board and various other scenarios) over a 2 month period and listening with a special diagnosing earpiece that detects vibrations, it was determined to be the right front air suspension canister. Upon opening cap on top of canister in engine bay, there was oil-indicative of part failure. OEM part was ordered and replaced at home by homeowner. Left air suspension part failed approximately 8 months later and because of experience with first failure, the correct diagnosis was quickly made. Again, OEM part was ordered and replaced at home by home owner."

Anonymous, (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"replaced rocker arms n needs struts"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"I had to replace the front struts (air suspension system) they were completely blown. The car became unsafe to drive. I am not sure when they blew but I discovered it after 80000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"A dull thumping sound started in 2014. Dealer did a ride along diagnosis. Personal mechanic also did a ride along diagnosis. Dealer quoted $8,400.00 to replace all struts (not necessary). Personal mechanic replaced single defective strut for $1,50"

David S., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"All problems in this area were recalls"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

";MAKING NOISES WHEN TURNING THE FRONT WHEELS"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Part of Recall"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"cracks in upper and lower control arms and torn rubber bushings. First found at 95000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Tie rods

"I believe it was just normal wear that brought on looseness so I had them replaced"

Willard S., WA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

"Front Wheels went out of Align. Wore down the front tires"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Front wheel bearings went bad and needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Left front wheel bearing defective. $1100 to replace"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS system triggered a warning that that it had failed and to take it to a dealer - otherwise the brakes worked fine. the dealer replaced it under warranty - issue resolved"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Display indicated braking issues (see dealer). Lexus dealer took multiple visit to diagnose and repair"

Richard G., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"ABS system failure required complete replacement - another OUCH at $1800."

Chris S., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

"A vibration noise when the brakes are applied, worse sometimes than others. Does NOT cause the brake failure light on the dash to come on, therefore is not covered by recall or warranty."

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

"computer for all electronic braking system stopped working 4000 for repair"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"brake actuator failed. need replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Failure of both brake master system"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Damaged speed sensor cable disabled ABS."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

"The instrument panel indicated check brake system, check ABS & check VSC. They replaced the brake actuator, but the warning lights persisted. They replaced the ABS pump, but the lights persisted. They replaced an electrical junction box and then the lights stayed off. I am very grateful they only charged me for the ABS pump which was about $3200.00."

Edward K., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"Early wear with normal driving"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"the front brakes on this car are underengineered for this vehicle. I have to replace and/or turn the rotors and pads every 15000 miles! The rotors warp and the vibration becomes intolerable after that distance. This is a defect and Lexus does nothing about it"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Brakes had to reline well in advance ofexpected or told as were tires"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Rotors

"warped front rotors replaced, warped rear rotors machined"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"vibration when braking"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"repeated rotor warping"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

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

12V power plug

"This problem has been present for several years. i never complained about it"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Headlight level controller broken"

Kent G., PE (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Headlights

"The electronic module that automatically turns the headlights on and off failed and. Reguired replacement"

Larry L., OK (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"The headlights are supposed to turn off automatically within about 60 seconds. Lately, sometimes they do and sometimes they do not"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"The door sensor which senses when the door is closed was replaced. Without the sensor, the headlights would not turn off when the driver's door was closed"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"One headlight failed at 75K miles, replaced both per recommendation"

John D., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"THE RIGHT HEADLIGHT WENT OUT $350. ALSO THE STARTER DIED AT 65000 MILES. COST WAS $1600!"

Bill C., FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"The right headlight goes off intermittently The headlights do not always shut off when set on automatic. I have rren my battery down on over ten occassions. When I informed the dealer repair facility about the problem, I was told that they could l"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Interior lights

"Vanity mirror stopped lighting"

Carol J., SC (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Keyless entry

"The electrical system that controls the opening of the trunk from inside the car malfunctioned. It just stopped working. Auto tech gave me a workaround. Cost to repair totally was too high (over $600)."

Anonymous, (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"I;m sure this is a problem with the car's computer system. It stopped working for about 9 months & then one day it started working again on its own for a few months. Then it quit working again. It doesn't work now."

Robbin M., TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Batteries in tire heat/pressure monitoring system stopped working (14 years). Got a warning message on dash. Cost too high to repair at this time (+$300)."

Anonymous, (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"I've had trouble with the Tire pressure monitor for several years. Now it doesn't work at all."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

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

Fuel cap

"Fuel cap failed. Kept triggering Check Engine Light Alarm"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Check engine light comes on at times."

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Recall done to replace fuel gasket that could cause engine fire"

Sherman F., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Direct injection valves failed at 59,000"

Robert Q., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Vehicle recall for gasket problems"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"recall"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"replaced right oxygen sensor and replaced starter due to failure"

Dave S., NC (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Spent over $3000 to have it checked & they thought it was a software issue that they installed in 2008. They had no fix for the problem. It is a check engine light ."

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"The oxygen sensor was the most difficult to get to and the most expensive to replace"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"O2 Sensor failed"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"replace 2 Mas Air flow cencers"

Ron B., AZ (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Dealer told me that the fuel sensor needed repair due to a recall"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

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

"It "freezes" during play and cannot be made to continue. If system is turned off, it may not start for until ignition is turned off and restarted. Problem is intermitent. Cost to fix $600"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"quit ejecting the CDs"

Jeff S., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"didn't work"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"It was out of date when I purchased the car new in 2007 & has never worked properly. I don't even try to use it any more."

Robbin M., TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"The GPS system was out of date when I bought the car. It has never worked properly & now it doesn't even know what direction the car is moving in."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"navigation screen went out, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Radio

"radio randomly shuts off and ejects CD"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Radio had to be replaced totally"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Audio Amplifier failed"

D M., IN (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Speakers

"On the way to an out of town funeral, the amplifier started making a piercing scream. There was no way we could ride any distance this way as nothing except turning off the car would stop the noise. I had to get out the manual and fortunately was able to identify the exact fuse. My husband had to get under the dash and pull that fuse. It will cost $1500 to fix, so we have no sound system"

Brenda S., FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"This is the 2nd Lexus (previous was GS) and both of them I encountered issues with the stereo system. Electronic wiring supposedly was damaged and needed to be replaced. Ended up taking to outside contractor that is contracted with Lexus for repair"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Audio system produces no sound, regardless of source (FM / DVD / Nav / cellphone. Main fuse for audio blows instantly when replaced."

Richard G., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Trim on roof edge from front to rear windshield: plastic tape has peeled off and needs to be replaced. $$$"

Brenda S., FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Plastic trim above doors and front windows peeled off revealing the chrome finish. Dates car!!!"

Anonymous, (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Molding from front windows to roof separated from car."

Carol J., SC (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"driver's arm rest deteriorating, crumbling and cracking"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"The material from which the dashboard and door interiors are made, cracks, sort of melts, and comes off if touched sometimes"

Bruce M., AL (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"trim pieces that run along roof are peeling badly"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Flaking on bumper"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460)

"Paint chips easily from small airborne road debris Leather seats show excessive wear and wrinkles in the leather. Drive seat cover was replaced at 40,000"

Anonymous, (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Paint chipped on the hood"

Ray S., AL (2007 Lexus LS 4.6-L V8)

"painted molding strip surrounding rear deck window are peeling on both sides of window"

Clint A., TX (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Paint on two areas on top of the car is peeling off in pieces, like it is almost a decal rather than paint. No help from lexus, but very disappointed for this to happen on such a big end car"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

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

Doors or sliding doors

"Gel coat right below window on front driver's side is peeling off."

Carol J., SC (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Locks and latches

"Trunk latch failed"

D M., IN (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Trunk locked in open positions. Required repalecement of locking and closing mechanism (about $1600, as I recall)"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Mirrors

"Driver aside mirror was electronically inoperative"

Victor P., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Both mirrors have quit working (move in and out) and the right mirror sometimes gets stuck in the closed position. It's quite expensive to replace the motors"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The power trunk lid. Closer stopped working and the Lexus dealer said it would cost about $700. to fix. So we said no thanks and continue to close the trunk manually."

Larry L., OK (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

"Could not close or lock trunk lid."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"The trunk motor stopped working. The trunk was stuck open. It could not be closed manually - and to be tied down with string, until repaired"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"trunk lid will not remain open when vehicle on even a slight incline"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Radiator and water pump went out at 60,000 and was not covered by warrantee even though Lexus knows there is a problem with their coolant systems"

Robert Q., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Water pump

"Leaking fluid"

Anonymous, AR (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Water pump failed at 59,000 miles"

Robert Q., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Water pump required replacement at 80K miles, no noticable leak prior to notification during routine maintenance"

John D., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Had to replace water pump"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Dealer sold me the car with a broken water pump and needing an oil change. They supposedly serviced the car prior to selling to me. Needless to say this is not a respectable dealer (Nalley Lexus)"

Ted C., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"In January heater would put out hot then cold air. Dealer put in a water pump for $900. What a rip"

Richard D., KS (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Water pump leaking caused car to overheat. Replacement pump on backorder. Dealer supplied a replacement car during the delay (10-15 days)"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"high pressure fuel sensor went Car would not run huge project to replace and very expensive. 3000 for repair also computer for brakes stopped working so skid control, antilock brakes, do not work 4000 to replace."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"Noticed a tapping and took the car to NAPA service center. They could not find the problem, the engine still taps. They did find a broken water pump"

Ted C., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Fuel leaks

"warranty work on fuel filler pipe"

John C., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"fuel line gasket was defective. Recalled and repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Instead of changing oil at 5000 miles, I usually have to go in to the dealer to "top off" (no charge) until I can get an oil change. Also, I am having the car serviced at 4000 miles instead of 5000 after 170000 miles"

Terry W., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"engine burns a quart of oil every 1500 miles"

David S., AR (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"valve problems , car smokes sometimes have to take it back soon"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Major repair needed for oil leak at top of engine. Thus is the second time this happened in this car."

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus LS)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water pump needed replacing"

John C., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Had to replace my two forward lower control arms and do a 4 wheel alignment. Also purchased 4 new tires"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Rattle in dash."

Jerry S., FL (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"Rattle in door. It was repaired by removing the door panel."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus LS)
Wind noise

"Driver side door window has wind noise due to seal lip being caught up inside the window"

Sherman F., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

"radio not responsive-at times Wind noise when driving at certain angle against wind from RT. front window area"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Wind noise common to 2007. Replaced windows, windshield, and insullation in doors at no charge. Lexus was aware of the issue and fixed the porblem if you complained"

Gary H., FL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Wind noise on drivers side was prominent when I purchased the car. Lexus replaces the door glasses but the noise is still there. Also engine noise can be heard in the car when driven. The car was touted to be the quietest but it is not true."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

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 causing vehicle to stop on freeway due to dead battery. Vehicle was towed to Lexus dealer. New alternator installed under vehicle warranty"

Larry T., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"if the battery die you cannot change it without maintaining a charge on the system or system electrical failure will not allow you to re-start your car with a fully charge battery. Jump start is a major issue"

David S., AR (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"car sits too much?"

Michael E., WA (2007 Lexus LS 460)

"Battery replaced - due to old age - would not hold a charge"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Starter

"The car wouldn't start. The guy sent by AAA could not jump start it. It had to be towed to the dealership, where the starter was replaced"

Edward K., CA (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"The car would not start. The battery was replaced but did not fix the issue. Car was taken to Lexus dealer where the starter was replaced."

David H., NC (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

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

Driveline vibration

"Required Drive Belt Tensioner"

Victor P., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"VSC light and check engine light came on. 4 fuel injectors were changed, as was the gas cap. The battery was checked for proper charging and was found to be fine"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Speed sensor cable was damaged and disabled ESC, VSC, and TFS."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"The problem started 3 months after we purchased it. We didn't learn about the problem sooner because my wife did not drive it for the first three months. She is very slow to adapt to changes. Unfortunately I couldn't take it back to the dealer where we bought it because I just had a back operation and couldn't drive that far."

Anonymous, (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)
Muffler

"Worn out due to age"

Steven M., IN (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"The dealer where I took the car said that the other dealer should have know about the muffler because of the sound. I couldn't tell because IO am hard of hearing."

Anonymous, (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

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

"Each time the car is started, the dash controls for the heater / AC are dead. System can be reset manually after a few minutes. Dealer says it's a wiring harness issue, $900 to fix."

Richard G., GA (2007 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Damaged by tech when changing cabin air filter"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"I had to replace my water pump and do a coolant flush"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Had a rebuilt transmission installed at considerable cost. New transmission was not available. The car now seems to run rough and I will need to get rid of it before more problems occur."

Lee G., FL (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"The transmission started slipping, then the engine would rev without any gear and suddenly the gear would engage with a huge surge, almost like being rear-ended. Very difficult to drive. Lexus refused to help in any way and the cost of a re-built transmission was quoted as $6500."

Lee G., FL (2007 Lexus LS 460L 4.6-L V8)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"The Lexus was 'Recalled' and held for 2 days. Dealer representative told me that Dealer worked on the Engine Valves"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
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