The Lexus LS sets a benchmark for soothing luxury motoring, providing a cosseting and isolating environment in a very spacious cabin. Even though this generation's 4.6-liter V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission date back to the 2007 makeover, the powertrain remained a paragon of response and smoothness. We measured 21 mpg overall -- impressive for this very large and swift sedan.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 LS to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Lexus's brand history and the previous models of the LS.

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The 2015 Lexus LS has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls
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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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 LS owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Gets losst on where to go. Use iPhone to then get directions. Also frequently unable to provide video directions. Appears to be lost"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Lexus LS 460)

"Lexus's mouse system is not safe!!! Touch screen much better. Had both"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Software update fixes

"After the last software update fix several new problems were created. I have not been able to get a resolution about those problems. While the service department of my dealer is EXCELLENT (because of them I purchased a new car from that dealer. I feel the commission should go to the service department and not the ORDER TAKER.) However, they are not trained in the area of software/firmware or whatever it is called."

Jeff P., NJ (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Voice control commands

"This is my second Lexus AND VOICE CONTROL DOES NOT WORK. Why? I dictate messages to my iPhone 7s and now 10x, and it is at least 95% perfect. As for my Lexus, IT DOES NOT WORK."

Jeff P., NJ (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

"The automatic voice controls on my LS are very pedantic and almost childish the way they work. For example if I want to use the automatic call feature I say call John Jones. It responds by showing me a screen with John Jones name and phone number and then says would you like to call the contact? I say yes. It says yes and then dials the number. Sometimes when It says would you like to call the contact I respond by saying obviously and it responds by saying pardon? I understand that it is programmed to give feedback etc but working with it is incredibly pedantic. There are pauses that make the whole process very frustrating."

Gene S., VA (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

"Will not recognize my voice. I say "Zoom In" it displays "Post Offices""

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

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

Bushings

"car cannot be driven in a relaxed manner. must have both hands high on wheel as the steering takes the contour of the road. any wrinkle at all in the pavement and the car wants to go and stay in that direction. It is very subtle but, i have driven over 2,000,000 miles and I have never experienced a car steering like this one. It wanders with the road or wind and when you correct it over steers and when you correct the over steer it over steers again. Lexus said i needed lower forward control arm bushings as they were cracked so i replaced them and the upper control arms. It is a bit tighter but still wants to wander. cannot hold the wheel with my fore finger and thumbs down low and relax when I drive. very frustrating since my 2010 avalon was a dream to buy. At 80K new the LS 460 should drive like a dream campared to my 30K new, avalon. the avalon had 150K miles on it and drove like a dream come true, I thought i was stepping up but honestly I should have bought another avalon. I am hoping that I can find what will make this car steer better. any tips? thanks"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"air suspension did function as normal, repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, (2015 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Right strut broke."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"One month after snow tires were put on my car the rear shocks were leaking and had to be replaced. I wondered it the technician could have accidentally caused a problem with the shocks. In all of the years I had owned cars I never had to replace the shocks. My Lexus LS 430 2006 had 118,500 and its original shocks when I sold it."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Needed front struts replaced twice in the first 10k miles of gentle driving"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus LS F Sport 4.6-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"The car handled poorly on bumpy roads. The dealer serviced the car and found the issue. The right front strut was defective and was replaced under warranty."

Jeff P., NJ (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 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

Normal routine brake wear

"My brakes lasted a long time, but they were worn down and needed to be replaced as advised by my mechanic. There was no grinding or indication from driving the car."

Anonymous, (2015 Lexus LS F Sport 4.6-L V8)

"The cost of replacement for worn brakes by Lexus dealership is absurdly high. Suggest that once past warranty period, always find a good independent shop."

Philip W., CA (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

"Brake warning light....prompted me to obtain repair of worn brakes"

Anonymous, LA (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"All brake disks needed replacement in less than 10k miles. This cost $1250 despite full prepaid 3-years of warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus LS F Sport 4.6-L V8)
Squeaking

"When slowing down to stop, the brakes start squeaking. Lexus said this is common to the F series"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Lexus LS F Sport 4.6-L V8)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"It was something in the dash/glove box and they padded it to minimize the noise."

Anonymous, NE (2015 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Popping noise that was determined to be part of the frame structure not being torqued correctly"

Marvin C., TX (2015 Lexus LS 460 4.6-L V8)

"Wanted a very quiet car and it is not one."

Anonymous, NE (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Wind noise

"This is a very noisy car to drive. I have had two other lexus vehicles and all were much more quiet. road noisy is very loud. i will not buy another one."

Anonymous, UT (2015 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

Mirrors

"Became inoperable for a while after trying to adjust them"

Philip W., CA (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)
Sunroof

"Driving on freeway at 75MPH and glass top exploded. It was not hit by an object."

M K., AZ (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 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

"When I park my car in the sun and enter the car it is about 100 degrees inside the car. When I turn on the car engine the fan does not immediately come on in the high mode. I have to manually move the control to the lotemperature position to get the fan to begin to come on high. If I wait for it to come on automatically to the high position it usually takes a minute or so, instead of immediately. It always came on immediately in my earlier models of the LS. When I discussed this with Lexus they told me that it worked that way by design because they didn't want any action in the vehicle to appear to be sudden. Well, whoever made that decision never sat in a 100 degree car waiting for it to cool down."

Gene S., VA (2015 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

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint in trunk area started cracking in spots along with some peeling. The problem was with the overcoat paint layer."

M K., AZ (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 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

Headlights

"There are non working headlights they are there for appearance only"

Jim F., KY (2015 Lexus LS 460.0 4.6-L V8)

Exhaust

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

Engine Cooling

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

Transmission Minor

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

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.

Engine Minor

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

Drive System

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

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.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
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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