Lexus is a reputable car brand that is a division of the Japanese manufacturer, Toyota. Lexus is a worldwide brand and actually, Japan’s largest selling make of premium cars. Though Lexus vehicles are priced higher, customers are paying for high quality in its leather seat stitching, ride quality, and unique advancements.
Modern Lexus models are equipped with electroluminescent gauges, smart key entry and startup, touchscreen innovations, and a remote touch system. Lexus, known for its innovation, introduced the first safety system that had pedestrian detection capability and a facial recognition system, as well as a driver monitoring system.
Issues & Recalls
Lexus has always been driven to innovate and come out with new technology in their models, however, they too have faced criticism for defects and recalls. Recently, Lexus and Toyota had to recall around 1.8 million 2013-2018 models for a fuel pump that could possibly stop working and cause sudden stall or driving hesitation.
Over the years, Lexus also had to recall several of its models for various issues including faulty fuel delivery pipes, defective brake-pedal supports, loss valve timing control devices, and issues with the hybrid model systems. The Lexus RX 400h became the subject of a large recall on the hybrid system’s inverter assembly, which was defective and caused the hybrid system to collapse and stop while the vehicle was being driven.
Though Lexus’ motto is “The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection,” perfection is not possible, especially in car manufacturing.
Unfortunately, Lexus vehicles can be lemons, meaning that they contain substantial defects that could put drivers at risk while driving or getting into collisions. If you have bought or leased a Lexus car and it is giving you issues, you may have a lemon car. Under California law, you may be protected from paying for the repairs of the defect on your own. If you have questions or concerns about your Lexus, contact our office today to speak with one of our lemon law attorneys.