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2012 Lexus ES 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lexus ES in Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

35000 mi
Bluetooth was having problems connecting and disconnecting to Navigation System. Dealer had to update the navigation system firmware. 
May 2017

94000 mi
Rear tail light assembly replaced 
Mar 2018

109000 mi
The brake rotors and pads causing shaking in steering wheel 

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2011 Lexus ES 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lexus ES in Illinois, United States
- Dec 2011
Dec 2011

11161 mi
Corrected improperly seated tire causing pressure loss 

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2010 Lexus ES 4dr Sedan

272-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lexus ES in Minnesota, United States
- Nov 2013
Nov 2013

49500 mi

US $500
Right side outer axle boot was found to have a leak. Boot was replaced under warranty. CV joint was not replaced. 
Lexus ES in Virginia, United States
Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

75000 mi

US $2300
Howling tire noise when driving. Flat spot diagnosis due to bad struts all around. Replaced front struts and 4 wheel alignment performed.Will replace rear struts and tires summer 2019.Rack & pinion unit installed, fluid changed. Car riding harsh after repair, possibly overinflated tires. Will check, if not, return car to shop. 

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2009 Lexus ES 4dr Sedan

272-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lexus ES in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

56000 mi
bad/noisy water pump. dealer replaced at no cost/per Toyota 
Lexus ES in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

114100 mi

C $1200
Emergency Brake Cables 
Lexus ES in Texas, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Jul 2016

82500 mi

US $150
A/C fan replacement 
Jan 2017

88000 mi

US $125
Compressor wires stripped Automatic door locks not functioning 
Lexus ES in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Mar 2016

64000 mi
Small leak in one of the wheel gasket. Not noted by owner, but caught during a routine oil change. 
Lexus ES in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

80000 mi

US $405
Replaced rear pads and rotors 

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2008 Lexus ES 4dr Sedan

272-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lexus ES in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

63500 mi
AC not working properly. Evaporator replaced. volume control on radio not working intermittently 
Lexus ES in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
Sep 2016

119660 mi

C $420
Replaced front left bearing. 
Lexus ES in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
Sep 2011

22320 mi

C $600
On cold starts, engine was emitting a knocking sound like a diesel. First told by dealer that this was normal, but then insisted that dealer fix under warranty identified by TSB for replacement of engine valve train. 
Lexus ES in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

58000 mi

US $425
Check engine,traction,red warning light all came on. Took to dealership to read code was hoping for maybe gas cap but it ended up being bank number 2 oxygen sensor.$65 diagnostic fee,$175 labor to replace sensor $167 parts total $425 
Lexus ES in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
Dec 2010

35000 mi
Engine VVT oil pump failed, car ran rough, CEL appeared. Towed to dealer and they replaced VVT oil pump under warranty. 
Lexus ES in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2016
Dec 2009

23470 mi
Dealer replaced center console release button under warranty to fix problem with it opening too easily (TSB BO-001-08). New release button is a different design. Dealer performed TSB L-SB 0017-08 to reduce dash rattles (did not eliminate them). 
Aug 2016

115000 mi

US $400
Needed a new front right HID lamp Replaced drive belt wearing out 
Lexus ES in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2017
Feb 2012

49100 mi
Battery's cold-crank-amperes were well below what they should have been at its age, as a result of which the car wouldn't start if the lights or climate control were left on for more than a few minutes. Battery replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2017

94000 mi

US $1825
Water pump apparently suddenly conked out while driving. Coolant emptied, engine stalled. Car had to be towed to dealer for emergency repair. Also, since December 2016, the check-engine light was on, the diagnostic code had indicated an o2 sensor problem, I was told by a dealer this was benign and only had a slight impact on fuel economy and smog checks so that wasn't fixed until now (along with water pump). 
Lexus ES in Ohio, United States
Apr 2017 - Jan 2018
Jan 2018

124000 mi

US $500
One of the two radiator fans was slowly dying, intermittent squealing. Part wasn't terribly expensive but took 3 hrs of labor. It's fixed now. 
Lexus ES in Texas, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
Mar 2017

93000 mi

US $1100
replaced front pads and rotors 
Jul 2017

95000 mi

US $1000
replaced lower control arms and tie rods 
Lexus ES in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

65400 mi

US $12
Polished headlight lens, which were somewhat cloudy. 
Lexus ES in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

121000 mi
replace takata airbag replaced rear pads and rotors 
Lexus ES in California, United States
May 2016 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

137000 mi

US $800
Water pump 

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2007 Lexus ES

Engine not specified

Lexus ES in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

17980 mi
In Sept. I experienced, on two occasions, a hesitation in forward gear (engine or transmission)?; took it to the dealer in early October. They, after testing, and I since then, have not experienced it again.Dirty Gas? 
Nov 2007

19840 mi
After our first snowfall, my windshield wipers did not return to their normal parking position. I was told at the dealership (while undergoing a scheduled oil change) that this was normal in wintertime driving, to prevent the wipers from freezing below t 
Dec 2007

21700 mi
My ES 350 with 35,000 kilometers, has just completed a successful three day repair of annoying dashboard rattles, and underside (rt. side) "thumps" due more than likely to loosened hardware. My ES was in my dealership for transmission (computer ) problem once in dec. and once in Jan. 
Jan 2008

23560 mi
My ES was in my dealership for transmission (computer ) problem once in dec. and once in Jan. 

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2007 Lexus ES 4dr Sedan

272-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Lexus ES in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2018
Sep 2014

77000 mi
Cracked Valve springs 
Feb 2016

92000 mi

US $265
Drivers side wheel bearing 
Mar 2016

94000 mi
Dealer replaced a wheel bearing and it also went bad they had to replace a 2nd time. 
Dec 2017

117005 mi
Boot,axle. Was leaking 
Feb 2018

115000 mi
Lights on dash board came on, they replaces fuel to o2 sensor. 
Lexus ES in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Feb 2017
Jan 2016

US $850
ALTERNATOR WAS REPLACED 
Feb 2017

160000 mi
Cruise control started to stop working some of the time. 
Lexus ES in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

186000 mi

US $1300
New spark plugs. New air filter. Needed to remove battery at shop due to huge amount of battery acid build on terminals, i could remove battery. Replace battery and have battery linkage soaked to remove acid, engine coil replacement 
Lexus ES in Arizona, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

96000 mi
Misfiring ignition coil. OBDII code 351. Replaced coil to resolve. 
Mar 2016

97000 mi

US $100
Ignition coil #1 not firing. Replaced ignition coil #1. Engine mount cracked. Replaced engine mount. 
May 2016

98100 mi

US $700
Steering rack leaking. Replaced Steering rack. Excessive noise in idler pulleys. Replaced idler pulleys. 
Nov 2016

103300 mi

US $100
leaking power steering hose CV axle boots leaking grease. replaced boots lower control arms had separated bushings. replaced. 
Apr 2018

116000 mi

US $2200
Belt tensioner bearing noise Replaced radiator Speed sensor port O-ring leaking 
Lexus ES in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

108000 mi

US $1500
Oil cooler pipe leak 
Lexus ES in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

135000 mi

US $2400
timing chain cover leak. take down engine, remove timing chain cover, seal with formed in place gasket 
May 2015

139000 mi
cv axle boot leaking 
Apr 2016

159800 mi

US $370
Power Steering Rack Pressure Hose 
Jan 2017

156300 mi

US $659
battery icon went on dashboard. Fully charge battery will be dead after 30 minutes while engine shut off. Burnt smell coming from engine. At first seemed like weak battery. But after replacing battery, battery charge will be drained. 
Jan 2018

192000 mi

US $6000
transmission slipping. dealer replaced transmission timing chain cover leak. previous dealer did not repair properly the leak. 
Feb 2018

196000 mi

US $60
ignition coil 2 misfiring. replaced 2, 4, 6 
Jun 2018

201000 mi

US $500
radiator and coolant bypass hose leaks 
Lexus ES in Colorado, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

105400 mi
Evidently the battery was weak when I bought the car. It was replaced free. Had been having difficulty starting the car. 
May 2015

111000 mi

US $448
Replace V-ribbed belt, idler pulley sub-assembly, idler pulley plate 
Dec 2017

129000 mi

US $180
replaced two of four tire pressure monitors when tires and valves were replaced (regular maintenance). 
Mar 2018

130000 mi

US $800
Poor charging, replaced alternator - high labor cost because engine had to be lifted. 
Lexus ES in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

163060 mi

C $140
All locks don't open. Rear passenger door is intermittent. 
Lexus ES in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

29000 mi
Dashboard was replace via recall Takata airbags replaced via recall 
Lexus ES in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

87000 mi
Air bag recall for defective passenger-side Tataka air bag performed. 
Jan 2018

89000 mi

US $159
Car suffered from known transmission "flare" issue. Was told a software update would fix the issue, so far it has not improved. Was told by dealership to drive car for a week. 
Lexus ES in Michigan, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

133350 mi
Airbag recall. Replaced inflator assy kit and clip kit. 
Lexus ES in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
May 2015

175700 mi

US $1300
Slight leak 
Lexus ES in New York, United States
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
Sep 2017

109000 mi

US $707
Power steering line replaced Steering column 
Oct 2017

111000 mi

US $120
Replace 2 idler pulleys 
Lexus ES in Korea, South
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

49600 mi

$400
Replaced struts 
Lexus ES in Oregon, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
Apr 2017

164000 mi

US $90
Replaced faulty Coil Pack 
Lexus ES in Utah, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2019
Jun 2017

121000 mi
Aimed headlights 
Lexus ES in Ohio, United States
Mar 2006 - Apr 2011
Nov 2006

4000 mi
Transmission was running rough. Dealer replaced transmission. No further issues noted after replacement. 
Lexus ES in Florida, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

80700 mi
Dealer replaced a defective battery they had installed prior to my purchase of the vehicle. 
Dec 2017

119000 mi

US $200
Replaced axle to remedy leaking CV boots. 
Lexus ES in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

52000 mi
HID light bulbs were replaced... very expensive normally but my dealer replaced them out-of-warranty. 
Jun 2013

61000 mi
bad smells in the AC were resolved. 
Feb 2018

78900 mi

US $500
check engine, vsc, and traction light on. Dealer diagnosed and replaced O2 sensor bank2 sensor2 (one of the oxygen sensors). Part cost: $220, labor almost $400. Discount applied so final cost: almost $500. :-( 
Lexus ES in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2006 - Nov 2009
Sep 2006

2790 mi
wind noise engine knocking on cold start CD player frozen dashboard rattles steering shake seat heater not working 
Jan 2007

8990 mi
engine knocking on cold start wind noise -replaced door and window seals 
Apr 2007

10540 mi
Window seal on driver side fails and window won't close- seal replaced Steering shake - new wheel alignment - doesn't help Windshield wipers hit window frame on high - adjusted 
Jan 2009

31620 mi
Squeaks in the dashboard. 
Lexus ES in Nevada, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2017
Jan 2009

50000 mi
Rattle in dash.  
Aug 2012

85700 mi

US $340
Timing coil replaced 
Dec 2014

116000 mi

US $500
Headlight assemblies replaced. Intermittent problem. I think it had something to do with the ballast. 
Jun 2015

123000 mi

US $480
CV joints replaced 
Lexus ES in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2008 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

32860 mi
Excessive wind noise, dealer ordered / installed replacement parts to resolve the issue. 
Lexus ES in Maryland, United States
Oct 2007 - May 2010
Nov 2007

500 mi
Brake squeak; pads and shims replaced under warranty per TSB. 
Dec 2007

1000 mi
Aux audio input ground loop causing hum; noise filter installed under warranty per TSB. 
Jan 2008

8000 mi
Rear seat cushion loose; plastic clip replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2008

10000 mi
Infrequent transmission flare (gear slip) during upshift. Torque converter "shock/thunk". TSB exists for latter; but dealer refused to repair claiming "normal operation". 
Jul 2008

19000 mi
Rattle in dash; dealer attempted repair under warranty per TSB. 
Aug 2008

21000 mi
XM satellite radio intermittently dead (no sound). Dealer replaced XM receiver under warranty. 
Dec 2008

25500 mi
HVAC system spews white powder into cabin when fan on. Known problem (TSB exists). New A/C condenser ordered.  Transmission's torque converter thunks periodically causing car to shudder. TSB exists for this issue (VIN in range listed), but dealer said it didn't apply, and service writer condescendingly dismissed my concern. Trans also slips/flares intermittently. Multiple rattles in dashboard and excessive wind noise from front side windows. Both are known issues (TSBs apply). Dealer said wind noise normal & TSBs not applicable to car. Dealer "forgot" to fix rattles (2nd time they did this). Automatic gear shift lever occasionally sticks half way between "R" and "P", instead of going into "P". Service writer laughed condescendingly and said I was too picky. Tech noted problem and lubed. Fixed for 1 month; then problem returned 1. Trans torque converter thunks plus shift flares. Dealer claims normal and laughed at my reference to TSB & refused repair. 2. Gear shift sticks between R & P; Lubed. A/C spews white dust; evaporator ordered. 3. Door wind noise w/TSB; dealer refused fi 
Jan 2009

28000 mi
Defective coating on A/C evaporator coil caused white powder to come out A/C vents. Dealer replaced evaporator coil to fix. Numerous rattles in dashboard. Dealer fixed per TSB, removing entire dash, replacing plastic clips, adding felt, etc.  When dealer replaced A/C evap coil, they failed to reinstall rubber boot on bottom of steering shaft, resulting in road noise & cold air entering cabin. I fixed this myself. I also clipped wires down that they'd failed to do correctly. 
May 2009

33000 mi
Dealer damaged dash,trim & A/C during prev visit. A/C air mix actuator was binding/buzzing, and A/C buttons didn't function correctly. Dealer replaced A/C computer& actuator, Nav/radio/HVAC assy, & int trim.Dyed scuffs on dash. Secured much loose trim 
Aug 2009

37000 mi
Right side High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamp flickers and then goes out after 15 min of use. Left lamp flickers slightly when car door slammed. Dealer replaced both HID bulbs under warranty.  Right front blinker and marker lamp stopped working after dealer replaced headlamp bulb. I determined dealer had disconnected two wiring harnesses and forgotten to reconnect them. I fixed it myself. Due to difficult access area, repair took me 3 hrs. 
Sep 2009

39000 mi
Discovered dealer damaged HVAC when replaced heater core. Driver footwell duct broken off blower box & resecured with foamrbr tape! Blower box cracked in 2 visible places. Temp sensor caulked to ext of box, not installed inside.  Status lamp on park assist button no longer lights.  
Oct 2009

41000 mi
Intermittent issue: When turning steering wheel, hear several click sounds and feel simultaneous vibration. Transmission intermittently thunks/shudders when torque converter engages. It also intermittently slips/flares when up-shifting. 
Dec 2009

41001 mi
Transmission torque converter shudders intermittently at specific speeds, causing car to feel as if it's stumbling. Known problem for this year/VIN. Factory rep visited dealer & tested, claimed "operating normally". Automatic gear shift lever occasionally sticks & stays in dead space of shift gate between "R" and "P", instead of spring returning it to "P". Factory rep tech claims "operating normally". Requested factory buy-back of car: trans still thunks/slips, nav system buggy, piston slap, etc. Factory rep assessed car; sent letter saying "normal operating characteristics". www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN0VA5L1b1w www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SATd8tUA54 Pwr steering column grinds. Steering whl clicks. Engine has piston slap. Gear shift binds. Factory rep: "normal"; no repair. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWusu_L4cns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN0VA5L1b1w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09gZP1Jkrt 
May 2010

49000 mi
Engine: loud piston slap for 10 min after start; continues indefinitely (but less noisy). Torque converter defect causes shudder. Nav system buggy. 
Lexus ES in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

119000 mi

US $4400
oil leaking into engine, rod replaced cv joints cv joints and rod replaced as well as leak in engine 
Sep 2017

184000 mi

US $1400
car stopped in the middle of highway. Car dealer replaced Alternator 
Lexus ES in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

16000 mi

US $75
AC filter (paid only for parts) and evaporator changed (factory warranty). 
Lexus ES in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2012

64480 mi
oil hydraulic line subject to recall failed prior to replacement work being done. dealer repaired but took 2 days to fix. nearly fried the engine due to being down 3 quarts of oil. 
Lexus ES in Maryland, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

130000 mi

US $375
Oxygen Sensor died. CEL still on. I'm leaning towards a bad error reset as it has been near two months and everything seems okay. 
Jun 2015

142000 mi

US $350
Another oxygen sensor died and was replaced. Another oxygen sensor died. Make sure to replace in pairs. 
Jun 2016

159000 mi

US $1300
Front right axle was leaking fluid. Replaced axle and joints. 
Jan 2018

190000 mi

US $400
left axle replaced. 
Lexus ES in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2009
Sep 2008

38000 mi
Front Drivers side wheel bearing was bad. Wheel bearing was replaced. 
Lexus ES in Illinois, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Jan 2007

9000 mi
Transmission lurching issue 
Lexus ES in Florida, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2018
May 2007

5000 mi
GPS navigation wasn't always picking up signal 
Sep 2008

10000 mi
GPS navigation wasn't picking up signal. Dealer replaced DVD, which has updated GPS satellite info, and this resolved the problem. 
May 2009

13000 mi
Mud flap was loose and causing a rattle when car was driven at highway speeds. 
Sep 2015

42000 mi

US $147
Found grease leaking from inner axle boot seal; replaced and resealed inner axle boot. ($500 paid by extended warranty of total $647 cost) 
Sep 2016

47000 mi

US $2667
Replaced rack and pinion steering after it was found to be worn out in regular servicing inspection. 
Apr 2017

50226 mi

US $1156
Replace alternator after failure (which required car to be towed to dealer). Also replaced battery, which was on warranty. 
May 2017

51000 mi

US $114
Look into other issues pointed out by dealer such as oil leak that would require expensive repairs according to dealer; this shop found car in sound condition and not needing other repairs. I put in stop-leak fluid which probably helped. check out noise that turned out to be a loose flap. 
Lexus ES in California, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2007
Jul 2006

2300 mi
Transmission failure. Replaced. 
Oct 2006

6500 mi
Navigation / Climate Control computer failure. Replaced. 
Nov 2006

6700 mi
Navigation / Climate Control computer failure. Replaced for second time. 
Dec 2006

6900 mi
Strut leak. Replaced strut. 
Jan 2007

7000 mi
Leak around timing belt cover. Had to remove engine to repair. Oil leak around timing belt cover. Had to remove engine to repair. 
Lexus ES in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2007 - Sep 2016
Sep 2013

18600 mi
Two plastic rings in tire pressure monitor stuck intermittently and were replaced at no cost 
Lexus ES in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2006 - Feb 2010
Apr 2009

15000 mi
Drivers side window came out of track due to breakage of rail inside door- entire track plus window replaced in about 45 minutes. 
Sep 2009

18000 mi
CD changer stuck- could not eject, play or change CD's in multiplayer in dash. Fix- entire unit replaced by Lexus at no charge. 
Lexus ES in Texas, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2015
May 2009

38000 mi
Oil supply line to bank 1 leaking oil from valve cover. Replaced gaskets and oil supply line. Screeching noise when braking in reverse. Dealer said was a design issue. Installed pad kit and shim kit for anti-squeak. 
Mar 2011

72000 mi
Wheel alignment, Caster/Cam adjustment kit Wheel alignment, Caster/Cam adjustment kit 
Jan 2012

82000 mi

US $331
Replaced Blower Motor 
Jul 2012

89500 mi

US $1500
Replaced left and right rear door locks with rebuilt motors= $700 Right Front axle boot leaking - replaced. $425 Rough shifting. Dealer upgraded software = $150 
Dec 2012

94000 mi

US $350
Replaced front passenger door lock with rebuilt motors= $350 Right Front axle boot leaking - replaced. (Same as July 2012) 
Jun 2014

115000 mi
CD Player quit working several months ago. Too expensive to repair. 
Feb 2015

125000 mi

US $1880
Replaced All(4) Oil Control Valves. Replaced Spark Plugs. 
Mar 2015

125000 mi
Chk engine and VSC warning came on again. This is what I just spent $2000 to fix last month. After keeping the car a week, the dealer says they now need to replace the engine. Quoted $9000 with a 70K mile engine. Bought new car-Infiniti 
Lexus ES in Arizona, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2016
Feb 2011

58000 mi
check engine light, gas cap not tight enough 
Lexus ES in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2014
May 2009

14000 mi
transmission did not shift correctly and had to be replaced. 
Lexus ES in Arizona, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

36000 mi
They also reprogrammed the computer for the transmission due too rough shifting. 
Aug 2011

49500 mi

US $200
Tire pressure monitor sensor replace. 
Lexus ES in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2016
Apr 2014

106500 mi

US $450
Passenger side axle replacement. Worn and causing a vibration at 40-50MPH. The problem may have started from an evasive maneuver on the highway one year prior. 
Sep 2014

111000 mi

US $2000
Replace rack and pinion assembly. 
Lexus ES in Massachusetts, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

60000 mi

US $300
trunk door (license plate holder) developed rusty spots (3 ) 
Lexus ES in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Apr 2016
May 2011

42740 mi
Long shifting in 3-4 gears only when cold for 2-3 min 
Nov 2013

91360 mi

C $1700
Mark Levinson audio amp blown. Mark Levinson subwoofer blown 
Jan 2014

93800 mi

C $600
Wind deflector on panoramic roof shattered - not clear whether due to low temperatures (-20) or ice from highway 
Lexus ES in Alabama, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

24000 mi
window came off track. Plastic piece broken. Repaired under warranty at no cost to me 
Lexus ES in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2017
Oct 2014

110000 mi

US $423
Wheel bearing was replaced. 
Jan 2015

113800 mi

US $700
Water pump Radiator 
Dec 2015

129000 mi

US $1300
Front lower control arm bushings Front Passenger window regulator and window 
Jun 2016

137000 mi

US $1800
Replaced steering wheel and vent trim. 
Dec 2017

160000 mi

US $500
Replaced right front axle. 
Lexus ES in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Apr 2014

41200 mi
"Chemical" smell noted when HVAC turned on. Repair shop could not replicate, but cleaned out air ducts and replaced cabin filter at no cost. 
Jun 2015

49000 mi

US $400
Water pump replaced, due to leaking, and timing belt replaced due to age. 
Lexus ES in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2018
Jun 2015

120000 mi
struts replaced 
Jul 2018

152000 mi

US $34
CV Boot replacement 
Lexus ES in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2013
May 2013

68000 mi
Water pump failed and leaked out all coolant before it was noticed. Left me on the side of an interstate and needing a tow. Dealer repaired it under NY Lemon Law warranty (bought it used and only had the car for abou 6 wks) 
Lexus ES in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

88000 mi

US $60
Passenger side window tabs that hold window in place allowing it to go up/down were broken. 
Jul 2013

101000 mi

US $300
Malfunctioning blender door 
May 2014

121800 mi

US $250
Blender door motor/driver's side malfunctioning. 
Lexus ES in Washington, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Nov 2010

32000 mi
Passenger side window tab broken and glass dislodged. Glass and tab replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

58000 mi
Water pump failed at 57K miles and 6 years 10 days. Replaced under "goodwill" warranty 
Mar 2015

77000 mi

US $1200
Replaced leaking struts and also rebuilt power steering pump 
Lexus ES in Arizona, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2019
Feb 2016

98400 mi

US $76
Replaced right side CV boots, inner axle seal, and axle nut. 
Oct 2017

118000 mi

US $118
Drivers window off track due to bolt falling off. 
Jul 2018

128000 mi

US $517
Replaced left side CV boots, inner axle seal, and locking nut. 
Jul 2019

134000 mi

US $200
1 engine mount replaced. 
Lexus ES in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

52500 mi
Driver's side Power window regulator was going out causing noises.  
Mar 2011

67000 mi
Steering column was squeaking loudly when adjusted. Lexus lubed and adjusted 
Mar 2014

100000 mi

US $150
Battery died 
Sep 2017

150000 mi

US $1000
rack and pinion replace 
Lexus ES in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2010 - Dec 2015
Aug 2012

53280 mi

C $1250
Nav unit "crashed", had to be replaced 
Nov 2015

88040 mi

C $900
A/C parts were replaced 
Lexus ES in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Feb 2011
Jul 2010

36000 mi
Exhaust pipe striking frame during starting. 
Sep 2010

37000 mi
Thumping under car during starting. Cause not found. Problem intermittent and still exists. 
Feb 2011

39000 mi
Intermittent thumping under car when sold. Also tapping sound in engine that was always "normal."  
Lexus ES in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2016
Mar 2012

26000 mi

US $375
Local mechanic noted Oil leak by timing chain cover when oil was changed. My Vehicle is presently in shop. Repairs under drive train warranty. Rear brakes had 15% left. Lexus Dealer replaced @$375.00 
Jul 2016

45000 mi

US $800
leaky rear strutes 
Lexus ES in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

84000 mi

US $500
Radio would not work, had to replace amp still didn't work right, very poor service. 
Sep 2012

84000 mi
Radio not working when sold. 
Lexus ES in Delaware, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2014
Mar 2011

47000 mi

US $115
Applying brakes produced a fairly loud click from the driver side front wheel area. Dealer Said they cleaned and lubricated some moving part. The repair also cleared up a mushy feeling brake pedal. 
Jun 2012

63000 mi

US $150
Clicking noise from front brakes. Lubricated brakes. Second time repaired. 
Oct 2014

84000 mi
Passenger window left track; clips or rollers at bottom of window failed. Had to replace entire window. 
Lexus ES in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2006 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

17000 mi
HID headlight bulb failed. Dealer replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Lexus ES Repair Histories

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