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2005 Lexus LS repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 24 repairs.
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2005 Lexus LS repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (43%)

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Chart based on 23 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Lexus LS 4dr Sedan

290-horsepower 4.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Lexus LS in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
Sep 2015

114 mi

US $2500
The transmission was hard shifting down into 1st gear when slowing down to stop. Felt like the breaks were being slammed when slowing down to stop (10mph and below). The shop replaced the transmission with a newer used unit. Problem was less noticeable but still there. Also noticed rough shifts from 2nd-3rd and 3rd-4th after the replacement. 
Lexus LS in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
May 2017

128960 mi

C $200
Hole in muffler. 
Lexus LS in Virginia, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

137000 mi

US $11
Replaced front passenger door look actuator motor 
Lexus LS in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

87000 mi

US $250
Replaced front brake pads and rotors 
Lexus LS in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

62000 mi

US $350
Mass Air Sensor 
Lexus LS in Virginia, United States
- Apr 2007
Apr 2007

46500 mi
Laser cruise control not functioning well 
Lexus LS in Alabama, United States
Apr 2016 - Jan 2017
Sep 2016

256000 mi

US $600
Radiator cracked 
Jan 2017 Windows were very slow and would stop sometimes 
Lexus LS in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

129000 mi

US $1800
Left rear air shock needed to be replaced 
Lexus LS in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2022
Jan 2016

142700 mi
Chrome wheel seal on tire failed resulting in a flat tire, the third wheel that this has happened; one yet to fail. 
Mar 2016

141000 mi
Tire went flat due to chrome wheel seal. 
Nov 2016

143300 mi
Another chrome wheel corroded causing an air leak. Wheel was buffed, to smooth out the problem. 
Mar 2017

144000 mi
Trans pan was leaking some, so Eagle just tightened up the bolts to stop the leaking. No charge. 
Lexus LS in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - May 2018
Sep 2015

155000 mi

US $600
Leaking front strut and rack pinion 
Lexus LS in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2015

87000 mi

US $10
Replaced motor in door lock actuator. Expect $500+ for dealer. Could pay someone knowledgable to install your $10 part - 2 hours time. 
May 2016

95900 mi

US $258
Replaced front passenger side wheel bearing / hub assembly. Took less than 2 hours and $260 for part. 
Jul 2017

119000 mi

US $200
Car had begun vibrating when brakes were applied. Pads at 60k still had a LOT of use left. 
Mar 2018

136000 mi

US $322
Rear struts leaking, one top mount failed. Replace front struts and mounts 
Lexus LS in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2022
Aug 2015

177000 mi

US $690
System was drained and recharged Front bushings replaced 
Sep 2016

188000 mi

US $145
Replaced battery 
May 2017

205000 mi

US $1000
brake work 
Mar 2018

213000 mi

US $890
Replace window pillar wrap. Became brittle and cracked, re-wrapped with factory part. 

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2005 Lexus LS Repair Histories

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