Is 2013 Lexus GS 350 A Reliable Car ?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 12/03/20 •  5 min read

Is 2013 Lexus GS 350 a reliable car ? Well , Lexus is one of the leading luxury auto manufacturers in the global automobile industry. Lexus is the luxury  car manufacturing division of famous Japanese auto manufacturer, Toyota.

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Lexus is Japan’s largest  selling manufacturer of luxury vehicles. Lexus has many bestselling vehicles under its name such as 2018  Lexus LS, 2013 Lexus GS, 2013 Lexus GS Hybrid, 2016 Lexus RX Hybrid, 2013-2018 Lexus ES Hybrid e.t.c.  There are many more vehicles that have been customer’s favorites by Lexus.

Lexus has established its  market all around the globe. Lexus has particularly gained fame because of its super comfortable ride  and characteristic luxury models at affordable rates. 

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Despite all these exquisite features and the ultimate comfort of luxury driving there are certain weak  holes in the manufacture of 2013 Lexus GS 350.

The most commonly faced problems by the customers  are small moon roofs, rear seats do not fold, the stereo is disappointing, frequent discharge of battery, audio problems, the noise of the car and the explosion of the sunroof. 

2013 Lexus GS 350 Most Common Problems

Rear Seats Do Not Fold 

In the 2013 Lexus GS 350 there is a wide space and can accommodate about five  passengers but the rear seats do not fold. This problem of rear seats not folding leads to  lower cargo space.

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The 2013 Lexus GS 350 does not have enough trunk space for all the  cargo, keeping in mind that it can accommodate five passengers, to carry all their  luggage without disturbing the passengers. 

Small Moon Roof 

The 2013 Lexus GS 350 has tried to pack all the features that gives you an incredible  driving experience in this model.

Unfortunately, 2013 Lexus GS 350 got their moon roof  got their moon roof a little too small for driver and passengers to enjoy the beautiful  night view.

Frequently Discharging Battery 

Many customers of 2013 Lexus GS 350 have faced the issue of their battery discharging  frequently. Few customers have reported at car complaints that the battery  discharges time and again.

The customer has reported that the battery of his vehicle died  first at 8000 miles and again at 12000 miles but no acknowledgement from the  dealership was received.

Another reported that his car battery died three times before  the fault was acknowledged and the battery was replaced by a new one.

One user filed a  complaint that even after his car battery was discharging time and again the dealership kept  saying that they cannot find any problem and the problem was never fixed. 

Lower Interior At The Rear Side Of The Vehicle 

The exterior of 2013 Lexus GS 350 is aesthetic but the interior is a bit low from the back  side. If you have kids who cannot buckle their seatbelts on their own and you have to  buckle up seat belts for them, this could be a big problem.

The bending and buckling  their seat belts for them can give you backache. If you have kids that don’t know how to  buckle their own seat belts, the backache would be a norm.

Car Noise When Idle 

We may not expect notice in a luxury car but that’s where the 2013 Lexus GS 350 lacks.  According to a complaint submitted by a customer, the vehicle produces noise when it is  standing idle.

The complaint when forwarded to the authorized dealership gets a cold  shoulder. According to the dealership this is because of fuel injection and is quite  common in all their vehicles. 

Media Control Like A Mouse 

One of the most criticized aspects of 2013 Lexus GS 350 is its multimedia and it’s control. 

The multimedia of 2013 Lexus GS 350 is like a mouse or a joystick to control your  vehicle’s multimedia. It gives you less focus time on your driving.

The multimedia  control in 2013 Lexus GS 350 besides being different is also difficult to navigate through. The signature ease and luxury of Lexus is somewhat missing in 2013 Lexus GS 350. 

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SunRoof Explosion 

The sun roof of 2013 Lexus GS 350 is not as reliable as other vehicles. It’s sunroof is  known to shatter, due to unknown reason. A customer reported a complaint that the 

the sunroof of his 2013 Lexus GS 350 shattered while driving and that put scratches all  over. The Lexus administration is under a lawsuit because of this incident of sunroof  shattering. 

Is 2013 Lexus GS 350 A Reliable Car?

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The 2013 Lexus GS 350 with all its pros and cons combined is still one of the most reliable cars.  Despite all these above mentioned problems in the 2013 Lexus GS 130, the consumer market of  Lexus is still intact and there are more positive reviews and a very few complaints of their vehicle.

We on our part would recommend you to keep all these facts, as stated above, in consideration  and choose the vehicle which suits your requirements the most.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.