As a Lexus owner, you’ll be backed by one of the premier warranties in the industry, thus ensuring exceptional quality, dependability and peace of mind throughout your ownership experience. Learn more about our Basic, Powertrain and Corrosion Perforation Warranty plans as well as our vehicle protection options. You can also analyze warranties side by side on our warranty comparison page and view our proposed maintenance schedule.

A warranty is a statement made by either the seller or the manufacturer of a product or service promising that it will perform in a specified manner for a specific period of time. When shopping for a vehicle you often hear the term “powertrain warranty”. A powertrain warranty is generally a promise to repair or fix an issue with the parts of the powertrain should a malfunction arise based on the agreement signed by the buyer.

The powertrain of a car consists of multiple components…

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Driveshaft
  • Any of the internal workings of the engine

Simply put, the powertrain provides power to the car…

  • Power is created by the engine and then transmitted to the driveshaft through the transmission.
  • The sensors that are generally included in a powertrain warranty provide input and output to and from the powertrain control module (PCM).
  • Some sensors send the computer information, which transcribes the information and sends it to output sensors.

They all work together to make the car run cleanly, smoothly and efficiently. The powertrain warranty is often used as a marketing tool. If a mechanical problem arises within the powertrain and it is covered under the terms of the warranty, either the manufacturer or dealership will have to pay for the repairs to the powertrain. What is covered under the warranty, however, varies greatly between vehicles, manufactures and dealerships. When looking to purchase a vehicle you should review this carefully and be sure to understand all of the terms and conditions within the warranty.


The Basic Warranty coverage is for 48 months or 80,000 kms, whichever occurs first. Wheel alignment and balancing are covered for 12 months or 32,000 kms, whichever occurs first.

This warranty covers repairs and adjustments needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of any part supplied by Lexus, except in the following situations:

  • Fire, accidents or theft.
  • Abuse or negligence.
  • Misuse-for example, racing or overloading.
  • Improper repairs.
  • Alteration or tampering.
  • Lack of or improper maintenance, including use of fluids other than those specified in the Warranty and Services Guide.
  • Airborne chemicals, tree sap, road debris (including stone chips), rail dust, salt, hail, floods, windstorms, lightning and other environmental conditions.
  • Water contamination.
  • Noise, vibration, cosmetic conditions and other deterioration caused by normal wear and tear.
  • Vehicles that have had their odometer tampered with so that actual vehicle mileage cannot be determined.
  • Any vehicle for which the original factory-assigned vehicle identification number can’t be determined.
  • Any vehicle that has been issued a “salvage” title or similar title under any state’s law. This also includes cars that have been declared a “total loss” or equivalent by a financial institution or insurer, such as by payment for a claim in lieu of repairs because the cost of repairs exceeded the cash value of the vehicle. This exclusion does not apply to the emission control warranties with later usage.
  • Incidental or consequential damage associated with vehicle failure. Such damages include but are not limited to inconvenience; the cost of transportation, telephone calls and lodging; the loss of personal or commercial property; and the loss of pay or revenue.
  • Normal maintenance services such as engine tune-ups; replacement of fluids and filters; lubrication; cleaning and polishing; replacement of spark plugs and fuses; and replacement of worn wiper blades, brake pads/linings and clutch linings.
  • Tires, which are covered by a separate warranty provided by the tire manufacturer.
  • The Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) Program is a one-time, complimentary offer for new vehicles for the first 12 months from the date the vehicle is sold. HS, LS, ES and RX models with Navigation System allow the driver to change settings. Please see your Lexus dealer for more information.


    The Powertrain Warranty is for 72 months or 110,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Except for the situations listed on the Basic Warranty page, this warranty covers repairs needed to fix defects in materials or workmanship of any component listed below:


    Cylinder block and head and all internal parts, timing belt and cover, flywheel, oil pan, water pump, fuel pump, engine mounts, engine control computer, seals and gaskets:


    Case and all internal parts, torque converter, clutch cover, mounts, engine control computer, seals and gaskets:


    Driveshaft, axle, hub, bearings, seals and gaskets:


    Differential carrier assembly, driveshaft, axle carrier, axle case, axle bearing, axle shaft, seals and gaskets:


    Hybrid System Warranty coverage is for eight years or 160,000 kms, whichever occurs first, and covers the following components: Hybrid control module, Hybrid battery control module, Hybrid battery and inverter with converter. See your Lexus dealer for complete details on the Lexus Powertrain Warranty.


    This warranty covers repair or replacement of any original body panel that develops perforation from corrosion (rust-through), subject to the exceptions listed in the Basic Warranty page. The Corrosion Perforation Warranty coverage is for 72 months, regardless of mileage.

    See your Lexus dealer for complete details on the Lexus Corrosion Perforation Warranty.

Coverage Details

Coverage Term

(from warranty registration date)

Comprehensive Coverage

Repairs on any original Lexus part of the vehicle that is defective in material or in workmanship under normal use.

48 months/80,000 km, whichever comes first.
Powertrain & Safety Restraints 72 months/110,000 km, whichever comes first.
Corrosion Perforation

Any body sheet metal found, under normal use, to have developed a perforation (hole through the body panel) from corrosion due to defects in material or workmanship.

72 months, regardless of distance travelled.
Emission Control Components 48 months/80,000 km, whichever comes first.
Major emission control components 96 months/130,000 km
Major emission component performance warranty 24 months/40,000 km

Service adjustments found to be out of alignment from factory specification (not usually associated with the replacement of parts)

Usually 12 months/32,000 km, but see Dealership for details.
Hybrid-related components

Applies to the battery control module, hybrid vehicle control module, Hybrid High Voltage battery and the inverter/converter.

96 months/160,000 km
Alternate Transportation

For certain warrantable repairs that require your Lexus vehicle to be out of service for an extended period of time, Lexus will provide alternate transportation.

See Dealership for details.
Original Equipment Tire Warranty

Warranted by the Tire Manufacturer.


Please contact your local Lexus Dealership for details.