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Once the manufacturer’s warranty expires on your Lexus, you could be hit with inconvenient and costly repair bills. To avoid expensive costs and stay covered after the Lexus factory warranty expires, make sure you’re protecting your investment and your vehicle with a Lexus extended warranty.

What Does a Lexus Warranty Cover?

All Lexus cars are backed by a manufacturer’s warranty that gives exclusionary coverage to drivers for a few years.

Here’s what a basic Lexus factory warranty covers:

  • 48-month / 50,000-mile basic warranty, or the Lexus bumper-to-bumper warranty, which covers repairs and adjustments for defects in parts and workmanship supplied by Lexus.
    • Wheel alignment and balancing are only covered for 12 months, or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.
    • Batteries for non-hybrid vehicles are protected under this warranty.
  • 72-month / 70,000-mile Lexus powertrain warranty, which covers major systems like the engine, transmission, transaxle, and front- and rear-wheel drive systems that are original to the vehicle.
  • 72-month / unlimited mileage corrosion perforation warranty, which covers repairs and replacements for original body panels that rust through
  • 12 month / unlimited mileage parts warranty, which covers repairs and replacements for faulty parts.
  • 8-year / 100,000-mile hybrid warranty, which covers the hybrid control module (power management control module), hybrid battery control module (battery voltage sensor), and inverter with converter.


  • Improper repairs
  • Abuse or negligence
  • Water contamination
  • Fire
  • Environmental damage, such as from windstorms, floods, hail, salt, etc.
  • Deterioration caused by normal wear and tear
  • Theft
  • Accidents
  • And more

For more details see your Lexus warranty booklet from the dealer. When purchasing a new car, it’s important to read the warranty for yourself to know exactly what is and isn’t covered.

Why Do I Need a Lexus Extended Warranty?

Recent Lexus vehicles are recognized for their reliability. In 2018, Consumer Reports named Lexus one of their top five brands. In November 2019, they also named three Lexus models (Lexus, GX, NX, and GS) in the top 10 most reliable models of 2020. J.D. Power also named Lexus the most reliable carmaker of 2021, and labeled several Lexus models some of the most dependable when compared to other vehicles:

  • 2016 Lexus ES 350—Compact Premium Car
  • 2016 Lexus GX 460—Midsize Premium SUV
  • 2015 Lexus CT 200h—Small Premium Car
  • 2015 Lexus ES 350—Compact Premium Car
  • 2015 Lexus RX 350—Midsize Premium SUV
  • 2015 Lexus GS 450h—Midsize Premium Car

Even though a Lexus is a relatively stable car, it is not unlikely that it will experience a variety of issues over time.

  • Ignition coil replacements—$731–$917
  • Timing belt replacement—$432–$552
  • Oil pan reseal—$1,477–$1,929
  • Head gasket replacement—$1,533–$1,833
  • Steering rack replacement—$757–$1,038
  • Oxygen sensor replacement—$277–$402

Eventually, your basic factory warranty will expire, leaving you with expensive repair costs for these vehicle parts. With an extended warranty, your Lexus will be covered and you won’t have to worry about pricey repairs. If your Lexus is used, check out our list of the best extended warranty companies for used cars here.

What Is Covered by an Extended Warranty?

An extended warranty will provide coverage of your vehicle after your manufacturer’s warranty expires. This is a smart investment because it ensures that your vehicle will be protected even though you are not covered by the manufacturer. It’s a way to protect yourself against expensive car repair costs. Instead of paying a repair facility out-of-pocket, you pay a consistent, low payment to your extended warranty provider each month.

There are two types of extended warranties:

  • Exclusion Warranty—Commonly referred to as a bumper-to-bumper warranty, an exclusionary contract will list the items that are not covered. Typically, these items include oil changes, tires, batteries, and regular maintenance. If your contract does not mention a part, then it will be covered under the contract.
  • Inclusion Warranty—These contracts come with a list of exclusions and a list of what is covered under the contract. If a part breaks and is mentioned in the contract, a claim for this repair will be paid. A powertrain warranty could be considered an inclusion warranty.

Spencer Proctor, Customer Retention Coordinator at CARCHEX, explains what’s covered by an extended warranty:

Lexus Extended Warranty Coverage

After your Lexus new car warranty expires, the dealership offers vehicle service agreements for new, L/Certified (the Lexus certified pre-owned program), or used vehicles through Lexus Financial Services.

There are three plans available for new and used Lexus vehicles:

  • Lexus Extra Care Platinum—As the most comprehensive protection, this is a Lexus bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers most parts of your vehicle.
  • Lexus Extra Care Gold—This coverage level includes more components than the powertrain warranty but less than Platinum plan.
  • Lexus Extra Care Powertrain—This Lexus powertrain warranty includes the engine, transmission, front- and rear-wheel drive systems, and related parts.

If you have a L/Certified vehicle, your Lexus extended warranty option is called the Lexus Extra Care L/Certified Plan. This includes protection for eligible components and covers the cost of mechanical breakdowns.

All Lexus protection plans includes:

  • 24/7 roadside assistance and reimbursements for car rentals, meals, and lodging
  • Coverage terms based on your mileage and how long you plan to keep your Lexus
  • Repairs made at their nationwide service network, performed by Lexus factory-trained technicians

In addition, Lexus extended warranties are transferable at no cost. However, the warranty can only be transferred once from the original owner to a private party.

Lexus Extended Warranty Cost

The average cost of a CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan for a 2007–2014 Lexus is just $78 a month.*

Whether you get your Lexus warranty from the dealership or a third-party company like CARCHEX, you can expect the cost of your warranty to be based on these factors:

  • Level of coverage (number of components covered)
  • Your vehicle’s age
  • Your vehicle’s model
  • Your vehicle’s mileage
  • Payment plan (i.e. if you pay a deductible)

Keep in mind that if you purchase a warranty from the Lexus dealership, the cost may be rolled into your car financing. That means that you could be paying interest in your warranty. When you’re negotiating the cost, make sure to ask the provider about keeping the payments separate.

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How to Get the Best Extended Warranty for Lexus Vehicles

In order to keep your Lexus safe after the end of your factory warranty, invest in an extended warranty. If you want to know how to get the best plan at an affordable price, there are a few factors you should consider when looking for a Lexus extended warranty.

  • Make sure you can choose your mechanic. Always read the fine print in an extended warranty—many third-party extended warranties, and nearly all factory warranties, require that you take your car to a specific repair shop. Failure to do so can mean that you’re not covered, and in some cases, that you void your warranty.
  • Make sure there’s a guarantee. If the warranty provider is not willing to stand behind their product, then neither should you. Make sure the warranty company offers some sort of money-back guarantee in the event that you’re not satisfied.
  • Make sure you never have to pay out of pocket. The best warranty companies will pay claims directly to the repair facility, so you never have to foot the bill and wait around for reimbursement.
  • Make sure the provider is backed by insurance. The most reputable extended warranty companies back their contracts with an insurance provider.
  • Find a company that’s highly reviewed. Do the right research to ensure customers are satisfied and that auto experts endorse the warranty provider. Edmunds.com, Thoroughly Reviewed, RepairPal, CARFAX, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and Motor Week are strong places to start.

See how CARCHEX compares to other third-party warranty companies.

CARCHEXAutoAssureConcord Auto ProtectEndurance
Years in Business24131017
Instant QuoteYesYesYesYes
BBB AccreditationYesNoNoNo
BBB RatingA+C+D-Not Rated
BBB Complaints (last 36 mo.)1591171602,029
Partnerships/EndorsementsCARFAX, RepairPal, Edmunds.com, Autoblog, SiriusXM, Vehicle Protection Association, and Goss’ Garage.Vehicle Protection Association, Dun & BradstreetConsumer AffairsCourtney Hansen, Katie Osborne, Vehicle Protection Association

Updated September 2023

Protection Plans from CARCHEX

CARCHEX gives you the option to choose from five levels of extended coverage to cover your new, used, or certified pre-owned Lexus. The chart below outlines our coverage levels (Titanium, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze) and the different protection plans categorized within them.

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

With these options, you have the ability to choose which extended vehicle protection plan is best for you. You could purchase a Bronze plan, which offers basic care of your engine, transmission, and drive axle components, while the Titanium plan could be a better fit since it covers most parts of your vehicle.

Here’s what one customer has to say about the affordable Vehicle Protection Plans at CARCHEX:

“I have a very expensive vehicle and in case of a much needed repair, I didn’t want it to be out of my pocket. I searched all warranty companies and noticed that CARCHEX had a better plan and quality of what I needed for this particular truck. The sales rep was also great.”

CARCHEX Warranty Benefits

CARCHEX is committed to providing the best customer service and coverage options on the market. With our Extended Vehicle Protection Plans, you’re entitled to:

  • A Customized, Free Quote—When you call, receive an instant quote tailored to your budget, driving habits, car, and other factors.
  • Flexible Payment Options—We offer affordable and flexible low monthly payment options that fit your needs. The average monthly coverage cost of a CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan for a 2007–2014 Lexus is just $78.*
  • Your Choice of Repair Shop—With more than 30,000 repair facilities to choose from, you’ll be able to find a mechanic you trust.
  • Extended Warranty Extras—Get free roadside assistance as well as rental car, towing, gas delivery, and trip interruption benefits.
  • Hassle-Free Claims—We pay claims directly to the service provider, so you never have to wait around for reimbursement.
  • Exceptional Customer Service—We boast a 99.9% customer satisfaction rating and an A+ score from the Better Business Bureau. In fact, our motto is Customer Experience Above All.
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee—CARCHEX is proud to stand behind our product. If you’re not completely satisfied with your warranty, we’ll issue a refund within 30 days.

Can You Afford To Pay These Repair Costs?

What’s more, we have partnerships and endorsements from industry leaders, including DMV.org, CARFAX, The Motoring Club, Kelley Blue Book, and more.

Call CARCHEX for Your Free Quote Today

Find peace of mind and keep your Lexus reliable for years to come with the help of CARCHEX. Call 866-261-3457 to speak to an auto warranty and insurance specialist about your coverage options and get a free extended warranty quote for your Lexus today.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 years / 50,000 miles
  • Corrosion Warranty: 6 years / unlimited miles
  • Transferable: Yes
  • Adjustments: 1 year / 12,000 miles
  • Hybrid Warranty: 8 years / 100,000 miles
  • Popular Lexus Models: CT, IS, RX, GX, LS, GS, ES, UX, NX
  • Limited Powertrain Warranty: 6 years / 70,000 miles
  • Extended Warranty from CARCHEX: Coverage up to 10 years

*Figure accurate as of May 2017. Average monthly coverage cost is based on the average total price of the Vehicle Protection Plan over a four year coverage period. Actual monthly payments will vary per plan’s payment policy. Individual pricing is subject to change based on the combination of make, model, year, and mileage as well as coverage level and term length.


Lexus: https://www.lexus.com/warranty

Lexus: https://volvornt.harte-hanks.com/manuals/2020/Volvo_Wty_Manual_2020_CC_05-14-19.pdf

AutoWeek: https://autoweek.com/article/car-news/lexus-toyota-top-latest-consumer-reports-reliability-survey

USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/11/14/consumer-reports-auto-reliability-study-2020-vehicles/2578463001/

J.D. Power: https://www.jdpower.com/Cars/Ratings/Dependability

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/problems/lexus

Lexus Financial Services: https://www.lexusfinancial.com/us/en/vehicle_protection_plan/vehicle_service_agreements.html

Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869

Thoroughly Reviewed: https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/car-warranty/extended-car-warranty-company-reviews/

Motor Week: http://www.motorweek.org/features/goss_garage/

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