- Genesis Model Type
- 2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Replacing the air shocks or electronic shocks seems like a common issue on all makes with the options; including Lexus models. I expect a 10+ year old car to show major wear due to its age, not a 6 year old car like my 2015. The issues you claimed to fix on a 2009 LS460 is hardly nothing compared to any other car its age with similar options.I switched the suspension from air suspension to regular suspension. Everyone knows air suspension got issues. Replaced Control arms arms are problematic from 2007-2010 LS460. Brake Atuator too problematic could hear some kind of squeaky noise. The interior drivers leather seats worn out, crack in that shiny wood by the gear selector and the armrest is worn too but that doesn’t bother me. I also had to replace the hood absorbers . Overall it’s an old car with 140k miles on it so yes definitely something will need to replaced but I think LS460 is not as reliable compared to other Lexus model. Another part that I will have to replace is there are like 2 fuel pump gaskets located on both the right and left side of the engine and it started leaking. I gotta replace that soon too. Overall it’s still a great car because 99% of all the techs still work, engine and transmission are bulletproof too.
Again no car is perfect, but some are made better than others. How they hold up after a few years of real use tells the truth. I like my 2015 Genesis because most of the issues I discovered are easy to fix and cheap if a replacement part(trim,etc) can be found on Ebay. However, I can also see why some other people look down on the brand if they usually buy Mercedes, Volvo, or Lexus models.
It is like comparing a set of Sears tools to Snap-on tools. Both set of tools does the same job well initially, but Snap-on tools will last a lot longer over repeated use for years. The Sears tools will do the job fine at first, but will wear quicker than a similar Snap-on tool. Hence why many full time professional mechanics buy Snap-on tools over Sears. The difference is even more apparent with cheaper no name tools that may break after one use.
The true test of quality is durability.