Old news now, but last week Lexus placed fourth in the 2010 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study with 88 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), coming in just one PP100 behind Mercedes and two PP100 under Acura.
In light of some recent quality issues, this result stands as quite an accomplishment for Lexus — even more so given that the recently recalled Lexus GX 460 took the the top position in the Midsize Premium Crossover/SUV segment. Other first place finishes for Lexus included the GS 460 in the Midsize Premium Car segment and the LS 460 in the Large Premium Car segment, which marks the third year in a row that the LS has placed first in its segment (and the 10th time in 13 years).
Overall, the LS 460 earned the distinction of the fewest quality problems in the industry, with just 55 PP100 — a major accomplishment for the Lexus flagship.
[Source: J.D. Power]