A Dallas County judge reduced the amount awarded to a family to $208 million after finding that manufacturer defects in the family's Lexus ES 300 caused two children to sustain serious and permanent injuries during a rear-end collision in September 2016.
The Detroit 3 and Tesla were at the bottom half of Consumer Reports' 2018 Auto Reliability Survey. The top American brand in Consumer Reports' 2018 Auto Reliability Survey was Ford, and it finished 18th out of 29 marques.
The Lexus Covenant is etched in a 6½-foot slab of black granite block in the lobby of the automaker's U.S. headquarters in Plano, Texas. It includes this promise: "Lexus will treat each customer as we would a guest in our home."