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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,372 miles

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2007 Lexus ES 350 body / paint problems

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2007 Lexus ES 350 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Feb 032009

ES 350

  • 140,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Hood has completely faded. According to body shops, must be a deficit. Gloss on top of hood completely gone. Car was only 3 years old. This should not happen to a Lexus.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #20

Sep 162014

ES 350

  • 149,500 miles
I had an accident that was very severe and airbags did not deploy. I filed a complaint with Lexus and did not get a satisfactory answer. I felt the impact through the steering wheel. All I want to know why airbags did not deploy. Please help me with that.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #19

Oct 132014

ES 350 6-cyl

  • 4,904 miles
Dashboard melting.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #18

Aug 312012

ES 350

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dashboard has been deteriorating for past two years. It is sticky and glossy causing light to glare off the dash onto the windshield. This interferes with the driver's ability to see the road and is a hazard.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

Aug 052012

ES 350 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The dashboard melting and gets shiny and sticky in the sun makes driving it with glare.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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problem #16

May 042013

ES 350

  • miles
Dashboard melted.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #15

Jun 152012

ES 350 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My dashboard is melting!

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 152010

ES 350 6-cyl

  • miles
I inherited this vehicle in January of 2014 and as soon as I got it I noticed that there were chips of the front dashboard that were missing. I had noticed said damage/defect when I drove in prior years dating back to 2010 or so. Whenever the car is out in the sun, the dashboard gets soft and if you touch or hit it with your finger, you can get some of the soft dashboard under you nail. It gets very soft to the touch. In order to avoid any further damage, I now park my car under shade and use protective visors on the inside of the front windshields in order to protect the dashboard. I was surprised to find this could happen to such a nice and expensive car. It definitely is a flaw in the design material of the dashboard.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

problem #13

Dec 012010

ES 350 6-cyl

  • miles
Plastic interior body parts, in particular the dash board, have lost their hardness and have become sticky. Everything (dirt, hair, paper, etc.) sticks to them and they are uncleanable.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #12

Jun 042012

ES 350 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
My Lexus ES 350 has been having a sticky, melting dashboard since 2012, everything sticks to it and its color stains everything it touches.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #11

Jun 012011

ES 350

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Lexus ES350. The contact stated that the dashboard surface became sticky and a discoloration was present due to the direct sunlight. The contact also mentioned that there was a glare in the windshield from the dashboard, which distorted the vision when driving. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Clearwater Beach , FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 022012

ES 350 6-cyl

  • miles
I don't remember the first time I reported it to Lexus because I don't have the paperwork with me at this time. I have reported problem several times with Lexus of America. I have taken the vehicle twice to Lexus dealer with no avail. The issue is that the dashboard is melting and falling apart. Due to the melting when im driving during the day I can't see clearly because of the glare in the windshield. This is a driving hazard. It gets worst and worst. I have read many complaints but no recall. I notified progressive ins to see if they would cover it but they won't. please I would really appreciate any help. Thanking you for your prompt attention tot his matter, I remain.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #9

May 072013

ES 350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus ES350. The contact stated that the dash board was melting, which caused it to become abnormally shiny and blocking the contact's visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the dash board needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 15,300. Updated 8/28/14 updated 09/12/2014

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 082013

ES 350 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
While we driving down the turnpike heading into philadelphia, my wife tried to roll down her windows and then back up. As she did, the glass came off its track and almost popped out of the door. We were going about 70 mph. At this speed, that window may have come off and flown off our car, hitting another car. This would have been potentially fatal. The only reason it did not fly off, was my wife grabbed on to it while I pulled over immediately.

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #7

Sep 152012

ES 350

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus ES. The contact stated that while parked, the dashboard became extremely hot and caused a glare on the windshield, obstructing the contact's visibility. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 012012

ES 350

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus 350es. The contact stated that the dashboard started to melt and when the sun beamed down, it would cause a glare, obscuring the contacts visibility of the roadway. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer where they advised that she the dashboard would need replacing. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that they would cover a percentage of the repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The current mileage was approximately 48,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 222012

ES 350

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus ES350. The contact stated that the entire dashboard had melted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012012

ES 350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus ES350. The contact stated the dashboard began to melt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 19,000 and the current mileage was 21,000. Updated 11/14/12

- Del Ray Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 012012

ES 350

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus ES350. The contact stated that the dashboard was melting. The contact took the vehicle to get inspected by the dealer and they stated that the failure was a known problem in Florida and Arizona. The dealer stated that the cause of the failure was due to heat and the contact would have to pay for the repair. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 062012

ES 350 6-cyl

  • 29,400 miles
Wife was operating the driver window in our Lexus ES 350. The driver window crashed down into the driver door panel momentarily startling her. She swerved into oncoming traffic. I had a technician pull off the door panel and the plastic mounting tabs on the window regulator and the plastic mounting tabs on the window had disintegrated. According to the Lexus owners web site this is a common problem on all 2007-2008 Lexus ES 350 models. Lexus will not cover this problem unless still under the 4 year warranty. See recall 08V16200 for similar problems.

- Warren, MI, USA

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