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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 miles

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2012 Lexus ES 350 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Lexus ES 350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 142016

ES 350

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer was a passenger in a 2012 Lexus ES340. She claims that the plastic shroud holding the air bag cut open her leg, causing very serious injuries and pain. The consumer was involved in a two-vehicle, side impact crash. Updated 07/26/16.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 082013

ES 350

  • 15,000 miles
I had a 2012 Lexus ES 350 and had problems with it. The first problem occurred when I was parking. I was angle parking and had my foot on the brake when the car jumped into a brick wall. Four air bags exploded in my face and rendered me unconscious. I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. I could hardly walk and my legs were extremely swollen and I had many other bruises. The second incident was that the passenger seat of the car went on fire and burnt the seat. I feel I should not have to pay the final excess wear and tear bill of $829.50. In fact I believe I should be reimbursed for the last payment of $455 since the car was not in my possession. I had returned it to wilde Lexus of sarasota on March 16, 2015 as I was extremely concerned about the safety of the vehicle.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

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