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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,067 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Lexus IS 250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 272012

IS 250

  • 40,000 miles


My wife's Is 250 was taken in for it's 40,000 mi. Oil change. She received a call that the rear brakes needed new rotors, pads and calipers. I called an was told that the rear brakes were not working at all because the calipers were frozen. I was also told strangely enough that the rotors were rusted and had a ridge on them and could not be machined despite the calipers being frozen. One probable cause I was told was because the car had low miles on it. It gets driven every day about 20-30 miles. According to them my wife was driving around in a car with no rear brakes. I have yet to receive a satisfactory answer from the dealer about why this could happen>

- Park Hills, KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 072010

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus is 250. The contact stated the brakes were making unusual noises and there was an abnormal increase in stopping distance. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the rear brake pads were low and the caliper had seized. The vehicle was deemed as unsafe to drive and a loaner was provided. The contact received previous notification of an unknown recall but when contacting the manufacturer, his claim was denied. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 106,000. Updated 08/03/10. According to the invoice, the right rear caliper had seized. Updated 09/22/10

- Holmen, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 102009

IS 250

  • 31,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus IS250. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle began accelerating on its own to 80 mph. The vehicle failed to completely slow down when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact was able to keep the speed at approximately 50 mph; however, the vehicle was continuously accelerating to higher speeds. She was unable to slow the vehicle down and crashed into a curve. The contact noticed that the rotors were orange and the rear brake pads were melted into the rotors. The axle failed and fractured. The contact was not injured. A police report was filed and the vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer stated that they would send a field inspector to inspect the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 31,200.

- Austin, TX, USA

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