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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,158 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Lexus IS 250 electrical problems

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2006 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 152016

IS 250

  • 58,380 miles


We had our Lexus smogged and the airbag light was on when we picked it up. We took it to the Lexus dealer and they said it is the wiring harness. $3500 to repair. This is not a component that is supposed to fail, so Lexus should be responsible for the fix.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 102016

IS 250

  • 96,000 miles
As I was about to park the car on a city street. The electrical steering suddenly failed. It became extremely difficult to turn the wheel. It could be the connectors of the electrical steering cause the sudden loss.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 202015

IS 250

  • 93,970 miles
Airbag indicator on dash randomly comes on then goes off. This happened again most recently on 10-20-15. Apparently this is due to a defective wiring harness from the manufacturer effecting 2006 to 2008 vehicles, which when in a failed state disables the airbag system entirely......updated12/07/15

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #3

Jan 012015

IS 250

  • 65,600 miles


Te car is flood inside because theres a ac drain block and this produce melt and smelles and da, ages and oxident the floor. And electrical cables can make a electrical failure amd activated the airbags.

- Caguas, PR, USA

problem #2

Sep 012014

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Vehicle (2006 Lexus IS250 w. 62,000 miles) with an illuminated airbag light due to a faulty wiring harness. This is a known problem that Lexus acknowledges but refuse to fix without charging (out of warranty) owners over $3,500. There is even a technical service bulletin ("tsb") issued for this problem, the tsb number is L-sb-0167-08. This is an outrageous expense and a recall should have been issued. This directly compromises the safety of the drive, passengers and other parties in the even of an accident.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 142014

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
My navigation system screen stopped working while 1000 miles away from home. The biggest problem with the screen going out was the fact that all of the heating and air conditioning controls are ran through that same unit. Without being able to adjust my temperature in the vehicle I am not able to defrost the windshield in times when it may fog up.

- Elgin, IL, USA

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