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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,103 miles

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2006 Lexus IS 250 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Aug 012016

IS 250

  • 130,000 miles

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

Takata recall - we are in zone a. received recall notice advising no person should sit in passenger seat due to risk of injury or death.. contacted dealer and Lexus (ca) told the "fix" will likely not be available until early 2017. Would like to sell the car.. but can't sell until airbag defect is repaired; we are unable to use the car until the defect is repaired...

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #32

Nov 212016

IS 250

  • 110,000 miles
Wire harness instrument not working (airbag light on)

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #31

Jun 142016

IS 250

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Lexus Is 250. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #30

May 232016

IS 250

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Lexus IS250. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #29

May 232016

IS 250

  • miles
I have a 2006 Lexus when I checked the VIN it shows a recall for the air bag but online also shows if the car is 10 years older the repairs will have to be made by the owner meaning I have to pay for it..this is a safety issue another thing I notice is the interior door panel is sweating something and gets hazy and wet looking when my nail hits it it leaves a mark. I normally have kids in the car the air bags is a big problem if not fixed soon and it hits 2017 I will have to pay for repairs.. the recall was sometime this year please see the attachment if not fixed I would have to trade it in for safety

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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problem #28

Apr 012016

IS 250

  • miles
Takata recall: It has been over six months since I was first notified about the recall of the airbags and nothing has been done to remedy the situation.

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #27

May 232016

IS 250

  • miles

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

I need to renew my registration but not able to due to the recall remedy not being available

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #26

Jan 272014

IS 250

  • miles
Takata recall I have yet to have my airbag replaced it has been 6 months since the letter notification was sent out. I no longer feel safe driving the car with the possibility of the air bag going off during a collision and sending shrapnel in any direction. Dash board recall I have been on the wait list for almost 2 years and my dash board has yet to be replaced. The dash board has been getting worse every month. The dash board has become so shiny its almost impossible to drive the car on sunny days.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #25

Sep 092016

IS 250

  • miles
Takata inflators - cannot use car whenever I have more than 3 passengers. No solution provided after the recall alert received for 2 months. No news about when the repair can be done.

- Arnold, CA, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Aug 152016

IS 250

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Lexus IS250. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceed a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/29/16

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #22

Jun 012016

IS 250

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus Is 250. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags) was received in June of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #21

Jul 182016

IS 250

  • miles
I received a Lexus safety recall notice on 7/18/16 regarding the takata front passenger airbag inflator (NHTSA recall no. 16V-340). The propellant in these inflators may degrade after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity and fluctuating high temperatures. Degraded propellant can cause inflator rupture during airbag deployment. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, striking the vehicle occupants and result in serious injury or death. My car is used to Transport my family, which includes my 6 month old son. We do not feel safe driving my car and would like to receive a loaner until the airbag parts have been replaced. Also, we live in an area where temperatures reach up to 100 degrees in the summer months, which may increase the risk of the propellant in these inflators to degrade.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #20

Jul 152016

IS 250

  • miles
Takata recall

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #19

Jun 182016

IS 250

  • 119,500 miles
Is 250 dash has melted and creates harsh glare and reflects into the windshield blocking the view out the front (see the attached picture in which the gooey surface of the dash is blocking the view of other vehicles on the road) when driving East or West towards the sun making it dangerous to drive. The problem is worst on hot days when the dash becomes more tacky, gooey, and reflective. The dash also seems to off gas and create a haze that builds on the windshield. Toyota is replacing some off the dashes and interiors through a "warranty enhancement" but will not replace mine because the vehicle has been in a wreck, had an insurance claim, and been repaired. This voids their "enhancement". the issue is present on many Lexus vehicles, though and can be a hazard. They will not fix my vehicle because this issue is not yet a recall. I am worried about not being able to see out of the vehicle well.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #18

Jun 152012

IS 250

  • miles
L-sb-0167-08 the SRS airbag light Is on for awhile. This Is a well known defect and issue with these vehicle. A faulty wire harness. There Is tsb but it Is only covered under warranty. I find it surprising that this Is not considered a safety recall given the potential harm and risk of the airbag not deploying due to a faulty harness.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #17

Mar 012016

IS 250

  • 25,000 miles
Airbag indicator on dash randomly comes on then goes off. This has been happening since 2009. The cause is a defective wiring harness from the manufacturer effecting 2006 to 2008 vehicles, which when in a failed state disables the airbag system entirely.

- Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #16

Mar 012016

IS 250

  • miles
2006 Lexus Is 250. Consumer writes in regards to air bag light malfunction. The consumer stated the air bag light could come on and go off. The dealer informed the consumer they would not be able to diagnose the problem, until the light stayed on constantly. The consumer was charged $3100 to fix the issue.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #15

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 #14

Aug 012015

IS 250

  • 107,980 miles
I drove my car to work with no abnormal lights on the dash. After working 7 hours I returned to my car and started it after a few seconds I looked up to notice the airbag light was illuminated. I turned the car off waited a few seconds and started it again and the light is still on. I have read that this is a common issue with the airbag wiring harness and can cost up to $3500 to repair.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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