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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,708 miles

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2007 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #16

Jan 012015

IS 250

  • 50,000 miles

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

Melting dash - I have the Lexus "melting dash" problem on my IS250 and have waited for 1 1/2 years, with no resolution. My local dealership says they have not received any dashes for over 6 months and have no idea when they might arrive. My dash has melted into a slick blob and that become a significant safety hazard. When driving during the day, the sun reflects on this melted surface and blinds the driver. I have notified cerritos Lexus and Lexus corporate of this safety issue. Forcing customers to drive unsafe vehicles with no expectation of when a solution is available is unacceptable. This should be listed as a recall due to the driver/passenger safety concerns. What am I supposed to do? I'm telling my wife not to drive unless it's an emergency.

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 012016

IS 250

  • miles
The interior dashboard becomes sticky and has formed spots of smooth areas that dangerously reflect sunlight into the driver's eyes. The dashboard has started to pit and crack leaving pieces of melted dash on the interior of the car. The door panels seem to be made of the same material as the dash, as they too are pitting and cracking.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #14

Aug 012015

IS 250

  • miles
* "takata recall" life threatening airbag defect in Lexus Is 250 but no plans to fix it * faulty dashboard, side panels interior completely melting - Lexus promised to fix but its been years not fixed on lexis Is 250

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #13

Jun 012014

IS 250

  • miles

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

Takata recall plus the interior dash and interior side door panels are deteriorating. The front dash has an oily slick residue which glares into the front windshield making it dangerous to operate. The dealership stated that I am on the list as #139 and they've replaced 20 to date. This has been a known problem for years. At this rate and if history repeats itself neither will be remedied in my lifetime.

- Lake Providence, LA, USA

problem #12

Jul 012014

IS 250

  • miles
Approximately 2 years ago my entire dash board and side panels started to melt. I have contacted Lexus and they continue to say they are waiting on the manufacturer for parts. I live in marrero Louisiana with extremely high humidity and temperatures. This has been a safety hazard. When the sun hits my windshield, the glare from hitting the melted dash completely blinds me. I have to lean to the right side just to see out of my windshield. It is melted to the point of it being untouchable without getting sticky glue on your hands. Anything that rubs against the side door panels creates grooves and marks because it's like clay. Now theres a recall with the takata inflators in the front passenger airbag which really concerns me because its affected by high temperatures and humidity causes degrading of the part. Since my dash board is completely melted to the consistency of hot glue, I can't imagine that helps with my airbag situation either. I have been contacting Lexus for the past 2 years with no luck. If I should have an accident due to the dash glare, I will expect to have the production company held accountable. Any help you can offer with getting this message across to anyone at this point would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

- Marrero, LA, USA

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problem #11

Mar 032013

IS 250

  • miles
7/11/16 seminole, Florida the dashboard over the instrument panel and the front and rear side door panels are melting, cracking and deteriorating which causes dents in the material to the touch. All of the material is discolored and sticky or melting. Sticky stuff gets on my clothes. Lexus is a luxury car and this is not normal. This needs to be replaced immediately and a recall needs to be dictated by the nhts asap. This is unacceptable and this is why the NHTSA needs to demand Lexus initiates a official recall for the affected vehicles with the melting dashboard and side door panel issues.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #10

May 012015

IS 250

  • miles

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

The dashboard over the instrument panel and the front and rear side door panels are melting, cracking and deteriorating which causes dents in the material to the touch. All of the material is discolored and sticky or melting. This needs to be replaced immediately and a recall needs to be dictated by the NHTSA asap. Lexus notified me of the problem almost a year ago, and when I called they told me it would take another 9 to 10 months before they could replace the dashboard and side door panels. So, it would be over a 1 or more years since the original Lexus notice that they maybe can fix the problem. This is unacceptable and this is why the NHTSA needs to demand Lexus initiates a official recall for the affected vehicles with the melting dashboard and side door panel issues

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #9

Jun 012012

IS 250

  • miles
Melting dashboard reflect sunlight on windshield which Is blinding at times. Also melting doors stain and ruin clothes. Vsc sensors also stay on even after dealership "repair" they recommend replacing transmission @$5K but no guarantee problem will be solved.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #8

Feb 012015

IS 250

  • 75,000 miles
The dashboard over the instrument panel and the front and rear side door panels are melting, cracking and deteriorating which causes dents in the material to the touch. All of the material is discolored and sticky or melting. This needs to be replaced immediately and a recall needs to be dictated by the NHTSA asap. Lexus notified me of the problem almost a year ago, and when I called they told me it would take another 9 -12 months before they could replace the dashboard and side door panels. So, it would be 11/2 years since the original Lexus notice that they maybe can fix the problem. This is unacceptable and this is why the NHTSA needs to demand Lexus initiates a official recall for the affected vehicles with the melting dashboard and side door panel issues.

- Ponte Vedra, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 182013

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Dashboard has melted with a liquid appearance. When the sun Is high in the sky, a reflection causes a severe glare on the windshield. Often it Is necessary to move my head over around the glare to see whats directly in front. The dealer so far has just stated we should get the dash replaced at our expense, but this does not seem like something that should have to be replaced on a luxury car after only 5 or 6 years. We may be forced to do this to keep the car safe. We have heard there are some class action lawsuits starting in some states. We may be interested in participating in one of these to get the dash replaced.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #6

May 012013

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles

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

Dash board melting and door panels getting soft. The dash reflects the sun from the windshield and it causes this reflection so it sometimes becomes hard to see.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 062011

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The dash and upper door panels started to get soft, sticky and started to melt with touch.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 042014

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
My dash board became sticky and I was unable to Fiat my windshield program. I contacted Lexus and they said the neighborhood of a recall. I looked on the internet and there was plenty of recalls. They replaced my dashboard for me but charge me approximately $500 to do that. They said the car was out of warranty it was a good-faith response. I found the article on abc news in tampa June 14, 2014 the reporter indicated that there's been several problems with Lexus Nissan cars that have had this sticky dashboard. I know Lexus new about it because was all over the internet. They refused to acknowledge it. But I had to pay out-of-pocket and order to be able to drive my car to work. I think this Is terrible. They knew about the dashboards. I also have stickiness on the left panel of my car starting to begin. I'm afraid to take that in also my coffee million dollars to get that fixed. It's so sad they knew of this problem.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 112013

IS 250

  • 85,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2007 Lexus Is 250. The contact stated that he went to reach for the steering wheel, his hand slipped off of the steering wheel and he ended up scratching the dashboard and the material became damaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Penbroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 252011

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I purchased a brand new 2007 Lexus Is 250 from park place Lexus in grapevine, tx. About two years ago, the dashboard panel started to get very soft and gummy during hot days. Small pieces of the dashboard panel came off easily. Ever since, the dashboard panel has been getting sticky and melting. The melting dashboard panel causes a glare reflection on the windshield that prevents the driver from being able to see road clearly while driving. It's a dangerous situation. Lexus has refused to replace the defective dashboard panel even though they're fully aware of the issue.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 312010

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 43,333 miles
The car makes a lot of creaking noises and has been tried to be fixed several times and never gets the problem solved. Now car creaks and rattles at 10 mph. Sound coming from the A-pillar and warranty does not cover.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

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