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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,750 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.

2007 Lexus IS 250 brakes problems

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2007 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 202016

IS 250

  • 130,000 miles


Vsc light, check engine light, traction control light all came on at the same time. PO303 cylinder 3 misfire detected. Have saw online many people complaining of the same problem. Engine is shaky during idle or shaky when its cold. Previous owned a 2009 Lexus IS250 and had the same problem. Heard of some people saying Lexus dealers took cars in and had problem fixed as recall. Not finding any recalls for my car. My mechanic says its a good running car, but something doesn't feel right.

- Bridgeport, OH, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jun 052014

IS 250

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Lexus Is 250. The contact stated that the vsc and check engine indicators illuminated intermittently. While driving 20 mph, the traction control failed and the vehicle spun out of control onto an open field. The dealer stated that the exhaust pipe was excessively corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #1

Feb 112014

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
Check engine, vsc, traction lights comes on as vehicle comes to a stop with a rough idle, and at times exhibits a temporary loss of power intermittently, while the vehicle is mobile/rolling. Lexus sent out a tsib letter to us owners for similar symptoms with possible diagnostic trouble codes(dtc): P0300-P0306. Further, according to Lexus Corp. "the check engine light may illuminate for reasons of unrelated condition." Lexus corporation suspects the cause of problem is carbon deposit accumulation in the intake valves and a replacement of piston ring set and or pistons may be indicated. If this is what's occurring inside the engine and is inherent to IS250 models only, then it would seem to a reasonable person there is a design and potential safety flaw in these vehicle models. Also, because of this design flaw, my vehicle is now having catalytic failure and a what sounds like a rattle during a cold crank start of the vehicle. However, when a vehicle is taken to a dealer, the Lexus dealers are quick to dismiss the problem by the claims that the symptoms are not replicable enough for them to verify the problem. The temporary loss of power may one day cause the driver to have a serious accident should the steering wheel lockup or should the problem happen during hill ascends, which may cause the vehicle to roll back into traffic or off the main road. Why is Lexus corporation not making this issue a safety recall, and rather, just treating it as a concern nature. I would beseech the traffic safety board to please look into this matter as to avoid any injury or worse, a loss of innocent life. This is my first Lexus vehicle and it has become a very disappointing experience.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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