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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,640 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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.

2008 Lexus IS 250 drivetrain problems

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2008 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 282016

IS 250

  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Lexus Is 250. The contact stated that the engine would not idle and all the warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle made abnormal noises when shifted into gear. Prior to this failure, the vehicle was remedied per NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V647000 (fuel system, gasoline) and 13V030000(visibility/wiper). The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Trinidad, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012014

IS 250

  • 70,000 miles
Cam gear problems. When start the engine, there was a rattle sound for a second, this problem had been recall for Lexus IS350 but not IS250!!!!! and there are thousands of IS250 owners complaint the same problem as IS350, this problem may stop the engine while running, which is very dangerous. Here is the link for IS250 owners complaint:

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 222014

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Cam gear noise while start up. Is 350 had a recall for that, but not for Is 250.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 282008

IS 250

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus IS350. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the brakes made a grinding noise and wore out prematurely. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the front brake pads and noticed that the odometer had been tampered with. Also, the contact mentioned that the gear shifter shifted out of park several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to repair the problem. The failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 39,000.

- Corona Del Mar , CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012009

IS 250

  • 18,000 miles
When coming to a stop or when at a stop, my car would shake very hard as if it was going to turn off. Fortunately, it never has. I would have to put the car into neutral to stop the shaking or it would stop on it's own after 10-15 seconds. During this time, no lights have ever turned on to indicate there was a problem. The first time this happened was in late July 2009/ early August 2009 and ever since then, it would happen at least 2 times a day. My car has been in the shop multiple times for this issue.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

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