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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,380 miles

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2008 Lexus IS 250 steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 092016

IS 250

  • miles


My dash on my car is shiny and sticky from the defected meterial it is made out of and causes glare from the windshield when driving. Door panels are also leaving sticky residue behind on my hands when I touch the door panel. Lexus dealership admits from 2006 to 2008 there is a defect in the interior meterials melting and becoming sticky, but will not do anything to fix it because I am out of warranty. Please help this is very annoying that they dont care.

- Fitchburg, WI, USA

problem #4

May 192014

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 59,998 miles
While driving on a straight line, most of the time when trying to make a normal correction it would feel like the steering wheel Is caught on a magnet and I needed to tug the steering loose. This causes me to loose control of the car for few seconds to correct the steering.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 172011

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 17,875 miles
2008 Lexus is 250 - car pulls to left whereby this could lead to unexpected oversteering of car and could cause highway incident and/or fatality. Told by dealer that this is due to "low profile tires & sport suspension", therefore it is a characteristic of the vehicle and nothing can be done.

- Massapequa Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 012010

IS 250

  • 14,000 miles
8/31/10 Lexus 2008 is 250 with 14K miles, trying to stop, brakes (ABS) pulsed very hard thump-thump-thump, dry pavement 30mph straight road. Next intersection applied brakes at 20mph steering pulled right then left as brakes were applied. Very scary-called dealer - got #roadside tow truck - in to service dept. Dealer ran computer diagnostics & test drove, no problems, did a nys safety inspection since it would expire soon. No problems detected, sent vehicle home. Driving home 10 miles from dealer - same pulling right/left when brakes applied. Not a gentle pull - like wheel being ripped out of your hands. No control at all. Returned car to dealer. Next day 9/1/10 three (3) mechanics test drove, only slightly feeling brake pull. Replaced brakes as a warranty, sent car home. Again, 20 miles out gently applied brakes while approaching rr track - car steered completely into left oncoming traffic - almost a head-on collision..turned around and took car back to dealer demanded a loaner vehicle till they fix. I am frightened for my life as well as others around me. This is a lease vehicle - which I still have for another 12 months. Is there any way I can cancel this lease? I'm afraid to take this car back again.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 082008

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 25 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus IS250. He stated that while driving 55 mph and changing lanes to make a right turn, the steering wheel pulled to the left which made it difficult to control it and drive in any other direction. He then turned the steering to the right and once again it failed to respond. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure and stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 25. The current mileage was 35000. Updated 05/06/10. The consumer stated while driving at highway speeds, he attempted to make a lane change when the vehicle failed to respond to inputs from the steering wheel. After he moved into the lane desired, the consumer returned the steering wheel center, but the vehicle continued to move to the left. The consumer had to turn the wheel to the right numerous times before the vehicle responded to the input. Updated 06/28/10

- Columbus , OH, USA

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