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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,785 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.

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2010 Lexus IS 250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 252010

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 10,300 miles


I was driving home from a mountain community while it was snowing. I activated my ect snow button on my vehicle and proceeded to go up and down two large snow covered mountains. After successfully traversing the terrain, I approached a stop sign when I began to lose control of the car. My safety features, trac and ect activated and righted the vehicle, however, after the vehicle was righted, the vehicle suddenly loss power and seemed as if it stopped. The car was shut off and turned back on, however, the brake, ABS, and slip indicator lights remained illuminated. I proceeded to drive on the main road and went down two hills before approaching a hill and began to climb the hill, at which time my rear wheels began to spin and I lost control of the vehicle and turned 180 degrees in the middle of the road. At that time, I decided to go back to my original location, however, trac, ect, nor my brakes were functioning. I slowly went down the hill and approached the first hill I had gone down and immediately, loss traction and spun around into a ditch. Two individuals helped me get the car righted and back on the road, at which I again spun around and ended up in the front yard of vacant house. The car remains at that location and is awaiting pick up by the manufacturer with none of the safety features functioning. I was very fortunate that I was not injured nor did I injure anyone else. The car is currently unable to be driven and will be towed to the nearest Lexus dealer on or about 12/28/2010.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 192010

IS 250

  • 3,270 miles
This 2010 IS250 was purchased new in October 2009 and has approximately 3,300 miles. On Feb 19th, 2010 driver made a U-turn at low speed. After the completion of the turn the car started an uncommanded acceleration, causing it to spin to the right. The car then jumped a curb with the wheel still spinning and the bottom resting on the curb. Pushing and holding the start/stop button in the car finally cut the engine. Significant damage to the underside and left rear wheel of the car. This vehicle Is unsafe to drive as uncommanded acceleration could have led to serious injuries or death. Vehicle Is currently located at South bay Lexus in torrance ca.

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

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