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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 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.

2010 Lexus IS 250 engine problems

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2010 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 272014

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


Since I bought this vehicle in 2010 I have been experiencing "raw fuel" smell and "catalytic converter" smell occasionally. It seems to happen most often when a small hill is climbed and when going down subsequently. I mentioned it to the dealer a few times but they said it was the wind! I never had these strong smells with any other car that I owned.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

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