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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles

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2002 Lexus IS 300 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Lexus IS 300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 042010

IS 300 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


I would like to report a problem with the Lexus IS300 models 2001-2005. There is some type of defect in the frame or front arm bushings that cause excessive wear on the front inner tires. Despite the car being regularly aligned, uneven and excessive tire wear continues to occur. Tires will sometimes last less than 8,000 miles and can wear down to the steel in the inner sides. This is a common occurrence and complaint among Is 300 owners. As far as I know, there has been no fix from Lexus and can lead to potential blowouts on the freeway due to tire failures. Please also see this message thread documenting some of the problems:

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

IS 300

  • 20,000 miles
Tire wear and alignment problems on 2002 Lexus IS300. The front end made a loud sound of rolling marbles. The dealer suggested that it was a normal sound and the fact that the brakes had settled the noise would be heard.

- Washington, DC, USA

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