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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,833 miles

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2003 Lexus IS 300 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Lexus IS 300 Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 012010

IS 300

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dash is melting and is sticking to anything that is rub up against it. Body parts, car wash towel, grocery. I seel recall on all other model regarding this issue. Except this particular model 2003 Lexus IS300. I believe it should extend to this year and model as well. No dash should be melting away with heat!

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 012006

IS 300

  • miles
Dash is melting and is sticking to anything that is rub up against it. Body parts, car wash towel, grocery. I seel recall on all other model regarding this issue. Except this particular model 2003 Lexus IS300. I believe it should extend to this year and model as well. No dash should be melting away with heat! and owner should not be responsible for poorly built parts!!!!

- Westminster, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 022011

IS 300

  • 80,000 miles
The dashboard on my Lexus Is 300 Is melting. It Is very sticky and as it heats up a chemical Is released and there Is an odor in the car. I called Lexus and they said that the recall does not effect the year of my vehicle, but it Is very clear that this car has a serious issue. All IS300 regardless of year with this issue must be recalled.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 182012

IS 300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Lexus Is 300. The contact stated that the dashboard and center console were melting. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 4/6/15 the consumer also stated the power steering was leaking due to a faulty rack and pinion. Updated 04/28/15

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 152014

IS 300

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Lexus IS300. The contact stated that dashboard was melting. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Reskin, FL, USA

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problem #1

Jun 012012

IS 300 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Dash Is melting and coming off creating a shiny surface.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

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