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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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2005 Lexus IS 300 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Lexus IS 300 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 052013

IS 300 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


This Lexus has the sticky, melting dashboard issue common in many Lexus vehicles located in southern states.

- Needville, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 122013

IS 300

  • miles
One day I just got into my car after cleaning it and the dash was very sticky, I thought someone split something in my car so I wiped it down but it did nothing.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 072014

IS 300

  • miles
Melting dashboard.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 022012

IS 300 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I have a 2005 IS300 that Is having a melting dashboard and panel issue. This Is a well known issue in the Lexus forums on the internet. The melting dashboard and panel issue Is caused by the hot sun. Lexus has not acknowledge this issue and also refusing to cover the cost of repairing/replacing the defective parts.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012011

IS 300 6-cyl

  • miles
On the dashboard, the square of material where the SRS air bag Is, on the passenger side, keeps melting when it's exposed to heat. The airbag decomposes over time due to an error in design/manufacturing, and that Lexus Is aware of the situation due to other customers that have had the same problem. I have safety concerns about the condition of the air bag as this continues to deteriorate overtime. This situation may affect the quality and strength of the air bag.. after research I discovered this problem has occurred in Lexus vehicles as far back as 2002.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

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