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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,156 miles

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2006 Lexus IS 350 body / paint problems

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2006 Lexus IS 350 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #48

Jan 012010

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles

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

The dashboard Is turning into a sticky shiny mess. In bright sunlight the dash Is so shiny that it reflects the sunshine back into the inside of the windshield making it very hard to see out when driving in certain conditions. Although the dash looks terrible and one could think that it's just a cosmetic issue, that Is not the case as the conditions that the dashboard reflects the light into the windshield can make for hazardous driving or accidents.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #47

Aug 132014

IS 350

  • miles
Affected part Is the dashboard the dashboard Is shiny to were I can't see when the sun or at night headlights reflects off it. Its sticky and soft and melting. I really try not to drive it if necessary.

- North Richland Hills , TX, USA

problem #46

Nov 032014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 183,000 miles
As with many other users, the dashboard of my car has melted. This started happening many years ago and when I informed the lexis of palm beach dealer about it, I was told nothing could be done. The dashboard is very sticky and there is a terrible glare which makes it hard to see during the hot sunny days while I am driving. I live in West palm beach, fl, so it's sunny most of the year and this is a road hazard.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #45

Mar 212014

IS 350

  • 88,000 miles

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

The dashboard of the car is extremely sticky/shiny along with the tops of the door panels near the windows. When the sun is overhead shining down onto the dashboard in its melted shiny state it reflects a glare onto the inside of the windshield making it extremely difficult to see out of the car. Also I'm concerned about the function of the passenger side airbag with it being under this dash that has melted. Also if the dash is touched to add or remove a sunshield when parked it easily comes apart onto fingers/hands/clothes and leaves a sticky black residue. The residue makes it difficult to allow the steering wheel to slide through the hands while turning as it catches/releases easily. The car has been well taken care of and has been a southern California car for its entire life. Previous owner bought it in Colorado but lived in southern California. It was garage kept by them and is garage kept by us, the second owners. No protectants of any kind have ever been applied to the dash that may alter the composition of it. Only dusted off or wiped with a damp cloth when required. I've seen several other is vehicles with the same exact problem, many worse than mine. Dealer offered to fix for $3000 quoted price over the phone for labor/materials.

- Moorpark, CA, USA

problem #44

Oct 012014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard Is melting and the sun light Is reflecting off the dashboard and blinding the driver.

- Miami, FL, USA

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problem #43

Oct 012013

IS 350 6-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard Is sticky and melting, which causes a blinding glare when driving making it hard to see when driving.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #42

Oct 012013

IS 350

  • 95,000 miles

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

Dashboard is melting causing difficulty to see out of windshield!

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #41

Apr 112014

IS 350

  • 60,000 miles
Dash and black parts of doors are melting, cracking, and pieces are falling off. When driving and in sun dash gets very shiny and reflects onto windshield. Concerned about the integrity of the dash and possible affect it could have on the air bags.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #40

Sep 192014

IS 350

  • miles
I have a melting dashboard. The dashboard has been turning soft, gooey, and shiny over the years. If I reach for something on the dashboard a piece of the dashboard comes off with the slightest touch of my hand. The shine Is extremely dangerous in that it obstructs and distracts the view of the driver. A recall should be alerted to resolve this issue. I've contacted Lexus about this issue several times and I get no help from regarding the dashboard.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #39

Jan 012012

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Dashboard material has 'melted' and causes a significant glare in the sun. This makes it unsafe to drive. This has been reported to Lexus. Upper portions of door panels which are the same material as the dashboard have also failed but this is not a safety issue.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #38

Sep 012014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 930,000 miles

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

The dashboard Is melting and Is so shiny when the sun or light hits the windshield it blinds you very very dangerous something must be done no one else should have to die before you guys force Toyota/ Lexus to recall and fix this problem !!!!!!

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #37

Sep 012014

IS 350

  • 120,000 miles
The dashboard on my Lexus IS250 has started to literally melt. It Is very sticky to the touch and very shiny. The shininess causes a very serious glare on my front windshield which can blind the driver.

- Leicester, NC, USA

problem #36

Oct 102013

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 70,861 miles
My dash and doors are melting. I took my car to Lexus last year and they offered to pay for half, but my half was too expensive for me to pay, $3,000. I also don't feel that I should pay for a melting car when I take excellent care of my car. It Is always in the garage when I am at home, and I keep a sun shield in the dash when I am at work. I love my car and it only has 78,000 miles; it runs great, but it Is melting! I called Lexus again when I heard a story on the news that others were having the same issue. They told me to have it inspected again, and then informed me that they would probably not pay for the repair because my car Is a 2006. I will never be able to sell it unless I resolve this issue. I am so frustrated.

- Jensen Beach, FL, USA

problem #35

Jul 012010

IS 350

  • miles
I have made a complaint with the Lexus dealership after the many recalls they have had on my car. My biggest concern is my melting dashboard and the hazardous glare and film it omits on my windshield. It has proven to be very dangerous as I work and live in Florida. As a mother of two teenage daughters trying to teach them to drive in my car has proven very difficult and dangerous, let alone my daily driving. I have asked that Toyota/Lexus steps up as this is not a cosmetic fault but a dangerous and an accident waiting to happen. And I don't want it to be my family! as in medical terms, they need to think of a preventative measure. I know I am not alone on this battle and want to see the manufacturer step up and make this one of the many recalls they have had on my vehicle as well as the others suffering with this same dangerous situation. Tired of putting my family and myself at jeopardy!

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #34

Jul 012010

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Sun causes shiny dash which results in a safety issue with resulting excessive glare on the windshield. Cracks and splitting in dash may result in possible degradation to the passenger front air bag because the cracks and splits in dash could potentially cause the airbags to deploy.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #33

Sep 012010

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The dashboard and door are melting in my car.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #32

Aug 282014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard and door panel melting away, I have reported this to Lexus several times and they refuse to fix the problem. Finger nails touch the dashboard and parts coming off. The material Is defective and need replace.

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #31

Aug 012013

IS 350

  • 80,000 miles
The dashboard and the side panels have melted and are sticky and unsightly. These areas are decomposing.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #30

Jul 012012

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The entire dashboard and top section of the front door panels in my 2006 Lexus IS250 are basically melting. The consistency has deteriorated so drastically that the dash Is shiny, sticky and covered in small nicks and scratches. The dash Is so soft even the slightest touch leaves a permanent scar! efforts to clean or treat the dash/door panels are useless - anything I use just sticks. My clothes have been ruined by black sticky residue from simply coming in contact with the door panels. The sheen from the melting dash reflects directly onto the windshield at such an angle that it's difficult to see in some lighting. This Is obviously a manufacturing error Lexus refuses to correct. Any help Is greatly appreciated.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #29

Aug 042014

IS 350

  • 80,000 miles
The dash and door panels are melting. The product Is defective and the glare from this Is very dangerous!! Lexus should fix the defective part!

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

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