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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,493 miles

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2006 Lexus IS 350 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Lexus IS 350 Owner Comments

problem #17

Jan 272014

IS 350

  • miles

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

Takata recall I have yet to have my airbag replaced it has been 6 months since the letter notification was sent out. I no longer feel safe driving the car with the possibility of the air bag going off during a collision and sending shrapnel in any direction. Dash board recall I have been on the wait list for almost 2 years and my dash board has yet to be replaced. The dash board has been getting worse every month. The dash board has become so shiny its almost impossible to drive the car on sunny days.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #16

Sep 152016

IS 350

  • miles
Takata recall it's been 4 months since the recall was announced and still no remedy available yet. It's also a significant in that noone can sit in my passenger seat until the recall is remedied.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 092016

IS 350

  • miles
Takata inflators - cannot use car whenever I have more than 3 passengers. No solution provided after the recall alert received for 2 months. No news about when the repair can be done.

- Arnold, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 152016

IS 350

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Lexus IS250. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceed a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/29/16

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #13

May 222016

IS 350

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Lexus Is 350. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 08/31/16

- Palm Srings, CA, USA

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problem #12

Jul 152016

IS 350

  • miles
Takata recall

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #11

Jun 012016

IS 350

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Lexus Is 350. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the parts for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 012016

IS 350

  • 125,000 miles
The airbag light on the cluster is on. Happened randomly one morning upon start up of vehicle and hasn't went away even after resetting the battery. I and several other 2nd generation is owners from club Lexus have the same issue and it is attributed to a loose wire harness. In the event of a collision there's a high risk that the airbag will not deploy. Please fix this as this is a serious and fatal issue. It was a fairly well know issues amongst is owners and this I feel that Lexus should be responsible for the fix.

- Ceres, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 232016

IS 350

  • 89,000 miles
When the car was turned on, our airbag light came on and stayed on. Scanlon Lexus of ft myers, fl evaluated the problem and concluded that the driver-side knee airbag is the problem and that the wiring harness needs to be replaced. They also stated that Lexus is aware of the issue for this model and that the design is defective. However, the car is outside of a warranty, so they will do nothing to fix it for free. The cost was approximately 2100 just for parts (not including 8 hours of labor). They also stated that when the light is on, the entire airbag safety system will not deploy. This is a huge safety concern that is not caused by normal wear and tear on a vehicle, but by faulty design. Therefore, I believe this should be a safety recall.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 152012

IS 350

  • miles
L-sb-0167-08 the SRS airbag light Is on for awhile. This Is a well known defect and issue with these vehicle. A faulty wire harness. There Is tsb but it Is only covered under warranty. I find it surprising that this Is not considered a safety recall given the potential harm and risk of the airbag not deploying due to a faulty harness.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 152014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles

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

My Lexus Is 250 air bag light came on. I took it in for service and Lexus of las vegas and they informed me that the wiring harness needs to be replaced because Lexus designed the part wrong. I learned that if I'm in an accident that my safety system will not work. Lexus needs to replace my death trap now. Fix the wiring harness.... [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #6

Jul 242014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The airbag light Is now constantly displaying red on my dashboard. Nalley Lexus of smyrna ga stated that there Is a short in the wire harness and it needs to be repaired at a cost of $3300 or the airbags will not work in the event of a crash. From reading online in the Lexus owners blogs, this Is very common and I have read in the forums that Lexus, in 2006, 2007, installed a wiring harness that was too short. The harness plugs become loose and in some cases the wire insulation becomes chafed and shorts out the airbag system. I am not aware where the poster got their information but I, along with others think this Is should be a saftey recall.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 122012

IS 350

  • miles
When I first received my is I noticed that my dash was somewhat sticky/tacky and overtime I began to shiny/sticky dash causes a safety issue with glare on the windshield while driving and a degraded dash can result in possible degradation to the passenger front air bag because the cracks from the dash could potentially set off the airbags prematurely.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

May 122014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Dashboard has become sticky and shiny in appearance. Brought to dealer for repair, was told it is not covered under any warranty. I voiced concern over airbag failures due to the stick dashboard. It is also not safe to drive in sunny conditions.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 152014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 146,000 miles
The passenger side airbag warning light on my vehicle turned on. When I took my vehicle to Lexus for a recall I had them check why the light was on. They told me the air bag wiring harness needs to be replaced at a cost of $2546. They also said this Is a common issue that Lexus Is well aware of and issued a tsb for it in 2008 but would only cover the repair under the initial warranty period because they had not received enough complaints to make a recall. Well now 6 years after they issued the tsb I'm sure there has to be enough complaints because a simple google search shows how many cars are affected by this problem. The biggest issue Is the airbags will not deploy in the event of and accident until the repair Is made. I contacted Lexus corporate twice and both times they were not willing to help. I believe Lexus should cover this repair since it Is a major safety concern and Lexus Is well aware of the problem.

- Township Of Washington, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 242014

IS 350

  • miles
There is a known issue with the vehicle wiring harness for the 2006-2008 wiring harness resulting in a fault with the airbags. Lexus has issued a technical service information bulletin for this issue (L-sb-0167-08) however no recalls have been issued. This fault causes the airbags to fail and not deploy in the event of an accident......updated 12/03/15

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,378 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus IS250. The contact stated the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a diagnostic test was performed which located a failure code in the air bag wiring harness. The air bag harness needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 79,000. Updated 06/05/2014 updated 06/09/2014

- Yonkers , NY, USA

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