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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,300 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Lexus IS 350 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Lexus IS 350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012009

IS 350

  • 18,000 miles


When coming to a stop or when at a stop, my car would shake very hard as if it was going to turn off. Fortunately, it never has. I would have to put the car into neutral to stop the shaking or it would stop on it's own after 10-15 seconds. During this time, no lights have ever turned on to indicate there was a problem. The first time this happened was in late July 2009/ early August 2009 and ever since then, it would happen at least 2 times a day. My car has been in the shop multiple times for this issue.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #1

May 012008

IS 350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus IS350. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. In addition, the contact stated that when braking over wet road conditions, the vehicle would become abnormally hard to stop. The contact was able to secure an appointment with the dealer for diagnosis of the failure and possible repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 600. Updated 5/9/11 the consumer stated the engine idle speed was excessively high. The dealer stated the vehicle was operating as designed. Updated 05/18/11

- Maple Grove , MN, USA

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