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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,100 miles

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2008 Lexus IS F drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Lexus IS F Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 282008


  • 200 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Lexus IS350. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the brakes made a grinding noise and wore out prematurely. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the front brake pads and noticed that the odometer had been tampered with. Also, the contact mentioned that the gear shifter shifted out of park several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to repair the problem. The failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 39,000.

- Corona Del Mar , CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012009


  • 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

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