1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,333 miles

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2008 Lexus IS F engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Lexus IS F Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032017

IS F

  • 104,000 miles

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

In August 2012 my car's engine light and vsc light came on. I took the car to the dealer and they found multiple misfires. The dealer replaced the gasket and 3 pistons and ring sets under warranty. My car engine has continued to intermittently shudder when moving and when idling at stop lights. Today (1/3/17) I was driving on the highway at normal speed and once again my engine light and vsc light are lit up. I received the 9 year extended warranty for carbon buildup, but it only covers me through 3/8/17. If I have carbon buildup again after that, it will cost me $2,000-$3,000 to fix. The engine failure in these is250S (2006-2013) Is rampant and the car model needs to recalled and replaced.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 042013

IS F

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus Is 250. The contact stated that the engine was making a loud noise and the vehicle was shaking. Also, the contact mentioned the vehicle overheated and would shut off while at a red light. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the engine misfired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #1

May 212014

IS F

  • 84,000 miles
Coolant leak from water pump. Steam show up towards engine bay's fire wall. Leak is extremely close to accessory drive belt. Fairly common issue with models base don this chassis: www.clublexus.com/forums/is-F/570931-water-pump-leaking.html please investigate warranty claims for this issue, and initiate a recall so that others who have paid out of pocket can be reimbursed.

- Culver City, CA, USA

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