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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Lexus IS F engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Lexus IS F Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042013


  • 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


  • 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: 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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