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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,522 miles

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2008 Lexus IS F seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Lexus IS F Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 142016

IS F

  • miles

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

Takata recall: I was informed of the recall and contacted my dealer. The recall stated clearly that no one should ride in the passenger seat! this Is our only car and we are responsible for two grandchildren that have car seats. We now effectively have no mode of safe transportation. Lexus tells us nothing. I called to inquire about a loaner car and they said they did not have anything available. It appears that it may be a long time before the dealers have the replacement parts. I live in houston, Texas where the most severe weather has affected this part. I am hoping that your department can assist by asking the dealer to loan a car, move us to the top of the replacement list and/or offer a settlement to offeset the loss we would have to take to sell the carl. Sincerely, bill awalt

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 202016

IS F

  • 88,850 miles
Plug for knee airbag becomes loose and triggers airbag light. Based on dealer feedback this is a wire harness plug issue and will cause the knee airbag to not inflate. This is a potential safety concern cause by a possible design/manufacturing defect.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 012015

IS F

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Lexus Is F. the contact states that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags) was received in May 2016. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 10/13/16

- Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 282016

IS F

  • 98,000 miles

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

Received notice of recall with no remedy, telling me not to operate vehicle with an occupant in the front passenger seat, this Is impossible with 3 children and this Is only car. They need to provide me a loaner vehicle until they have a remedy. I need immediate solution

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 222016

IS F

  • miles
Takata recall. Until remedy Is available don't operate vehicle w passenger!"!" with estimates of a fix not being available until at the latest possibly 2019!! how Is this fair to the consumer. This forces us to either a) put lives in jeopardy B) sell my car at a loss.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

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problem #6

Jul 082016

IS F

  • 123,000 miles
The SRS airbag light went off, needs a new sensor which Is around $1700. The airbags won't work unless the sensor Is replaced which Is a huge safety issue.

- Kennett Square, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 202015

IS F

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Lexus Is F. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair for several months. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Victoryville, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 042016

IS F

  • 27,888 miles
The airbag dash light has come on and will not go out.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 132016

IS F

  • 128,000 miles
Airbag warning light came on. Dealer says faulty instrument panel wire harness which renders my airbags inoperable. Cost to repair Is $3,600 with Lexus of carlsbad. $2,000 for the part alone and $1,600 for labor. This seems like a safety related manufacturing defect that Lexus will not take responsibility for.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012013

IS F 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Over time, airbag wiring harness becomes loose and/or disconnected, causing airbag light to illuminate and disabling one or more airbags in the event of a crash. Lexus dealers confirm the problem but will not fix without costly payment......updated 12/03/15

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082013

IS F

  • 60,000 miles
The Is 250 and Is 350 have a know issue from Lexus concerning the air bag wiring harness.it fails and leaves all of the SRS system unusable to work.Lexus Is not recalling this problem but only replacing the harness if you complain and meet the mileage and warranty.this Is a know safety issue and could lead to injury or death.estimates on the repair range from $2500 to over three thousand.please look into this [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Monticello, KY, USA

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