NHTSA — Visibility: Rearview Mirrors/Devices: Interior Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,800 miles

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2006 Lexus IS 250 accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 152014

IS 250 6-cyl

  • miles


The rear view mirror on my Lexus Is 250 has developed black lines and black spots on the mirror so severe that I cannot even see out of the rear view mirror. I have researched on the internet and found out that thousands of other Lexus owners are experiencing the same problem. When you cannot see out of your rear view mirror because of the black spots and black lines you now are subject to blind spots that could cause deadly accidents. These defective rear view mirrors should be replaced by Lexus. Updated 08/18/14 updated 8/4/2015

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 032011

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Inside rear view mirror has become discolored and unable to see clearly from. Known issue by manufacture but only replaced under warranty. All regulations part 571 < 571.110 571.112 > subpart B - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 571.111 standard no. 111; rearview mirrors. S1. scope. This standard specifies requirements for the performance and location of rearview mirrors. S2. purpose. The purpose of this standard Is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries that occur when the driver of a motor vehicle does not have a clear and reasonably unobstructed view to the rear.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 242012

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices:interior I currently own a 2006 Lexus IS250. About a year ago, I noticed several splotches on the rearview mirror. Initially there were only a few, but the splotches increased to the point that it is now impossible to use the rearview mirror which interferes with rear visibility and normal driving conditions. This situation can increase the possibility of an accident since it becomes impossible to see anything thru the rearview mirror. The vehicle was taken to the only Lexus authorized dealer in puerto rico and I was informed that I had to pay for all charges since the vehicle was already out of warranty. This is a potential safety issue which should be covered by Lexus, regardless if the vehicle is on warranty or not.

- Camuy, PR, USA

problem #2

Sep 202007

IS 250

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus IS250. The contact stated that the rear view mirror had splotches on it which interfered with her vision while she was driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the failure was an internal defect in the mirror. The dealer stated that they may be able to work with the owner regarding the repair expenses. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 84,000.

- New Orleans , LA, USA

problem #1

Sep 212006

IS 250 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On June 20, 2006, I bought a 2006 Lexus IS250 AWD. My purchase was based on the excellent reputation of Lexus and the outstanding reviews of this model in particular. I have been greatly disappointed on both counts. I discovered that when the moon roof is open, the rearview mirror vibrates so dramatically that it is useless and as a result creates an unsafe driving condition. I immediately reported this to the dealership where I bought the car (ramsey) and was asked to bring the car in for their inspection. On 9/21/06, I did and when I returned to pick up the car, I was told it was fixed. When I drove out, the same condition existed. I spoke with the service manager. I brought the car back on 10/9 and the service department was unable to resolve the problem. I spoke with the service manager again his recommendation was to give him time to research the problem with Lexus headquarters engineering and since I needed to bring the car for routine service in three months, I could bring it back and he would have the resolution then. On 1/19/07, I did return the car for routine service and to have the mirror vibration remedied. Although the service department attempted some other "fix", the mirror remains the same. I was subsequently told by the service manager that there isn't a way to fix this problem and that I wasn't the only owner experiencing this. I was told that the engineers were working on it. When I asked how long this would take, I was told it could be two months or a year. He had no way of knowing. I then called Lexus headquarters customer service on 2/11 to voice my complaint. The company response was that there is no solution to my problem and that the engineering department is aware of the problem but have no time frame for a solution. I wanted to make you aware of this serious safety issue with the 2006 Lexus is 250 AWD.

- New Windsor, NY, USA

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