really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,033 miles

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2011 Lexus IS 250 engine problems

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2011 Lexus IS 250 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 202013

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 17,100 miles


During the month of December 2013, I experienced several incidents of unintended acceleration. I also had several before December that I didn't pay much attention to. What they had in common was that the vehicle was almost stopped with my foot on the brake when I experienced a surge. In one instance, I was easing out of a strip mall parking lot onto a major highway with just the idle speed momentum moving the car with my foot on the brake. The car surged and pulled me into the roadway blindly but fortunately there were no oncoming vehicles. Happened again on March 20, 2014 with full documentation on my part.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #2

Jan 062012

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Car suddenly lurched forward (while my foot was on the brake approaching a stop sign) and struck the vehicle in front of me on January 6, 2012. This problem occurred again in December 2012 and January 2013, I.e., car lurched forward while driver's foot was on the brake while approaching a stop light/sign. The latter incidents did not result in any accident or injury.

- Scarsdale , NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 072012

IS 250 6-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
I was driving my vehicle and the vehicle 3 car lengths ahead of me put on his brakes and when I went to put on my brakes my car continued to accelerate and I had no control of the braking and ran into the back of the vehicle. My airbags failed to deploy- my car was a complete loss to the front end ($17,000) and the insurance appraiser, body shop, police officer, towing company were stunned that the airbags failed to deploy do to the severity of impact and damage.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

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