really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,434 miles

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2006 Lexus IS 350 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jul 012010

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


Sun causes shiny dash which results in a safety issue with resulting excessive glare on the windshield. Cracks and splitting in dash may result in possible degradation to the passenger front air bag because the cracks and splits in dash could potentially cause the airbags to deploy.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 142014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
My navigation system screen stopped working while 1000 miles away from home. The biggest problem with the screen going out was the fact that all of the heating and air conditioning controls are ran through that same unit. Without being able to adjust my temperature in the vehicle I am not able to defrost the windshield in times when it may fog up.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 012012

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The entire dashboard and top section of the front door panels in my 2006 Lexus IS250 are basically melting. The consistency has deteriorated so drastically that the dash Is shiny, sticky and covered in small nicks and scratches. The dash Is so soft even the slightest touch leaves a permanent scar! efforts to clean or treat the dash/door panels are useless - anything I use just sticks. My clothes have been ruined by black sticky residue from simply coming in contact with the door panels. The sheen from the melting dash reflects directly onto the windshield at such an angle that it's difficult to see in some lighting. This Is obviously a manufacturing error Lexus refuses to correct. Any help Is greatly appreciated.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #4

May 142012

IS 350

  • 55,000 miles


Dash started to melt in the sun. Dash became brittle and sticky and glared in the sun. Lexus replaced the dash as a good will gesture. Now my door panels are doing the same. They issued a technical issue on this. But still won't replace as no recall has been issued yet. I can pay the $2000 and if a recall Is done they will reimburse me. Known issue on 06-08 Lexus, Toyota and Mazda. Tsib#. L-sb-0144-11. www.clublexus.com/forums/attachments/Is-second-generation/238283D1330672124-melting-dash-and-doors-tsib-L-sb-0144-11.pdf. thank you.

- Point, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 012013

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The rear view mirror has become blackened with spots over time, visibility Is reduced.

- Lakeway, TX, USA

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problem #2

Mar 012011

IS 350

  • miles
The rearview mirror has become splotchy and unable to see out of. Lexus says because it is no longer under warranty they wont cover it. Because of 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. I feel Lexus should recall and fix it.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 072013

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 80,700 miles
Rear view mirror inside vehicle is becoming difficult to see out of, especially at night! according to Lexus forms and dealerships, the mirror is flaking from the inside and if out of warranty will cost over $1000 to repair. I do understand normal wear and tear on a vehicle, however, this is clearly a poorly made part and many other individuals have had this exact same issue. I feel it is a the dealers cost for the part and replacement when it is a safety issue of the car, regardless if the vehicle is out of warranty. I do not have expendable money to fix such a hazardous issue on such a "luxury vehicle, " that I paid so much for. I believe the dealership should take responsibility for the faulty part and replace at little to no charge!

- Canton, GA, USA

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