hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,156 miles

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2006 Lexus IS 350 body / paint problems

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2006 Lexus IS 350 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #28

Feb 262013

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 47,835 miles


I noticed that the dash board and the side panels (both sides -drivers and passenger side) on my Lexus-Is-350 have been melting away since July 2010 and after much complaint, the dealer replaced the dash board cover in February 2013. However the dealership service department refuses to replace the side panels. They named the problem as a "cosmetic concern" on 2/26/2013 when I complained that the color of the replaced dash did not match and the material appeared to be of lower quality. I learned recently from an investigative report in South Florida (nbc- 6) that the Lexus had issued a service bulletin in 2011 about this manufacturer defect problem (called interior panel shining...."sticky leather problem"). but the dealership never informed me of this service bulletin at the time it came to them. I believe that the leather parts (both dash board and side panels) are a manufacturer's defect and should replace it at their expense although I am out of warranty at this time. The smell from the melting parts, I suspect can be toxic. At times, I get an allergic reaction when driving the car.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #27

Jul 202011

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 56,783 miles
When I touched the dashboard it was melting. Also any little touch to door panels marks it. Pieces are falling off as well every time I get into the car. It's ridiculous it's a Lexus! please help.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #26

Jul 292014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
Dashboard Is sticky/melting. Interferes with driving visibility and Is a safety issue.

- Chester, SC, USA

problem #25

Feb 102012

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Dashboard and side interior door panels appear to be melting and cracking. Lexus agreed to partially pay for replacement of the dashboard, to which I had to agree because of safety concerns. Dashboard would reflect light, causing problems seeing out of the windshield. Lexus also agreed to partially pay for door panels, but because my cost would still have been over $1500, I could not accept their offer. I was told at the dealer that they had never seen this, which I later came to find out this was an ongoing problem. A service bulletin was issued months prior that I was never notified about.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #24

Jul 102009

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When you spend tens of thousands of dollars on a car, you don't expect it to literally melt away. My 2006 Lexus Is 250 it's literally melting away, every day. The dashboard and side panels are turning sticky and melting in the Florida sun. When I touch the dashboard my fingers stick and turn black. It makes me mad!! every time I get in my car I worry the melting dashboard could be a safety issue. The dash reflects the sun from the windshield and it causes this reflection so it sometimes becomes hard to see.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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problem #23

Jul 042011

IS 350 6-cyl

  • miles
Melting dash and door panels.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #22

Apr 012010

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


My dashboard and door panels are melting. Concerns about glare and airbag.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #21

Mar 012011

IS 350

  • 60,000 miles
The dashboard and door panels are all cracking and the black rubber material is very soft and sticky and it marks and chips away easily.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #20

Jan 012012

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The dashboards and door panels seems like it's melting apart. At the touch of it, it feels sticky and call fall off.

- Wellington, FL, USA

problem #19

Jul 142010

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
2006 Lexus IS350. Dashboards and door panels are sticky and melting. As a result dashboard causes a shiny unwanted reflective glare which reduces visibility while driving, potentially causing a safety issue increasing the chance or risk of a crash or accident. Furthermore, the door panels are so sticky and soft, one cannot touch them without scratching, ripping or damaging them. Door panels also produce a reflective blinding glare off them, also purposing a safety hazard. Materials used in the manufacturing of the interior trim is very poor causing unwanted damage and safety issues. A recall should be issued to replace these defective interior trim decor on known defective date and models which are out of warranty. Problems start to arise soon after warranty expires. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Eastvale, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 012014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles


The dashboard on the Lexus IS350 and 250 are melting. They are defective and Lexus refuses to fix the problem.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #17

Feb 012014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Lexus Is 350. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle dashboard and door panels were tacky. The consumer stated, when he touched the dashboard and door panels, it felt like glue.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #16

May 012013

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The material on the front dashboard and front door sides Is softening and melting. It Is extremely worse during the summer season. It leaves an adhesive type residue on everything that touches it.

- Harvey, LA, USA

problem #15

Sep 122012

IS 350

  • miles
When I first received my is I noticed that my dash was somewhat sticky/tacky and overtime I began to shiny/sticky dash causes a safety issue with glare on the windshield while driving and a degraded dash can result in possible degradation to the passenger front air bag because the cracks from the dash could potentially set off the airbags prematurely.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #14

May 122014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Dashboard has become sticky and shiny in appearance. Brought to dealer for repair, was told it is not covered under any warranty. I voiced concern over airbag failures due to the stick dashboard. It is also not safe to drive in sunny conditions.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #13

Sep 242010

IS 350

  • miles
Door panels to interior gooey sticky and marked. Chunks and gouges from normal wear. Noticed months after purchased. Had to have dashboard replaced because of gauges dealership put on the car from repair of a faulty airbag. Have seen numerous complaints about interior. Poor quality interior from a luxury car.

- Schertz , TX, USA

problem #12

Jun 242014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard and door panels are melting, getting sticky and reflecting the light from the outside..

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #11

Sep 012008

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Sticky / melting dash, dash cracking, all door panels melting and cracking staining clothes when comes in contact with. Both problems creating a glare when driving. I bought this car new and Lexus would not stand behind their product knowing its defective, even when it was under the bumper to bumper and Lexus brand extended warranty. The car Is under the sun 1 hr per day while driving. Vehicle Is in a garage both at home and work and this still happened.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #10

May 312014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Under heated conditions dash becomes very sticky. Door panels are melting, cracking and falling apart.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #9

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

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