hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,450 miles

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2007 Lexus IS 350 electrical problems

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2007 Lexus IS 350 Owner Comments

problem #10

May 152016

IS 350

  • miles


The dashboard Is cracked, melted, and sticky. I had to cover it up with a new material for cosmetic reason. Also, value of the car decreased by $1000 dollars for the damage. Second, there Is a lot of creaking in the car. Third, the alternator died at 120,00 miles.

- Saint Cloud, MN, USA

problem #9

Mar 242016

IS 350

  • 97,000 miles
When sunroof is open, sometimes it will not shut.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #8

Dec 082015

IS 350

  • 44,000 miles
My 2007 Lexus IS250 only has 44,000 miles. The navigation console stopped responding, and this was verified as a defect by a Toyota dealership. The result Is that in addition to gps and radio functions not working, the critical and life dependent features of air conditioning and heating also can't be controlled. These features are vital when living in climates that have below freezing weather in winter, and extreme heat in summer. The cost of the repair Is $2900, and Lexus was unwilling to pay for this repair. Clearly this Is a material defect, and this Is occurring to thousands of other Lexus/Toyota owners as noted by online comments.

- Ashland, OR, USA

problem #7

May 012015

IS 350

  • 68,400 miles


The aux cable to plug a 3.5mm jack from audio headphone / speaker cable does not work. It plays music only in the front right door speaker, does not play anywhere else. All of the speakers work fine when on radio or cd mode but the aux cable seems to be malfunctioning. I have searched this problem online and spoken with others who have the same model of Lexus (IS350 2007). It is a common occurrence. It would be great to get this fixed. Thank you.

- Saint George, UT, USA

problem #6

Aug 012012

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Melting dashboard - can simply stick a fingernail in it and it leaves an indentation. I noticed that others have complained of this problem also. It's also very sticky anywhere along the leather on the doors and dashboard. Also, my car Is only 7 years old and a year ago the touch screen went out. I cannot use the gps at all. Apparently the cost Is about $1,000 to fix this. Seems rediculous that this would happen after only 7 years. This should be guaranteed for life!

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 012014

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
The headlights will stop working intermittently while driving. At times only the driver side headlight will not work, but at other times both will not work. Many times rotating the headlight control on the steering wheel left stem to the off position and then turning the control back to the on position will cause the headlights to illuminate. Other times I must pull to the side of the road, turn off the vehicle, and then turn on the vehicle for the headlights to work. This Is a very dangerous situation as it occurs at night.

- Carver, MN, USA

problem #4

Apr 012011

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 50,100 miles


Headlights randomly turn off at night while driving. Replaced bulbs already and have noticed many Lexus of this year have the same problem. Have to flick lights off and back on to turn on again.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #3

Oct 182013

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
As I just exited the highway and pulled into the parking lot of my work, the steering wheel suddenly froze. I was about to park in an open spot, so the speed of the car was very low. As I was reversing into the spot, the steering wheel jammed and would not turn. I tried shutting down and restarting many times but the wheel was stuck, and required enormous amount of power to turn ever so slightly. The car was towed to the Lexus dealer. They were also unable to turn, and upon their review, they said that there was a leak in timing cover, which accumulated over time and went into the harness of the ECU and burned the ECU, which in-turn jammed your steering. There was no physical leaks on the bottom, and the dealer also confirmed that but said it was an internal leak, you would not see it on the floor. The car Is still at the shop and only after replacing the ECU they will check for steering assembly. The explanation provided by them Is not very adequate and if it Is true then there seems to be a serious flaw in design that any unseen leak from timing cover could cause your steering to freeze unexpectedly, while your vehicle Is in motion.

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 052012

IS 350 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
The speedometer indicating needle went black along with the tachometer needle not allowing me at night to see my existing speed. There Is no contrast whatsoever. Lexus of silver spring told me this was a $1400 fix. I believe this to be a safety issue due to the fact that there are many more concerns on this subject from my on line investigation of many people with the same car. I believe this to be a true safety concern. I am willing to bring my car to you as proof of my concern. I need resolution and consideration from the dealer on this matter. Your response Is seriously awaited.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 242010

IS 350

  • 55,000 miles
My car, Lexus is 350, has a condensation problem inside the headlight housing on both sides. I bought the car approximately a year ago. The problem first occurred to my car about 2 weeks ago. One of the headlights are permanently out. Because of the water, not only the headlight but ballast and the ECU are failed to operate properly. It is a manufacturer defect as even the dealership and the Lexus customer satisfaction center admitted. However, Lexus refused to provide the full service. They offered to provide $1,000 when the total fixing cost will be around $1,500 for one side. I am also aware of the class action that are going on for rx from 2004 - 2009 model. As they are suffering from the same problem, many Lexus owner are having this issue. This is certainly a manufacturer defect but they are refusing to provide the service because my manufacturer warranty has expired. Now, it is obviously dangerous to drive at night due to their mistake. I strongly feel that it is not the matter of factory warranty, but the business ethics and the responsibility of Lexus. Since the water damaged the ECU, cause the problem that there shouldn't have been, they need provide full service for their customer. I am filing my complaint due to achieve the right as a customer, please take a close look at the issue.

- Reseda , CA, USA

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