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Lexus IS Problems and Repair Histories

494 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Lexus IS. 123 of these members (24.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 172 repairs to Lexus ISs--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Lexus IS problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Lexus IS problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Lexus IS problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Lexus IS repairs by problem area

31% of the Lexus IS repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 172 repairs.

Lexus IS repair cost distribution

Of the Lexus IS repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 18% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 7% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 57 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Lexus IS problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

204-horsepower 2.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Lexus IS in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 11000    
15000 0 Squeak coming from dashboard 
17000 0 Squeak coming from center stack on dashboard. 
21000 0 Bad oxygen sensor. 
 
Lexus IS in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 13000    
14000 0 Drip molding on side of roof. Rear of molding came loose. Dealer ordered new molding and replaced. 
33000 0 Corrosion on wheels - four wheels ordered and replaced in July under original warranty 
60000 250 replaced 4 wheels. replaced under warranty 3 yrs ago for corrosion. New wheels corroded after 2+ yrs. Lexus replaced wheels. Charged owner for replacement 
62000  

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2006 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

306-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Lexus IS in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 35000    
36000 1200 Car has excessive rattles from dashboard and door. 
38000 1200 Door rattles and dashboard rattles. Dashboard rattles still not fixed. Door rattles a little better. 
39000 250 Continuing rattles in door and dash. 
 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Minor dash rattle on drivers side. 
0 Outside rearview mirror no longer adjusts with controls. 
21000 0 Navigation system losing position. Dash rattle. 
22000 0 HID headlight replaced. 
25000 0 Defective cam gears causing engine grinding at cold startup. Repaired under TSB. 
27000 0 Drivers mirror not remembering position. 
35000 0 Dash rattles Rear brake boot replaced. 
36000 0 Passenger side HID headlamp. 
 

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2006 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

204-horsepower 2.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Lexus IS in Estonia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 22940    
24540 0 New indicator panel (speedo, tach etc.) due to flickering lighting of the tach needle. New HID headlight. Removed dash/door panel/seat squeaks and rattles. All under warranty. 
 

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2006 Lexus IS 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Lexus IS in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 28000    
29000 0 Transmission broke, replaced with new one. Rear defrost did not work, ordered new rear windshiels, returned at later date for install. Dealer stated that some how the defrost wire in windshield was broke or inoperable. 
30000 0 Vehicle lurching forward when stopping or stopped. Problem with trans (again) dealer unable to duplicate. Still occurring. 
32000 0 Car still lurching forward, returned with same response, unable to duplicate. I took regional rep for a ride and problem occurred with in 1/2 mile. Adjusted drive shaft Starter went out, unable to start car due to electronic ignition. 
34000 0 car lurches forward upon break then acceleration. readjust driveshaft again. had rep fly in from Ca. adjusted outside of spec's. prob fixed 
 

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2006 Lexus IS 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 24000    
29000 0 Front pads and rotors 

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2001 Lexus IS

Engine not specified

Lexus IS in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 96100    
96720 100 MAF sensor had to be replaced 
 

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