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2012 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

416-horsepower 5.0L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Lexus IS in Ontario, Canada
- Nov 2013
Nov 2013

6200 mi
Headlights replaced under warranty. No charge. 

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2012 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

12000 mi
When ambient temperature below 35 degrees, RPM's will surge to as high as 2000 on throttle lift off and deceleration at low speeds regardless of engine temperature. This occurs only in the first 5-15 minutes of operation. 

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2012 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Vermont, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

65000 mi

US $750
Check Engine light. Brought it to the dealer for diag and repair. They found two bad O2 sensors. Unfortunately, they needed to remove one or more seats to access these O2 sensors. Repaired and running great since. 

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2011 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

86800 mi

C $600
Satellite radio failed, needed to replace full Nav unit to fix. 
Aug 2017

102300 mi

C $1700
AC Condenser replacement, condenser discharge piping. 
Nov 2017

103540 mi

C $1000
Cracked front pipe, replaced. 
Lexus IS in Maryland, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Sep 2017

105000 mi

US $300
The door actuator for the driver side door went out. This common got lexus. It was quick tho and easy for the shop to repair. 

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2011 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Arizona, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

40300 mi

US $2800
Both headlights starting to show some bubbling in the black coating at the bottom of the lens assembly. Dealer replaced under warranty. Normal cost, per dealer: $1000 per lens plus $400 install. 
Feb 2016

45100 mi
Drivers seat belt replaced due to fraying 
Lexus IS in Washington, United States
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

71000 mi

US $600
Front left strut had leak. New strut was replaced. 

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2010 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

56700 mi
Fuel rail broke internally. 

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2010 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Arizona, United States
- Mar 2013
Mar 2013

49250 mi

US $67
under warranty to replace a leaky water pump 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

62000 mi
melting dash problem, TSB. I was told no dashes have been sent in over 6 months and they have no idea when they will provide them. It's been almost 2 years, with no fix in sight 
Lexus IS in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

32000 mi

US $300
headlight replacement 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Jan 2014

37300 mi
Idle was inconsistent. There is a service bulletin on this issue, but the dealer near our house did not want to do the repair. Still have to have the service bulletin addressed. 

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2010 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

82800 mi
Window switch 
Lexus IS in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
Mar 2015

48360 mi
Rattle under steering column. Repaired under original comprehensive warranty. 
Lexus IS in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Feb 2019
Nov 2018

69440 mi

C $600
Noisy exhaust, engine light on. Repaired the exhaust Y pipe. 
Lexus IS in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

79980 mi

C $650
spark plugs - maintenance 

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2010 Lexus IS 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

Lexus IS in Indiana, United States
Nov 2017 - Sep 2020
Feb 2018

112500 mi

US $500
Air Recirculation motor arm broken (due to improper filter change). 
Lexus IS in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

40000 mi

US $100
Mirror on passenger side was coming apart and rattles and noises were seeming extreme this winter 
May 2015

41400 mi
New pneumatic strut for top broke and top was stuck 
Feb 2018

54000 mi
The top got stuck for a third time and will not move up or down. 
Apr 2018

56000 mi

US $1200
Top stuck again. They finally figured it out and replaced a motor or something that puts the top up and down. It was a $1200 fix and they said it is unusual for these to fail. So far, it is working like a champ! 

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2009 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Virginia, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

51000 mi
The rubber piece on my trunk release button melted. This is a Toyota design fault. Fixed for free under Lexus/Toyota warranty. 
Lexus IS in North Carolina, United States
- May 2011
May 2011 The factory 6 disk CD changer has had to be replaced twice now due to complete failure. First time, it would not eject a CD or change from one CD to another. Second time, CD would not play, eject, or change. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
Nov 2012

27000 mi
Diagnosed at independent shop of a water pump leak; discovered this was common on Lexus IS's. took to Lexus of Cerritos and said it was just the overflow however I think they're lying... 
Jun 2016

81000 mi

US $75
Carbon build up issue again, had dealer clean cylinder heads using high RPM tests. Lexus paid bill. Also tires replaced (Hankook) for new Hankook. Lasted 40k good miles with mixed highway and city driving (incl. a lot of potholes) 
Lexus IS in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2020
Oct 2017

37000 mi

US $500
Right mirror fell off without contact with anything. I was shown the broken part, it looked like some kind of collar or washer. The dealership said that the broken part is not replaceable by itself, so we swapped so-called "mirror assembly", which includes the motors that drive adjustments. 
Nov 2017

37500 mi
Check engine light on; suspected carbon build-up; replaced pistons and rings. 
Jul 2020

44000 mi

US $530
Left mirror broke off. The mirrors fell off without a contact with anything. First, the right (passenger side). Then, the left (driver side). The first time around I was shown the broken part, it looked like some kind of collar or washer. The dealership said that the broken part is not replaceable by itself, so we swapped so-called "mirror assembly", which includes the motors that drive adjustments. 

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2009 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Massachusetts, United States
- Aug 2014
Dec 2011

40000 mi
dealer performed TSB to add padding. noise is now much less frequent but not 100% gone 
Jan 2012

40000 mi
dealer replaced driver side air vent 
Apr 2012

42500 mi
dealer performed TSB to install ground loop isolator 
Jul 2012

45000 mi
clear coat peeling off front and rear bumper, dealer did some spot repair 
Jan 2013

47500 mi
dealer did some spot repair again 
Jul 2013

50000 mi
dealer refinished front and rear bumpers 
Feb 2014

55000 mi
Dealer replaced both rear calipers 
Aug 2014

60000 mi
Dealer replaced driver side mirror 

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2008 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

416-horsepower 5.0L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Lexus IS in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2015

121200 mi

US $1
Radiator Leak Cooling fan replaced 
Sep 2017

190000 mi

US $550
front passenger door lock 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2012
Dec 2009

18077 mi
Drivers side headlight out 
Lexus IS in Illinois, United States
Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
Jul 2016

54000 mi

US $150
Left headlight bulb burned out and had condensation on the glass. Changed out bulb, didn't work, turns out the headlight wasn't sealed so had to get the ballast replaced. 60 bucks for ballast + labor. 

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2008 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2012
Dec 2010

24000 mi
There was too much noise when starting the car cold. The engine cam gears had to be changed. the dashboard was loose and made breaking noise on rough roads! The dashboard was glued again. 
Lexus IS in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2015
Jun 2012

45000 mi
Driver side roof trim piece flew off of car on roadtrip. It caused the front pillar trim to pop off requiring it to be secured with tape! NOTE: This car has the original OEM windshield. 
Mar 2014

72000 mi
Water pump failure - caused power loss, fluids in bay and ground, and severe engine rattle 
Lexus IS in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - May 2016
May 2016

150000 mi

US $1583
Exhausted rusted out 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
May 2015

90700 mi

US $200
Nav display stopped functioning, lexus na helped out on replacement cost, thanks lexus 
Lexus IS in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

44000 mi
recall- dashboard melting 
Lexus IS in Georgia, United States
Jun 2015 - Apr 2019
May 2016

103000 mi

US $200
Rear calipers seized and required replacement. Unable to load new brake pads into calipers before replacement. Replaced rotors. 
Aug 2016

107500 mi

US $377
Passenger side fuse box electrical burns/arcing at alternator 150 amp fuse. Car required tow. 
May 2018

135000 mi

US $10
Battery cable terminals required replacement due to oxidation. 
Lexus IS in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

73160 mi
Airbag light came on. Simply unplugged and plugged back in the airbag under the drivers side dash. 
Lexus IS in Washington, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2014
May 2013

50000 mi

US $800
The problem was apparently a module that controls the drivers for the fuel injection system. $2200 was the original charge by the dealer. Corporate listened to my story and was willing to pay $1400. 
Lexus IS in Idaho, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2015
Apr 2011

18000 mi
Leather seat on passenger side was beginning to crack. They attempted a re-dye earlier, which failed. They replaced seat cover as a courtesy (not under warranty) on return visit. Subwoofer replaced (known issue with ML Sub) 

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2008 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2017
Mar 2016

62000 mi
Vehicle was shaking during idle and having difficulty accelerating at low gears. Attempted OBDII read and battery replacement. Dealer determined a TSB was available that replaced all the engine pistons and piston seals 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Jan 2016
Sep 2015

105000 mi

US $1
Factory defect. They replaced all the pistons and valves! Awesome customer service. 
Lexus IS in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2013

41000 mi
Lumbar motors in front seats weak and working intermittently. Rattle coming from glove box. Dealer billed for repair as it should have been found in Certified inspection. Hood sat uneven with fender. Bumper missing a retaining clip. Fixed by adding rubber bumper under hood and replacing retaining clip. Dealer billed for repair because it should have been found during Certified inspection. 
Oct 2013

46000 mi
Rear driver-side door "crunched"when opening. Handle was lubricated which fixed the problem only temporarily. Parking brake cable loose and did not work well. Not covered by warranty so not yet fixed. 
Feb 2014

49600 mi
Wheel lock was stripped so I could not remove any of the wheels. Dealer replaced at cost since the car should have come with a working wheel lock. Radio began ejecting CD's and turning itself off randomly. Radio was replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2014

56000 mi
Brake caliper bolt sheared and the caliper was hanging on by one bolt. Front brakes were compromised and had to be towed to dealer. The dealer replace the front pads, left caliper, and left caliper bracket at cost since it was a CPO vehicle. 
Aug 2014

58000 mi
Camshaft gear assembly needed to be replaced. It was causing a rattle because it would leak oil back into the oil pan and would not be lubricated properly on startup. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

22000 mi
Persistent rattle since the car was new. Been to dealer total of 4 times without any success. Most recently blown off as I hear nothing; demanded another tech who throught he could fix it but could not. 
Lexus IS in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

73100 mi

US $600
Thermostat, water pump Engine rebuild 
May 2018

95000 mi

US $500
Tensioner pulley 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

57900 mi

US $500
Nav touchscreen stopped responding, ended up replacing the just the nav unit. 
Lexus IS in District of Columbia, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

104000 mi

US $187
Cigarette lighter lost power 
Jul 2017

106000 mi

US $1600
Electrical failure of power steering, speedometer, other systems. Eventually found to be rodent damage. 
Nov 2017

108000 mi

US $1400
Door Actuator (for lock) died. Dead tpms sensor. 
Jun 2018

112000 mi

US $600
Door loop lock actuator 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Jan 2012
Jun 2008

928 mi
Free 1 month/1000 mile checkup and personalized settings. Ground loop TSIB repair for audio jack in armrest. 
Oct 2009

13358 mi

US $665
Replaced one front wheel, two front tires, due to road hazard. Four wheel alignment. All done at independent shop. - Recall check for driver side floor mat. Brake dust TSIB performed. 15k service. All done at dealer. 

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2008 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Sep 2010

27000 mi
Right headlight got misaligned after hitting a pothole 
May 2011

32000 mi
Code P0051, O2 Sensor replaced one headlight was pointing too low after a pothole 
Lexus IS in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2016
Dec 2013

82000 mi

US $500
Water pump making noise. Pump, thermostat, and belt replaced. 
Dec 2015

94000 mi

US $300
brake caliper assembly replaced 
Jul 2016

95000 mi

US $450
Center exhaust pipe cracked from rust. Damaged portion of pipe cut and replaced with new piece of pipe welded on. 
Lexus IS in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Feb 2014
Oct 2013

65080 mi
Water pump leaking, discovered during regular maintenance and replaced under warranty. 
Lexus IS in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

52300 mi
Replaced water pump. 
Aug 2014

64900 mi

US $310
Injected dye to check for leaks. Recharged AC system. No leaks found. 
May 2015

69400 mi

US $129
AC stops blowing old air every year now. Unable to find leak even with dyes. Eventually simply recharge. 
Jun 2016

79000 mi

US $179
Slow leak in AC system. Needs to be recharged every 2-3 years. Lexus dealer and other shops have not been able to locate origin of leak. 
Lexus IS in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - May 2015
Aug 2013

83700 mi

C $700
Sandblast and repaint wheel rims 
Jul 2014

95680 mi

C $700
Replace badly corroded wheels 
Lexus IS in Maryland, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2016
Feb 2009

14000 mi
Drip molding on side of roof. Rear of molding came loose. Dealer ordered new molding and replaced. 
Jul 2010

33000 mi
Corrosion on wheels - four wheels ordered and replaced in July under original warranty 
Nov 2013

60600 mi

US $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 
Lexus IS in Delaware, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2018
Feb 2017

50000 mi

US $525
Replace normally worn brake pads and excessively grooved front rotors. 
Lexus IS in Missouri, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

88000 mi

US $1053
Cv boots leaking 
Lexus IS in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

43000 mi
Carbon buildup TSB. Second top clean under warranty. Vehicle towed to dealership after failing to start and throwing codes for random misfire. 
Lexus IS in Ohio, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2009

15000 mi
Squeak coming from dashboard 
Jul 2009

17000 mi
Squeak coming from center stack on dashboard. 
Oct 2009

21000 mi
Bad oxygen sensor. 

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2007 Lexus IS

Engine not specified

Lexus IS in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015 Recall never performed regarding fuel system; Lexus solution was not determined prior to sale of car. 
Lexus IS in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $800
auto leveling headlight problem 

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2007 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

112000 mi

US $400
Alternator failed 
Lexus IS in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
Mar 2014

98000 mi

US $200
Alternator went out after I ran the car with a depleted battery and lights on. 
Feb 2015

106000 mi

US $100
Oxygen sensor was replaced. 
Lexus IS in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

75020 mi

C $100
both rear calipers stuck by rust 
Jun 2017

86180 mi
Alignment 
Lexus IS in Maryland, United States
Mar 2006 - Mar 2012
Mar 2006

15000 mi
Transmission failure, completely replaced 
Jun 2006

19000 mi
Engine oil completely emptied out of the car. Had to be towed and repaired. (Car was a train wreck) 
Jul 2006

19000 mi
rear window gasket failure Clutch grinding, clutch replaced 
Lexus IS in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Feb 2018
May 2014

15020 mi

C $360
Tire pressure sensors needed replacement due to the bad battery. 
Feb 2017

112220 mi
ECM fried due to fuel sensor malfunction 
Lexus IS in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Mar 2018
Feb 2014

55660 mi

C $535
seized right rear caliper 
Nov 2016

83080 mi

C $363
inspection when new snow tires installed 
Lexus IS in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - Nov 2013
Dec 2012

86000 mi
Powered rear sunshade was replaced due to faulty motor. Covered under extended warranty. 
Lexus IS in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2014
Sep 2013

100000 mi

US $65
Tire pressure sensor replaced 
Lexus IS in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2015
Jun 2013

58000 mi
Center a/c vents would not adjust left or right. Passenger side fog lamp bracket need tightened. Auto leveling motor in drive side headlamp failed. 
Lexus IS in Nevada, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2014
Sep 2012

57000 mi

US $225
HID bulb burned out - replaced with new factory bulb and tested balast turned out OK. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

27000 mi

US $100
side mirrors were not going down correctly when in reverse 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Jan 2011

65300 mi
Warning light stayed on after low tire pressure - turns out it needed to be reset. During visit to dealer all recall items were performed. 
Jan 2015

52700 mi

US $1500
Touchscreen inop 
Lexus IS in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

47300 mi
VVTI gear replacement 
Jun 2017

60000 mi

US $500
Water pump leaking, water pump was replaced. 

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2007 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018
Oct 2017

55800 mi

C $60
The Check Engine Light and Stability control dash lights were coming on intermittently. The problem was traced to the brake light switch actuated by the brake pedal. The switch has 2 circuits, one for the brake lights and one for the ABS brake sensors and associated circuits. The switch was intermittent, caused by premature failure of the contact mating surfaces in the switch. This switch had different materials between the contact fingers and the switch plate. Many posts on the internet related to this problem, with many people being charged for multiple repair attempts by dealers. A cash cow for dealers, which I suspect is being abused. $40 switch fixed the problem, once isolated. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2018
Jun 2014

59000 mi

US $100
During maintenance, dealer reported leak in water pump and replaced it. 
Lexus IS in Victoria, Australia
Apr 2009 - Sep 2013
Nov 2010

37200 mi
Touch screen stopped recognizing touch. 
Feb 2011

39060 mi
Electric mirrors malfunctioning 
May 2013

60700 mi

A $940
HID globes replaced 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2014
Oct 2011

57300 mi
Had to replace the battery due to bad cell. This one was less than a year old that dealer previously replaced under warranty. Also due to bad cell. 
Nov 2012

69500 mi
Rough cold start with check engine light and VSC. Dealer checked the error codes and determined it was related to the piston problem. They replaced the piston rings and pistons free of charge. 
Jan 2014

73700 mi

US $349
water pump was leadking 
May 2014

82000 mi
Leaking strut on the rear driver side. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

78000 mi

US $1600
3 of the doors would no longer lock/unlock. Actuators were all bad. HID headlight bulb needed to be replaced. 
Lexus IS in South Africa
Nov 2012 - Jan 2015
Feb 2014

78120 mi

R 900
Car is making a clattering noise just after start up. Dealer advised that this is a CVT problem that needs to be attended to. Will require specialized technician as engine must be removed. Cost quoted I find prohibitive at $2000. 
Dec 2014

94240 mi

R 125
adjust fuel setting 
Jan 2015

76880 mi
Intermittent engine clattering due to a valve timing problem. Never fixed because minor and intermittent, and cost was prohibitive. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

97500 mi

US $150
Brake Light Switch 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

49300 mi
Car would not start. After sitting for a minute, then try restarting, could hear starter clicking like battery was weak. Checked battery - 10.3V. Battery only one year old, under warranty from Lexus. They lubed alt-clutch, & replaced battery 
Lexus IS in Oregon, United States
Apr 2010 - Oct 2017
Dec 2010

33000 mi
CD player wouldn't eject discs, would attempt to and grind but wouldn't eject. Called dealer and they ordered a replacement CD player and replaced it when it came in. Took under an hour to do. A few weeks later, the CDs were returned to me. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2015
Aug 2012

119700 mi

US $800
Water pump and drive pulley 
Lexus IS in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017

US $200
Fuel injection idle solenoid replacement. But when I took the car to the dealer they said nothing was wrong & they were right. The problem has not appeared since. I've had the car for 10 yrs and had zero repair costs. 
Lexus IS in Mississippi, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

175000 mi
Car was in limp mode. Wouldn't shift past 3rd gear. Dealer states I need new transmission. 
Lexus IS in Alabama, United States
Oct 2015 - Apr 2016
Jan 2016

100000 mi
Dashboard was recalled and changed. Heater not working well 
Lexus IS in Alabama, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

87000 mi
I noticed radiator fluid in the engine bay and high vehicle temperatures 
Lexus IS in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

85000 mi

US $750
Replace bad Oxygen sensor 

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2007 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

123000 mi

US $150
I just replaced the serpentine belt, because it was showing signs of wear. 
Lexus IS in Virginia, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Nov 2012

50700 mi

US $180
Headlamp. Then had to replace ballast that required several hours to take the headlight assy apart to replace. 
Lexus IS in Michigan, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2016
Oct 2007

15000 mi
Dash rattle repaired under warranty. As usual, dealer service was outstanding. NO other issues. 
Jul 2011

103000 mi

US $700
Water pump replaced. 
Feb 2014

181000 mi

US $1800
Exhaust leak due to rust. The 'Y' pipe is expensive! 
Jun 2015

220000 mi

US $175
Replaced rear CV half shafts with rebuilt units both sides. Cost shown is parts alone. I did the work myself. Replaced alternator. Parts only. I repaired it myself. 
Lexus IS in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

59000 mi

C $3200
first time after 3 day bought stearing rack broke cost 2700$ noise from the trim crack noice y pipe broke need to remplace the entire pype for awd cost 4500$ ,y pipe touche the drive axles making noise when turn left now after 10k mile another steering rack problems. replace the rack + computer module cost 3200$. 
Lexus IS in Nigeria
Feb 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

109740 mi

$100
Ball joints and linkages were re-kitted. Speed sensors were cleaned and put back. 
Lexus IS in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2017 - Jan 2018
Jun 2017

172000 mi

US $380
rear brakes pads 
Lexus IS in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2014 - Oct 2016
Jan 2015

81700 mi

US $700
Right rear caliper seized causing brake drag and premature wear. One caliper, one rotor, and set of pads replaced. 
Mar 2015

85000 mi
Parking brake shoe was broken beyond repair when mechanic removed wheel hub to inspect. Replaced rear parking brake shoes and hardware. Mechanic broke wheel locks when replacing tires. Mechanic replaced at its expense. 
Oct 2016

120000 mi

US $550
Noise that changed with change in wheel speed. Mechanic replaced right front wheel hub assembly (hub and bearing) TPMS light on and occasionally flashing. Mech replaced one TPMS sensor. Light stayed off for an hour or so then came back on. Took back to mech, reset sensors, light stayed off for an hour or so again and came back on again. Still lit. 
Lexus IS in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2013
Jan 2010

29000 mi
Alternator - dealer replaced at no charge to customer. Water pump - dealer replaced at no charge to customer. 

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2007 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

204-horsepower 2.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Lexus IS in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2014 - Jan 2018
Oct 2017

109000 mi

US $600
headlights not working and filling with water 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
Feb 2012

58700 mi

US $80
Recurring problem where the handbrake loses effectiveness over time. This is the second time I've had to have it tightened. Dealer claims its common on the 6-speed manuals. Thats fine, but surprisingly expensive to have them adjust it. 
Jul 2013

83800 mi

US $900
Replaced rear shock absorbers due to defect In right rear damper 
Lexus IS in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Nov 2013
Mar 2013

39680 mi
Water pump failure repaired under powertrain warranty. 

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2006 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Alabama, United States
- Mar 2008
Mar 2008

115000 mi
Replace fuel pipes on TSB due to possible stress at bends. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Oct 2008
Feb 2008

36000 mi

US $1200
Car has excessive rattles from dashboard and door. 
Mar 2008

38000 mi

US $1200
Door rattles and dashboard rattles. Dashboard rattles still not fixed. Door rattles a little better. 
Jun 2008

39000 mi

US $250
Continuing rattles in door and dash. 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2014
Jun 2012

93000 mi
Recirculating A/C blower door binding & not operating properly - covered by warranty 
Jul 2014

119500 mi

US $1000
Engine has developed an oil consumption problem...Known issue with IS 250, currently not admitted for IS 350's...Started using oil at 85,000 miles (1 qt per 2500 miles)...Now up to 1 qt per 1000 miles (mileage 125,000). 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2015

120000 mi
Had car evaluated for warranty enhancement eligibility that will extend warranty coverage to replace dash board and front and rear door panels due to a melting/sticky condition caused by heat and humidity. Car met criteria - parts ordered 
Jul 2018

145000 mi

US $900
Alternator and fuse block 
Lexus IS in Alabama, United States
Oct 2013 - Jan 2019
Apr 2017

132000 mi
Recall on bags 
Jun 2017

135000 mi

US $135
Flushed break fluid 
Jul 2017

135000 mi

US $100
Brake fluid contaminate. Replaced fluid. 
May 2018

142000 mi

US $1200
Replaced shocks and strouds 
Lexus IS in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - Feb 2014
Nov 2013

85300 mi

US $150
Car was hard to start. Replaced battery. 
Lexus IS in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

138000 mi

US $1000
Alternator 
Lexus IS in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

80000 mi

US $400
Replaced differential with used differential. 
Mar 2018

101000 mi

US $131
TPSM replacment. All four wheels. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

35000 mi
Plugged A/C drain. 
Lexus IS in Colorado, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

50000 mi
Water pump leaking 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

80000 mi

US $2500
Navigation unit died, needed to be replaced 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Jan 2007 - Nov 2010
Jan 2007

10000 mi
Minor dash rattle on drivers side. 
Jun 2007

15000 mi
Outside rearview mirror no longer adjusts with controls. 
Feb 2008

21000 mi
Navigation system losing position. Dash rattle. 
Mar 2008

22000 mi
HID headlight replaced. 
May 2008

25000 mi
Defective cam gears causing engine grinding at cold startup. Repaired under TSB. 
Jul 2008

27000 mi
Drivers mirror not remembering position. 
Mar 2009

35000 mi
Dash rattles Rear brake boot replaced. 
May 2009

36000 mi
Passenger side HID headlamp. 
Lexus IS in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

112000 mi

US $900
water pump leaking from seal and replaced pump Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor 
Apr 2018

120100 mi

US $570
Transmission pan gasket brittle and slow leak found. Replaced gasket. 
Lexus IS in North Carolina, United States
May 2017 - Jan 2018
May 2017

205000 mi

US $250
Replaced driver side lower control arm. 

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2006 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in Florida, United States
Oct 2005 - Jul 2009
Dec 2008

26000 mi
Front driver seat squeaks, seat rails were found to be defective. 
Lexus IS in Estonia
Jul 2008 - Sep 2009
Aug 2008

24180 mi
Lighting of the tip of the tach needle was flickering, Xenon headlight didn't always switch on, new Xenon bulb for the headlight. All warranty repairs. Squeaking and rattling door panels (all), dash, b-pillars, driver's seat. All taken care of by the dealer under warranty. New instrument cluster installed. 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. 
Lexus IS in Florida, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2017
Mar 2010

46000 mi

US $30
Spare tire compartment lid handle broke. 
Apr 2011

66000 mi
The issue was an occasional rough idle when at a stop and in gear. The resolution by the dealer that was covered under the manufacturer warranty was engine top cleaner and replacement of a gasket. 
Aug 2012

89000 mi

US $261
dealer determined that water pump was leaking Engine idling rough at stop intermittently. Carbon build up on valve - cylinder #4 misfire.removed and disassembled motor, clean valves, ck springs, replace pistons,rings,gaskets and reassemble. Lexus repaired at no charge. Remove AC drain grommet to prevent possible water intrusion. Lexus repaired at no charge - there were no issues this is a known problem with this model and this was a preventive measure. 
Sep 2015

124000 mi

US $580
Vehicle started running rough. VSC light on dashboard came on. Dealer replaced the meter sub-assy, intake air flow, part # 22204-31020. 
Oct 2016

134700 mi

US $200
Console slide plastic near gear shifter broke and was replaced 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2014
Mar 2010

40000 mi
Shocks that hold open trunk failed Cylinder misfire 
Dec 2011

68000 mi
Mass Airflow sensor 
Aug 2012

75500 mi
Broken water pump-leaking fluid. Replaced loose cam gear pin causing dry start 
Mar 2013

79000 mi
Auto dimming mirror failed causing lines 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

117000 mi
The lighting for the speedometer went out; Lexus said the entire instrument cluster would have to be replaced in order to fix this. 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Dec 2017 - Dec 2017
Oct 2017

166000 mi

US $3000
lag on 3rd gear won't shift to 4th 
Lexus IS in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

58000 mi
tire pressure monitoring system, I am going to bring this to a lexus dealer eventually. Closest dealer is an hour and a half away. Tire pressure is fine, monitor is malfunctioning 
Mar 2015

58000 mi

US $250
tire pressure monitor fixed 

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2006 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

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

Lexus IS in New York, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Apr 2013

99000 mi

US $500
Two O2 sensors failed and needed replacement. Exhaust was leaking. 
Dec 2015

130000 mi

US $500
Failed alternator replaced. 
Lexus IS in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Jul 2018
Nov 2016

161000 mi

US $235
Tire pressure sensor failed and activated permanent system check warning - needed new sensor. 
Apr 2017

162000 mi

US $410
Replaced cv boot on front left side 
Lexus IS in New York, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

51000 mi

US $1300
starter button didn't turn on car right away. Dealer said that there has been this reported problem and replaced it free with no argument 
Lexus IS in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

105300 mi

US $260
Have a hard time starting car. Replace battery Alternator replaced 
Lexus IS in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

148000 mi

US $120
R&R Alternator 
Jul 2015

154000 mi

US $175
Water pump bearing gave out, causing coolant to leak out and car begin to overheat. Replaced Waterpump, and Drive belt. 
Jun 2017

164000 mi

US $30
Leak from the low pressure line near the 90 degree bend close to the O2 sensor. A/C Line was rubbing against the O2 sensor's attachment nut on the exhaust manifold. Repair: Recharged the system with a Leak test/selant/refrigerant. Spotted the leak and it self sealed. 
Oct 2017

1 mi

US $1
Driver side rear wheel bearing making noise. Replaced wheel bearing hub. passenger side making noise now. Both Catalytic converters need replacing. 
Lexus IS in Maryland, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

140000 mi

US $100
Rear Cv joint went bad on the car 
Lexus IS in Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

131900 mi

US $187
Exhaust system had a hole in it. 
Lexus IS in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2010 - Sep 2015
May 2011

80480 mi

C $100
Engine cowling broken during windshield replacement. Part replaced. 
Jun 2012

89900 mi

C $650
Alignment issue related to seized tie rod end 
May 2015

109120 mi

C $300
Battery needed replacing after 4 years due to decreased capacity test. 
Lexus IS in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2014
Aug 2011

47000 mi

US $90
Caliper was frozen on driver's side front wheel. Cleaned it out and it resolved the issue. 

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2006 Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

204-horsepower 2.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Lexus IS in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

58000 mi

US $60
Tachometer and speedometer needles no longer illuminated. Removed instrument panel, removed needles, re-soldered new LEDs into needles, re-assembled everything. LEDs $5, find-point soldering iron $45, several hours of my time. Squeak from what sounded like driver sun-visor area when car goes over bumps. Removed headliner three times at attempts to resolve issue. Finally discovered squeak was from dash behind instrument panel. Removed instrument panel, found squeaking mounting arm, sprayed lube, no more squeak. Loud "bonk" sound from roof center when car enter or exiting driveways. Multiple unsuccessful attempts at resolving the sound, finally found cause as aged body foam between roof cross-member and roof sheet metal, the body foam sticking to then breaking away from the roof sheet metal when car body flexes. Culprit roof cross-member located adjacent to rear edge of moon roof opening. Used hack saw blade to grind away aged body foam, sprayed lube, no more "bonk." Squeak from roof rear when going over bumps. Removed headliner multiple times at attempts to resolve issue. Finally discovered squeak coming from upper rear windshield frame, confirmed by reading similar complaints in forums. Sprayed lube, problems solved. OEM subwoofer makes "tack" sound when playing audio. Installed used OEM subwoofer from EBay, problem solved. Vanity mirror light does not come on when mirror cover is slid open, as it should turn on. Removed stitching of visor fabric on the edge facing the rear view mirror, and pulled back fabric to reveal small hole for accessing the contact points of switch. Scraped contact points, sewed fabric back using ladder stitch. Problem fixed. Interior rear view mirror glass developed a flaky look caused by reflective backing going bad. Purchased similar part from EBay, disassembled faulty mirror, swapped out mirror glass. Problem solved. 
Lexus IS in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2011

42780 mi
noise from water pump; replaced 
Apr 2012

43400 mi

C $11000
alternator 
Lexus IS in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2016
Aug 2007

15000 mi
Nav system repaired. My location cursor was off. Under warranty. 
Mar 2008

20000 mi
CD player replaced. Would not read CDs. Under warranty, CD player sent to the manufacturer. CDs sent back to dealer to be picked up. 
Jun 2012

62000 mi
Lowered gas mileage due to gunking up pistons during fuel injection. Oil leaked in pistons which burned more oil than expected. Known factory issue for 2006 IS models. Factory covered. 
Mar 2013

71000 mi
Factory issue - gaskets at valves were leaking. Resulted in higher gas consumption and gunk build up. 
Apr 2016

83300 mi
replaced at no charge dashboard as it was cracked 

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2006 Lexus IS 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Lexus IS in Michigan, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2008
Feb 2008

29000 mi
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. 
Mar 2008

30000 mi
Vehicle lurching forward when stopping or stopped. Problem with trans (again) dealer unable to duplicate. Still occurring. 
Apr 2008

32000 mi
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. 
Jun 2008

34000 mi
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

4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Lexus IS in Italy
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

37200 mi

€500
This was the first real problem the car suffered, other than one to replace the "marmitta catalitica", due to too frequent mileage in town. 
Oct 2010

40300 mi

€1500
Cambiata la guarnizione della testata. Primo sintomo: non funzionava piĆ¹ il condizionamento, in quanto perdeva acqua. Changed head gasket. Symptom: air conditioning no longer worked, b/c losing water. 

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