While the Lexus IS has a plush interior and a relaxed driving manner, it lacks the sporty feel of some cars in this segment. Also, the interior is quite snug. Inside are high-quality materials, a hushed cabin, and a refined-sounding engine. Acceleration is quick, and fuel economy is commendable. However, the ride is stiff and the steering lacks feedback.
Alerts
There are 11 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Lexus IS owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Needed engine head rebuild because of sticking valves"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Carbon build up in pistons"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Dealer replaced pistons , rings, head rebuild because of poor valve seating causing engine knock and rough idle"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Engine heads removed, piston rings replaced, carbon deposits removed. This was a service bulletin repair at no cost to me"

Bruce E., CA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Problem with carbon deposit buildup and some rough running. Lexus under warranty, replaced, pistons, valves, valve springs"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Factory recall. Replaced pistons and rings to fix rough idle"

Michael P., TX (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Sludge developed in engine, even though serviced by local Lexus dealer on time, every time, was determined that dealer serviced the car with defective oil, LEXUS rebuilt the engine, under extended warranty free of charge and provided a alternate vehi"

Shane M., FL (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"check engine light came on, lost power while accelerating. my service repair determined cylinder mis-fire, told me lexus had issued extended warranty for this issue, lexus paid for rebuilt engine at dealer at no charge to me"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"The engine piston rings failed. The engine had to be rebuilt. All the work was done under warranty even though the car was over 7 years old and no longer under warranty. EXCELLENT SERVICE"

Anonymous, QC (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Carbon build-up damaged valves and cylinders. Lexus dealer discovered problem during service and Toyota approved a rebuild without charge. We did pay $500 for a new water pump on this low mileage car. Car was long past warranty; god bless Toyota!"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Problems with cylinders causing misfiring, unable to start in cold weather, Vehicle Stability Control systems being disabled"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus IS 250 3.5-L V6)

"The car burned oil and had a lot issues revolving around that. Including noises. I can't help but to tell you that dash melted. The black interior became sticky and feel apart. Finally, both were covered under warranty after a pain staking pr"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus IS 350 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"I underwent a period in which the right (bright) headlight failed intermittently for about a month, working sometimes, not working others. Dealer replaced headlamp with the explanation that this frequently happens when the lamp begins to fail"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus IS 350 Unsure)

"Low beam on passenger side would turn off while driving"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Right side headlight bulb dies. To replace the bulb LEXUS charges $200 for parts only!"

Serguei D., TN (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Bulb needed replacing"

John K., TX (2007 Lexus IS 350 3.5-L V6)

"seemed to have a short in my electrical system, had to replace headlights 2x within 18 months (both sides). one would go out, then other side after replacement. lexus went through electrical system, now things seem to be ok"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"major job to replace headlight"

Richrd F., MB (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"I have trouble with the headlights going off during travel. I have replaced and light and parts of the electrical system"

SUSn S., CA (2007 Lexus IS 250 Unsure)

"The tire pressure monitor sensor began failing intermittently over several months giving false readings. This was a huge headache since I never knew if I had a real issue or not. I'd have to pull the car over and check the pressure with a tire gauge. Lexus wouldn't replace the sensor even though it was under an extended warrenty unless they could run a diagnostic that proved the sensor was failing and of course it was always working when I scheduled an appointment. Finally one day when it wasn't"

Paul R., FL (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"The electrical system including the keyless remote sensor were all affected and malfunctioned, as a result of the insulation used on the wiring. The wiring was chewed by a rodent. I was informed by Lexus that the insulation on the wiring is made of soy, corn starch (and I think corn oil). I was told these substances were used to be "eco friendly" but unfortunately make the wiring attract rodents. I was told by the Lexus mechanic at the dealership that he had done several extremely costly ele"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus IS 250 Unsure)

"Problems involved the check engine light showing when there was no apparent reason. Repair technicians could find no reason and reset the light. Other problem involved the tires, and the low tire light correctly warned of low tire pressure within days of the tires being correctly filled with air. This problem continues with as little as two days intervening between loss of air from one tire or another"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus IS 350 Unsure)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"apparently caused erosion in pipes and needed to be replaced, covered under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"My car had a putting sound indicating an exhaust leak. I took to a muffler shop and had it fixed ($240). That cured the muffler leak"

Gerald B., MD (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Pipes

"The 'Y' pipe connecting the exhaust pipes to the tail pipes had to be replaced and this includes one of the three catalytic converters. (It had been welded once already). After market part would not fit properly so had to buy Lexus part at over $1300 ! If either of the 2 tail pipes fail, they each have a catalytic converter, so cost to replace will be high. Poor design to have 3 catalytic converters!"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"Rusted out, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"rusted"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus IS 250 3.5-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Almost continuous rattling when car is in drive and motionless. Sound goes away if car is put into neutral. This has no effect on performance, but is a nuisance"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"calipers on all cars should be rust resistant"

Randal R., NY (2007 Lexus IS 250 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Needed to be replaced. It broke"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"They were aftermarket rotors that the dealer replaced with genuine Lexus rotors. The aftermarket rotors were too thin"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus IS 250 Unsure)

"Rear brakes had a squeal when backing up. I had the rear pads replaced"

Jim B., NC (2007 Lexus IS 350 3.5-L V6)

"Even though I replaced the front rotors and pads I still get Squeaking when I brake"

Evangelos K., FL (2007 Lexus IS 350 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"During inspection the brake pads were very thin"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus IS 250 Unsure)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Had to replace it right after the transmission at 85300 miles"

Arturo J., CA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Water pump developed a squeak, had bad bearings. Replaced water pump my self without OEM parts. Also changed drive belt and coolant. This part is known to go bad around 70k miles"

Lazar N., MI (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"water pump failed, took to dealer, paid approx $1400"

Mark T., TX (2007 Lexus IS)

"Heard squealing noise from front of engine"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Water pump failure (detected by dealership though in advance of failure on the road); water pump was replaced, just outside of mileage warranty (but Lexus provided a credit to partially offset cost)"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"The A/C system sporadically shuts down itself then it blows only hot air. I have to turn it off and on manually to restart the cooling (A/C)"

Serguei D., TN (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Cold a.c. stops and just blows slightly cool air for no reason. Turn it off/on a few times and it gets really cold again"

Bryan E., TX (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"AC condenser evaporator malfunctioned and leaked condensate to the inside of the vehicle, soaking the carpet and acoustic padding on the floor. Required a week in the shop and $2,000 to fix. There was a technical service bulletin issued on this but no recall so Lexus will not cover cost. Ouch!"

Harriet S., VA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"making noises.... Lexus wants $750 to fix"

Thomas L., NJ (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Went to dealer three separate times over a period of two years before Freon leak was detected in the lower pressure hose where it is crimped"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Brought the car to the dealership for oil change/routine maintenance. Rear body section was damaged. Paint peeling off. Dealer said it was "out of warranty." Went to service manager who had it repainted as it started while the car was in their care"

Lloyd D., MA (2007 Lexus IS 250 Unsure)

"Wheels had paint peeling in the first year of ownership and Lexus would not repair"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"The dash melted and Lexus ignored the problem for years. Finally, they agreed to fix it but it hasn't been fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus IS 350 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Complete break down of dash and door panels, they got sticky and chunked off"

Shane M., FL (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Not loose interior, but the dash and door panel material starting disintergrating. Lexus comped a new dash. The door panels were doing it too, but to a lesser extent. Lexus proactively sent a letter saying that they will replace them too. Still waiti"

Gary S., FL (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"buzzing or rattle in the plastic panel covering the speedometer"

Carolyn A., GA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Rattles in dash -- has been an issue since delivery of vehicle"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Air or water leaks

"Despite very low mileage, the water pump has a small leak, detecting my service man during an oil change"

Kris W., TX (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"water pump seals are leaking"

Richrd F., MB (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"The display broke. I had it repaired instead of replaced. Replacement was almost 2K, repair was $500 and "might not have worked," but it did"

Brock G., NV (2007 Lexus IS 350 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The auxiliary jack stopped working so I can no longer listen to music from my phone or device in my car"

Cassandra R., SC (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Speakers

"Needed a new amplifier"

Thomas L., NJ (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator shorted out internally"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Lexus IS 350 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Typical battery charge after 10 years on the original"

Lazar N., MI (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)
Coil

"Coil pack replacement for a few spark plugs to correct a power loss and engine light coming on. Still happens periodically (car feels like it is running on 3 cylinders and looses power)"

Fred R., PA (2007 Lexus IS 250 Unsure)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Distinct whine in the differential when maintaining a constant 65mph speed"

Kenneth G., FL (2007 Lexus IS 350 3.5-L V6)
CV joint

"The rear CV joint had a dried out and cracked boot. This is not in and of itself unusual. Would be a $300 repair on any other car. But Lexus DOESN'T MAKE a replacement part for the rear CV boot for this car and you have to replace the ENTIRE AXLE"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Fuel leaks

"Smelled fuel. ~$1000 fuel line repair. Lexus agreed to reimburse a little over half"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

"Leaky gasket where fuel line met engine block"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus IS 250 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"While O2 sensors fail from time to time on older cars, what should be a $300 repair is over $500 because of the location (increased labor costs). For one of them you have to take out the driver's seat to get to it!!"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Had to replace the transmission because it totally failed at 85000 miles. Cost. $5500 (AMCO) And also had to replace the water pump a week later: $450 parts and labor. This the worst car I have ever own!!!"

Arturo J., CA (2007 Lexus IS 250 2.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Oct 17 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger air bag inflator or the air bag assembly using an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928203
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
Jun 26 2018
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2007-2011 Lexus GS350 and GS450h, 2006-2013 Lexus IS350 and 2010-2014 Lexus IS350C vehicles, equipped with 3.5L V6 2GR-FSE gasoline engines. The diaphragms in the fuel pulsation dampers may harden over time and develop cracks, possibly causing a fuel leak.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe with a new pipe that has improved pulsation dampers, free of charge. The recall began August 23, 2018. Owners may contact Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's number for this recall is JLF.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V432000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 114998
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 09 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and IS350, 2007-2008 Lexus ES350, Toyota Yaris, Yaris HB, and 2008 Lexus IS-F and Scion xB vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 1, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V006000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 577875
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 23 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on December 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V340000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1754517
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Oct 15 2014
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Lexus LS vehicles manufactured May 9, 2006, to July 20, 2010, 2006-2011 Lexus GS vehicles manufactured January 6, 2005, to September 10, 2010, and 2006-2011 Lexus IS vehicles manufactured August 30, 2005, to September 10, 2010. Due to anti-corrosion plating remnants, fuel may leak from where the fuel pressure sensor is attached to the fuel delivery pipe.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will clean and reseal the fuel pressure sensor mounting area, free of charge. The recall began March 3, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V647000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 422509
ENGINE
Sep 04 2013
The loose bolts could cause the VVT gear housing and sprocket to separate and result in the engine stopping while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Lexus GS350 vehicles manufactured June 19, 2006, through July 12, 2011; and model year 2006-2011 Lexus IS350 vehicles manufactured May 27, 2005, through July 13, 2011; and model year 2010-2011 Lexus IS350c vehicles manufactured November 25, 2009, through July 19, 2011. These vehicles, equipped with the 2GR-FSE engine, use bolts to secure the housing and sprocket of the Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) system gear assembly. These bolts could become loose due to abnormal impacts generated within the gear assembly immediately after a cold start-up.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and Lexus dealers will replace the VVT unit free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V395000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 101584
VISIBILITY/WIPER
Jan 30 2013
Inoperative wipers could reduce driver visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 vehicles manufactured August 23, 2005, through October 5, 2011; 2010-2012 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles manufactured April 10, 2009, through October 6, 2011; and 2008-2011 Lexus IS-F vehicles manufactured December 14, 2007, through July 10, 2011. The nuts that fasten the wiper arms may be insufficiently torqued such that if the wiper arms are restricted by an external load, such as a buildup of heavy snow, one or both of the wipers may become inoperative.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and Lexus dealers will install new wiper arm nuts, free of charge. An interim letter was mailed to owners on April 4, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V030000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 267718
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
Jan 26 2011
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 LEXUS IS AND MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 LEXUS GS VEHICLES. DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIGHTENING OF THE FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR CONNECTED TO AN ENGINE FUEL DELIVERY PIPE WITH NICKEL PHOSPHORUS PLATING, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT, OVER TIME, THE PRESSURE SENSOR COULD LOOSEN. IF LOOSENING OCCURS, FUEL COULD LEAK PAST A GASKET USED IN THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SENSOR AND THE PIPE AND THROUGH THE THREADED PORTION OF THE SENSOR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE THREADED PORTION OF THE FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR AND IF A FUEL LEAK IS NOT CONFIRMED, DEALERS WILL FURTHER TIGHTEN THE FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR WITH THE PROPER TORQUE. IF A FUEL LEAK IS CONFIRMED, THE GASKET BETWEEN THE SENSOR AND THE FUEL DELIVER PIPE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE, AND THE SENSOR WILL BE TIGHTENED WITH THE PROPER TORQUE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V029000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 244779
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Jul 06 2010
THE ENGINE COULD FAIL AND STOP SUDDENLY WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2008 LEXUS PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 26, 2005 THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2008. MICRO-FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE MATERIAL OF THE VALVE SPRING MAY DEGRADE THE STRENGTH OF THE VALVE SPRING, POSSIBLY CAUSING THE SPRING TO BREAK.
What should you do:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. ALE.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V309000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 138874
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 05 2009
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.
What should you do:
TOYOTA FILED AN AMENDED DEFECT REPORT ON NOVEMBER 25, 2009, STATING THAT DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND, ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, ALTER THE SHAPE OF THE FLOOR SURFACE UNDER THE PEDAL. THESE CHANGES ADDRESS THE RISK OF PEDAL ENTRAPMENT DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE FLOOR MAT. REDESIGNED ACCELERATOR PEDALS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE BEGINNING IN APRIL 2010 AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY MODIFIED PEDAL WITH THE NEW PEDAL IF DESIRED. ALSO, DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY GENUINE TOYOTA OR LEXUS ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS WITH REDESIGNED ALL-WEATHER MATS, OR REPURCHASE THE PREVIOUS MATS FROM OWNERS WHO DO NOT WANT THE NEW ONES. ADDITIONALLY, SOFTWARE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE INSTALLED ON CAMRY, AVALON AND LEXUS ES 350, IS 350 AND IS 250 MODELS THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE BRAKE OVERRIDES THE ACCELERATOR IN THE EVENT BOTH BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS ARE APPLIED. TOYOTA WILL BEGIN MAILING LETTERS TO OWNERS ON DECEMBER 31, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 90L/90LG.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V388000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4445056
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Jan 16 2009
OVER TIME, THE CORROSION MAY CREATE A PINHOLE RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 214,570 MY 2006-2008 LEXUS IS, MY 2006-2007 GS AND MY 2007-2008 LS PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ALUMINUM FUEL DELIVERY PIPES (FUEL RAILS). ETHANOL FUELS WITH A LOW MOISTURE CONTENT WILL CORRODE THE INTERNAL SURFACE OF THE FUEL RAILS. AS THIS CONDITION PROGRESSES, THE ENGINE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY PIPES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA/LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 9LACUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V020000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 214570
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