Lexus IS 350 News

Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster
Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster

One week before a new U.S. president is sworn into office, a second major automotive scandal--the one involving Takata's fatally flawed airbags--is coming to an end. But while today's agreement may wind down the government's investigation of the Japanese supplier, the recall and repair of vehicles...Read More»

2011 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
Toyota Recalls 2006-2011 Lexus Models To Fix Potential Fire Hazard; 422,509 Vehicles Affected

Toyota has announced an extensive recall of Lexus vehicles from the 2006 to 2011 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF) the recall is meant to fix a potential leak in the fuel system, which could cause the vehicles to catch fire. The...Read More»

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Lexus GS and IS Involved in New Toyota Recall

Beleaguered Toyota can't seem to catch a break. The latest blow to the automaker comes in the form of a recall affecting some 245,000 Lexus GS and IS models sold here in the United States. Globally, the recall involves about 1.5 million vehicles. The reason for the recall: issues involving oil...Read More»

2008 Lexus IS 350
Huge New Toyota Recall Includes 245,000 Lexus GS, IS Sedans

It appears that the worst of Toyota's recall woes might not yet be past. The world's largest automaker confirmed plans today to recall nearly 1.7 million vehicles globally, for issues including oil leaks, faulty fuel pumps, and fuel lines. The number includes about 245,000 Lexus IS and GS models in...Read More»

2008 Lexus LS 600h L
Lexus Recalls 138,000 Cars—Including LS 600h—For Engine Defect

Lexus has announced that it will recall about 138,000 of its luxury sedans in the U.S.—including the 2008 model year of its flagship Lexus LS 600h L hybrid—due to a potential engine defect. In some 4.6- or 5.0-liter V-8 engines, along with some 3.5-liter engines, valve springs might be...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota To Shorten, Then Replace, 3.8M Accelerator Pedals In Safety Recall

Toyota announced today that it would recall 3.8 million of its vehicles to replace the accelerator pedals, to alleviate once and for all any chance of uncontrolled acceleration from the pedal being trapped by ill-fitting floor mats. While it develops new pedal designs, Toyota will have its dealers...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota-Lexus Floor-Mat Problem Is Now Officially A Recall

One week ago today, owners of eight Toyota and Lexus models got an urgent plea from the U.S. Department of Transportation, delivered via the media: Remove your driver's side floor mat immediately, and don't replace it until you've taken your car to the dealer. With much of the coverage calling it a...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS Convertible
Lexus IS 350C Will Undercut BMW 335i Convertible By $7k

Prices for the new Lexus IS C have just been announced. The IS 250C starts at $38,490, while the IS 350C begins at $43,940, not counting an $875 destination charge. Like in the IS sedan, the 250C (204-hp, 2.5-liter V-6) comes with a standard six-speed manual but the 350C (306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6)...Read More»

2008 Lexus IS 350
Lexus IS350 V-6 Named A '10 Best Engine' For 2009

The 3.5-liter V-6 found under the hoods of the 2009 Lexus IS 350 and GS 350 was honored with a spot on Ward Automotive's 10 Best Engines list for 2009. This marks the fourth year in a row that Lexus' 2GR-FSE V-6 has made the list. Ward's judges were all impressed with the V-6's power, refinement...Read More»

2007 Lexus LS460
Lexus Recalls GS, IS, And LS For Possible Corrosion In Fuel System

If you own a 2006-2008 Lexus GS350 nee GS300, Lexus IS250/IS350, or Lexus LS460/460L, please check with Lexus to see if your car qualifies for an important recall. In addition, Lexus will be sending you mail notifying you if you have an affected vehicle. Lexus found that fuel delivery pipes on...Read More»