2009 Lexus IS 250

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Available in 2 styles:  2009 Lexus IS 250 4dr AWD Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$14,788–$25,236
Estimated MPG

18–20 city / 26 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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IS 250

VISIBILITY/WIPER

Recall number: 13V030000
Recall date: 01/30/2013

Problem 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.

Consequence:

INOPERATIVE WIPERS COULD REDUCE DRIVER VISIBILITY AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND LEXUS DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW WIPER ARM NUTS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN IN LATE FEBRUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/23/2005 and 10/05/2011.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

Recall number: 11V029000
Recall date: 01/26/2011

Problem 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.

Consequence:

FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

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 MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/23/2005 and 02/04/2009.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Recall number: 09V388000
Recall date: 10/05/2009

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE ANY DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT AND NOT REPLACE IT WITH ANY OTHER FLOOR MAT PENDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODEL-SPECIFIC REMEDIES. TOYOTA WILL MAIL A SECOND NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES NOTIFYING THEM OF THE FREE REMEDIES WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE. THE FIRST NOTICE IS EXPECTED TO BE MAILED DURING OCTOBER 2009 AND TOYOTA WILL ADVISE NHTSA OF THE ESTIMATED DATE WHEN THE REMEDIES WILL BE AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/08/2009.


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