Recalls for 2011 Lexus IS 350C

There are currently 3 recalls for your car.


What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V395000

Recall Date: 09/04/2013

Component: ENGINE

Problem 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND LEXUS DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VVT UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

Recall Number: 13V030000

Recall Date: 01/30/2013

Component: VISIBILITY/WIPER

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.

What Owners Should 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.

Recall Number: 13V030000

Recall Date: 01/30/2013

Component: VISIBILITY/WIPER

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

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