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You are in the Lexus IS
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Lexus IS 350, Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 300, Sedan
#48 of 67 Squeeks & Rattles
Mar 28, 2009 (3:05 am)
Well, I have to say that the rattles in the dash were getting so bad, I was considering getting rid of the IS. However, I took it to the Lexus delaership and low and behold, they got the rattles out! Rattles were in/ around the centre dash speaker. I a mnow liking this car all over again.
#49 of 67 Re: Rattling noise on IS350 [ajmtbm]
Apr 28, 2009 (7:43 pm)
Do you have any documentation regarding the TSB? The nearby dealer seems not to know, or acknowledge these until Lexus has a mandatory mailing.
#50 of 67 Re: Rattling noise on IS350 [tylerb2]
Apr 29, 2009 (11:49 am)
I don't have a TSB on the rattle. The rattle on my IS was the speaker on the centre of the dash. They put in more insuulatino and that fixed it. I just took it in for service and they eliminated the rattke under warranty. However there is an Open Campaign # 9LA which relate to the fuel delivery pipes. My car is going in tomorrow to have this done.
#51 of 67 Re: Rattling noise on IS350 [tylerb2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 29, 2009 (2:11 pm)
July 30, 2008
Instrument Panel Rattle
This relates to 2006-2007 cars only, with VIN #s preceding the following
#52 of 67 Re: Rattling noise on IS350 [Mr_Shiftright]
May 02, 2009 (7:26 pm)
That would be mine. Thanks very much for the information. It seems you need to almost recite the problem to the dealer word-for-word as written in the service bulletin, but without mentioning the bulletin itself, to activate a fix.
#53 of 67 Need some advice?
Dec 01, 2009 (9:41 am)
So I bought a 2006 IS 350 about two months ago, certified pre-owned and I'm more than happy with my choice. However after a month of owning the car I started hearing rattling noises from somewhere in the middle of the dashboard every time I take a corner and squeaks somewhere in the back (maybe seat belts or around that area). I took the car to a Lexus dealer and I told them about it however they said that they'd have to take the whole dashboard out and that's not included in the warraty and I would have to pay for it. Did anyone experience anything like this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#54 of 67 Re: Need some advice? [dannyromo]
Dec 01, 2009 (10:27 am)
Please ask the dealer to check if the Technical Service Bulletin titled " SB0040-08 JUL 08 Interior - Instrument Panel Rattle " has been performed on the car or not. If not, they should be doing that under your certified pre-owned warranty.
Please be aware that it will involve removing the whole dash and replacing several clips which have been redesigned, as well as removing a few plastic tabs left over from production, but at least Lexus will cover the cost.
#55 of 67 Rattle in dash
Dec 01, 2009 (12:21 pm)
I had the same rattle. They fixed it under a TSB. What it was, was the dash centre speaker. Supposedly all it required was more insuluation there, and it never has rattled since. Good luck
#56 of 67 Re: Need some advice? [vcheng]
Dec 01, 2009 (6:58 pm)
Thank you so much. I am going to call the Lexus dealer tomorrow. The only thing is that I live in the Los Angeles area but I got my car from a Lexus dealer pretty far from LA. Do I need to call the dealer where I bought the car or just any Lexus dealer? The people from Lexus told me they have a nationwide program that has history maintenance on the car so they should all know I suppose? Tomorrow most definitely I'm going to ask. Thanks again!
#57 of 67 Re: Need some advice? [dannyromo]
Dec 02, 2009 (5:09 am)
As long as the car is certified pre-owned, it can be covered by any Lexus dealer within the parameters of that program.
And yes you are correct that the history of maintenance is available network wide.