The Inside Rear View Mirror May Become Discolored on Lexus IS350

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside rear view mirror may become discolored or difficult to see clearly from. A revised mirror is available to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 71,438 (28,000–147,000)
4 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
35 people reported this problem
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The rear view mirror has appeared hazy and scratched for at least the past year or two. I assumed it was dusty or my car wash was not cleaning it properly. I just found that this is a common problem with my model and year car. I asked the dealer about replacement cost and they said it was about $1000. If this is a common problem with that particular model and year, I would think Lexus should replace it as a warranty recall item and not have their customers pay for their obvious shortcomings.
Mirror is discolored with black streaks.
Yup! Black streaks. Need a cheap way to
Yep, same thing. Looking at Gentex with compass for about $225. Dealer wants $1100!
Mirrow lost its,surface , silver inside faded away. had to buy new morrow
Currently not fixed. Looking for a replacement.
My inside reverse mirror is discolored and I can barely see out of it.
Hazy/Scratched Rear-View mirror.
Power Lock/Unlock is not working.
Touch screen is not working.
Same as described. I just bought the car used and it is starting to really bug me
Mirror looks like everyone else's.
The Rear view mirror is almost all "rust streak" looking with little mirror showing. I have not had this fixed. I came to this board to find out how to get it fixed or replaced, as I am trying to sell it.
Rear view mirror scratched and deteriorated itself.
The rearview mirror has lost the reflective coating mostly around the edges but it's working its way into the center. It appears as black dots and streaks in the reflection. It has an appearance of a very old mirror.
horizonal white lines hazey
The bottom third of my rear view mirror has streaks that appear in a box-like pattern, and the top two-thirds of the mirror has spots. It has been like this for about 5 years. I will ask my local dealer to replace it for free, but I'm sure they won't. If you look at the IS250 complaints, there are 80+ complaints about this problem on that version of the car too. (I accidentally posted my complaint there, but meant to post it here.) This is the 3rd Lexus I've owned, and it's been a lemon. I bought it "certified pre-owned" from the dealer. Very disappointing. I'm still waiting on the dashboard and door panel recall. Summer in Texas makes my car a sticky mess. I'm disappointed Lexus hasn't recalled the mirror. Shame on you Lexus!
Mirror seemed like at first it had dust in it but got much worse. Black spots cover 80% of mirror now.
My rear view mirror developed streaks and discolored. was replaced with new mirror. No problem with new mirror.
Inside rear view is very cloudy. I have been driving it like this for 1.5 years, not realizing it was a more common issue. I will have it replaced tomorrow during my oil maintenence.