The Inside Rear View Mirror May Become Discolored on Lexus IS350

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

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Average mileage: 59,298 (33,000–130,000)
4 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
18 people reported this problem
10 people shared problem details
2006 Lexus IS35082,885
Yup! Black streaks. Need a cheap way to
2006 Lexus IS35041,000
Currently not fixed. Looking for a replacement.
2006 Lexus IS35058,000
Mirrow lost its,surface , silver inside faded away. had to buy new morrow
2006 Lexus IS35065,000
Mirror looks like everyone else's.
2006 Lexus IS35050,000
Yep, same thing. Looking at Gentex with compass for about $225. Dealer wants $1100!
2007 Lexus IS35060,000
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.
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!
2006 Lexus IS35060,000
Mirror seemed like at first it had dust in it but got much worse. Black spots cover 80% of mirror now.
2007 Lexus IS35040,000
My rear view mirror developed streaks and discolored. was replaced with new mirror. No problem with new mirror.
2006 Lexus IS35033,000
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.
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