The Inside Rear View Mirror May Become Discolored on Lexus IS250

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: 76,897 (32,000–180,000)
5 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010
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2006 Lexus IS250 90,000 mi,
Rear view mirror has rusty brown streaks and square ares showing up. Hard to see out of. And now my navigation screen is frozen. And all controls are unable to use. Dont understand why there has not been a recall yet!
Middle mirrior scratched hard to see safety issue need be recall on middle mirror replace safety issue
2006 Lexus IS250 104,000 mi,
Rear view mirror discolored hard to see outand of causing safty issues
2006 Lexus IS250 56,768 mi,
Cloudy, squares, difficult to see rear view.
Rear View Mirror has become discolored with signs of scratches. No remedy as of yet. Wasn't sure if that it a warranty item.
2008 Lexus IS250 72,500 mi,
Rear view mirror rusty (brown/black spots appearing)... difficult to see...
2006 Lexus IS250 50,000 mi,
Inside Rear View Mirror is discolored and disfunctional
Rear view mirror has brown rusty lines and is very difficult to see need a replacement soon
Bottom third of rear view mirror has streaks that kind of resemble boxes, and the top two-thirds of mirror has spots on it. It's very dark overall and very difficult to see out of. It has been this way since not long after I bought the car, which was about 5 years ago. I assumed it was my fault until I Googled it today -- in an attempt to search for a replacement -- and found all of these complaints. So mad at Lexus! This IS has been THE WORST car I've ever bought from Lexus. (I've also owned and the ES and RX.) Why haven't they issued a recall?! Shame on you Lexus!! I'm calling my local dealer and asking for a free repair, but I have a feeling they'll say no. I'm still waiting on the door and dashboard recall. It's summer in Texas, and my car is a sticky mess everyday. I hate my 2007 IS 350!!!
Me too. Is there a publicised solution?
2006 Lexus IS250 60,000 mi,
This mirror has been useless other than to open my garage door 3 years after owning this supposed luxury vehicle. The streaks on the internal part of the mirror make it virtually impossible to use.
2008 Lexus IS250 62,000 mi,
Rear view mirror has a cloudy looking
2008 Lexus IS250 71,000 mi,
There appears to be rust INSIDE my rear view mirror and it is getting worse. I took it by the local dealer and they scrubbed and scrubbed the mirror trying to get the spots off. After no success, they said it is "rust on the inside of the mirror and we can't get it off"
2007 Lexus IS250 40,000 mi,
Rear view mirror has a brownish tint to it. Horizontal streaks throughout the mirror. Obstructive to my view.
2006 Lexus IS250 170,000 mi,
I have the same problem. Cant see a thing out of that mirror is all scratched up and cloudy looking, im guessing just from age or sun exposure. But no physical damage has been done to it what so ever.
It's hard to see through the real view mirror because of the spots in it.
Lexus replaced the inside rear view mirror at 49k miles. At 80k mikes, the rear view mirror has the same wornout problems. You cannot see through it and Lexus does not want to replace it bc it is out of warranty.
2006 Lexus IS250 90,000 mi,
Mirror degraded, can't see well through it day or night.
2006 Lexus IS250 36,000 mi,
Small spots all over the mirror and generally brown copper discoloration