Toyota suspends sales of Lexus GX 460 after Consumer Reports issues safety warning

Toyota Motor Corporation has temporarily suspended sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 after Consumer Reports magazine issued a “Don’t Buy” safety rating because of concerns that the vehicle has a high risk of rollover accidents because of a flaw in the Electronic Stability control system .

Consumer Reports magazine put the car through a series of tests, pushing the vehicle to its limits. The tests were conducted at speeds of 60 miles per hour and were repeated by four separate Consumer Reports drivers. They also said they have had no reports of deaths or injuries caused by the stability problem.

Consumer Reports said:

When pushed to its limits on a handling course on CR’s test track, the rear of the GX CR purchased slid out until the vehicle was almost sideways before the electronic stability control system was able to regain control.”¬†

This is the first time Consumer Reports has ever placed a “don’t buy” or “not acceptable” warning on any vehicle manufactured by Toyota.

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Source:
Market Watch
Reported by Shawn Langlois Consumer Reports: Don’t buy the Lexus GX 460

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