What was wrong with Lexus?

Toyota has fixed the Lexus safety problem

Consumer Reports has removed it's "safety risk" designation from the 2010 Lexus GX 460. The car maker has developed some updated software and this has fixed the stability failures. The recall of the units has proven to be effective in correcting the problem.

Toyota had stopped sales of 2010 Lexus model GX 460 sport-utility vehicle after Consumer Reports posted a warning. The $50,000 vehicle has been available on the market since the beginning of 2010.

Consumer Reports published a safety warning on this model based on the unusually high risk of rollovers when making a turn. Basically the warning was "do not buy" and prompted Toyota to suspend sales.

The article in Consumer Reports states, "when pushed to its limits on a handling course on Consumer Reports test track, the rear of the GX Consumer Reports purchased slid out until the vehicle was almost sideways before the electronic stability control system was able to regain control."

TurnersTips provides the link to the Toyota recall website here and suggests that you check for updates on this latest issue.

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