Toyota Suspends Sales of Lexus 460 SUV

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(WOIO) - Toyota has temporarily suspended sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460.

This, after Consumer Reports magazine gave the Lexus GX 460 SUV a rare "Don't Buy" warning, saying that a problem which occurred during routine handling tests may lead to a rollover accident in real-world driving, citing testing the vehicle's performance of unusual turns, the rear of the vehicle slid until it was nearly sideways before the electronic stability control system kicked in.

Lexus' posted a statement regarding Consumer Reports' Testing of the 2010 GX 460 Tuesday on their website from Mark Templin, Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager:

"For more than 20 years, Lexus has made customer safety and satisfaction our highest priorities.  We are taking the situation with the GX 460 very seriously and are determined to identify and correct the issue Consumer Reports identified. At this time we have asked our dealers to temporarily suspend sales of the 2010 GX 460.
Lexus' extensive vehicle testing provides a good indication of how our vehicles perform and we are confident that the GX meets our high safety standards.  Our engineering teams are vigorously testing the GX using Consumer Reports' specific parameters to identify how we can make the GX's performance even better. 
For any customer who has purchased a 2010 GX 460 and is concerned about driving their vehicle, we will provide a loaner car until a remedy is available.
As always, Lexus is committed to providing our customers with outstanding products and service."
Customers who have any questions or concerns should contact Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25 LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987.

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