April 13th, 2010
07:06 PM ET

Toyota suspends sales of Lexus GX 460

Toyota asked dealers to temporarily suspend sales of the new 2010 Lexus GX 460 after Consumer Reports issued a safety warning on the SUV.

"We are taking the situation with the GX 460 very seriously and are determined to identify and correct the issue Consumer Reports identified," said Mark Templin, Lexus Group vice president and general manager, in a prepared statement.

Earlier on Tuesday the magazine said there was an increased risk of rollover during a turn, a problem it uncovered during routine tests. It urged car shoppers not to buy the GX 460 until the problem is remedied.

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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Hugely surprised

    Wow. Are Americans so gullible that they would fall for this "witch hunt"?

    These guys are out to bash the non-domestic automakers, pure and simple.

    If American vehicles were as well engineered and well made, then Toyota wouldn't have the market share they do.

    I would prefer to buy American over imported stuff, but the imported stuff is so much better, in all areas, I find myself being un-patriotic.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. DFA

    Prius problem? Don't you mean driver error. Lower the center of gravity, reconstruction? Who are you people? Educate yourselves. It's probably going to need programing.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Paul

    "What remedy is there for the rollover problem, other than spreading the wheels or lowering the center of gravity – either of which require substantial redesign and reconstruction?"-Brian, Chicago.

    Well, there's always learning to drive properly and not relying on ESP/ABS (insert acronym of your choice here). SUV's are top heavy? Who'd have thought it? Really............

    April 14, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Craig winter

    This story is rediculous!
    Any car can & will produce lift off oversteer in the correct situation &/or conditions.yes even American built ones!
    (the same American built ones that lobbied against providing better roll over protection for occupants in this class of car not too long ago)
    the more these storys come out the more you Americans are making it obvious you are trying to destroy the Japanese brands so as to get your domestic Market share back.
    Build better cars!don't try & reduce the competition.

    Really it is that obvious!

    April 14, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lawrence Hooper

    The more electronic safety nets they put on cars (and I mean any car) the less willing we seem to be to learn about car control. This is a bad idea as it encourages people to drive faster than they would ordinarily be capable of so doing. When the electronics stop working nobody has a clue what to do except for a keen driver or an enthusiast. All of this safety equipment encourages lazy or reckless driving as opposed to skilled, measured driving. SUVs are not generally known for their inherent good handling, so why drive one quickly in the first place?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
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