April 19th, 2010
07:16 PM ET

Toyota recalls 9,400 Lexus GX 460 SUVs

Toyota Motor Corp. has announced a recall of 2010 model year Lexus GX 460 SUVs. The recall is related to an increased risk of rollover.

The recall covers about 9,400 SUVs in the United States.

The automaker recently suspended sales of the luxury SUV after a report Tuesday by the magazine Consumer Reports. The magazine said its test drivers uncovered a problem during routine tests.

The SUV's electronic stability control program failed to keep the vehicle in line during a severe handling maneuver, allowing it to slide almost completely sideways, the magazine said. That situation could lead to a rollover, Consumer Reports spokesman Doug Love said.

The magazine urged car shoppers not to buy the GX 460 until the problem is remedied. Toyota suspended North American sales that day, and on Wednesday it expanded the suspension worldwide to also cover the Middle East and Russia, the only other markets in which the SUV was available.

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