Lexus Recall: GX460 SUVs Recalled for Rollover Risk
2010 Lexus GX460 SUVs Recalled Due to Rollover Risk
Toyota is recalling the 2010 model year of the Lexus GX460 due to the risk of rollovers. The Lexus GX460recall affects roughly 6,000 vehicles. This is the latest in a string of recalls that has shaken Toyota's reputation to its foundations.
Toyota was able to replicate rollovers during emergency handling tests. Also, Toyota will pay a $16.4 million auto safety fine, as levied by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after recalling over two million vehicles since the beginning of 2010.
Toyota President Appears Before Congress
Toyota president Akio Toyoda testified before Congress regarding the issue in February, vowing to restore public trust in Toyota, which was the number-one selling auto brand in the world as of 2008.
If you own a 2010 Lexus GX460, contact your dealer for details on the recall procedure.
The move comes after Consumer Reports urged drivers to avoid buying the sport utility vehicle due to the rollover risk evident during emergency-handling tests.
Last week, Toyota was able to replicate a test conducted by the influential magazine that raised rollover concerns. The recall of about 5,000 vehicles is expected to include a software upgrade to address concerns about the electronic stability control.
The death that initially shined a high-powered light on safety issues with Toyota vehicles involved a San Diego-area CHP officer who was killed along with his family in August 2009.