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Consumer Report Says Don’t Buy 2010 Lexus GX 460

Posted on April 15, 2010 in Lexus | Write a review


The sales of the GX 460 sportscar were halted by the Toyota Corporation after the consumers started to complaint about its control behavior and most probably, electronic stability system’s malfunction, which can caused major accident by rollover.

Even in the Consumer Reports, GX 460 was in the list of ‘don’t buy vehicles’, as according, to them no other SUVs slid as much as the GX 460. They tested the car for safety measures. They drove the vehicle and while taking a turn, the driver quickly took off the accelerated the vehicle. As they took turn, it slid out before even electronic stability control system would retain the control over the vehicle. It’s a great concern as a stability test.

In the list of don’t buy SUVs by the Consumer Report is Toyota’s another model 4Runner as it has the same platform as GX 460.

SUVs are truck-like and electronic stability control has helped a lot in preventing accidents and has improved the safety of such vehicles. And the 2010 Lexus GX 460 is more like a truck, which’s middle part of the body, is little raised relatively to the other vehicles. The electronic stability control system is mainly placed in a vehicle to prevent it from tripping, change with surface or dropoff.

The Lexus from past twenty years have launched which are safe and satisfactory to the customers. And for this reason, they are halting the production of 2010 Lexus GX 460, so thy can verify and fix the problem, according to the VP and general manager Mark Templin.

Around 5,000 units were sold of the Lexus GX 460. The Consumer Reports suggests the owners of the GX 460 to limit the speed at the highways ramps as well as twisty roads.



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