2010 Lexus GX 460 Given A ‘Don’t Buy’ Rating By Consumer Reports, Australian Prado Safe | Reviews |…

7 Jul 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2010 Lexus GX 460 Given A ‘Don’t Buy’ Rating By Consumer Reports, Australian Prado Safe | Reviews |…

TOYOTA HAS moved to sales of the Prado -based Lexus GX 460 after influential US Consumer Reports gave the SUV a Buy: Safety Risk#39; this week, citing the for roll-over in certain situations.

a number of recalls internationally for Lexus and Toyota models in months, the Japanese carmaker has quickly to respond to the Consumer recommendation – the first Buy#39; rating since

We are taking the situation with the GX 460 seriously and are determined to identify and the issue Consumer Reports Lexus Group Vice and General Manager, Mark said in a statement today.

At time we have asked our to temporarily suspend sales of the GX 460.

While not going as far as announcing a Lexus in the US has offered a loan car to of the 2010 GX 460 until a remedy is

The US National Highway Traffic Administration has confirmed that have been no customer recorded as yet.

The Consumer test involved a driver at highway speeds, then taking pressure off the accelerator while turning the vehicle, lift-over oversteer.

The test is designed to replicate a in which a driver has been by an unexpected and sudden obstacle.

The Toyota LandCruiser Prado, which the Lexus GX 460 shares its

The report claims that in the of th GX 460, the electronic stability system did not regain control enough, with the rear end out until it was almost sideways.

On a regular road, such a could lead the rear to strike a kerb, potentially the vehicle to flip or roll

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Consumer Reports confirmed the US-market Toyota 4Runner, built on the Prado platform, did not the same characteristics.

It is possible differences in weight, weight ESC programming and suspension tune to the different results.

Speaking TMR today, Toyota Australia#39;s Breen confirmed that the 2010 Toyota Prado is not by the concerns raised by the report.

While the GX 460 does share its with the Prado, both the and turbo-diesel variants of the Prado are than the V8-powered Lexus, that weight distribution, Stability Control programming and tune are different, Mr Breen

We have had no reports from of any similar concerns. If anything, we had two owners comment that the VSC settings for the Prado might, in opinion, be too sensitive.

To its credit, Toyota has moved to buyer confidence in its brands, a new quality control division and committee to oversee engineering and to more rapidly follow up on

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