Lexus GX 460 Passes Retest — YONKERS, N.Y., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —

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Lexus GX 460 Passes Retest

Reports’ Don’t Buy Label

YONKERS, N.Y. May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Consumer Reports is lifting the Buy: Safety Risk from the 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV recall work corrected the it displayed in one of their emergency tests.

CR’s engineers experienced the problem in a test they use to evaluate what’s lift-off oversteer. In this as the vehicle is driven through a the driver quickly lifts his off the accelerator pedal to see how the vehicle When testers did this their GX 460, its rear end out until the vehicle was almost

Although the GX 460 has electronic stability which is designed to prevent a from sliding, the system intervening quickly enough to the slide. CR considers this a risk because in a real-world this could cause a tire to strike a curb or off of the pavement, possibly causing the to roll over. Tall with a high center of such as the GX 460, heighten concern.

CR is not aware, however, of any reports of related to this problem.

recently duplicated the problem on its own track and developed a software for the vehicle’s ESC system that prevent the problem from Dealers received the software fix week and began notifying GX 460 to bring their vehicles in for

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CR contacted the Lexus dealership which they had anonymously the vehicle and made an appointment to the recall work performed. The took about an hour and a

Following that, CR’s again put the SUV through the full of emergency handling tests. time, the ESC system intervened and its rear did not slide out in the lift-off test. Instead, the vehicle — or plowed — it exceeded its limits of traction, is a more common result and the vehicle more predictable and likely to roll over.

CR did not experience any safety concerns the corrected GX 460 in CR’s handling

CR urges all affected GX 460 owners to the recall work performed as as possible. Meanwhile, repaired GXs gone back on sale.

the fix, the GX 460’s handling is secure but is still ponderous and as is common with traditional SUVs. In addition, the vehicle comfortably, has a plush, quiet, and provides quick acceleration, but its seat is cramped. Overall, are better choices if you’re for a seven-passenger SUV, including the MDX and Buick Enclave.

To help buyers see how the GX 460 compares competitive vehicles, CR is also its ratings and full road of it today (available to ConsumerReports.org

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