Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Toyota and its premium division Lexus sure are learning fast about addressing serious safety concerns regarding its vehicles, in North America especially. And good thing they are, because the problems don't seem to be stopping.
The latest stemmed from a Consumer Reports report that placed the Lexus GX460 sport-ute on the dreaded "Do Not Buy" list. The findings indicated that the luxo-ute was prone to tipping over under certain conditions, posing a serious "safety risk".
As a result of the report, Toyota has directed its dealers to halt sales of the SUV until a remedy can be found, indicating that its engineers are coordinating with CR to pinpoint the exact problem so that it can be remedied. The troubled Japanese auto giant is also offering existing owners of the GX a loaner vehicle in the interim.