Consumer Report Gives Don't Buy Finding To Lexus SUV

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Toyota says it's concerned about the test
findings that caused Consumer Reports to give a rare "don't buy"
rating to its Lexus GX 460.

Consumer Reports says the large SUV has handling problems that
could cause it to roll over during sharp turns.

Toyota says it takes those test results "seriously" -- and
that its engineers will try to duplicate those tests to determine
the next steps.

The company adds that the GX 460 still "meets or exceeds"
government testing requirements.

The warning is the latest blow to Toyota's tarnished safety
reputation, after the recall of millions of cars and trucks over
gas pedal problems.

n analyst says the "don't buy" label isn't likely to hurt
Toyota's broader sales, since the GX 460 accounts for just a
fraction of its total. But he says it'll have a bigger impact in
"negative PR."


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