WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota says it will temporarily stop selling
the Lexus GX460 after Consumer Reports said the SUV carried an
unusually high risk of a rollover accident during certain types of
In the latest blow to Toyota's reputation, the Japanese
automaker says it will suspend sales of the SUV while it conducts
its own testing.
Consumer Reports says in handling tests the seven-seat SUV slid
until it was nearly sideways before the electronic stability
control system regained control.
The magazine says this could lead to a rollover accident in
real-world driving. It gave the GX460 a rare "Don't Buy: Safety
Risk" label until the problem is fixed.
Toyota has sold about 5,000 GX460s in the three months since it
went on sale. It is not covered by Toyota's faulty gas-pedal
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