BBC News — Toyota suspends sales of Lexus GX 460 worldwide

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Toyota suspends sales of GX 460 worldwide

Versions of the Lexus GX been on sale in the US since

Toyota has suspended sales of its Lexus GX 460 worldwide after a US magazine warning and said it test all of its other SUV models.

The came a day after it halted deliveries to the US and Canada in response to by Consumer Reports that it roll over.

The last it judged a vehicle’s performance was in 2001.

Announcing roll-over tests on its SUV models, the Japanese carmaker it would not suspend their

The other models include the Cruiser, Land Cruiser and Rav4.

Outside the US and Canada, the Lexus GX 460 is sold only in the East and Russia.

Toyota Mieko Iwasaki announced the of all 2010 Lexus GX 460 sales in

Earlier, the company said it confident its vehicle was safe.

The carmaker has recalled over 8m globally due to safety fears faulty accelerators, floor that stuck in mats and issues.

‘Injury risk’

Of the 2010 Lexus GX 460s have been sold, 5,400 units were in North America, with the in the Middle East and Russia, said.

Mark Templin, and general manager of the Lexus US was quoted by the Associated Press agency as saying Lexus provide a loaner car for any customer who a 2010 GX 460 and is concerned about the vehicle.

Consumer Reports, a popular US said it had judged the Lexus GX 460 a Buy: Safety Risk of a problem experienced during its emergency-handling tests.

When to its limits on our track’s handling the rear of the GX we bought slid out the vehicle was almost sideways the electronic stability control was able to regain control, it

We believe that in real-world that situation could to a roll-over accident, which cause serious injury or

However, it also said it was not aware of any such reported

The 2010 Lexus GX 460 has been on for about three months in the US according to the consumer group, 5,000 vehicles have sold.

Versions of the Lexus GX been on sale in North since 2002.

Toyota is facing a record $16.4m fine from the US Transport for failing to notify it about accelerator pedals.

The company must decide by the end of week whether to challenge the

Mazda recall

Toyota is not the Japanese car manufacturer facing problems, as Mazda Motor announced on Thursday that it be recalling almost 90,000 of its

Mazda said that of a faulty oil hose, it would be cars sold in Japan and and that a further 191,000 may also need to be recalled, none of these would be in the US.


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