Consumer Reports Calls Lexus GX460 Unsafe — CBS News

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Consumer Reports Calls GX460 Unsafe

Consumer has given the Lexus GX460 a Don’t Buy warning, saying a that occurred during handling tests could the SUV to roll over in real-world

In the latest blow to Toyota’s the magazine said that a test of the vehicle’s performance unusual turns, the rear of the slid until it was nearly before the electronic stability system kicked in.

Consumer Reports said in driving, such a scenario cause a rollover accident. As a the magazine has given the seven-seat SUV a Buy: Safety Risk until the problem is fixed.

In a world situation, by that the car can hit the curb or the side of the road and the situation where, in a vehicle that, it could cause it to over, said Gabriel senior auto test at Consumer Reports, who was one of four to experience the problem.

Consumer Reports said the vehicle to receive such a was the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero It said among the 95 SUVs in its ratings, no other slid as far as the

Starting at about $52,000, the is a small-volume vehicle for Lexus, Motor Corp.’s luxury But the warning represents yet another for Toyota’s tarnished reputation for following recalls of millions of for faulty gas pedals. The GX460 is not by the pedal recalls.

Consumer said the problem occurred a handling test on its test During the test, the driver a turn unusually fast, releases the accelerator pedal to a typical driver’s response. causes the rear of the vehicle to

In normal cases, the vehicle’s stability control should correct the loss of control. But said in the case of the GX460, the control took too long to causing a risk of rolling

However, Consumer Reports it is not aware of any reports of the vehicle over. The magazine said it two separate vehicles, both of experienced the problem, but neither over.

Consumer Reports said it has Toyota and said the automaker is the problem.

By AP Auto Writer Dan

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