Toyota Acknowledges Safety Issue With Lexus GX 460 — NYTimes.com

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A Lexus Bill Kwong, said the in Japan had “duplicated Consumer results on the GX 460, and they are evaluating potential remedies, but at point there are no details of the remedy is.”

On Tuesday, Reports announced that its had uncovered a dangerous handling that caused the rear end of the GX 460 to putting the sport utility at risk for a rollover. “When to its limits on our track’s handling the magazine wrote on its Web site, rear of the GX we bought slid out the vehicle was almost sideways the electronic stability control was able to regain control.”

Mr. Kwong said Friday the automaker “definitely” considered the sliding to be a safety issue and was concerned.” He said Toyota to have the problem isolated in no than a week.

About 12 after the magazine publicized the Lexus told its dealers to selling the GX 460 and started an investigation. On Toyota said it was conducting inspections of all its S.U.V. models. Reports said that on S.U.V.’s it tested including from Lexus and Toyota the stability control quickly the slide.

Separately, Toyota has until to tell the National Highway Safety Administration whether it contest a proposed $16.4 fine over reportedly to disclose information concerning a pedal recall. If Toyota to fight the fine, the agency take it to court.

Elsewhere, the House Energy and Committee said that it hold a second hearing on on May 6 to continue its investigation of whether systems played a role in sticky-pedal recalls. The committee’s hearing was in late February.

The has invited James E. Lentz, the of Toyota Motor Sales to testify, as he did at the original hearing. also asked Toyota to documents concerning tests by an engineering consulting firm, electronic systems. It is seeking the by April 26.

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Siennas Are Recalled

WASHINGTON Toyota said on Friday it was recalling 600,000 Sienna sold in the United States to potential rusting spare cables that could and create a road hazard.

said its latest recall the 1998-2010 model year with two-wheel drive have been sold or in 20 cold-climate states and the District of Toyota said road could cause the carrier that holds the spare to rust and break, allowing the to tumble onto the road.

Toyota said it was unaware of any or injuries. The National Highway Safety Administration said it had six complaints of spare tires off Siennas.

Micheline Maynard reporting.

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