Toyota Faces More Safety Risks

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Apr 15, 2010 in Car Accidents

Toyota announced today that it will suspend production and sales of its Lexus GX 460 sport utility vehicle.

Toyota, the worlds biggest automaker, said it would suspend production and worldwide sales of its Lexus GX 460 due to a rollover risk at high-speed, and would protectively conduct safety tests on all its SUVs.

A survey performed by Consumer Reports found that when pushed to its limits, the rear of the GX slid out until the vehicle was almost sideways before the electronic stability control system was able to regain control.

Toyota added it will work on identifying potential safety risks in the model which has sold 6,000 units, as well as its other SUVs.  Concerned GX 460 owners will be offered a loan car in the interim.

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