Toyota to recall Lexus GX over rollover issues

By Daniel Chubb - Apr 19, 2010

After our recent reported “Don’t buy” warning regarding the Lexus GX 460, Toyota is finally about to announce a recall which according to a report from AutoBlog will involve around 5,000 vehicles currently in use.

The recall will affect 2010 Model-Year Lexus GX 460’s in a bid to rectify potentially dangerous handling characteristics during hard downhill braking. During this situation the traction control is said to allow the rear of the vehicle to step out further than is safe, which in turn could lead to the vehicle rolling over. Lexus dealers will be instructed to install new updated traction control software to combat this issue.

This latest recall joins the long line of Toyota problems over the last few months. This time however it would seem that the Japanese car manufacturer has acted quickly enough for the department of transportation regulations, as we doubt even Toyota could take another hit like the $16.4 million fine they recently agreed to pay for failing to act swiftly enough from the last recall. When will Toyota’s luck change? follow the link to read the full press release.

Source: The Detroit News

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