Lexus GX 460 SUV given "do not buy" rating by Consumer Reports


April 13, 2010

Lexus GX 460 SUV given "do not buy" rating by Consumer Reports

In a very rare move Consumer Reports has given a “Don’t Buy” warning for the new Lexus SUV. Consumer Reports listed a problem that occurred during routine handling tests for the GX 460 SUV could lead to a rollover accident in real-world driving. The publication said that while testing of the vehicle’s performance during unusual turns, the rear of the vehicle continued to slide until it was near sideways before the electronic stability control system kicked in.

This is another huge blow to Toyota’s reputation, given the recent widely publicized recalls for break problems. Such a scenario could cause a rollover accident in real-world driving. So Consumer reports was left with no option but to give the seven passenger SUV a “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk” label until the problem is fixed.

One of the four Consumer Reports testers for the GX 460 SUV was Gabriel Shenhar, who was quoted “In a real world situation, by that time, the car can hit the curb or the side of the road and that’s the situation where, in a vehicle like that, it could cause it to roll over.

Publisher: Salient News