Toyota halts sales of Lexus GX460

SUV judged to be dangerous by Consumer Reports

Toyota has temporarilly halted sales of an luxury SUV amid reports the vehicle is dangerous. Consumer Reports magazine recently urged readers not to buy the Lexus GX460, saying it presented an usually high risk of rollovers, the first such warning from the influential publication in nine years. According to the magazine, the problem occurs when drivers take their foot off the gas pedal while driving quickly into a sharp turn. This causes the back of the SUV to slide toward the outside of the turn, a phenomenon otherwise known as “trailing throttle” or “lift-throttle oversteer.”

New York Times

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