Here comes again another car by the leading car manufacturer, Toyota Motors Corporation – the new 2010 Toyota Lexus GX460.
The 2010 Toyota Lexus GX460 has a front-engine and is a 4-wheel-drive, 7 passenger, and 5-door wagon car released by Toyota Motors Corporation in its series of Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) line up. It currently commands a price of $52,845.
However, based on the recent review released by a leading consumer information magazine named Consumer Reports, the 2010 Lexus GX 460 got a “Don’t Buy, Safety Risk” rating saying that the SUV had a risk for rollovers.
Accordingly, the magazine said that during a test of the Lexus GX460’s performance during unusual turns, the rear of the SUV vehicle slid until it was nearly sideways before the electronic stability control system kicked in, a condition known as “trailing-throttle” or “lift-throttle oversteer.
In a statement released by Toyota Motors, they said that they were “puzzled” by the magazine’s results since it conducts its own tests, and safety is a top priority but claimed they will seriously investigate the problem.
Oh well, Toyota received yet another bad feedback for their SUVs. This is another warning which represents Toyota’s tarnished reputation for safety following recalls of millions of vehicles for faulty gas pedals.
Personally, I think Toyota should really pay closer in testing their vehicles before they release it to public for sale.