Consumer Reports lifts 'Don't Buy' rating on Lexus GX 460

The magazine says the SUV has passed an emergency handling test it originally failed.

In this undated product image from Toyota Motors Corp., the 2010 Lexus GX460 is shown. Consumer Reports said Tuesday, April 13, 2010, it has given the Lexus GX460 a rare "Don't Buy" warning, saying a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead the SUV to roll over in real-world driving.(AP Photo/Toyota Motors Corp.) ** NO SALES **

DETROIT (AP) - Consumer Reports magazine says it has lifted its
"Don't Buy" recommendation for a Lexus sport utility vehicle that
failed an emergency handling test.
The magazine said Friday that the 2010 Lexus GX 460 luxury SUV
passed the test after a dealership updated software that runs its
electronic stability control system.
Toyota Motor Corp. recalled about 10,000 of the SUVs in April
after the magazine told readers not to buy them. The automaker also
stopped selling them.
Consumer Reports says the rear of the GX 460 slid sideways
during a maneuver at the magazine's test track. But the software
update fixed the problem.
Toyota resumed sales in late April after updating software of
vehicles at Lexus dealerships.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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