There’s even more bad news for embattled Toyota: Consumer Reports today told car buyers to steer clear of the company’s 2010 Lexus GX 460 sport utility vehicle after its tests suggested a rollover risk. In response, the car maker announced it will temporarily pull the SUV off the market.
Consumer Reports testers believe the SUV could roll over when drivers enter highway exit ramps or encounter unexpected obstacles, though no such incidents have been reported.
About 5,000 of the vehicles have been sold since they went on the market about three months ago, according to Consumer Reports.
In a statement released today, Lexus said it is taking the situation with the GX 460 “very seriously” and is “determined to identify and correct the issue Consumer Reports identified.”
Consumer Reports hasn’t issued a “don’t buy” warning for another vehicle since the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited.
Read more in The New York Times.