Toyota Recalls Problem Lexus SUV

'Consumer Reports' warned of porential problems with 2010 GX460
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2010 3:35 PM CDT
A red 2010 Lexus GX460 a dealership in Portland, Maine, April 13, 2010. Toyota will recall the 2010 Lexus GX 460 to address a potential problem with the SUV rolling over.   (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, file)
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(Newser) – In the wake of a Consumer Reports warning, Toyota is recalling the 2010 Lexus GX 460. The automaker had already suspended sales of the SUV, which the magazine rated "don't buy" because of concerns the vehicle was prone to tipping over. Toyota confirmed the problem and said today the Vehicle Stability Control system's software needs work, reports the Detroit News.

"Our engineers have conducted tests to confirm the VSC performance issue raised by Consumer Reports, and we are confident this VSC software update addresses the concern," the company said in a statement. The recall affects 9,400 SUVs in North America and about 1,000 elsewhere.

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