Lexus lifts recall on GX 460 after safety retest

Posted on May 8, 2010 by

2010 Lexus GX 460 judged ‘Don’t buy - Safety risk’ by Consumer Reports was retested after applying a software fix to its electronic stability control. The SUV no longer oversteers in extreme cornering situation.

The 2010 460 was retested by Consumer Reports magazine after the electronic stability control software was updated.

The 2010 GX460 SUV has cleared the safety retest by Consumer Reports, the US magazine that labelled it a safety risk.

The problem was originally identified as extreme oversteer in a sharp turn situation. Lexus recently duplicated the same test on their test track and developed a software for the SUV’s electronic stability control system. The software patch has been shipped out to dealers who will be notifying customers.

The actual update takes only about an hour and half but customers will need to leave the SUV at the workshop for a day.

Tests by Consumer Reports after the update was applied indicate that the GX 460 no longer oversteers or slides out in extreme cornering situation, making it more predictable and less likely to roll over.

All affected GX 460 owners are urged to contact their local dealers and have the fix implemented as soon as possible. In the mean while, the has been lifted and sales of the Lexus GX460 have resumed.

Click here to see the retest of the Lexus GX 460.

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