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2010 Lexus GX 460: Toyota Offers A Fix, And A Confession
2010 Lexus GX 460: Toyota Offers A Fix, And A Confession

A software update, available by the end of the month, will solve issues with the electronic stability control system on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 sport-utility vehicle, says Toyota Motor Sales. Last week, Toyota had promptly halted sales of the GX 460 after Consumer Reports noted an unexpected handling...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Video: Revised Stability Control on 2010 Lexus GX 460

A few days after announcing a recall on its  2010 Lexus GX 460 models for a stability-control system problem that could lead to rollovers, the company now is showing its revised stability control. Toyota says that when components from the right-hand drive GX 460s were shifted to the other side of...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Toyota Recalls 2010 Lexus GX 460

Not long after it announced it would stop sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 due to a potential rollover risk, Toyota has recalled all 2010 GX 460s to address the problem. The issues stems from a stability-control system that was too slow to engage when the vehicle was tested by Consumer Reports...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Toyota Will Make Changes to 2010 Lexus GX 460 To Address Safety Concerns

Two days ago, news broke that Consumer Reports was taking an unusual step by putting its "don't buy" label on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 because of possible rollover concerns. Those concerns were caused by a stability-control system that CR said was too slow to intervene in cornering tests. In response...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Toyota Owed An Apology By Consumer Reports

Toyota is owed an apology by Consumer Reports and from the mainstream media as well. Enough is enough. Now Toyota is being picked on. Toyota has faulty accelerator pedals and floor mats that are being recalled--that has been established and explained in my previous article. What must first be...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Sales Of 2010 Lexus GX 460 Halted For Rollover Safety Concern

Toyota Motor Corp. has decided to halt sales of the GX 460 sport-utility vehicle, after Consumer Reports noted a handling behavior—and possibly a malfunction of the electronic stability system—that could result in a higher chance of rollover. Earlier today, Consumer Reports had disclosed the...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Lexus Stops Sales Of GX 460 SUV, After CR Warns About Rollover Risk

UPDATE: As of later in the day, April 13, the Associated Press is reporting that Toyota will temporarily stop selling the 2010 Lexus GX 460 while it conducts its own testing. For years, Toyota products earned high marks from Consumer Reports, which in turn led to a reputation for quality and...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Hyundai Equus Preview

• What is it: The new luxury four-door from Hyundai, bigger than the Genesis sedan • Key facts: As long as an S-Class; shares its V-8 with the Hyundai Genesis • On sale: July 2010 • Price: $50,000 - $60,000 With the 2009 Hyundai Genesis successfully launched, the Korean...Read More»

Sarah Silverman
2010 New York Auto Show: Lexus Hosts Global Warming Debate, Sarah Silverman Moderates

Most debuts at auto shows are fairly simple affairs. A little hip hop, a couple of smoke machines, a stray dancer or two, and voila -- a new ride is launched. But Lexus is taking a different route for the Lexus CT 200h's appearance at the 2010 New York Auto Show: to celebrate the hot, hybrid hatch...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner Limited
Infiniti M, Lexus HS 250h, Toyota 4Runner Ace IIHS Crash Tests

From the latest round of crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, three models that are all-new this year have been given excellent ratings for frontal and/or side-impact safety. The all-new 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid achieved the best 'good' scores in all of the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan I4 Auto LE (Natl) Engine
Toyota To Repair V-6 Models For Oil-Leak Issue

Just as Washington is winding up for another round of Congressional hearings Tuesday, news of yet another Toyota mechanical issue has spread. In affected models equipped with V-6 engines, an engine oil hose might degrade to the point of leaking, potentially causing engine failure. According to...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Consumer Reports' 2010 Top Picks...And How TCC Rates Them

Consumer Reports, the widely respected magazine from the non-profit Consumers Union, has published their annual list of Top Picks, and although Toyota might be maligned in the press due to the current accelerator-related recall hearings, the automaker still has two vehicles (including one Lexus) on...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
His and Her Review 2010 Lexus HS 250 Hybrid

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Driven: 2010 Lexus RX 450h

In addition to the new Lexus HS 250, Lexus has an entire line of hybrids that are almost indiscernible from a distance from their gasoline-only counterparts. Of those, the bestseller is by far the RX 450h, which brings a hybrid halo to this very popular luxury crossover. We've had a number of...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Driven Again: 2010 Lexus HS 250h

After a follow-up drive with Lexus' compact hybrid luxury sedan, we're still a little underwhelmed. The 2010 Lexus HS 250h doesn't completely miss the mark in any single way; but it does fail to wow in any conventional sense like performance, comfort, or spaciousness. And that makes it a bit of an...Read More»

2002 BMW X5-Series 4.6is
BMW X5 VS. Lexus RX300: 100K Mile Rematch

We added an X5 to the fleet of silver SUVs in our driveway this past week. As a 2002 model with 120,000 on the odometer, it does not show its age. The silver paint is still well preserved and the black leather and dark poplar trim show nary a sign of wear and tear. It came from a loving home, with...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 350
2010 Lexus RX 350 - Soft, Squishy, Safe and High

Ok, let me say this upfront -- I am not a huge fan of the SUV/crossover category. I prefer a different type of vehicle and one that differs from the Lexus philosophy of driver involvement. Which is to say somewhere between clobbered into a comatose state and numbed out with a double dose of...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Residual value is a common concern of car buyers, especially during tough times like these. Accordingly, shoppers might be interested to know that Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com® 2010 Residual Value Study has given the Toyota brand its Best Resale Value Award. (Curiously, this is the first time that...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
CR: 41 Percent Of Acceleration Complaints Involve Toyotas

Whether or not so-called "sudden acceleration" problems involve issues with floor mats, operator confusion over pedals, or actual vehicle defects, several automakers rank far above others in terms of complaints made to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Toyota has many more...Read More»

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