2010 Lexus GX 460
A little more than a week after recalling 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUVs due to a rollover risked caused by a stability control system that appeared to be too slow to engage, Toyota has resumed sales of the GX, thanks to a software update.
This all started when Consumer Reports slapped a "don't buy" label on the GX after the stability control system was slow to kick in during testing, leading the magazine to say that the condition could increase the likelihood of rollovers.
Toyota now says an upgrade is available and has been completed. Production was stopped for nine days as the upgrade was implemented.
The company says it is continuing to bring in consumer-owned vehicles to provide the updates, and owners are welcome to courtesy loaners until the recall is over.
The recall troubles continue for Toyota, as a recall was announced on 2003 Toyota Sequoias yesterday, concerning unexpected braking caused by troubles with the stability control system.
[Source: Detroit News]