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Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460
Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460

The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is treated to a minor styling update that masks its newly standard active safety tech and available off-road features. Under its crisper tuxedo for the new year, the 2020 GX 460 is still a global-market Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Up front is a new spindle grille that falls...Read More»

2012 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster

One week before a new U.S. president is sworn into office, a second major automotive scandal--the one involving Takata's fatally flawed airbags--is coming to an end. But while today's agreement may wind down the government's investigation of the Japanese supplier, the recall and repair of vehicles...Read More»

2016 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota orders dealers to disclose Takata airbags on new models

A little over a week ago, we told you that Takata was still producing airbag inflators using potentially deadly ammonium nitrate, and that those devices were still being installed on U.S. vehicles--even though the vehicles will all have to be recalled by 2018 to have the inflators replaced. Now...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. Now, Toyota has announced its own expanded recall plan, affecting...Read More»

2006 Toyota Tundra SR5
Airbag Recalls: Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus GX, LX

Toyota is recalling roughly 320,000 Toyota and Lexus pickups and SUVs from model-years 2003 to 2006. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from problems with their airbag systems that could result in injuries to passengers. Toyota's recall is not, however, related to the...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
Hyundai Elantra Coupe And GT Driven, 2013 Avalon Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Lexus priced the 2013 GX 460 sport-utility vehicle and Toyota announced a hybrid version of its new 2013 Avalon. A 2012 Nissan Leaf is going to re-attempt a world record, and how many 2012 Model S electric cars can Tesla sell? All this and more in today's car news, right...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy Cruze Recalled, Elon Musk On Electric Cars, 2013 SRT Viper: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2013 Ford Focus ST and Lexus priced the 2013 GX 460 SUV. Audi powered up the 2013 Allroad online configurator and Elon Musk predicted the future of the electric car market. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We took a look...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Update: 'Don't Buy' Label Lifted From 2010 Lexus GX 460

We've reported before on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 and its recall woes. After it performed poorly in tests by Consumer Reports magazine, the mag slapped it's "don't buy" label on the GX because its antiskid system was slow to kick in under lift-throttle cornering conditions, which meant the risk of...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
News: Sales of 2010 Lexus GX 460 Resume

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...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
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
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»

2010 Lexus GX 460
First Drive: 2010 Lexus GX 460

Stepping into the brand-new 2010 Lexus GX 460 for the first time, it's hard not to feel a bit nostalgic. Why? Among mid-size utes, the Lexus GX 460 is the last one standing; it's the only vehicle this size that sticks with the body-on-frame construction long preferred those who do heavy towing, and...Read More»

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser (non-U.S.)
Preview: Next-Generation Lexus GX 460 (Sort of...)

The Lexus line of SUVs is a complex thing, with models outside the U.S. wearing multiple names, including Land Cruiser, Prado and combinations of the two. But to simplify things, what you see here is a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado--essentially a beefed up, luxury version of the 4Runner--and therefore...Read More»

2009 Lexus GX 470
2010 Lexus GX: SUVs Get a Ninth Life

When the Lexus GX first hit the streets early in the decade, a truck-based SUV seemed like the ticket to sales success. Now, six years later with a 35.5-mpg federal fuel economy standard looming, Lexus is still planning on replacing the mid-size GX with a new traditional sport-ute. Ward's Auto...Read More»

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