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Recall Alert: Toyota Stops Sales Of Lexus LS
Recall Alert: Toyota Stops Sales Of Lexus LS

Thanks to a recall announced last week, Toyota is halting sales of its Lexus LS luxury sedan while it corrects a problem with the steering. The problem is that when turned to the far left or far right, the steering wheel can become momentarily out of alignment with the wheels before quickly...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 250C 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
Top Five Things to Pack To The Beach

We've already covered what to pack on a road trip, and now, with the weather improving in those parts of the country that spend half of the year under a blanket of snow, this is as good a time as any to cover what should be brought to the beach. Now, you might be saying that certain items, like...Read More»

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Recall Alert: Lexus Vehicles Recalled For Steering Problem

Toyota's recall woes continue, this time with a steering-related issue that affects 4,500 vehicles sold in Japan and 7,000 sold in other parts of the world, including 3,800 vehicles sold here. The problem centers around the computer that controls the speed-sensitive steering system. Some drivers...Read More»

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Toyota To Recall 11,500 Vehicles From The Lexus LS Line

As if Toyota didn't have enough troubles at the moment, the automaker has announced plans to recall 11,500 Lexus vehicles sold in the U.S., Japan, China, and other parts of the world. The recall centers on the steering system in the Lexus LS line, which offers drivers varying degrees of turning...Read More»

Screencap from the Lexus 'Dark Ride' microsite for the CT200h
The Lexus CT200h And The Dark Side Of Social Media

We love our jobs. Really. Mostly. But every so often, we're obligated to take a metaphorical bullet in the service of keeping you informed. This is one of those times. Seriously, you guys owe us a Coke. The bullet in question comes courtesy of Lexus, which continues to pump the whole "Dark Side of...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»

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Auto Safety Bill: Higher Fines, Black Boxes And...Brake Tests?

If you've at all mused that someday Capitol Hill will try to legislate stopping distances, take a deep breath as that time has come—well, almost. All those weighty congressional hearings this past winter have come to fruition—from the House last week, and now the Senate—in freshly drafted...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Avoiding Rollover Accidents - Knowing How And What To Do

The recent news about rollover accidents in certain vehicles is nothing new. Rollovers are one of the most severe occurrences that one can experience in a vehicle. That’s an understatement, but there are things that you can do to help avoid these incidents. There are two types of rollover...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
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»

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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»

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