Report: Consumer Reports says Lexus ES, GS pose risk for trunk entrapment

If you plan on kidnapping someone and locking them in the trunk – the new Lexus ES and GS just may be the ride for you. According to Consumer Reports, the luxury sedans from Lexus have emergency trunk release handles that break to easily. The publication says that the fault risks trapping someone in the cargo space.

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How did Consumer Reports come across such a problem? No, they weren’t trying to kidnap anyone – apparently they found it by accident during an evaluation and kid of by accident. Story has it that the 4-year sold of Jake Fisher, director of vehicle testing for Yonkers, N.Y.-based Consumer Reports, got into the ES 350’s trunk to try the interior release. His son’s “small hands snapped off the lever that opens the lid. He was not able to escape from the trunk until I opened it from the outside.”

Consumer Reports said that it has notified both Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the issue.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Consumer Reports


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