Toyota working hard to find Lexus GX fix, engineers trying to replicate Consumer Reports ‘slide’

Toyota is working hard and fast to seek a fix for the Lexus GX 460, which was identified as a “safety risk” by Consumer Reports last week.

The publication issued a “Don”t Buy: Safety Risk,” which is rarely given by the magazine. Shortly after Consumer Reports issued the warning, Toyota stopped sales of the large luxury SUV to come up with a fix.

Toyota said Friday that its engineers are reproducing the same “slide” that the magazine found in its tests.

“We’re going to work on a countermeasure” to eliminate the handling issue on the GX, said Bill Kwong, a U.S. spokesman for Lexus. “It’s too early to say exactly what that will be.”

– By: Kap Shah

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