Toyota Will Recall Lexus SUV for Rollover Issue
In this undated product image from Toyota Motors Corp., the 2010 Lexus GX460 is shown. Consumer Reports said Tuesday, April 13, 2010, it has given the Lexus GX460 a rare "Don't Buy" warning, saying a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead the SUV to roll over in real-world driving.(AP Photo/Toyota Motors Corp.)
A Transportation Department official says Toyota will recall the 2010 Lexus GX 460 to address a potential problem with the SUV rolling over.
The recall affects about 6,000 vehicles that have been sold since the SUV went on sale in late December. Consumer Reports issued a "Don't Buy" warning
last week on the 2010 GX 460, saying it was susceptible to rolling over.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement has been made.
Toyota responded by halting sales
of new GX 460s and conducting tests on all of its SUVs
The automaker also agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine
on Monday for failing to properly report a safety problem with defective gas pedals.
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