U.S. regulators will run safety tests on the 2010 Lexus GX 460

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Safety tests will be conducted on Toyota Motor Co.'s new Lexus SUV by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to a top US auto safety official, the agency will take action if the vehicle fails to meet government standards.

Before influential magazine Consumer Reports published a preliminary report that warned the public about the safety risks posed by the 2010 Lexus GX 460, the NHTSA had already been given a copy of the results.

At the sidelines of the SAE International 2010 World Congress in Detroit, NHTSA chief David Strickland said that his compliance staff will be examining these vehicles, including the car that was tested at Consumer Reports.

This certainly doesn't do any favors to the reputation of Toyota, which has been under a lot of stress lately from the massive recalls in the past few months.

Last Tuesday, Toyota stopped sales of the Lexus GX 460 luxury SUV in the US after Consumer Reports gave the model a non-acceptable rating, after it discovered that the electronic stability control system kicked in late on a sharp curve.

In other global markets, the sales of the Lexus GX 460 have also been suspended. Toyota also pledged that it will be conducting safety tests on all of its SUVs. Meanwhile, Strickland said that the NHTSA would utilize its electronic stability control testing framework to determine if the Lexus SUV meets those standards. [via autonews]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Not so long ago, the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport made its debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show. But at that time, it did not have a price yet. And...
by - April 23, 2017
It seems like an increase in price has become a trend for automotive companies lately. Genesis isn’t alone when it comes to this. Subaru had just announced that the 2018...
by - April 23, 2017
Imagine a sports car morphing into an SUV. Chevrolet initially revealed the FNR Concept at the previous Shanghai Auto Show in 2015. For this year, Chevy once again graces the...
by - April 22, 2017
From the moment FCA kicked off with its 3-month-long ad campaign until the day it unveiled the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, folks have been guessing what the exact figures...
by - April 22, 2017
Some people may think Audi Sport is a new company but it is in fact the motorsport division of Audi combined with the best of what Quattro GmbH can offer....
by - April 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries