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]

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