Less than one week after our lab coat-wearing brethren at Consumer Reports issued a “Don’t Buy” rating on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV because of potential rollover issues, Toyota has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 9,400 GX 460s worldwide.
CR initially issued the “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk” designation after testing on the vehicle demonstrated a real possibility for a rollover incident. The recall will update the electronic stability control software on the vehicle.
Says a Lexus VP of some sort, “From the moment we heard about this issue, Lexus and our dealers acted quickly to resolve the situation. Our dealers will now personally reach out to customers to set up appointments to make this modification.”
The software update will be in the hands of the Lexus dealers by the end of April; GX owners will be notified by mail beginning early May. Toyota estimates that updating the software should only take about an hour.
In the interim, Lexus is offering a courtesy vehicle to concerned GX 460 owners.
For more information, owners can contact Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-255-3987.
Recall: Lexus to update 2010 GX 460 stability control software [Consumer Reports]