Recall Alert: 2010 Lexus GX460

Toyota isn’t just sitting still after Consumer Reports rated the Lexus GX 460 a Don’t Buy.  They have issued a recall on about 9,400 GX460’s, so they can update the VSC system.  VSC is Lexus’ Vehicle Stability Control.  This is a fancy form of traction control, designed to help the driver maintain control when the wheels begin to slip.

While I applaud Toyota for taking action in light of a very serious design flaw, I wonder if this is going to be enough.  Sure, today’s stability control systems are very advanced, and capable of some pretty amazing things.  But even the most advanced stability control doesn’t solve the problem of a very narrow, tall, top-heavy vehicle.

Hopefully, for Toyota’s sake, all the Lexus GX460 needs is the little software update.  They can’t really handle any more serious safety issues.

Published on April 19, 2010 in Lexus,Recall

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