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Lexus GX 460 stung with Consumer Report's 'don't buy' warning

Lexus GX 460 stung with Consumer Report's 'don't buy' warning 1Consumer Reports magazine has further tarnished the reputation of Toyota after giving its luxury brand Lexus GX 460 SUV a rare “Don’t Buy” warning.

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The publication’s editors report a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead to a rollover accident in real-world driving.

Specifically, during unusual turns during testing, the rear of the vehicle slid until it was nearly sideways before the electronic stability control system engaged.

Lexus GX 460 stung with Consumer Report's 'don't buy' warning 2

The magazine reported in real-world driving, a similar scenario could cause a rollover accident. As a result, the magazine has given the seven-seat SUV a “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk” label until the problem is fixed.

“In a real world situation, by that time, the car can hit the curb or the side of the road and that’s the situation where, in a vehicle like that, it could cause it to roll over,” said Gabriel Shenhar, senior auto test engineer at Consumer Reports, who was one of four testers to experience the problem.

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