Consumer Reports has given the Lexus GX 460 a poor rating. The vehicle may be a safety concern. This is another blow to Toyota. The automaker has been battle a public relations nightmare with safety issues of some of its models.

Toyota has stopped sales of this vehicle:

Toyota temporarily halted sales of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 on Tuesday after Consumer Reports labeled the sport-utility vehicles a “safety risk.”

In a rare move, the influential magazine warned consumers against the vehicles because of the way the car slides during certain maneuvers, noting that those slides could be a prelude to rolling over. The publication has not issued such a warning since 2001.

link: Toyota halts sales of Lexus SUV as Consumer Reports deems it rare ‘safety risk’

It is daunting if one already owns this vehicle. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration suggests that owners use “care and caution”. It might be a thought to park the vehicle until safety modifications can be implemented. Is it worth the risk to take an unsafe vehicle onto the roads?

Catherine Forsythe