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    Video: What the recalled Lexus LS steering wheel defect looks like
    2010-05-28

    Toyota seems to have learned from its recent brushes with the law over how the company handles its recalls. While the automaker has been judged to be less than transparent in both the floor mat and unintended acceleration sagas, the company has responded to recent Lexus LS recalls with plenty of information for both owners and the public at large. ...

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    Lexus issues stop-sale, recall on LS 460 and LS 600h
    2010-05-24

    True to predictions, The Detroit News is reporting that Lexus has issued a stop sale on its LS 460 and LS 600h (standard and long-wheelbase) luxury sedans due to a problem with the electronic steering system that can temporarily cause the steering wheel to become off-centered. Apparently, the wheel will return to its correct position after about five ...

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    Toyota Recalls: 3.2M down, 4.6M to go!
    2010-05-05

    Somehow, we're guessing that the "any publicity is good publicity" cliche isn't ringing particularly true with Toyota these days. That said, we do have to give some props to the automaker for being open about the current state of its recent recall woes. According to Toyota, roughly 3.2 million of its many recall notices have been fulfilled. Yes, that ...

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    Lexus resumes sales of GX 460, software update available to owners
    2010-04-29

    Sixteen days after the Lexus GX 460 landed on Consumer Reports "Do Not Buy" list and Toyota issued a stop-sale on the luxury 'ute, Lexus has developed a fix for the stability control issue discovered by CR and has begun rolling out the fix. In a statement issued by Mark Templin, the Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager says that the ...

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    Video: Lexus GX recall remedy in action
    2010-04-21

    Toyota announced a voluntary recall on Monday for some 9,400 Lexus GX 460 SUVs for wheel slippage that could occur during high speed turns. The company acted quickly in stopping sales of the GX after Consumer Reports gave the SUV a Do Not Buy rating following its own tests that showed the big SUV had trouble maintaining composure during high speed ...

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    DetNews: Toyota recalling Lexus GX to address rollover concern [*UPDATED*]
    2010-04-19

    The moment Lexus GX owners have been waiting for since Consumer Reports first blacklisted the SUV last week has finally arrived – Toyota has recalled the vehicle. According to The Detroit News, the Japanese manufacturer will announce the move later this afternoon, and the recall is expected to cover around 5,000 vehicles currently on the road. As ...

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    Report: Toyota confirms Lexus GX handling issue, hoping to isolate issue soon
    2010-04-17

    Toyota engineers in Japan have apparently replicated the lift-throttle oversteer problem recently found by Consumer Reports on the new 2010 Lexus GX460 and are working on a fix. Toyota spokesman Bill Kwong has confirmed the existence of the handling problem to The New York Times. According to the NYT, as soon as CR discovered the problem, they ...

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    Toyota reportedly testing all of its SUV's stability control systems
    2010-04-15

    Further proof that Toyota is taking Consumer Reports' recent test and subsequent Do Not Buy rating of its Lexus GX 460 sport utility vehicle seriously is a report from AutoWeek that the Japanese giant is testing all of the stability control systems used on every single one of its SUV models. Toyota took the decisive action of issuing a stop sale on its ...

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    Toyota may be readying fix for Lexus GX 460 safety concerns as NHTSA begins investigation
    2010-04-15

    That was fast. Just two days after Consumer Reports issued a "Do Not Buy rating "on the new Lexus GX 460 upon finding that it was possible to trip up the standard electronic stability control and initiate a potentially dangerous mid-corner tail-out drift of the big SUV, Toyota reportedly has a fix for the issue. According to Japan's Nikkei daily, ...

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    Toyota issues stop sale on 2010 GX 460 [*Updated w/video]
    2010-04-13

    It seems Toyota's learned a few things from its recent spate of recalls – react quickly, react decisively and repeatedly reassure customers that their safety is a top priority. To that end, Toyota has issued a stop sale on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 after Consumer Reports deemed the SUV a safety risk earlier today and added the 'ute to its "Do Not Buy" ...

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    Toyota adds more models to list getting brake override systems
    2010-02-23

    While all Toyota and Lexus models are expected to be sold with brake override systems by the end of 2010, there are still plenty in customers' hands that don't have the feature. A brake override system will effectively cut engine power if it senses the brake and gas pedals are being pressed at the same time, a handy feature if you find your car suddenly ...

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    Congress: Mother of Lexus crash victims to testify at Toyota hearing
    2010-02-22

    This Wednesday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on Toyota's recent recall woes entitled "Toyota Gas Pedals: Is the Public at Risk?" The committee released a full witness list today, which includes a number of people we were expecting to testify like Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, National Highway Traffic ...

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    C/D does its own Toyota unintended acceleration tests, compares Camry with Infiniti, Roush?!
    2010-01-06

    By this point, we are all familiar (if not overly familiar) with Toyota's troubles with floor mats, unintended acceleration, biggest-ever recall, etc. And if you're not familiar with Toyota's woes from reading this site, perhaps you've heard about Consumer Reports' investigation into ToMoCo's troubles. Well, guess what? The gang over at Car and Driver ...

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    REPORT: Prior driver of loaner Lexus in fatal crash told dealer of floormat issue
    2009-12-07

    A few weeks ago, we learned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled that the crash of a loaner Lexus ES350 that killed San Diego police officer Mark Saylor, his wife, 13-year-old daughter and brother in law was not just the result of an improper RX400h floor mat sticking the accelerator wide open it was due to a range of factors. In ...

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    NHTSA releases new info about crash that prompted Toyota floormat recall
    2009-10-26

    Contrary to previous reports, the death of a four people and the largest recall in Toyota's history was caused by a compound of errors. The initial buzz/word on the virtual street suggested that it was simply an improperly placed floor mat that doomed CHP officer Mark Saylor and three family members when the Lexus ES350 they were traveling in got jammed ...

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    Aw, Snap! Toyota recalling 54,217 vehicles in Japan
    2006-11-16

    Toyota announced today that it is recalling 54,217 vehicles sold in Japan that could possibly catch fire if parked and left running. The recall affects two models, the Harrier SUV and Windom sedan (known as the Lexus RX and ES, respecitvely, in North America). Apparently there's a possible defect in each vehicle's computer control system that could cause it ...

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    Toyota U.S. recall extravaganza
    2006-07-13

    Tundras, Scions, and now... Toyota Motor is recalling 367,600 U.S. Highlander and Lexus RX SUVs to fix clips that may allow a console access panel to fall onto the gas pedal.The recall applies to 2004-2005 Highlanders and RX 330s and 2006 Highlander Hybrid and RX 400h models. Stronger clips will be installed to replace the original units.Toyota says it has ...

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    Lexus recalls 57,000 cars worldwide
    2006-04-13

    According to Reuters, automaker Toyota is calling 57,000 2006 Lexus IS and GS models both in the U.S. and overseas for potentially faulty front seatbelts. The recall affects 29,000 units plying American roads, along with a further 11,000 Japanese examples. Lexus dealers will replace the buckles in both front seats, which can presently jam due to a ...

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